Ravi Shankar Prasad

No lessons on democracy please: Modi govt hits back at Pakistan

No lessons on democracy please: Modi govt hits back at Pakistan

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at Pakistan over its response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations that the neighbouring country is interfering in Gujarat Assembly elections.

Dec 11, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: BJP dares Congress to reveal roadmap for Patidar reservation

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: BJP dares Congress to reveal roadmap for Patidar reservation

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday accused the Congress of misguiding the Patidar community over the issue of reservation.

Nov 28, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
Exclusive: Rahul Gandhi doesn't do his homework, neither does his speechwriter, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Exclusive: Rahul Gandhi doesn't do his homework, neither does his speechwriter, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister attacked Congress and called it a 'family-oriented' party

Nov 28, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi's attendance record: That's what BJP is hitting back with in row over Parliament Winter Session

Rahul Gandhi's attendance record: That's what BJP is hitting back with in row over Parliament Winter Session

The Congress has been accusing the government of sabotaging the winter session of Parliament.

Nov 21, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet: Ravi Shankar Prasad

At the October 16 to 19 meet, Prasad will tell the forum how India has been using the Jandhan account, mobile and Aadhaar card to provide direct subsidy to the needy while wiping out the middlemen.

Oct 13, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

Court proceedings shouldn't become political theatrics to settle political score: Ravi Shankar Prasad

A Kerala Muslim man's marriage was annulled after the Kerala High Court described it as a "love jihad" case.

Oct 10, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
GDP to recover in Q2 as fundamentals strong, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

GDP to recover in Q2 as fundamentals strong, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Tax on unbranded namkeen, unbranded ayurvedic medicines, sliced dried mango and khakra has been cut to 5 per cent from 12 per cent while the same on man-made yarn is reduced from 18 per cent to 12 per cent.

Oct 07, 2017, 16:56 PM IST

Aadhar to help catch money launderers, fake bank a/c: Prasad

Prasad said 60 lakh bank accounts have been linked to Aadhar.

Oct 04, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
Govt plans to make next India Mobile Congress a global event

Govt plans to make next India Mobile Congress a global event

Sundararajan said many delegates approached the government during the event, with interest in mobile manufacturing and have demanded tweaking of some of the regulation.

Sep 30, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Savings via DBT cross Rs 58,000 crore mark: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Savings via DBT cross Rs 58,000 crore mark: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Elaborating on the success of the DBT initiative, Prasad said that the government has so far been able to unearth 3 crore fake gas connections and has also annulled 2.7 crore fake ration cards.

Sep 28, 2017, 15:26 PM IST
Cabinet approves mobile towers in cantonments

Cabinet approves mobile towers in cantonments

Prasad was addressing the meeting after attending the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the morning.

Sep 27, 2017, 14:44 PM IST
95 mobile companies set up plants in India: IT Minister

95 mobile companies set up plants in India: IT Minister

The minister said that the system can be used to check adjournments being given by district courts.

Sep 24, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
Digital economy to offer 5-7 million job opportunities: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Digital economy to offer 5-7 million job opportunities: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Haryana is a base for thousands of Indian and global tech companies and there is a huge potential for the state to become an electronics and mobile manufacturing hub, he said.

Sep 15, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
Govt saved Rs 57,000 crore through DBT scheme, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt saved Rs 57,000 crore through DBT scheme, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad further said that there is a proposal to link Aadhaar with driving licences as well as vehicle registration to ensure that multiple licences are not issued in case anyone seeks to do so.

Sep 15, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Gauri Lankesh murder: BJP attacks Rahul Gandhi, says 'great leader' has given the verdict without probe

Gauri Lankesh murder: BJP attacks Rahul Gandhi, says 'great leader' has given the verdict without probe

Lankesh was an outspoken critic of Hindutva politics. She was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen at around 8-8:30 p.m.outside her residence in Bengaluru.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
IT Minister slams trolls for lauding Gauri Lankesh’s killing, calls it 'shameful'

IT Minister slams trolls for lauding Gauri Lankesh’s killing, calls it 'shameful'

While several people condemned her murder in Bengaluru last night, many on social media also posted hateful comments.

Sep 06, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
Reforms with alacrity holds key to poverty eradication: Niti Aayog

Reforms with alacrity holds key to poverty eradication: Niti Aayog

Referring to the labour reforms, it said reforming labour laws and achieving greater flexibility in their implementation can greatly help enhance the ease of doing business.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

The survey covers more than 3,000 enterprises across India and makes an effort to assess ease of doing business from their perspective as opposed to the perspective of policy makers.

Aug 28, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Tech giants will learn to respect Indian laws: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Tech giants will learn to respect Indian laws: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Technological giants will learn to respect laws of India, Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday but acknowledged that companies like Google and Facebook are empowering Indians.

Aug 24, 2017, 21:49 PM IST