As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government on Monday urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.
Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked DoT Secretary Rakesh Garg to take stock of the damage to telecom network in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to the earthquake and initiate measures to restore the network.
Complaints of frequent 'call dropping', excess billing and non-transparency by some private telecom operators was on Monday made by a group of BJP MPs to Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who promised to look into the issue.
Amid a raging debate on providing equal Internet access to all, the government has set up an expert panel to look into the issues of "Net neutrality" and a report on the matter is expected in a month's time.
Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday unveiled a testing lab for silicon chips at the software technology park here to promote the fledgling Indian semiconductor industry.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday briefed the Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, about the government's efforts to rescue Indian citizens trapped in strife-torn Yemen.
As part of the initiative to push India's plans to be a world-class computing power, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday that the government will install 73 supercomputers in different parts of the country.