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Ravi Shankar Prasad: Indian politician
Ravi Shankar Prasad is an Indian lawyer, politician and the current Union Minister holding the Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in the Government of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prasad represents the Patna Sahib constituency. During the NDA Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's prime ministership, Prasad was appointed Minister of Coal and Mines, Minister of Law and Justice, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

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Watch: Harsh Vardhan, Delhi CM, others hail India's Covid vaccination drive [Video]

Watch: Harsh Vardhan, Delhi CM, others hail India's Covid vaccination drive

India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched by PM Modi on January 16, Saturday. Reactions from politicos across the country started pouring in soon after the launch. Union Health Minister Harsh..

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DDC election results victory of democracy in JandK: RS Prasad [Video]

DDC election results victory of democracy in JandK: RS Prasad

The District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir can be surmised as a victory of democracy and a victory for the locals, said Union Law and Justice Minister RS Prasad on December 23..

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Public WiFi in India: Govt approves scheme, grocery shops can be WiFi points [Video]

Public WiFi in India: Govt approves scheme, grocery shops can be WiFi points

The government approved a new scheme to set up public WiFi across the country. The Prime Minister - WiFi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme was cleared by the Union Cabinet on December 10 to set..

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‘Shameless double standards’: BJP attacks opposition over farmers’ protest [Video]

‘Shameless double standards’: BJP attacks opposition over farmers’ protest

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the opposition parties over the protest by farmers. Prasad said that the UPA government had done the same when it was in power and added that they are..

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UPA did exactly what Modi-led govt doing for reforms in farm sector: RS Prasad [Video]

UPA did exactly what Modi-led govt doing for reforms in farm sector: RS Prasad

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 07 said that During UPA tenure did exactly what Modi-led govt doing for reforms in farm sector. "Opposition parties have jumped into the..

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In 2019 poll manifesto, Congress promised to repeal APMC Act: RS Prasad [Video]

In 2019 poll manifesto, Congress promised to repeal APMC Act: RS Prasad

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 07 slammed Congress for 'politicising' farmers' protests and said that in 2019 election manifesto, Congress promised to repeal APMC Act..

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CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica for illegal data harvesting on Facebook

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in July 2018 said that a CBI probe would take place into the data theft involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
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Memorable and historic day, says Ravi Shankar Prasad on COVID vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (January 16) launched India's coronavirus vaccination drive via video conference.
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New laws offer better options to farmers: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Centre gave freedom to farmers under new farm laws, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said various lies are being spread about "mandis" and added that the Centre has given the freedom to farmers under the new farm laws. Our government has..
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Govt approves National Security Directive on telecom sector, to declare list of trusted sources

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that telecom service providers are required to connect new devices which are designated trusted products.
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Will sensitise people on how farm laws will be beneficial to farmers: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Modi govt to deal sternly with 'Tukde Tukde gang' trying to take advantage of farmers stir: Ravi Shankar

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday stated that stern action will be taken against nation breakers "Tukde Tukde Gang" trying to take advantage of farmers movement against the new farm laws.
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India takes pride in its democracy: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

India takes pride in its democracy and the BJP will work through it to win the confidence of people, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday after NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's remarks..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad attacks lobby trying to pressure SC

“Of late, there has been a disturbing trend of some people campaigning through social media and newspaper articles insisting on what the Supreme Court judgment or order should be in a particular..
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Agusta Westland Case: BJP hits out at Congress, asks to clarify stand on alleged kickbacks

"From Jeep scandal to Bofors to Submarine scandal to several more and AgustaWestland helicopters, no work was done without kickbacks benefiting Congress leaders," said Union Minister Ravi Shankar..
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RS Prasad asks Congress if it supports statements by Farooq, Mehbooba seeking restoration of Article 370

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday hit out at Congress and asked if the party wants the restoration of Article 370 and supports the remarks made by National Conference (NC) leader Farooq..
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J&K District Development Council polls: BJP hits out at Congress, asks if it wants restoration of Article 370

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked if the Congress wants the restoration of Article 370 and supports the remarks made by National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah and People's Democratic..
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'Why are you so ashamed of your parents' photo?' Ravi Shankar Prasad asks RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Prasad along with BJP national president JP Nadda campaigned for NDA's candidate from Purnia constituency on Monday.
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Bihar election: Ravi Shankar Prasad's chopper blades damaged, Union Minister alights safely

The tweet mentioned that the rotor blade of the helicopter carrying him got damaged at the airport hangar after the dignitaries 'got off and left'.
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West Bengal government muzzling opposition voice as people yearn for change: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Transferred about $172 billion into bank accounts of the poor via direct benefit transfer: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Let opposition members apologise before suspension is revoked: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Govt will consider revoking suspension of RS MPs if they apologise for their behaviour: Prasad

