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


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Time to introspect about death-row convicts using delaying tactics: Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday was a day of satisfaction with Nirbhaya getting justice, but also time to introspect whether death-row convicts could be allowed to "manipulate"..
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Opposition leaders were 'unable' to state any clause in CAA that takes away citizenship: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Opposition leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal of the Congress, were "unable" to state any clause in the Citizenship Amendment Act that takes away the citizenship of any Indian, Union..
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Some people oppose showing documents but seek proof of Lord Ram's birth: Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that some people are against showing any documents but were asking for all kinds of evidence from Lord Ram to prove that he was born in Ayodhya...
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Modi govt committed to individual, judicial and media freedom: Law Minister

Senior BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said commitment to judicial, media and individual freedom is one of the Modi government's "fundamentals" as he cited its leaders' fight..
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No going back on CAA: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said there is no question of going back on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, but the government will try to convince people opposing it.
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Ravi Shankar Prasad 'most lawless minister' country has ever seen, says Congress' Surjewala


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Transfer of Justice Muralidhar done on recommendation of SC collegium: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Delhi HC judge's transfer was recommended on Dec 20: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Bid to sway courts dangerous: Prasad

Disapproving the campaign by some people on social media to try to influence outcomes of judicial verdicts and thereafter start criticising if the judgment is not in their favour, law minister Ravi..
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Sinister campaign on social media to influence judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over "sinister campaign" on the social media attempting to influence the judiciary, where some people expect through this tool, the..
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Terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and such persons should not be allowed to abuse the system.
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Amit Shah chairs GoM; Ravi Shankar Prasad, S Jaishankar, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Harsimrat Kaur attend


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Court serves summons to Ravi Shankar Prasad in defamation suit filed by Shashi Tharoor


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Right to internet not fundamental, country's security equally important: RS Prasad

Misconception about the right to Internet being a fundamental right needs to be cleared, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, emphasising that the country's security was..
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Convicts in Nirbhaya case to be hanged soon: Law minister

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday assured Lok Sabha that convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case will be hanged soon. The culprits are trying to delay punishment which is not justified, he..
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'Ready to talk, but...': What Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Shaheen Bagh protest at 'India Ka DNA'

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated that the Citizenship Amendment Act is not against any Indian and it is not meant to take away the citizenship of anybody.
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No proposal to link social media profiles of users with Aadhaar: Govt

"There is no proposal with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to link social media profiles of users with their Aadhaar number(s)," Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a..
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BJP Parliamentary party meeting underway in presence on PM Modi

The meeting is being held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, and Union ministers like Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh..
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Modi govt ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protestors: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The protests in Shaheen Bagh has entered the second month with agitation being led by women of the locality and nearby areas.
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Centre ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the Central government is ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters β€” mainly women camping at Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch against the..
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37 politicians who visited Jammu and Kashmir to report on status of government steps

The ministers had visited J&K earlier this month following a directive from PM Modi, who wanted an honest assessment of various welfare schemes being carried out in the newly-created UT. Some of the..
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Shaheen Bagh protesters can enter your homes, rape and kill: BJP MP

Verma's controversial statement comes amid his party's sharpened attack on the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh with Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday alleging that it was a "textbook..
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Prasad says EU parliamentarians should also speak against Pak atrocities on Hindus, Sikhs

Senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday questioned the objectivity of members of European Union (EU) Parliament who have backed resolutions against the CAA, asking if they..
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Shaheen Bagh textbook case of a few hundred trying to suppress silent majority: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday alleged that Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protest is emerging as "a textbook case of a few hundred people trying to suppress the silent majority". He..
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Opposition resolution on CAA must have made Pak happy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Slamming resolution of opposition parties against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said Pakistan must be happy over the move and asserted that the new law..
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Those having few seats in LS orchestrating protest in JNU to topple Modi govt: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Blaming leftist groups for not allowing students to study in JNU by disrupting the winter registration process, he said that the said group resorted to violence after failing in their endeavours.
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India's first undersea fibre-optic cable to provide hi-speed internet in Andaman & Nicobar by June

The archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar(A&N) islands off India's east coast is set to get more connectivity, but this time it's via the undersea route, as the project to install 2250km of Optic fibre..
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NRC controversy: BJP will hold talks with allies and take them in confidence, says minister Ravi Shankar Prasad


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CAA fails constitution test, says Amarinder Singh; Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the BJP-led Central government over the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that it "fails the test of the Constitution" and "can easily..
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Kerala Assembly resolution against CAA has no legal, constitutional validity: Governor

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said that the resolution passed by the assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has "no legal or constitutional validity". The state assembly passed a..
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PFI's role in violence coming forward, Home Ministry to decide on action: RS Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the role of Popular Front of India (PFI) is coming forward in violence and the home ministry will decide on an action against the organisation..
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Implementation of laws passed by Parliament constitutional duty of states: Law minister

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that state governments have the "constitutional duty" of implementing the laws passed by Parliament. ​​He also said the states which say that they..
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Only Parliament can legislate on citizenship issue: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Kerala CM should get 'better legal advice'

"The constitution has a mandate -- Parliament - List 1, State Assemblies - List 2. I would again urge the Chief Minister to kindly have better legal advice," the Union Minister of Law and Justice said.
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State legislatures, including Kerala assembly, have no power on citizenship law: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the Parliament alone has got powers to pass any law regarding citizenship and not a state legislatures, "including Kerala assembly."
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Unnerved by extremist outfits, Congress competing with them for vote bank: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Free WiFi to all villages connected via Bharat Net till March 2020: Ravi Shankar Prasad

WiFi services being provided through BharatNet in villages across India will be free of charge till March 2020, Telecom and Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
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Tukde tukde gang, urban naxals behind CAA, NRC protest: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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India belongs to Muslims as much as it belongs to Hindus: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Changes in citizenship law have nothing to do with NRC: Union law minister

The amended Citizenship Act has nothing to do with the proposed nation-wide National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
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Govt did not engage Pegasus for snooping on individual targets: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Pegasus was recently dragged to US courts by Whatsapp for a software, which allegedly helped an entity to remotely snoop on a target. Pegasus has said it provides services to sovereigns itself...
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Lok Sabha refers data protection bill to joint House panel

Amid criticism that privacy provisions had been diluted, the personal data protection bill was referred to a joint select committee of Parliament soon after it was introduced with communications and IT..
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Silence on Anglo-Indians raises doubts over quota

Opposition parties, including Congress, DMK, NCP, TMC and CPM, as well as NDA ally Apna Dal (Sonelal), voiced concerns over the legislation seeking to end reservation for the Anglo-Indian community...
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Rape, POCSO case probes should be completed in 2 months: Prasad to write to CMs, CJs

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said he would write to chief ministers and high court chief justices of all the states to complete investigation into cases of rape and those registered..
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Time has come for creating all-India judicial service: Law minister

"The time has come for an all-India judicial service. We have national law schools, and girls and boys are coming out of that. The whole idea is to have a proper all-India judicial service examination..
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Cabinet gives nod to Data Protection Bill, likely to be tabled in Parliament this winter session

Last week, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a "robust" and "balanced" data protection law will soon be tabled in the Parliament.
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Cong creates 'complications', BJP brings solutions: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Diverse views, ideas must coexist: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Lok Sabha a place for discussion, not for unruly behaviour: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday condemned the "reprehensive conduct" of the two Congress lawmakers who clashed with marshals in Lok Sabha, saying that the house is a place for debating and..
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BJP attacks Congress for its MPs' 'unruly' behaviour

Speaking to reporters, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the opposition party soon after Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned due to vehement opposition by Congress members over the..
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