Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "Nitish babu your minister, who is also the son of RJD state president, is saying that the government in Bihar is of thieves and I am its kingpin. It's amazing... good governance babu what status are you getting with new friends. And you are not able to dare to do anything," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Take care of your home first. Please do try to handle Bihar," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Are we to understand that this was done to divert attention from the differences developing between two leaders in the TMC? I do not want to take names,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “If peaceful democratic movements are crushed in this manner then we have to take steps according to the Constitution,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Are we to understand that this was done to divert attention from the differences developing between two leaders in the TMC? I do not want to take names,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “If peaceful democratic movements are crushed in this manner, then we have to take steps according to the Constitution,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Under Mamata Banerjee West Bengal has become a lawless and bankrupt state,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Under Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal has become a lawless and bankrupt state," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He is trying to cobble together these parties but the country has moved beyond such opportunistic alliances after 2014 and will never trust another one," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He is the last one in the queue," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Essentially, it is a familysaving campaign. The family’s and the party’s political expanse has been shrinking while they face corruption charges. This is not about unifying the country but trying to establish him (Rahul) again as a leader. I would like to know how many times he will be launched and relaunched?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Congress’ own old dedicated people, dedicated leaders are leaving the party and Rahul ji has gone to unite the country. Rahul ji, you should have united your house, and party first, then you should talk about connecting the country. This is just your deceptive politics and a sham,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “There has been a culture of India that never question the martyrdom of the army, the valour of the army and the sacrifice of the army. It is the hypocrisy of the worst order as Rahul Gandhi tried to weaken the unity of the country by asking proof for Uri and Balakot incident,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Essentially, it is a family-saving campaign. The family's and the party's political expanse has been shrinking while they face corruption charges. This is not about unifying the country but trying to establish him (Rahul) again as a leader. I would like to know how many times he will be launched and relaunched?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “People are not sure how long this (Mahagathbandhan) government can continue. Women also hold it responsible for failure of the anti-liquor law” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Today is our day to speak. Congress is a Leftist party, self-established intelligent and an Anti-Government Organisation, that had created a huge ruckus against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Pegasus matter," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi in his official press conference had alleged that it was a matter of sedition. Would Rahul Gandhi apologise for his remarks that Prime Minister was surveilling his own party and the opposition? These are some major concerns as he did not let the Parliament work," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “You should fight us democratically… through polls and refrain from stooping to such malicious ways,” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 26, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Will Rahul Gandhi and the Congress apologise?” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "If you want to oppose us, then do that in elections. But there you are losing one election after another and their defeat will continue in the coming days as well," "Rahul Gandhi had said Pegasus is an attempt to crush democracy," External link

thehindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I am very sorry to refer to former Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee, whose office was bugged by the Congress. It was known as the chewing gum gate. Remember?" "The problem of Rahul Gandhi, his party and his associates, NGOs is that they have so much animosity towards our PM that they resort to falsehood to expand their party. The moment the falsehood explodes, the party shrinks further," External link

thehindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "If you want to oppose us, then do that in elections. But there you are losing one election after another and their defeat will continue in the coming days as well," "Rahul Gandhi had said Pegasus is an attempt to crush democracy," External link

Hindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I am very sorry to refer to former Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee, whose office was bugged by the Congress. It was known as the chewing gum gate. Remember?" "The problem of Rahul Gandhi, his party and his associates, NGOs is that they have so much animosity towards our PM that they resort to falsehood to expand their party. The moment the falsehood explodes, the party shrinks further," External link

Hindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad noted : "They are saying whatever comes to their mind. I will speak on every issue. Right now, we are focusing on doing work in a better manner," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad noted : "They are saying whatever comes to their mind. I will speak on every issue. Right now, we are focusing on doing work in a better manner," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "I would say the BJP made Nitish Kumar a big leader on its shoulders. Atal ji made him Railway Minister, Chief Minister of Bihar, and a CM candidate in 2005 despite the opposition from the JDU leaders. Arun Singh had announced that we would contest along with JDU in the 2024 and in 2025 Assembly elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. Since when was it being plotted?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “Why do you blame democracy when people of India reject you with repeated regularity?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 5, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Two days back when the discussion was held in Parliament on price rise, Congress leaders participated in it. Discussing inflation and unemployment is just an excuse, they (Congress) want to scare and intimidate the ED and save the (Gandhi) family,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 5, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : “Stop demeaning the institutions of India to safeguard your corruption and misdeeds. If people don’t listen to you why are you blaming us,” “If people saw dictatorship, it was during Emergency when people, including Opposition leaders and Editors, were jailed, judges superseded and censorship imposed. Indira Gandhi had then spoken about having a ‘committed judiciary’,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “The judiciary refused to quash charges against him and others in the case, and he is now blaming institutions,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “data protection law… will set a global benchmark” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "I have learnt that senior officials have taken note of the reprehensible conduct of the officer. I hope proper action will be taken," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi spoke about various parties that are fighting for their existencethat neither we should laugh at them nor mock them. Instead, we should learn from them and refrain from committing such acts that they have committed," External link

irishsun Monday, July 4, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi noted the rapid expansion of the BJP over the years in the country (during the BJP's National Executive Committee meeting in Hyderabad). He very proudly conveyed his profound appreciation of courage of all party workers in states like Telangana, WB, Kerala," External link

irishsun Monday, July 4, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "PM Modi said that Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar which is a significance for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India and now it's BJP's responsibility to carry it further," External link

irishsun Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Today we want to ask Congress, Left and others that your entire shop which was running on the protests against Narendra Modi Ji for the last 20 years, how many more days will you run now?" External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “The verdict proves how a besmirching campaign had been launched against Narendra Modi, who defied odds and served as Gujarat CM for 12 years and has been country’s PM for eight years. Congress not only lost in court of law in its nefarious bid to malign Modi but was also rejected by the people in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections” External link

expressindia Friday, June 24, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Today a decision of the Supreme Court has come. Zakia Jafri had made a case that there should be an investigation on the role of Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots. Those who run their shops with the help of Congress and some parties got a setback from the Supreme Court today, the truth is in front of the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 24, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “A team immediately reached the spot and found the information to be correct,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “We are carrying out investigation and will seek the remand of the arrested duo to find out as to where such objectionable tiles were brought from or were the tiles manufactured purposely or if they were to be used in temples and brought here,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Shatrughan Sinha ) : “I defeated him in Patna. In the past three years, he [Mr. Shatrughan Sinha] has changed three parties [the BJP, the Congress and the Trinamool]. I doubt how long will he remain in the Trinamool,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Basic argument in favour of hijab is that wearing it is freedom of expression and it is a fundamental right. But the court prima facie has found that the same Article 19 (2) of the fundamental right also provides for reasonable restrictions. Therefore, the school norm of prescribing dress code has to be followed because that comes under reasonable restriction” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

india Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Prem Kumar ) : "Last year, one Kewal Kumar was attacked for which accused Prem was sent to jail. In the same case, Mishra spent Rs 3 lakh on lawyer charges and meeting other needs of Prem's family. A month ago, Prem was released from the jail," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The country does not know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) have not got the Covid-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that please get yourself vaccinated," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The country doesn't know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) haven't got the Covid-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that please get yourself vaccinated," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad pointed out : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from May 26," External link

dnaindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad warned : “if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the laws of the land, such attempts are misplaced” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 18, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “It is astounding that Twitter, which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance,” External link

time Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are 100-crore social media users in India, I am happy. Let them earn money, allow users to criticise us. Most welcome. But when these profit companies lecture us on democracy, then I would like to ask a question” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “India is a democracy as elections are fair. We won Assam and lost Bengal. The Independent judiciary asks tough questions. Media questions senior ministers. That's freedom of speech and democracy. Under the garb of this, if you won't comply with rules, it's a misplaced argument,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “As Law and IT minister, I've no comments to offer. It is for Police to investigate. But I'd like to flag that if Twitter has a norm of declaring a particular tweet as manipulative/unmanipulated, why was it not applied in the Ghaziabad case?” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26th of May. Further, Twitter was given multiple opportunities to comply with the same, however it has deliberately chosen the path of noncompliance” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Indian companies be it pharma, IT or others that go to do business in USA or in other foreign countries, voluntarily follow the local laws. Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse?” “The rule of law is the bedrock of Indian society. India’s commitment to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech was yet again reaffirmed at the G7 summit,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Further, what is perplexing is that Twitter fails to address the grievances of users by refusing to set up process as mandated by the law of the land. Additionally, it chooses a policy of flagging manipulated media, only when it suits, its likes and dislikes," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing as well as points towards its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad warned : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “However, if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing & indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from May 26,” External link

india Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : ”s Loni where an elderly man was allegedly assaulted. “What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, its failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing & indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation. “Indian companies be it pharma, IT or others that go to do business in USA or in other foreign countries, voluntarily follow the local laws. Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse? “The rule of law is the bedrock of Indian society. India’s commitment to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech was yet again reaffirmed at the G7 summit,” External link

india Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26 May," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

wral Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26th of May. Further, it was given multiple opportunities to comply with the same, however it has deliberately chosen the path of non-compliance,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) is perplexing as well as points towards its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” ”If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The culture of India varies like its large geography. In certain scenarios, with the amplification of social media, even a small spark can cause a fire, especially with the menace of fake news. This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines. It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance when it comes to the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad claimed : “Further, what is perplexing is that Twitter fails to address the grievances of users by refusing to set up process as mandated by the law of the land. Additionally, it chooses a policy of flagging manipulates media, only when it suits, its likes and dislikes. What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, its failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “However, if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26 May,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Victims must be given a forum for redressal in India. A mother says the ex-lover of my daughter has put her old photos on the internet. Or a woman complains that my morphed images are being circulated. Do I, as a minister, tell them to go to the US to raise these issues?” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote ( about Digvijay Singh ) : "It is now more than a day when the central leadership of the Congress is maintaining a conspicuous silence on its stand about Article 370. Does the Congress want restoration of Article 370 as Digvijay Singh has indicated? Time of silence is over. Please explain your clear stand," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mukul Roy ) : “I have full faith that the BJP will gain from Mukul Roy’s experience and grow in Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, like last year, this time also free ration is being given to the poor till November. 'One Nation, One Ration Card' is a very important scheme started by the Government of India. the scheme is running in 34 states and union territories of the country. So far 28 crore portable transactions have been done on it," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : "Arvind Kejriwal is talking about home delivery of ration when he even failed to provide oxygen to the people of Delhi. The Delhi government is under the control of the ration mafia," External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : “34 States/UTs have adopted the ‘One nation, One ration card’ scheme. Only 3 states -Delhi, West Bengal and Assam have not adopted it. Arvind Kejriwal should answer why the scheme has not been implemented in Delhi?,” External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

4-traders Friday, June 11, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 11, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about India Company ) : "The same Twitter and social media companies are complying with all the requirements in America! In Australia! In Canada! In England!" "But when it comes to India, they have a double standard" External link

npr Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When those in the age category of 18-44 were allowed to be vaccinated, a peculiar chorus started that health is a state subject and state governments should be allowed to procure vaccines and distribute,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I understand that the Select Committee of the Parliament is still to finalise its report on Data Protection Law. I appreciate their hard work. I look forward to their final report so that the Parliament approves a Data Protection Law soon" External link

thehindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I understand that the Select Committee of the Parliament is still to finalise its report on Data Protection Law. I appreciate their hard work. I look forward to their final report so that the Parliament approves a Data Protection Law soon" External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “All these social media giants make huge gains in India, have a huge presence, where common citizens, journalists, editors, businessmen are trolled. We respect criticism and anyone can criticize us as this is a part of our democracy. But our laws are important and India shall not compromise its digital sovereignty,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “All these social media giants make huge gains in India, have a huge presence, where common citizens, journalists, editors, businessmen are trolled. We respect criticism and anyone can criticize as this is a part of our democracy. But our laws are important and India shall not compromise its digital sovereignty,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “How could Cambridge Analytica obtain information of lakhs of social media users? Are all these lectures (on privacy) reserved for India? You (WhatsApp) are updating the privacy policy, saying that users who are interacting with the business account, their data will be shared with Facebook . There, they (WhatsApp) are themselves trying to compromise with privacy and here they are giving us gyaan on privacy. These are double standards,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “We are not seeking the content of the WhatsApp message. We only say who started the mischief. And if it has come from abroad, who picked it up in India first? That is all. Therefore, we are not asking any big moon or breaking their encryption at all. I repeat, ordinary users have full right to encryption,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

india Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The Government of India is committed to ensure the Right of Privacy to all its citizens but at the same time it is also the responsibility of the government to maintain law and order and ensure national security,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The entire debate on whether encryption would be maintained or not is misplaced. Whether Right to Privacy is ensured through using encryption technology or some other technology is entirely the purview of the social media intermediary. It is WhatsApp’s responsibility to find a technical solution, whether through encryption or otherwise, that both happen,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : "none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact. " External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : "none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact" External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “PM Modi had called a meeting of district magistrates to share their experiences of good work they are doing in their respective districts. The behaviour of Mamata Banerjee was highly indecent in the meeting as she tried to derail the entire meeting,” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Voice ) : “Voice their opinion using their voice” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The pandemic has resulted in societies reimagining technology’s critical role in how we work, learn and live,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “great equaliser, not a source of division,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Ravi Shankar Prasad ) : “In 2020, the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world embraced digital transformation at a pace never witnessed before," Prasad said at the UN High-Level thematic debate on ‘Digital Cooperation and Connectivity: Whole-of-Society Approaches to End the Digital Divide.’ "The pandemic has resulted in societies reimagining technology’s critical role in how we work, learn and live,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “great equaliser, not a source of division,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “India is emerging as a major hub of IT and communications. From two cellphone companies in 2014, there are now 200 companies. IT majors plan to hire one lakh people because IT and communications kept the country moving while physical movement got restricted. Taking the cue, we planned to set up two centres of excellence of artificial intelligence and robotics in Bengal. We are waiting for the state government’s consent,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “Conducting polls is a constitutional obligation. We are changing our campaign mode keeping an eye on the situation. Didn’t elections happen in Bihar amid Covid? Elections are being held under the Election Commission and we will abide by whatever the EC says,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told : "It's an alibi as the captain found his ship sinking," External link

