Ravi Shankar Prasad: News

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in a totally unavoidable political row on Monday when he used the suffix "ji" for Masood Azhar, prompting senior BJP leaders to take potshots at him.

01 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

Children can exit Aadhaar on turning 18, Cabinet passes Ordinance

The Union Cabinet on Thursday announced changes in the Aadhaar Act which underlined that a child can exit the biometric ID program after turning 18.

21 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Bengal: Class 10 student, appearing for board exams, rapes 6-year-old

In a harrowing incident, a Class 10 student of West Bengal's Durgapur was arrested for allegedly raping a Class 1 girl, police said.

The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

Soon, Aadhaar-driving license linking will become mandatory: Details here

On Sunday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that the government would soon make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving licenses.

31 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: On crucial test-day, Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Monday and will stay so till January 2, 2019, on the crucial day when the Triple Talaq Bill was to be discussed in the Upper House.

31 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: Before crucial test, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Before the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week, could have been brought up in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House was adjourned on Monday till 2 PM.

28 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

The Centre on Friday accepted amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and approved death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual assault of kids.

28 Dec 2018


Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

On Friday, the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 10,000cr for the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' mission to send three Indian astronauts to space in 2022.

27 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

27 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

27 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: AIADMK-MP asks why are Muslim men being singled out

While opposing the Triple Talaq bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, AIADMK MP A. Anwhar Raajhaa said the bill was barbaric towards Muslim men and asked why were they being singled out.

27 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

Triple Talaq bill to be debated shortly: Things to know

The tweaked Triple Talaq Bill will be debated in the Lok Sabha today and the discussion is expected to be a heated one, since the Opposition has serious reservations about it. Notably, Modi-led NDA has asked all its MPs to be present in the Parliament.

26 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

Triple Talaq Bill to face Parliament test on December 27

The BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs asking them to be present in Parliament on Thursday, December 27, as the party hopes to pass the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, famously called the Triple Talaq Bill.

SC must fast track hearing in Ayodhya title suit: Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has appealed to the Supreme Court to fast-track the hearing in Ayodhya title suit, stressing if it could happen in Sabarimala issue, it can be done to resolve this long-pending matter as well.

23 Dec 2018

Arun Jaitley

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

12 Dec 2018


Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks

India and other developing countries complained at the UN Climate talks in Poland that attempts were being made to do away with the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principle that states that all nations are responsible for addressing the climate change.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#SardarPatelB'day: Delhi BJP organizes 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', hails Patel's contribution

Delhi unit of BJP organized a run, 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', in the city today morning to celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

23 Sep 2018


WhatsApp appoints Grievance Officer for India to curb fake news

After sustained pressure from the Indian government over the proliferation of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp, the messaging service has appointed a 'Grievance Officer for India'.

22 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

#RafaleDeal: Rahul's comments are shameful and irresponsible, says BJP

The BJP today condemned the remarks made by Rahul Gandhi against Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, saying no President of any party has ever used such language against a PM.

10 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Problem of fuel-price hike momentary, caused by global factors: BJP

BJP today said the problem being faced by the people because of rising fuel prices were momentary and caused by global factors.

25 Aug 2018


WhatsApp says "NO" to India's request to trace messages

Despite India's demand that WhatsApp make messages traceable, WhatsApp has said that it will not add such a functionality.

21 Aug 2018


India gives checklist to WhatsApp for doing business in India

Electronics & IT, and Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made it clear that WhatsApp must fulfil certain criteria if it is to do business in India.

08 Aug 2018


Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica

The CBI has initiated a preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indians from Facebook.

03 Aug 2018


Social media platforms closed 700 URLs in 2018: Government

In compliance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, social media platforms closed almost 700 URLs this year, with the government today saying it has asked these companies to find technological solutions to ensure that rumors and fake news do not proliferate on their platforms.

20 Jul 2018

Indu Malhotra

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

Three months after the government passed over Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name for elevation to the SC, the Collegium has reiterated his name again.

29 Jun 2018


Despite video proof, Pakistan denies surgical strikes calling it 'farcical'

Reacting to videos of September 2016 surgical strikes which aired on Indian news channels on Wednesday, Pakistan has once again said that no operation happened in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

28 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Surgical strike video: RS Prasad furiously hits back at Congress

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad went all guns blazing at Congress for its comment that Bharatiya Janata Party used surgical strike of 2016 to gain votes.

14 Jun 2018


Harassment of wives: Government-panel proposes strict rules for NRI husbands

An inter-department panel has proposed strict measures to check abandonment of Indian wives by NRIs.

01 Jun 2018


Mobile-manufacturing factories rose from 2 to 120 since 2014: Prasad

India is becoming a major manufacturing hub of mobile phones with the number of handset factories in the country going up to 120 in the last three-and-a-half years, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

24 May 2018


Fuel prices rise for 10th day, government assures "long-term" measure

Even as petrol/diesel prices increased for the 10th day, the government again assured relief, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad batting for a "long-term" solution instead of an "ad hoc measure."

Cabinet approves metro-line extension from Noida City Centre to Sector-62

The Cabinet today approved the extension of the metro-rail network from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, which borders UP's Ghaziabad, with an investment of Rs. 1,967cr.

15 May 2018

Narendra Modi

#KarnatakaElections: People rejected Congress's divisive, toxic, negative politics, says BJP

With BJP set for an impressive win in Karnataka Assembly polls, its leaders described the victory as an endorsement of PM Narendra Modi's development agenda and claimed that people have rejected the Congress's divisive, toxic, and negative agenda.

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

The SC collegium has decided in principle to send back Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name to the Center for elevation to the SC.

11 Apr 2018


Data leak: Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks Congress President's apology

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today sought an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly using Cambridge Analytica data to swing poll results and said "probity" demands that he should promise not to manipulate voters in the future.

04 Apr 2018


India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

Only behind China, India has replaced Vietnam to become the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in 2017, Indian Cellular Association President Pankaj Mohindroo informed Union ministers Manoj Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

02 Apr 2018


Karnataka: BJP brings out 'charge-sheet' against Congress, alleges law-order failure

The opposition BJP has brought out a "charge-sheet" against the ruling Congress government in Karnataka over various issues, including alleged failures on law and order front, atrocities against Dalits and women, farmers suicide, and drug mafia among others.

29 Mar 2018


Ravi Shankar: Govt will take action after Facebook responds

After whistleblower Christopher Wylie emphatically stated that controversial UK-based data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India, the government has become alert.

24 Mar 2018


Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

Congress and BJP have been engaged in a slinging match over hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA).

23 Mar 2018

Shiv Sena

All you need to know about today's Rajya Sabha polls

Today, Rajya Sabha will vote for the remaining 25 of 59 seats in six states, including UP. Undoubtedly, the UP elections will be a nail-biting affair.