Articles about Ravi Shankar Prasad
08 Jul 2021
Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court
Twitter today informed the Delhi High Court that it needs eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, in compliance with the Indian government's new Information Technology rules.
08 Jul 2021
Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister
India saw a flurry of resignations from some of the top jobs in the country on Wednesday.
25 Jun 2021
Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account
Triggering a fresh controversy, microblogging platform Twitter on Friday blocked Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad's account allegedly over complaints of violation of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
17 Jun 2021
#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister
Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government does not want all WhatsApp messages decrypted.
16 Jun 2021
'Deliberate defiance': Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter losing legal safety
Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, today launched an attack on Twitter for failing to comply with the new IT rules yet.
24 Mar 2021
Government to provide optical fiber connection to 6.5 lakh villages
The government is working to provide optical fiber connection to 6.5 lakh villages, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
25 Feb 2021
Government releases rules for social media, OTT platforms; details here
The Centre on Thursday released a set of new guidelines to regulate digital content.
11 Feb 2021
'Work here, but...: RS Prasad talks tough amid Twitter-government row
Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday told the tech companies that they are free to work in India only if they follow the Indian Constitution.
10 Feb 2021
Government responds to Twitter's 'freedom of expression' blog on Koo
Twitter, pulled up by the Indian government for failing to comply with its orders, on Wednesday released a verbose blog highlighting the measures it took and didn't take in the recent days, only to receive a scathing response from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) on Koo, the homegrown alternative of the micro-blogging website.
22 Jan 2021
Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a complaint against United Kingdom-based consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in connection with the Facebook data theft case.
16 Dec 2020
Amid row with China, India may blacklist some telecom vendors
The central government on Wednesday said that it will prepare a list of trusted and non-trusted sources of telecom vendors in the name of national security.
22 Sep 2020
Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills
The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.
03 Sep 2020
Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies
Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.
18 Aug 2020
RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.
16 Aug 2020
Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.
22 Jul 2020
Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end
With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.
12 Jul 2020
Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13
Google plans to hold its sixth annual "Google for India" event on Monday, July 13.
08 Jul 2020
Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
02 Jul 2020
RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"
Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.
26 Mar 2020
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
19 Mar 2020
Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.
18 Feb 2020
Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters
Shaheen Bagh, a small pocket in South Delhi, got a new identity in December when hundreds of women decided to sit on the streets to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
16 Feb 2020
Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions
A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.
28 Jan 2020
Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant
Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.
27 Jan 2020
Ravi Shankar Prasad connects Shaheen Bagh protest with Rahul, Kejriwal
BJP doesn't approve of what is happening in Shaheen Bagh and has claimed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi have a link with it.
18 Jan 2020
SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K
Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.
02 Jan 2020
It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA
Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.
02 Jan 2020
Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year
In what could ignite fresh tensions between Centre, ruled by BJP, and the Trinamool government in West Bengal, the Ministry of Defense rejected the state's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade.
29 Dec 2019
Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.
29 Nov 2019
After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp
WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.
29 Nov 2019
BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?
After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?
28 Nov 2019
In one day, woman given 'Triple Talaq', gang-raped by in-laws
In a disturbing incident, a woman in Rajasthan was allegedly raped by her father-in-law and another relative, and beaten by her brother-in-law, while her husband pronounced Triple Talaq (instant divorce) to her, all on the same day.
15 Nov 2019
He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi
With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas seeking review on its earlier order that said it was satisfied with how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France, the Bharatiya Janata Party got new ammunition to target Congress.
12 Nov 2019
Scorpion on Shivalinga remark: Bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor
On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection to a criminal defamation suit filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar.
26 Oct 2019
Chautala joins hands with BJP, father gets furlough from Tihar
Jannayak Janata Party's founder Dushyant Singh Chautala has a reason to celebrate as his father Ajay Chautala has been granted furlough for two weeks.
23 Oct 2019
Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger to revive telecom PSUs
In a bid to revive the two ailing telecom public sector units (PSUs), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the government announced a four-step plan on Wednesday.
18 Oct 2019
Kerala: Woman protests against husband after Triple Talaq; case registered
A case has been registered against a 35-year-old man for giving Triple Talaq (instant divorce) to his wife.
16 Oct 2019
Soon, Personal Data Protection Bill will be tabled in Parliament
In a major development, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, has said that the Personal Data Protection Bill is ready and will be tabled in the Parliament soon.
13 Oct 2019
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.
13 Oct 2019
#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%
The country's "well-learned" union ministers may want you to believe that there is no economic slowdown whatsoever, but data points otherwise.