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Centre to make India hub of international arbitration

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill Act, 2019 was cleared by Lok Sabha in August 2018 but could not be passed by Rajya Sabha.

19 Jul 2019 6:44 AM

Group of Ministers discusses revival of BSNL, MTNL

This is the second time a GoM has been constituted for revival of the two ailing public sector firms.

17 Jul 2019 9:16 AM

Over 3,133 cr digital transactions in FY19, positive trend for ongoing fiscal: Prasad

The government has set a target of over 4,000 crore digital transactions in the ongoing financial year.

10 Jul 2019 8:35 PM

Telcos to install over 57,500 mobile towers in rural areas in FY'20: Prasad

'BharatNet' project is being implemented to offer broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) in India.

10 Jul 2019 5:21 PM

Bill okays voluntary Aadhaar ID usage

The amended bill also provides for a stiff Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities for storing Aadhaar data.

05 Jul 2019 3:04 AM


Comprehensive legislation on data privacy under formulation: Prasad

He said the Centre has taken several measures including regularly issuing alerts about threats affecting mobile phones and countermeasures.

03 Jul 2019 6:00 PM

Bill to promote institutional arbitration introduced in Lok Sabha

Prasad said the bill will facilitate India becoming a hub for institutional arbitration.

03 Jul 2019 3:31 PM

Prasad promises to take Broadband to masses; sees India as export hub for electronics

IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said availability of broadband and mobiles is an essential component of Digital India.

01 Jul 2019 6:08 PM

Government expenditure under Digital India at Rs 3,328 cr in 2018-19: Prasad

Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gave this information in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

27 Jun 2019 6:46 PM

Government planning to connect BSNL, MTNL with 4G: RS Prasad

Public sector bodies need to be supplemented with 4G and the government will explore all the options to make them viable and competitive.

26 Jun 2019 5:07 PM


Bill proposing voluntary use of Aadhaar tabled

The Bill will amend the Aadhaar Act 2016 and replace an ordinance issued in March.

25 Jun 2019 2:34 AM

'Triple Talaq bill for women's dignity,' says Ravi Shankar; Oppn clashes again

'Rights of Muslim women will be protected. Hence, this law will give justice to the victims of Triple Talaq,' said Union minister.

21 Jun 2019 12:42 PM

'Cross-border data movement under new law may be allowed on basis of reciprocity'

India will uphold its data sovereignty. That will not be negotiable, said IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

14 Jun 2019 7:04 PM

Price of 5G spectrum in India 30-40 pc higher than global rates: COAI

COAI chief said incentives should be build into the spectrum price, given that 5G services in country aim to serve social goals.

04 Jun 2019 4:25 PM

Telecom minister promises dialogue with industry on outstanding issues, challenges

The telecom sector is burdened with staggering debt levels and cut throat competition.

03 Jun 2019 6:23 PM


Ravi Shankar Prasad warns social media firms on platform misuse

IT Ministry, last year, began work on tightening rules for social media and online companies, for which it held wide public consultations.

03 Jun 2019 5:28 PM

Bill to ban triple talaq to be brought again: Ravi Shankar Prasad

With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, the contentious bill on banning triple talaq had lapsed as it could not be passed by Parliament.

03 Jun 2019 3:34 PM

Ravi Shankar Prasad takes charge as Law Minister, says dept will not be post office

He refrained from commenting on sensitive issues like article 370, article 35 A and Ram Janambhoomi, said it will be dealt by Home Ministry.

03 Jun 2019 2:53 PM

Telecom spectrum auction to be held this year: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Taking charge of Telecom ministry, Prasad said that amongst his priorities will be revival of state-owned MTNL and BSNL.

03 Jun 2019 2:36 PM

'Soopda saaf' for BJP in UP and Bihar: Shatrughan Sinha

Sinha, whose wife Poonam has also made her electoral debut in Lucknow against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

19 May 2019 5:41 PM