newindianexpress Monday, April 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The second wave of is a global phenomenon. What is important is how the government is responding. Till today, around 11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered. It is a satisfactory speed," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad accused : “fast track approval of other vaccines as per norms and guidelines” External link

economictimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad responded ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Fighting a pandemic is not a one trick game. Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing & treating. Rahul Gandhi’s problem is that he doesn’t understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance” External link

economictimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing and treating. Rahul Gandhi’s problem is that he doesn’t understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance,” “Why has Rahul Gandhi not yet taken the vaccine? ... has he already taken one on many of his undisclosed trips to foreign locations,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now, he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

economictimes Friday, April 9, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Fighting a pandemic is not a one-trick game. Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing and treating. Rahul Gandhi's problem is that he doesn't understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance," External link

business-standard Friday, April 9, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “First he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India’s acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 9, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "India is not facing vaccine starvation but Gandhi is facing " External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I find it interesting that Anil Deshmukh has taken moral responsibility. How about responsibility of the CM? Uddhav Thackeray has forfeited the moral responsibility to govern,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern. Democracy is run by the standards of probity and propriety," External link

business-standard Monday, April 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I had once said that Rahul Gandhi doesn’t do his homework. It now looks like the Congress spokespersons also don’t do it. As you all know corporate rivalry goes on in France. But the most interesting thing is that the article mentions Sushen Gupta. Who is Gupta? He was arrested over Agusta Westland in 2019 by our government. And the name of (Gandhi) family members came up in Agusta Westland case. And (former foreign minister) Salman Khurshid has publicly acknowledged that he knows Gupta’s family. So, I want to tell the Congress to do proper homework before you speak,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The Congress is raising the Rafale issue again. It lost in the Supreme Court. They campaigned in the 2019 polls on the Rafale issue, threw all kinds of abuses at the prime minister and still lost. How many seats did it get,” External link

india Monday, April 5, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern," External link

business-standard Monday, April 5, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern," External link

Hindu Monday, April 5, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Why is Uddhav Thackeray consistently and consciously silent over the whole issue?” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Udhdhav Thackeray is forfeited the moral right to govern,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "If we link all these stories it points to conspiracy of loot in which Sachin Waze had an important role. This whole issue is very serious and role of entire state machinery must be probed. All aspects like who was shielding whom, who was encouraging whom should be investigated," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I find it interesting that Anil Deshmukh has taken moral responsibility. How about responsibility of CM? Uddhav Thackeray has forfeited the moral responsibility to govern," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad claiming : “extensive consultations, training and outreach programmes (were) conducted on the Agriculture Laws with stakeholders” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I am a great supporter of social media. Social media is empowering. Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticize the PM. That is a part of healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend…,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This kind of ‘campaign justice’ is plainly not acceptable,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When India’s Independence is now close to 75 years (old), it’s time to have an honest appraisal to why Goa’s Liberation took so long. We have the best relations with Portugal, and we wish them well... That relationship will be there and should continue, but there has to be an honest appraisal. I thought I must flag that concern today and salute all the freedom fighters of the Goa movement,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I am a great supporter of social media. It is empowering. Social media enables people to ask questions, to criticise the Prime Minister, us and all. That is part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Some people file PILs, then they start a campaign on social media ‘that only this type of judgment is possible in this case’. And, if the judgment does not come in accord with what they perceive to be their right, then they start not only criticising the judges but also trolling judges... You can always criticise a judgment, that’s your right, but if you start campaigning against a judge on social media, it is plainly not fair,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The competing claim between development and environment will find a robust answer from the Supreme Court, which will lead to a healthy blend between both,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "India is tolerant and will remain tolerant," "But the limits of tolerance and standards of tolerance should not be judged on the creating freedom or abuse of a particular producer of an OTT platform," External link

independent-UK Friday, March 26, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "You must have grievance redressal mechanisms so that if any one has a complaint then that complaint can be registered there. The issue is not the use of social media. The issue is abuse and misuse of social media," External link

business-standard Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The prime minister has been the biggest victim of the falsehood campaign for more than 20 years based on utter lies... We welcome dissent. We welcome criticism and that criticism can extend to the Prime Minister, to all the ministers and to all the government," External link

business-standard Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "India is tolerant and will remain tolerant," "But the limits of tolerance and standards of tolerance should not be judged on the creating freedom or abuse of a particular producer of an OTT platform" External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Government also approved to administratively allot spectrum for providing 5G services to BSNL/MTNL, spectrum for maintaining current operations and future services on the same principle as proposed for allotment of spectrum for 4G services,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BSNL and MTNL have raised Rs 8,500 crore and Rs 6,500 crore respectively on the basis of sovereign guarantee extended by the Government,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Government also approved to administratively allot spectrum for providing 5G services to BSNL/MTNL, spectrum for maintaining current operations and future services on the same principle as proposed for allotment of spectrum for 4G services,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BSNL and MTNL have raised Rs 8,500 crore and Rs 6,500 crore respectively on the basis of sovereign guarantee extended by the Government,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much would it be of the remaining ministers? …A khela is happening in Bengal, but in Maharashtra too. What’s happening in the state is not vikas (development), it is vasooli,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “When the target of one minister is ₹100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers,” “A khela (game) is going on in Maharashtra. What’s happening in the State is not vikas (development), it is vasuli (extortion),” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : "When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : "When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers," External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The BJP would like to know what more dirty work was sought to be done through the ugly face of Sachin Waze. In my entire political career, I have never seen a Chief Minister defending an Assistant Police Inspector in the state House. What was the compulsion to defend Sachin Waze?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad criticised ( about Chief Minister ) : “The BJP would like to know what more dirty work was sought to be done through the ugly face of Sachin Waze. In my entire political career, I have never seen a Chief Minister defending an Assistant Police Inspector in the state House. What was the compulsion to defend Sachin Waze?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “During my long political career, I have not heard of an ASI-level officer dealing with such an important matter. Generally, a SP or DySP level officer does so… Sachin Waze was an active Shiv Sena member till 2008,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : "The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets" External link

economictimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "Pawar is not a part of the government. Moreover, the so- called briefing makes it amply clear that he is aware of the serious charges against a member of his party. As a party chief, what action is he going to take" External link

economictimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : "The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "Pawar is not a part of the government. Moreover, the so- called briefing makes it amply clear that he is aware of the serious charges against a member of his party. As a party chief, what action is he going to take" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The new intermediary guidelines clearly state that if the dignity of women is sought to be compromised, namely her nude or morphed photograph is displayed, the social media intermediary needs to remove it within 24 hours,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The guidelines are very clear when it comes content that has to be taken down,” “It is 36 hours, when it comes to content regarding the unity, safety and security of India. We have added the dignity of women” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “A commitment was taken from me as the minister to strengthen the provisions around the same,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

thehindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

Hindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told ( about Commission ) : "The Election Commission of India (ECI) has proposed to link the electoral roll with the Aadhaar ecosystem with a view to curbing the menace of multiple enrolment of the same person at different places. This would require amendments in the elections laws. The matter is under the consideration of the Government," External link

dnaindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad informed : "The social media platforms are enjoined to develop a robust grievance redressal system. Presently, there is no proposal with the ministry of electronics and information technology to appoint a regulator for social media," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Under this provision, 9,849 URLs/accounts/webpages, mostly on social media platforms, were blocked during the year 2020," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "However, this needs to be acknowledged that the fundamental right of speech and expression under article 19(1) is also subject to reasonable restrictions under article 19(2) of the Constitution which can be imposed in the interest of security, safety and sovereignty of India, public order, friendly relations with foreign countries etc," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Google is rising to the occasion by trying to invest a fairly substantial amount in India’s digital transformation,” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added ( about Mohan Chand Sharma ) : “We recall when we were in the Opposition, the senior officials of Delhi Police would plead to us to save them from the smear campaign against the authenticity of the Batla House encounter. That was despite the fact that Delhi Police official Mohan Chand Sharma was posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra for the bravery shown in the Batla House encounter,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Salman Khurshid shed tears and Digvijay Singh went to Azamgarh. They cast doubts on the encounter despite the fact that the national capital had earlier been struck with serial blasts, leaving 39 people dead,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “The 11th Law Commission in its 125th report titled ‘The Supreme Court – A Fresh Look’ submitted in 1988 reiterated the recommendations made by the 10th Law Commission for splitting the SC into two — a Constitutional Court in Delhi and a Court of Appeal or Federal Court sitting in north, south, east, west and central India,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 12, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The matter was referred to the Chief Justice of India, who has informed that after consideration of the matter, the full court in its meeting held on February 18, 2010, found no justification for setting up of benches of the Supreme Court outside Delhi,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 12, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “the Supreme Court – a fresh look’, submitted in 1988, reiterated the recommendations made by 10th Law Commission for splitting the SC into two — Constitutional Court at Delhi and Court of Appeal or Federal Court sitting in North, South, East, West and Central India,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The matter was referred to the Chief Justice of India, who has informed that after consideration of the matter, the full court in its meeting held on 18th February, 2010, found no justification for setting up of benches of the Supreme Court outside Delhi,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Nice to see our efforts to make India a big hub of mobile and components manufacturing is attracting global attention. This will create jobs in large numbers" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BharatNet project is being implemented to connect all the GPs (approximately 2.5 lakh) by broadband/high-speed internet infrastructure in the country. As on February 26, 2021, a total number of 1,54,096 GPs, including block headquarters, have been made service ready with broadband infrastructure,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “As on March 1, 2021, 3,587 GPs have been connected,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Mamata-ji, what do you have to say (now)? I am showing you a public statement where you had said, ‘I will leave politics’,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There was a conscious, deliberate and consistent attempt to cast serious doubt on the authenticity of the Batla House encounter to weaken the morale of Delhi Police and give clear support to terrorist and their design. Why? For pure vote bank politics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Will the fight against terrorism be weakened because of vote bank politics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "You might have listened to Congress leader Salman Khurshid saying that Congress party president Sonia Gandhi had tears in her eyes when she got to know that two terrorists have been killed. There was a conscious, deliberate and consistent attempt to cast serious doubt over the authenticity of the Batla House incident designed to weaken the morale of Delhi Police and give clear support to terrorist and their design for pure vote bank politics," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "The Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress, Left and Mamata Banerjee made the Batla House incident a national issue. What does this mean? Will our fight against terrorism be weakened for votes?" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “It is to check the abuse and misuse of social media. If there are more than 130 crore users of social media and they have a grievance, should they not have proper grievance redressal mechanism? The complaints and voices of victims were not heard. If these platforms gave them voice, it should also give them an outlet to be heard and then resolve those complaints in a time bound manner,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 8, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad disse : “O governo recebe críticas e reconhece o direito à dissidência, mas é muito importante que os usuários tenham um fórum para levantar suas queixas contra o abuso e uso indevido das mídias sociais” External link

veja Friday, February 26, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad indiqué : "Alors que les moyens de transport étaient à l’arrêt et les commerces fermés, les services liés aux NTIC et à la digitalisation continuaient de servir les gens, leur permettant d'effectuer leur travail à distance et de s’acquitter de leur rôle indéniable dansla communication et l’information" External link

libe Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad indiqué : "Alors que les moyens de transport étaient à l’arrêt et les commerces fermés, les services liés aux NTIC et à la digitalisation continuaient de servir les gens, leur permettant d'effectuer leur travail à distance et de s’acquitter de leur rôle indéniable dans la communication et l’information" External link

maroc-ma Monday, October 12, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad disse : "Pedi ao departamento dos correios que utilizasse as plataformas de comércio digital para fornecer 'Gangajal' (água do Ganges) às pessoas" External link

dn Monday, May 30, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT



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Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "Nitish babu your minister, who is also the son of RJD state president, is saying that the government in Bihar is of thieves and I am its kingpin. It's amazing... good governance babu what status are you getting with new friends. And you are not able to dare to do anything," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Take care of your home first. Please do try to handle Bihar," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Are we to understand that this was done to divert attention from the differences developing between two leaders in the TMC? I do not want to take names,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “If peaceful democratic movements are crushed in this manner then we have to take steps according to the Constitution,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Are we to understand that this was done to divert attention from the differences developing between two leaders in the TMC? I do not want to take names,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “If peaceful democratic movements are crushed in this manner, then we have to take steps according to the Constitution,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Under Mamata Banerjee West Bengal has become a lawless and bankrupt state,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Under Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal has become a lawless and bankrupt state," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He is trying to cobble together these parties but the country has moved beyond such opportunistic alliances after 2014 and will never trust another one," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He is the last one in the queue," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Essentially, it is a familysaving campaign. The family’s and the party’s political expanse has been shrinking while they face corruption charges. This is not about unifying the country but trying to establish him (Rahul) again as a leader. I would like to know how many times he will be launched and relaunched?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Congress’ own old dedicated people, dedicated leaders are leaving the party and Rahul ji has gone to unite the country. Rahul ji, you should have united your house, and party first, then you should talk about connecting the country. This is just your deceptive politics and a sham,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “There has been a culture of India that never question the martyrdom of the army, the valour of the army and the sacrifice of the army. It is the hypocrisy of the worst order as Rahul Gandhi tried to weaken the unity of the country by asking proof for Uri and Balakot incident,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Essentially, it is a family-saving campaign. The family's and the party's political expanse has been shrinking while they face corruption charges. This is not about unifying the country but trying to establish him (Rahul) again as a leader. I would like to know how many times he will be launched and relaunched?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “People are not sure how long this (Mahagathbandhan) government can continue. Women also hold it responsible for failure of the anti-liquor law” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Today is our day to speak. Congress is a Leftist party, self-established intelligent and an Anti-Government Organisation, that had created a huge ruckus against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Pegasus matter," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi in his official press conference had alleged that it was a matter of sedition. Would Rahul Gandhi apologise for his remarks that Prime Minister was surveilling his own party and the opposition? These are some major concerns as he did not let the Parliament work," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “You should fight us democratically… through polls and refrain from stooping to such malicious ways,” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 26, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Will Rahul Gandhi and the Congress apologise?” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "If you want to oppose us, then do that in elections. But there you are losing one election after another and their defeat will continue in the coming days as well," "Rahul Gandhi had said Pegasus is an attempt to crush democracy," External link

thehindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I am very sorry to refer to former Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee, whose office was bugged by the Congress. It was known as the chewing gum gate. Remember?" "The problem of Rahul Gandhi, his party and his associates, NGOs is that they have so much animosity towards our PM that they resort to falsehood to expand their party. The moment the falsehood explodes, the party shrinks further," External link

thehindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "If you want to oppose us, then do that in elections. But there you are losing one election after another and their defeat will continue in the coming days as well," "Rahul Gandhi had said Pegasus is an attempt to crush democracy," External link

Hindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I am very sorry to refer to former Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee, whose office was bugged by the Congress. It was known as the chewing gum gate. Remember?" "The problem of Rahul Gandhi, his party and his associates, NGOs is that they have so much animosity towards our PM that they resort to falsehood to expand their party. The moment the falsehood explodes, the party shrinks further," External link

Hindu Thursday, August 25, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad noted : "They are saying whatever comes to their mind. I will speak on every issue. Right now, we are focusing on doing work in a better manner," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad noted : "They are saying whatever comes to their mind. I will speak on every issue. Right now, we are focusing on doing work in a better manner," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "I would say the BJP made Nitish Kumar a big leader on its shoulders. Atal ji made him Railway Minister, Chief Minister of Bihar, and a CM candidate in 2005 despite the opposition from the JDU leaders. Arun Singh had announced that we would contest along with JDU in the 2024 and in 2025 Assembly elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. Since when was it being plotted?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “Why do you blame democracy when people of India reject you with repeated regularity?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 5, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Two days back when the discussion was held in Parliament on price rise, Congress leaders participated in it. Discussing inflation and unemployment is just an excuse, they (Congress) want to scare and intimidate the ED and save the (Gandhi) family,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 5, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : “Stop demeaning the institutions of India to safeguard your corruption and misdeeds. If people don’t listen to you why are you blaming us,” “If people saw dictatorship, it was during Emergency when people, including Opposition leaders and Editors, were jailed, judges superseded and censorship imposed. Indira Gandhi had then spoken about having a ‘committed judiciary’,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “The judiciary refused to quash charges against him and others in the case, and he is now blaming institutions,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “data protection law… will set a global benchmark” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "I have learnt that senior officials have taken note of the reprehensible conduct of the officer. I hope proper action will be taken," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi spoke about various parties that are fighting for their existencethat neither we should laugh at them nor mock them. Instead, we should learn from them and refrain from committing such acts that they have committed," External link

irishsun Monday, July 4, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi noted the rapid expansion of the BJP over the years in the country (during the BJP's National Executive Committee meeting in Hyderabad). He very proudly conveyed his profound appreciation of courage of all party workers in states like Telangana, WB, Kerala," External link

irishsun Monday, July 4, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "PM Modi said that Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar which is a significance for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India and now it's BJP's responsibility to carry it further," External link

irishsun Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Today we want to ask Congress, Left and others that your entire shop which was running on the protests against Narendra Modi Ji for the last 20 years, how many more days will you run now?" External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “The verdict proves how a besmirching campaign had been launched against Narendra Modi, who defied odds and served as Gujarat CM for 12 years and has been country’s PM for eight years. Congress not only lost in court of law in its nefarious bid to malign Modi but was also rejected by the people in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections” External link

expressindia Friday, June 24, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Today a decision of the Supreme Court has come. Zakia Jafri had made a case that there should be an investigation on the role of Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots. Those who run their shops with the help of Congress and some parties got a setback from the Supreme Court today, the truth is in front of the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 24, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “A team immediately reached the spot and found the information to be correct,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “We are carrying out investigation and will seek the remand of the arrested duo to find out as to where such objectionable tiles were brought from or were the tiles manufactured purposely or if they were to be used in temples and brought here,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Shatrughan Sinha ) : “I defeated him in Patna. In the past three years, he [Mr. Shatrughan Sinha] has changed three parties [the BJP, the Congress and the Trinamool]. I doubt how long will he remain in the Trinamool,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Basic argument in favour of hijab is that wearing it is freedom of expression and it is a fundamental right. But the court prima facie has found that the same Article 19 (2) of the fundamental right also provides for reasonable restrictions. Therefore, the school norm of prescribing dress code has to be followed because that comes under reasonable restriction” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

india Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Prem Kumar ) : "Last year, one Kewal Kumar was attacked for which accused Prem was sent to jail. In the same case, Mishra spent Rs 3 lakh on lawyer charges and meeting other needs of Prem's family. A month ago, Prem was released from the jail," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The country does not know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) have not got the Covid-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that please get yourself vaccinated," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The country doesn't know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) haven't got the Covid-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that please get yourself vaccinated," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad pointed out : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from May 26," External link

dnaindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The new rules require social media companies to set up an India-based grievance redressal officer, compliance officer, and the nodal officer so that millions of social media users get a forum for grievance redressal,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I said I will give them extra time by a way of goodwill gesture. They did not comply. Therefore, it was exhausted because of the consequences of the law and not because of me. Now, what will happen? They will have to respond to court proceedings, investigative proceedings,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad warned : “if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the laws of the land, such attempts are misplaced” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 18, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “It is astounding that Twitter, which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance,” External link

time Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are 100-crore social media users in India, I am happy. Let them earn money, allow users to criticise us. Most welcome. But when these profit companies lecture us on democracy, then I would like to ask a question” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “India is a democracy as elections are fair. We won Assam and lost Bengal. The Independent judiciary asks tough questions. Media questions senior ministers. That's freedom of speech and democracy. Under the garb of this, if you won't comply with rules, it's a misplaced argument,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “As Law and IT minister, I've no comments to offer. It is for Police to investigate. But I'd like to flag that if Twitter has a norm of declaring a particular tweet as manipulative/unmanipulated, why was it not applied in the Ghaziabad case?” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26th of May. Further, Twitter was given multiple opportunities to comply with the same, however it has deliberately chosen the path of noncompliance” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Indian companies be it pharma, IT or others that go to do business in USA or in other foreign countries, voluntarily follow the local laws. Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse?” “The rule of law is the bedrock of Indian society. India’s commitment to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech was yet again reaffirmed at the G7 summit,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Further, what is perplexing is that Twitter fails to address the grievances of users by refusing to set up process as mandated by the law of the land. Additionally, it chooses a policy of flagging manipulated media, only when it suits, its likes and dislikes," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing as well as points towards its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad warned : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance" External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “However, if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing & indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from May 26,” External link

india Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : ”s Loni where an elderly man was allegedly assaulted. “What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, its failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing & indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation. “Indian companies be it pharma, IT or others that go to do business in USA or in other foreign countries, voluntarily follow the local laws. Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse? “The rule of law is the bedrock of Indian society. India’s commitment to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech was yet again reaffirmed at the G7 summit,” External link

india Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the May 26,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26 May," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

wral Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26th of May. Further, it was given multiple opportunities to comply with the same, however it has deliberately chosen the path of non-compliance,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, it’s failure to act in multiple cases like U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) is perplexing as well as points towards its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” ”If any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The culture of India varies like its large geography. In certain scenarios, with the amplification of social media, even a small spark can cause a fire, especially with the menace of fake news. This was one of the objectives of bringing the Intermediary Guidelines. It is astounding that Twitter which portrays itself as the flag bearer of free speech, chooses the path of deliberate defiance when it comes to the Intermediary Guidelines,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad claimed : “Further, what is perplexing is that Twitter fails to address the grievances of users by refusing to set up process as mandated by the law of the land. Additionally, it chooses a policy of flagging manipulates media, only when it suits, its likes and dislikes. What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over enthusiastic about its fact checking mechanism, its failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing and indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “However, if any foreign entity believes that they can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from the 26 May,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Victims must be given a forum for redressal in India. A mother says the ex-lover of my daughter has put her old photos on the internet. Or a woman complains that my morphed images are being circulated. Do I, as a minister, tell them to go to the US to raise these issues?” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote ( about Digvijay Singh ) : "It is now more than a day when the central leadership of the Congress is maintaining a conspicuous silence on its stand about Article 370. Does the Congress want restoration of Article 370 as Digvijay Singh has indicated? Time of silence is over. Please explain your clear stand," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mukul Roy ) : “I have full faith that the BJP will gain from Mukul Roy’s experience and grow in Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, like last year, this time also free ration is being given to the poor till November. 'One Nation, One Ration Card' is a very important scheme started by the Government of India. the scheme is running in 34 states and union territories of the country. So far 28 crore portable transactions have been done on it," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : "Arvind Kejriwal is talking about home delivery of ration when he even failed to provide oxygen to the people of Delhi. The Delhi government is under the control of the ration mafia," External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : “34 States/UTs have adopted the ‘One nation, One ration card’ scheme. Only 3 states -Delhi, West Bengal and Assam have not adopted it. Arvind Kejriwal should answer why the scheme has not been implemented in Delhi?,” External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

4-traders Friday, June 11, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 11, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "A private company sitting in America should refrain from lecturing us on democracy when you are denying your users the right to effective redressal forum," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about India Company ) : "The same Twitter and social media companies are complying with all the requirements in America! In Australia! In Canada! In England!" "But when it comes to India, they have a double standard" External link

npr Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When those in the age category of 18-44 were allowed to be vaccinated, a peculiar chorus started that health is a state subject and state governments should be allowed to procure vaccines and distribute,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I understand that the Select Committee of the Parliament is still to finalise its report on Data Protection Law. I appreciate their hard work. I look forward to their final report so that the Parliament approves a Data Protection Law soon" External link

thehindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I understand that the Select Committee of the Parliament is still to finalise its report on Data Protection Law. I appreciate their hard work. I look forward to their final report so that the Parliament approves a Data Protection Law soon" External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “All these social media giants make huge gains in India, have a huge presence, where common citizens, journalists, editors, businessmen are trolled. We respect criticism and anyone can criticize us as this is a part of our democracy. But our laws are important and India shall not compromise its digital sovereignty,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “All these social media giants make huge gains in India, have a huge presence, where common citizens, journalists, editors, businessmen are trolled. We respect criticism and anyone can criticize as this is a part of our democracy. But our laws are important and India shall not compromise its digital sovereignty,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “How could Cambridge Analytica obtain information of lakhs of social media users? Are all these lectures (on privacy) reserved for India? You (WhatsApp) are updating the privacy policy, saying that users who are interacting with the business account, their data will be shared with Facebook . There, they (WhatsApp) are themselves trying to compromise with privacy and here they are giving us gyaan on privacy. These are double standards,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “We are not seeking the content of the WhatsApp message. We only say who started the mischief. And if it has come from abroad, who picked it up in India first? That is all. Therefore, we are not asking any big moon or breaking their encryption at all. I repeat, ordinary users have full right to encryption,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

india Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new Rules. Its entire objective is to find out who started the message that led to commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the Rules," External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The Government of India is committed to ensure the Right of Privacy to all its citizens but at the same time it is also the responsibility of the government to maintain law and order and ensure national security,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The entire debate on whether encryption would be maintained or not is misplaced. Whether Right to Privacy is ensured through using encryption technology or some other technology is entirely the purview of the social media intermediary. It is WhatsApp’s responsibility to find a technical solution, whether through encryption or otherwise, that both happen,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : "none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact. " External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : “none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad stated : "none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact" External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “PM Modi had called a meeting of district magistrates to share their experiences of good work they are doing in their respective districts. The behaviour of Mamata Banerjee was highly indecent in the meeting as she tried to derail the entire meeting,” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes : "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370" External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Voice ) : “Voice their opinion using their voice” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The pandemic has resulted in societies reimagining technology’s critical role in how we work, learn and live,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “great equaliser, not a source of division,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Ravi Shankar Prasad ) : “In 2020, the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world embraced digital transformation at a pace never witnessed before," Prasad said at the UN High-Level thematic debate on ‘Digital Cooperation and Connectivity: Whole-of-Society Approaches to End the Digital Divide.’ "The pandemic has resulted in societies reimagining technology’s critical role in how we work, learn and live,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “great equaliser, not a source of division,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “India is emerging as a major hub of IT and communications. From two cellphone companies in 2014, there are now 200 companies. IT majors plan to hire one lakh people because IT and communications kept the country moving while physical movement got restricted. Taking the cue, we planned to set up two centres of excellence of artificial intelligence and robotics in Bengal. We are waiting for the state government’s consent,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “Conducting polls is a constitutional obligation. We are changing our campaign mode keeping an eye on the situation. Didn’t elections happen in Bihar amid Covid? Elections are being held under the Election Commission and we will abide by whatever the EC says,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told : "It's an alibi as the captain found his ship sinking," External link

newindianexpress Monday, April 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The second wave of is a global phenomenon. What is important is how the government is responding. Till today, around 11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered. It is a satisfactory speed," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad accused : “fast track approval of other vaccines as per norms and guidelines” External link

economictimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad responded ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Fighting a pandemic is not a one trick game. Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing & treating. Rahul Gandhi’s problem is that he doesn’t understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance” External link

economictimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing and treating. Rahul Gandhi’s problem is that he doesn’t understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance,” “Why has Rahul Gandhi not yet taken the vaccine? ... has he already taken one on many of his undisclosed trips to foreign locations,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now, he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

economictimes Friday, April 9, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Fighting a pandemic is not a one-trick game. Apart from vaccination, there needs to be adequate focus on testing, tracing and treating. Rahul Gandhi's problem is that he doesn't understand all this and his ignorance is compounded by his arrogance," External link

business-standard Friday, April 9, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote : “First he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India’s acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 9, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "India is not facing vaccine starvation but Gandhi is facing " External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "After failing as a part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? First, he lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India's acquisition programme. Now he is lobbying for pharma companies by asking for arbitrary approvals for foreign vaccines," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I find it interesting that Anil Deshmukh has taken moral responsibility. How about responsibility of the CM? Uddhav Thackeray has forfeited the moral responsibility to govern,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern. Democracy is run by the standards of probity and propriety," External link

business-standard Monday, April 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I had once said that Rahul Gandhi doesn’t do his homework. It now looks like the Congress spokespersons also don’t do it. As you all know corporate rivalry goes on in France. But the most interesting thing is that the article mentions Sushen Gupta. Who is Gupta? He was arrested over Agusta Westland in 2019 by our government. And the name of (Gandhi) family members came up in Agusta Westland case. And (former foreign minister) Salman Khurshid has publicly acknowledged that he knows Gupta’s family. So, I want to tell the Congress to do proper homework before you speak,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The Congress is raising the Rafale issue again. It lost in the Supreme Court. They campaigned in the 2019 polls on the Rafale issue, threw all kinds of abuses at the prime minister and still lost. How many seats did it get,” External link

india Monday, April 5, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern," External link

business-standard Monday, April 5, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "He has forfeited moral authority to govern," External link

Hindu Monday, April 5, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Why is Uddhav Thackeray consistently and consciously silent over the whole issue?” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Udhdhav Thackeray is forfeited the moral right to govern,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "If we link all these stories it points to conspiracy of loot in which Sachin Waze had an important role. This whole issue is very serious and role of entire state machinery must be probed. All aspects like who was shielding whom, who was encouraging whom should be investigated," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "I find it interesting that Anil Deshmukh has taken moral responsibility. How about responsibility of CM? Uddhav Thackeray has forfeited the moral responsibility to govern," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad claiming : “extensive consultations, training and outreach programmes (were) conducted on the Agriculture Laws with stakeholders” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I am a great supporter of social media. Social media is empowering. Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticize the PM. That is a part of healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend…,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “This kind of ‘campaign justice’ is plainly not acceptable,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When India’s Independence is now close to 75 years (old), it’s time to have an honest appraisal to why Goa’s Liberation took so long. We have the best relations with Portugal, and we wish them well... That relationship will be there and should continue, but there has to be an honest appraisal. I thought I must flag that concern today and salute all the freedom fighters of the Goa movement,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Social media enables the people of India to ask questions, criticise the PM. That is a part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that. Of late, I am noticing a rather disturbing trend," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "This kind of 'campaign justice' is plainly not acceptable," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “I am a great supporter of social media. It is empowering. Social media enables people to ask questions, to criticise the Prime Minister, us and all. That is part of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we all encourage that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Some people file PILs, then they start a campaign on social media ‘that only this type of judgment is possible in this case’. And, if the judgment does not come in accord with what they perceive to be their right, then they start not only criticising the judges but also trolling judges... You can always criticise a judgment, that’s your right, but if you start campaigning against a judge on social media, it is plainly not fair,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The competing claim between development and environment will find a robust answer from the Supreme Court, which will lead to a healthy blend between both,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "India is tolerant and will remain tolerant," "But the limits of tolerance and standards of tolerance should not be judged on the creating freedom or abuse of a particular producer of an OTT platform," External link

independent-UK Friday, March 26, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "You must have grievance redressal mechanisms so that if any one has a complaint then that complaint can be registered there. The issue is not the use of social media. The issue is abuse and misuse of social media," External link

business-standard Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "The prime minister has been the biggest victim of the falsehood campaign for more than 20 years based on utter lies... We welcome dissent. We welcome criticism and that criticism can extend to the Prime Minister, to all the ministers and to all the government," External link

business-standard Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "India is tolerant and will remain tolerant," "But the limits of tolerance and standards of tolerance should not be judged on the creating freedom or abuse of a particular producer of an OTT platform" External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Government also approved to administratively allot spectrum for providing 5G services to BSNL/MTNL, spectrum for maintaining current operations and future services on the same principle as proposed for allotment of spectrum for 4G services,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BSNL and MTNL have raised Rs 8,500 crore and Rs 6,500 crore respectively on the basis of sovereign guarantee extended by the Government,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Government also approved to administratively allot spectrum for providing 5G services to BSNL/MTNL, spectrum for maintaining current operations and future services on the same principle as proposed for allotment of spectrum for 4G services,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BSNL and MTNL have raised Rs 8,500 crore and Rs 6,500 crore respectively on the basis of sovereign guarantee extended by the Government,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "India is going through a large digital divide with only 25% of children able to access online education. How will we reach every child?" External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad says : "Mathura is a highly populated city with thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting it everyday. Call drops are frequent and frustrating. Are there plans to set up more BTS sites?" External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much would it be of the remaining ministers? …A khela is happening in Bengal, but in Maharashtra too. What’s happening in the state is not vikas (development), it is vasooli,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : “When the target of one minister is ₹100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers,” “A khela (game) is going on in Maharashtra. What’s happening in the State is not vikas (development), it is vasuli (extortion),” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : "When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked : "When the target of one minister is Rs 100 crore, how much will it be of the remaining ministers," External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The BJP would like to know what more dirty work was sought to be done through the ugly face of Sachin Waze. In my entire political career, I have never seen a Chief Minister defending an Assistant Police Inspector in the state House. What was the compulsion to defend Sachin Waze?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad criticised ( about Chief Minister ) : “The BJP would like to know what more dirty work was sought to be done through the ugly face of Sachin Waze. In my entire political career, I have never seen a Chief Minister defending an Assistant Police Inspector in the state House. What was the compulsion to defend Sachin Waze?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “During my long political career, I have not heard of an ASI-level officer dealing with such an important matter. Generally, a SP or DySP level officer does so… Sachin Waze was an active Shiv Sena member till 2008,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : "The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets" External link

economictimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "Pawar is not a part of the government. Moreover, the so- called briefing makes it amply clear that he is aware of the serious charges against a member of his party. As a party chief, what action is he going to take" External link

economictimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad declared : "The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been formed with an intention to loot and not to govern. The BJP is going to raise this issue very strongly and will soon hit the streets" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "Pawar is not a part of the government. Moreover, the so- called briefing makes it amply clear that he is aware of the serious charges against a member of his party. As a party chief, what action is he going to take" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The new intermediary guidelines clearly state that if the dignity of women is sought to be compromised, namely her nude or morphed photograph is displayed, the social media intermediary needs to remove it within 24 hours,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The guidelines are very clear when it comes content that has to be taken down,” “It is 36 hours, when it comes to content regarding the unity, safety and security of India. We have added the dignity of women” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “A commitment was taken from me as the minister to strengthen the provisions around the same,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

thehindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "While the government encourages private players to host apps, it is equally keen to develop and encourage its own mobile App Store," External link

Hindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad told ( about Commission ) : "The Election Commission of India (ECI) has proposed to link the electoral roll with the Aadhaar ecosystem with a view to curbing the menace of multiple enrolment of the same person at different places. This would require amendments in the elections laws. The matter is under the consideration of the Government," External link

dnaindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem and the system is used only for the authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and hijacking of the voter system," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad informed : "The social media platforms are enjoined to develop a robust grievance redressal system. Presently, there is no proposal with the ministry of electronics and information technology to appoint a regulator for social media," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Under this provision, 9,849 URLs/accounts/webpages, mostly on social media platforms, were blocked during the year 2020," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "However, this needs to be acknowledged that the fundamental right of speech and expression under article 19(1) is also subject to reasonable restrictions under article 19(2) of the Constitution which can be imposed in the interest of security, safety and sovereignty of India, public order, friendly relations with foreign countries etc," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Google is rising to the occasion by trying to invest a fairly substantial amount in India’s digital transformation,” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added ( about Mohan Chand Sharma ) : “We recall when we were in the Opposition, the senior officials of Delhi Police would plead to us to save them from the smear campaign against the authenticity of the Batla House encounter. That was despite the fact that Delhi Police official Mohan Chand Sharma was posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra for the bravery shown in the Batla House encounter,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : “Salman Khurshid shed tears and Digvijay Singh went to Azamgarh. They cast doubts on the encounter despite the fact that the national capital had earlier been struck with serial blasts, leaving 39 people dead,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “The 11th Law Commission in its 125th report titled ‘The Supreme Court – A Fresh Look’ submitted in 1988 reiterated the recommendations made by the 10th Law Commission for splitting the SC into two — a Constitutional Court in Delhi and a Court of Appeal or Federal Court sitting in north, south, east, west and central India,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 12, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The matter was referred to the Chief Justice of India, who has informed that after consideration of the matter, the full court in its meeting held on February 18, 2010, found no justification for setting up of benches of the Supreme Court outside Delhi,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 12, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Commission ) : “the Supreme Court – a fresh look’, submitted in 1988, reiterated the recommendations made by 10th Law Commission for splitting the SC into two — Constitutional Court at Delhi and Court of Appeal or Federal Court sitting in North, South, East, West and Central India,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “The matter was referred to the Chief Justice of India, who has informed that after consideration of the matter, the full court in its meeting held on 18th February, 2010, found no justification for setting up of benches of the Supreme Court outside Delhi,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "Nice to see our efforts to make India a big hub of mobile and components manufacturing is attracting global attention. This will create jobs in large numbers" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “BharatNet project is being implemented to connect all the GPs (approximately 2.5 lakh) by broadband/high-speed internet infrastructure in the country. As on February 26, 2021, a total number of 1,54,096 GPs, including block headquarters, have been made service ready with broadband infrastructure,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “As on March 1, 2021, 3,587 GPs have been connected,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “Mamata-ji, what do you have to say (now)? I am showing you a public statement where you had said, ‘I will leave politics’,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "There was a conscious, deliberate and consistent attempt to cast serious doubt on the authenticity of the Batla House encounter to weaken the morale of Delhi Police and give clear support to terrorist and their design. Why? For pure vote bank politics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad added : "Will the fight against terrorism be weakened because of vote bank politics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : "You might have listened to Congress leader Salman Khurshid saying that Congress party president Sonia Gandhi had tears in her eyes when she got to know that two terrorists have been killed. There was a conscious, deliberate and consistent attempt to cast serious doubt over the authenticity of the Batla House incident designed to weaken the morale of Delhi Police and give clear support to terrorist and their design for pure vote bank politics," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "The Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress, Left and Mamata Banerjee made the Batla House incident a national issue. What does this mean? Will our fight against terrorism be weakened for votes?" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said : “It is to check the abuse and misuse of social media. If there are more than 130 crore users of social media and they have a grievance, should they not have proper grievance redressal mechanism? The complaints and voices of victims were not heard. If these platforms gave them voice, it should also give them an outlet to be heard and then resolve those complaints in a time bound manner,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 8, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad disse : “O governo recebe críticas e reconhece o direito à dissidência, mas é muito importante que os usuários tenham um fórum para levantar suas queixas contra o abuso e uso indevido das mídias sociais” External link

veja Friday, February 26, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad indiqué : "Alors que les moyens de transport étaient à l’arrêt et les commerces fermés, les services liés aux NTIC et à la digitalisation continuaient de servir les gens, leur permettant d'effectuer leur travail à distance et de s’acquitter de leur rôle indéniable dansla communication et l’information" External link

libe Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad indiqué : "Alors que les moyens de transport étaient à l’arrêt et les commerces fermés, les services liés aux NTIC et à la digitalisation continuaient de servir les gens, leur permettant d'effectuer leur travail à distance et de s’acquitter de leur rôle indéniable dans la communication et l’information" External link

maroc-ma Monday, October 12, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad disse : "Pedi ao departamento dos correios que utilizasse as plataformas de comércio digital para fornecer 'Gangajal' (água do Ganges) às pessoas" External link

dn Monday, May 30, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister47.51%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
union minister10.15%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
leader13.98%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
justice1.86%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
chief0.29%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
information technology minister3.19%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
union information technology minister0.12%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
justice minister1.28%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
cabinet minister0.17%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
technology minister0.46%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
information and technology minister0.23%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
health minister0.06%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
union cabinet minister0.06%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
minister of information technology0.58%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
minister for it0.23%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
minister of it0.06%EN06/13/201713/06/2017
minister of communications and information technology0.52%EN03/29/201729/03/2017
ministre0.06%FR03/29/201729/03/2017
communications minister0.58%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
minister for information technology0.58%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
indian minister for information technology0.06%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
minister for communications and information technology0.17%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
commerce and industry minister0.06%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
union minister for information technology0.23%EN12/29/201629/12/2016
lieutenant0.06%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
minister of information and technology0.06%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
union minister for communications and information technology0.35%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
spokesman3.83%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
senior advocate0.06%EN07/26/201626/07/2016
advocate0.06%EN07/26/201626/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Ravi Shankar PrasadEN73.55%
Ravi Shankar PrasadFR8.59%
Ravi Shankar PrasadPT8.39%
Ravi Shankar PrasadEU8.18%
Ravi Shanker PrasadEN0.78%
Ravi Shankar PrasadSA0.47%
Ravi Shankar PrasadRO0.05%


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