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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, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology portfolios in the Government of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prasad represents the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha 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. He is also a designated senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.

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Constitution-drafters included not just Hindu gods but also Tipu, Akbar: Asaduddin Owaisi

"Sir, you are the Law Minister.Ravi Shankar Prasad at least you could have OPENED the text to see how our constitution drafters celebrated our diversity.
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Statute in 1950 form would draw Hindu Rashtra charge: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Start-ups are future of India, need to promote them, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Talking to DNA, Jaimin Shah, member of Trustee Board of NASSCOM Foundation said that the CoE in Gujarat will create an opportunity for the state to leapfrog in futuristic technologies like IoT and AI.
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'Traffic violations fine hike in India's interest', says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister refuses to comment on reduction of penalty in Guj; state government on Tuesday had drastically reduced the fines
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Patel was right, Nehru wrong on Kashmir: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Ram Jethmalani cremated at Lodhi Road crematorium

Eminent jurist and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani was cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi on Sunday in the presence of family members, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and..
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J&K: Govt panel to formulate development plan

Government sources says that while the panel is headed by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Will give befitting reply if any action taken by terrorists on Article 370: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He was replying to media's question about Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement that Pakistan has 'full knowledge' that India is planning a bigger operation than Balakot in PoK.
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High Courts running parallel governance: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slams judicial activism, seeks in-house mechanism to hold judges accountable
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Government defanged Article 370 as Kashmir is Muslim-dominated: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram said that the government would not have ended Jammu and Kashmir’s special status if it had been a Hindu-dominated state. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused..
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to increase Supreme Court judges

The money bill was moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for consideration and return to Lok Sabha
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Parliament approves bill to scrap 58 archaic laws

Parliament on Friday passed a bill to repeal 58 old central laws which the government said has been done to achieve maximum governance. Moving the bill in the Upper House, law minister Ravi Shankar..
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Congress still stuck in Shah Bano era: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Shah, Irani, Sonia Gandhi get front row in LS; Rahul keeps his old one in second

PM Modi, his ministers and first time Lok Sabha members -- Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani-- have been given front row seats along with Sonia Gandhi in the lower house, while Rahul..
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Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha: Govt says 'don't see it through a political prism'; Congress opposes criminal angle

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday moved the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, saying it has been brought to ensure justice for Muslim women and should not be seen through a political prism...
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India will never compromise on its data sovereignity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He also touched upon the subject of 5G ecosystem and said his vision of India includes the creation of Indian patents in fifth-generation (5G) technology.
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WhatsApp will work on ways to trace rogue messages: Government

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the government will insist on WhatsApp developing a mechanism to trace origin of messages in cases where the platform is misused by terrorists and 'rogue'..
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BSNL, MTNL reeling under Wi-Fi burden of MPs

State-owned telecom companies are incurring losses in providing high-speed Wi-Fi connections to members of Parliament, Union minister for communications and electronics and information technology Ravi..
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Despite SC order, triple talaq practice continued: Prasad

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday defended the bill to ban instant triple talaq, saying despite the Supreme Court striking down the practice as illegal and unconstitutional, several hundred..
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Don't read from news clippings, Speaker tells law minister

Speaker Om Birla asked Ravi Shankar Prasad not to read from news clippings and name newspapers while referring to instances of instant triple talaq when the law minister was moving for consideration..
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Pakistan and Malaysia have banned triple talaq, why can't secular India do it: Ravi Shankar Prasad on legislation

The bill has been taken for discussion in the Lok Sabha
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Government defends bill on Triple Talaq, says must for gender justice

Moving the Triple Talaq bill in Lok Sabha, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the legislation was a must for gender equality and justice as despite SC verdict striking down the practice women are..
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SC judgements translated into 9 languages, uploaded on website

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that usage of artificial intelligence in translation of Supreme Court judgements into regional languages is under contemplation.
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Govt using offset money of Dassault Rafale deal in skill training: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Minister made the remarks in her address at the Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Skill India Mission. Several other ministers including Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad..
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Vacations & adjournments too to blame for pendency of cases: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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SC judges should avoid harsh words, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that SC judges should avoid "harsh words" and referred to "constitutional fraud" observation in minority Aadhaar judgment. "I can say with full sense of..
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Bill on voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof moved in Rajya Sabha

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is intended to replace an ordinance issued in March 2019, has already been passed by Lok Sabha last week. Information Technology Minister Ravi..
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Opposition hypocritical about EVMs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law minister accuses parties of double standards over poll process, pitches for single election
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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams opposition for questioning EVMs, urges to discuss One Nation, One Election


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Government to take tough action if fraud found in PMGDISHA: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Call drop common in mobile networks across the world: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister however said that telecom service providers (TSPs) should ensure that call drop rate in their mobile networks remain within the benchmarks laid down by regulator Trai.
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Sad Congress standing with likes of Owaisi and opposing Triple Talaq Bill: RS Prasad

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday termed the Congress party's opposition to the controversial Triple Talaq Bill as "a matter of great distress."
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Fresh triple talaq bill introduced in Lok Sabha, opposition members protest

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi dispensation in its second term, with Law Minister Ravi..
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Fresh bill to ban instant triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

Introducing the bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Rights of Muslim women will be protected. It is about justice & empowerment of women. People have chosen us to make laws. It is our..
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Government will bring triple talaq bill again in Parliament: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday.
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I will not be a post office, Ravi Shankar Prasad ‘warns’ collegium


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Ravi Shankar Prasad cautions social media firms on platform misuse

The minister, soon after assuming the charge of IT Ministry, said the data protection bill will be high on priority but did not specify whether it will be taken up in the upcoming Parliament session.
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Bill to ban triple talaq to be brought again: Prasad

The government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday. With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month,..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad takes charge of Telecom Ministry; returns for second innings in IT, Law

A four-time Rajya Sabha MP, Prasad this time returns as a member of Lok Sabha.
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Driving in synergies between telecom and IT sectors remains top priority: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Ravi Shankar Prasad: The wily counsel of 'Ram Lalla' and Modi's Digital India minder


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Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Kanimozhi cease to be Rajya Sabha members


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Lok Sabha Election Results: Smriti Irani, Gautam Gambhir, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hans Raj Hans among first-time winners

Among other winners were LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan's brother Pashupati Kumar Paras and BJP's Tejasvi Surya.
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Ravi Shankar Prasad pulls off stunning victory in Patna Sahib


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Shatraughan Sinha calls PM Modi his 'friend'

Congress’s Patna Sahib candidate Shatrughan Sinha, who lost to BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad congratulated Prasad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah for their massive..
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Patna Sahib Election Result 2019: Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of Shatrughan Sinha

Patna Sahib: Ravi Shankar Prasad from BJP is leading against Shatrughan Sinha from Indian National Congress in Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency according to the latest trends.
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Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Constituency: List of candidates in 2019 LS Poll, past results, all updates

The main battle is Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, one of the BJP's most vocal critics whilst a member of the party and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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Divisive politics in Cong’s DNA, says Ravi Shankar Prasad


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It's Yadavs vs Yadavs & Manjhi vs Manjhi in dozen Bihar seats

One of the most talked about seats -- Patna Sahib -- will witness a battle between two Kayastha leaders -- Shatrughan Sinha (Congress) and Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP).
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Rafale case: SC observation no jolt to Centre, says Ravi Shankar Prasad


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