Ravi Shankar Prasad: News

25 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi attacks 'directionless' opposition over alliance name 'INDIA'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday compared the opposition alliance INDIA with the British-era East India Company, terrorist group Indian Mujahideen, and the banned Islamic organization Popular Front of India (PFI).

BJP slams 8 CMs who skipped NITI Aayog's key meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the chief ministers from opposition parties who boycotted NITI Aayog's Governing Council Meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, reported PTI.

Congress conspiring to use Rahul's conviction for Karnataka polls: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday accused the Congress of conspiring to use Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a 2019 defamation case and disqualification as a Lok Sabha member to use it for the Karnataka Assembly polls.

16 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Hope to speak on UK remarks in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has said he hoped he would be allowed to speak in the Parliament on Friday, reported ANI.

07 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for allegedly seeking 'foreign interference'

Senior Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi's recent comments in London allegedly seeking "foreign intervention" in saving Indian democracy have triggered a fresh row back in India.

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

Social Media

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.

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.

18 Aug 2020

Rahul Gandhi

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.

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.

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.

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

Delhi Police

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).

27 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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.

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.

12 Nov 2019

Shashi Tharoor

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.

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.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

30 Jul 2019


Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL

The Telecom Ministry has approved a plan to merge state-owned telecommunications companies Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

25 Jul 2019

Triple Talaq

Government extends monsoon session of Parliament till August 7

After rounds of deliberation, the government has decided to extend the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament till August 7, considering a plethora of pending bills in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

21 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

Days after winning general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP got to work in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

01 May 2019


Poonam Sinha is richer than husband Shatrughan, their assets reveal

On Monday, Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting from Bihar's Patna Sahib, declared his assets worth Rs. 112.22 crore. But he is still poorer as compared to his wife Poonam, who is Samajwadi Party's candidate from Lucknow.

20 Apr 2019

West Bengal

Bengal CID grills IPS officer-turned-BJP candidate after she files nomination

A day after former IPS officer turned politician Bharati Ghosh filed her Lok Sabha nomination from Ghatal constituency as BJP candidate, she was questioned by West Bengal CID for eight hours.

06 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress, speaks against Modi

Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha joined Congress on Saturday, ahead of crucial Lok Sabha elections. A few weeks ago, Sinha wasn't given a ticket from Patna Sahib and BJP fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad instead.

23 Mar 2019


BJP drops Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib, Prasad replaces him

For upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP dropped Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib and gave the seat to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

21 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

After Nirav Modi's bail rejection, PM says "Chowkidar is alert"

Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, who is the prime accused in the Rs. 13,000 crore PNB fraud, was denied bail by a UK court on Wednesday. He will stay in prison till March 29.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.

14 Mar 2019

Indian Air Force

Sonia Gandhi's aide Tom Vadakkan ditches Congress, joins BJP

In a surprising move, Sonia Gandhi's aide and senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP on Thursday in the presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.