The government will consider revoking the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members only after they apologise for their behaviour in the Upper House, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday...
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We had the numbers, says Prasad, slams Opposition conduct

The government claimed on Monday that it had a majority in Rajya Sabha when the two farm bills were passed and accused opposition leaders of “irresponsible and shameful” conduct. “We had a clear..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams opposition leaders for Rajya Sabha ruckus


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Most panchayats in Bihar connected with high-speed broadband: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Speaking at a programme, he said only 10-12 panchayats could not be connected due to their location in forest areas.There were 4.2 crore mobile phone users in 2014-15 in Bihar which has increased to..
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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches attack on anti-court campaigners

A malicious campaign against judges in the event of an adverse verdict threatens the independence of the judiciary
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After Ravi Shankar Prasad, TMC leader Derek O`Brien writes to Mark Zuckerberg; accuses Facebook of BJP bias

"There is enough material now in the public domain, including internal memos of senior Facebook management, to substantiate the bias." Derek O`Brien wrote.
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Ravi Shankar Prasad writes to Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's 'political bias'

In a strongly worded letter, the minister detailed instances of bias by Facebook India against BJP and the right-wing in general. "As a transnational digital platform, Facebook must not only be fair,..
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Sonia, Rahul also guilty of hate speech: BJP on Cong’s FB move

Responding to Congress’s letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on hate speech, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of having given hate speeches on..
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'Losers keep cribbing': RS Prasad attacks Rahul Gandhi's claims that BJP-RSS control Facebook, WhatsApp

In a fierce attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday called him 'losers who keep cribbing that the entire world is controlled by BJP and RSS.'
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BJP calls RaGa ‘loser’, reminds him of CA

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday dismissed Rahul Gandhi’s protest over allegations that BJP manipulated data with Facebook and WhatsApp as the gripe of a sore loser, while BJP’s IT..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad hits out at Rahul Gandhi for linking BJP, RSS with Facebook in India


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Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, Left leader Mohammed Salim test positive; Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in self-isolation

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and CPM politburo member Mohammed Salim were among the prominent politicians who tested positive for Covid-19 as a rapid spike in cases took the tally in the country to..
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Smartphones, components worth Rs 11.5 lakh crore to be manufactured in India in next 5 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He said that around 22 companies have applied under the scheme.
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Lower courts heard 7.3 lakh cases online: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the digital infrastructure in the country has helped provide a variety of e-governance and direct transfer services during the..
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PM Modi to address global audience on Thursday

Modi tops a list of speakers across three days between Thursday and Saturday, including External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and..
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India to give befitting reply if anyone casts evil eye: Prasad

Calling the ban on Chinese apps a "digital strike", Union Minister Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India is wants peace, but if someone casts an evil eye, the country is..
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Congress didn't criticise China while questioned Modi govt on Ladakh standoff: Union minister

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday lashed out at the Congress, accusing it of "not criticising China" while "posing questions" to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government over..
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Indira Gandhi imposed emergency to save her PM's chair: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"Today we recall the draconian day of 25 June 1975, when the then Congress Government led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed emergency to save her PM chair as her election to Lok Sabha from..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Rahul for raising questions on standoff with China on Twitter


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'Chinese have taken our territory in Ladakh', says Rahul Gandhi; Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back


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It is not the India of 1962, says BJP amid border standoff with China

It is no longer the India of 1962 and the country is led by a "courageous" leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not by the Congress, the BJP asserted on Wednesday, seeking to fend off the attack..
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Covid is a challenge, but a big opportunity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Coronavirus is a big challenge but also presents an opportunity in the technology space that Indians can leverage to make the country a great nation, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on..
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Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questions logic behind SC ruling which brought back collegium system


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Arogya Setu completely secure: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Amid privacy concerns, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday maintained that Arogya Setu was completely secure and there was no security or data breach in coronavirus tracking mobile..
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Rahul Gandhi trying to weaken country's resolve in fight against Covid-19: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Nobody can stare down Modi's India: BJP on border standoff with China

"Narendra Modi ke Bharat ko koi aankh nahi dikha sakta (No country can stare down PM Modi's India)," BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Hindi during a press conference.
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Law Min urges his sports counterpart to help train girl who cycled 1,200 km carrying ill dad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday urged his sports counterpart Kiren Rijiju to support the 15-year-old girl, who cycled 1,200 km carrying her ailing father during the lockdown, with..
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Bennett University to organize global webinar on AI solutions for COVID on May 25 , IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to give keynote address


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BJP alleges Cong 'protecting' fugitive businessman Nirav Modi

The ruling BJP on Thursday alleged that the Congress party was trying "its best” to protect fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, by engaging a retired judge who joined the opposition party, to stall..
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Congress trying to save Nirav Modi, alleges Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Aarogya Setu app, Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back


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China in trouble, Ravi Shankar Prasad says exploit ‘adversity’


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Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws allegation against Shashi Tharoor, Congress leader says taking back case


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