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Set up India cell, follow laws to curb fake news: IT minister to WhatsApp CEO

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that though WhatsApp has been a boon there are some 'sinister developments' that provoke crimes.

21 Aug 2018 2:24 PM

Govt asks WhatsApp to find solution to trace origin of fake messages

Whatsapp could face abetment charges if no action is taken.

21 Aug 2018 1:58 PM

Aadhaar our digital identity; completely safe, secure: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Out of 122 crore cards issued, 95 crore Aadhaar cards have already been linked with bank accounts.

11 Aug 2018 8:56 PM

Vasundhara Raje in top 100 global list for digital transformation

Experts have put together the Apolitical 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.

11 Aug 2018 3:37 AM

Cabinet tweaks talaq bill, okays bail for accused

The new version of the bill with a provision for bail is expected to win support of the Congress and other Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha.

10 Aug 2018 1:23 AM


Govt to provide Rs 15 per kg discount on pulses for poor

Government will spend Rs 5,237 crore for implementation of this scheme.

09 Aug 2018 6:41 PM

'Rural digital entrepreneurs providing livelihood to 12 lakh people'

Three lakh common service centres have created rural digital entrepreneurs, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

05 Aug 2018 10:36 AM

‘700 URLs blocked on social media platforms’

He mentioned the appointment of grievance officers by such companies as one possible measure.

04 Aug 2018 5:54 AM

Biometrics under Aadhaar safe: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad said the government has provided a proper framework for Aadhaar by creating a legislative framework to back it.

04 Aug 2018 5:34 AM

700 URLs blocked to check rumours, fake news: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He said till June this year, the number of URLs blocked by Facebook was 499, YouTube 57, Twitter 88, Instagram 25 and Tumblr 28.

03 Aug 2018 7:30 PM


Ravi Shankar Prasad cites ‘loose alliance’ between Congress, Mehul Choksi

Mehul Choksi’s lawyer had said that Choksi was an ordinary businessman who had some loose alliance with the Congress.

02 Aug 2018 7:46 PM

New media told to filter fake news

The statement came after several Rajya Sabha members expressed concern over social media platforms being used to spread rumours and fake news.

27 Jul 2018 2:45 AM

Collective singing of falsehood on Rafale deal price by Cong to defend Rahul: BJP

'The stand of the Congress on the Rafale deal is clearly not in the interest of the country,' Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

23 Jul 2018 9:24 PM

Congress agrees to back bill, with a rider

Cong women’s wing chief says legislation should consider alimony to women.

23 Jul 2018 12:42 AM

Govt serious about protecting Aadhaar data, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad also said that the government is awaiting a report by a committee of experts on data protection.

20 Jul 2018 3:55 PM


No change in retirement age for judges, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

At present, while an SC judge retires at the age of 65, HC judges demit office at 62.

19 Jul 2018 1:33 AM

Bill on death for raping children below 12 to be presented soon: Cabinet

The decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

18 Jul 2018 7:44 PM

On Rahul's 'pass Women's Reservation Bill' challenge, Centre offers ‘new deal’

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged Congress to join hands to pass the instant Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala Bill.

17 Jul 2018 9:16 PM

Support 'One Nation One Election' proposal, will save money, time: Rajnikanth

Rajinikanth told reporters that simultaneous elections will save time and money and all parties should work together on the issue.

15 Jul 2018 4:58 PM

Mob lynching fuelled by social media must end: Govt to states

Recently, two people were killed in Tripura and the same number in Assam on suspicion of child-lifting.

06 Jul 2018 6:00 AM