Don't pay heed to rumours on quake: Govt urges people

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.

Restore earthquake-hit telecom network in Bihar, UP: Prasad to DoT

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.

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No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt
No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt

 The government today said there is no proposal to monitor social media on the Internet and it has not deputed any team to track the new-age platform.

Govt committed to equal access to Internet for all: Prasad

Amid a debate over net neutrality, the government on Wednesday said it is committed to equal access to Internet for all and will ensure its "non-discriminatory availability".

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'Call drop' problem on mobile phones likely to be resolved soon

Chiding private telecom operators for repeated call drops on their network, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said lack of spectrum is no excuse for not resolving this problem.

Net neutrality: Rahul Gandhi seeks debate in Lok Sabha

The movement for net neutrality gained further strength on Wednesday as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi pitched for a debate on the issue in the Lok Sabha.

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt over net neutrality, Prasad returns fire
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt over net neutrality, Prasad returns fire

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of net neutrality in the Parliament on Wednesday and accused the Narendra Modi govt of trying to give away internet space to corporates.

Net Neutrality: Tech startups write an open letter to PM Modi to save the internet
Net Neutrality: Tech startups write an open letter to PM Modi to save the internet

With the entire country demanding an open and free internet, the concept of Net Neutrality is no longer an alien word.

BJP MPs complain of frequent 'call drop' in popular mobile networks

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.

Net Neutrality: All that you need to know
Net Neutrality: All that you need to know

The expression "network neutrality" was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept.

Govt sets up panel to look into Net neutrality
Govt sets up panel to look into Net neutrality

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.

BJP's National Executive meet: Ravi Shankar Prasad returns to Delhi after hand injury

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has meanwhile returned to Delhi after he suffered a fracture in his hand last evening.

Test lab for silicon chips opened in Bengaluru

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.

Sushma briefs Cabinet about rescue operations of Indians in Yemen

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.

Govt to notify 'Open Software Policy' soon: Prasad

The government will soon notify the 'open software policy' as it looks to bring in increased transparency in administration, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said.

Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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.

DNA: Victory for freedom of expression as Section 66 A of IT Act scrapped

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

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