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Home Minister Amit Shah Pays Final Tribute To CDS Bipin Rawat

Home Minister Amit Shah pays tributes to mortal remains of CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, which have been kept at their official residence in New Delhi, before they will be finally...

10 December 2021

No Evidence To Link It Or Govt With Pegasus Story: BJP

Ravi Shankar Prasad said, 'The BJP condemns the baseless and bereft of political propriety comments levelled by Congress against the BJP.'


If Twitter Invokes US Laws, It Should Be Cognisant Of India’s IT Rules As Well: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Twitter had blocked Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account for an hour on June 25 citing the US Copyright Act


BJP Releases New National Executive List, Maneka And Varun Gandhi Dropped Among Others

The BJP leaders and MPs who have been vocal against the agri laws have been dropped from the national executive list.

07 October 2021

PM Modi Overhauls Cabinet With An Eye On UP And 2024

The bigger political message of the reshuffle is in the ministers that PM Modi has dropped.


Twitter Blocks Ravi Shankar Prasad's Account Alleging Violation Of US Copyright Act

The minister slammed Twitter calling the action as being arbitrary and gross violation of IT rules.

25 June 2021

Recalling A Trip Down The Lanes Of Ram Janmabhoomi

Tucked away from the outside world and heavily guarded, the Ram Janmabhoomi site has its own little stories; its own little anecdotes.

07 October 2021

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Profit-Making Social Media Firms Shouldn’t Lecture India On Democracy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday asserted that the Centre’s new IT rules aim to put an end to ‘abuse’ and ‘misuse’ of social media platforms.

20 June 2021

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29 May 2021
WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The new IT rules will prevent misuse of digital platforms and empower social media users when they become victims of abuse, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar...


27 February 2021
IT Rules: Govt Sets 50 Lakh Users Threshold To Define 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

IT Rules: Govt Sets 50 Lakh Users Threshold To Define 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

The new rules require 'significant social media intermediaries' to follow additional due diligence


25 February 2021
Govt Announces New Rules To Curb Misuse Of Social Media

Govt Announces New Rules To Curb Misuse Of Social Media

Government concerned over rampant abuse of social media platforms and spread of fake news, said IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.


11 February 2021
Ravi Shankar Prasad Warns Social Media Platforms Of Strict Action Against Non-Compliance Of India's Law

Ravi Shankar Prasad Warns Social Media Platforms Of Strict Action Against Non-Compliance Of India's Law

The warning came a day after Prasad's ministry rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down inflammatory content.


10 February 2021
Twitter Seeks Formal Dialogue With Govt, Begins To Block Accounts With 'Khalistani' Links

Twitter Seeks Formal Dialogue With Govt, Begins To Block Accounts With 'Khalistani' Links

'Safety of our employees is a top priority,' Twitter had said in a statement


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28 January 2021
5G Network Should Be Indian, Testbed Ready, Permission For Trials Soon: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

5G Network Should Be Indian, Testbed Ready, Permission For Trials Soon: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Department of Telecom had earlier set a target to start 5G trials in 2019 and rollout the next-generation service in 2020.


24 January 2021
Voters In India Will Soon Be Able To Download E-Version Of Voter ID Cards. Read Details Here

Voters In India Will Soon Be Able To Download E-Version Of Voter ID Cards. Read Details Here

The e-version of the voter ID card will be a non-editable digital version of the elector photo identity card which can be saved on mobiles or printed in a PDF...


13 December 2020
Modi Govt To Deal Sternly With ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’: Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Modi Govt To Deal Sternly With ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’: Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

‘Tukde tukde gang’ taking advantage of farmers’ movement to break up country, says minister


19 November 2020
Will Finalise Data Protection Law Very Soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Will Finalise Data Protection Law Very Soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad says even during the pandemic the communications sector witnessed a growth of over 7%


16 November 2020
BJP Hits Out At PDP, NC; Terms Gupkar Alliance as ‘Unholy’

BJP Hits Out At PDP, NC; Terms Gupkar Alliance as ‘Unholy’

Attacking the Congress, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the party to clarify its stand on Article 370


23 October 2020
Congress Leader Accuses BJP Of 'Political Immorality' For Using Covid-19 As Election Sop

Congress Leader Accuses BJP Of 'Political Immorality' For Using Covid-19 As Election Sop

Is it vaccine for votes or for all, Anand Sharma asks PM


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22 October 2020
Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter

Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter

Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy


16 October 2020
Shatrughan Sinha Hopes To Avenge ‘Injustice’ In LS Polls Through His Son Luv Sinha In Patna

Shatrughan Sinha Hopes To Avenge ‘Injustice’ In LS Polls Through His Son Luv Sinha In Patna

Shatrughan Sinha had joined Congress after being denied ticket last year by the BJP to contest from his home town, which he had won in 2009 and 2014.


22 September 2020
‘Will Consider Revoking Suspension Of 8 RS MPs, If They Apologise’, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad

‘Will Consider Revoking Suspension Of 8 RS MPs, If They Apologise’, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded that the eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs apologise for their ‘unruly behaviour.’


01 September 2020
'Bias And Inaction' By Facebook India Team': Ravi Shankar Prasad Writes To Zuckerberg

'Bias And Inaction' By Facebook India Team': Ravi Shankar Prasad Writes To Zuckerberg

The letter comes a day before the meeting of a Parliamentary committee where opposition parties are likely to raise the issue of Facebook India's alleged bias...


17 August 2020
Citing Report, Rahul Gandhi Says BJP Controls Facebook; 'Losers,' Retorts Union Minister

Citing Report, Rahul Gandhi Says BJP Controls Facebook; 'Losers,' Retorts Union Minister

The Congress demanded a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the charges mentioned in the report, saying they threaten the foundation of Indian...


02 July 2020
Banning Chinese Apps Was A ‘Digital Strike’: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Banning Chinese Apps Was A ‘Digital Strike’: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

“We banned Chinese apps to protect data of countrymen, it was a digital strike,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.


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