Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Coming down heavily on mobile operators for frequent call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked them to optimise their networks and said they cannot escape their "responsibility and accountability".
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 24, 2015
Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday released a Rs.5 postal stamp in honour of Indian emperor Ashoka.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government will revive the postal department by using over 1.5 lakh post offices for furthering financial inclusion and payments bank is a step towards it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Armed with a payments bank licence now, the postal department should gear up to become a vehicle of financial inclusion in the country, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Tuesday August 18, 2015
For cellphone users in India, it is becoming common to be cut off mid-sentence - and not just because the other person's bored with the conversation. -Call drops- have doubled in the last one year, according to telecom regulator TRAI, and are now four times higher than the permissible limit. Here's your 10-point cheat-sheet to the controversy:
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2015
Rains forced the shifting of 'At Home' function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee today from the Mughal Gardens to the Ashoka Hall where a large number of dignitaries including Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present.
India News | Indo-Asian New Service | Saturday August 15, 2015
Stakeholders awaiting the government's guidelines on net neutrality may have to wait longer as some more time has now been given to the people and institutions to give their opinion on the recommendations of an official panel on this subject.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2015
With no decision yet on seat sharing among parties of the BJP-led NDA for the Bihar polls, allies have been forced to press the BJP to finalise the deal soon saying that further delay would damage their electoral prospects.
India News | Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Friday August 14, 2015
The name-calling that marred the just-concluded parliament session has not subsided. 'How many times will Rahul Gandhi be repackaged?" asked the ruling BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad today, accusing the Congress No 2 of being short of ideas and principles in politics. "He has two modes: hit and run, and spit and run," said Mr Prasad, who is a union min...
Manish Singh | Thursday August 13, 2015
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad was answering a question in the Rajya Sabha.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 12, 2015
The government has approved the India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) for promotion of business process outsourcing (BPO)/ IT-enabled services (ITeS) operations across India with an outlay of about Rs 493 crore during the remaining period of the 12th Five Year Plan, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 8, 2015
In order to provide digital literacy to tribal and dalit women in Bihar, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today felicitated women who have got training from common service centres (CSC) and awarded them tablet PCs.
Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
Ravi Shankar Prasad made the statement in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
Facebook is mustering support of its users in India to defend its platform Internet.org, with just a week left for public comments on a DoT panel's report, which says free Internet services like that of the social network's violate net neutrality principle.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 5, 2015
A probe has been initiated to determine the source behind the editing of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's profile with objectionable comments on popular Internet site Wikipedia, government said today.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday August 5, 2015
After public outrage and accusations that it has defied an earlier order of the Supreme Court which refused recently to ban online porn, the government is reworking a decree that saw 857 sites being blocked for allegedly hosting porn. Among those impacted were dating, humour, and newspaper sites.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 5, 2015
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took a high-level review meeting on Tuesday, attended by Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, among others.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday July 30, 2015
The BJP has challenged Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi to officially condemn comments made by their party leader Digvijaya Singh on Twitter today, saying a failure to do so will mean that he has spoken on their behalf.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
The government has reiterated its commitment to provide non-discriminatory access to Internet for all in the country and stick to the 'fundamental principles' of Net neutrality.
Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the statement in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
India News | NDTV.com | Thursday July 23, 2015
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on an expose of alleged graft involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. Here are the highlights of what he said.
Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had asked mobile operators to walk the extra mile to reinforce their systems.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the statement in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
Ravi Shankar Prasad said the recommendations of the DoT panel did not represent the final views of the government.