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

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Opposition resolution on CAA must have made Pak happy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Diverse views, ideas must coexist: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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

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

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


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CERT-In issued notice to WhatsApp seeking info on Pegasus spyware: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Replying to a Lok Sabha question, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the govt is committed to protecting the right to privacy and added that attempts to malign the govt for reported breach are..
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No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government has no proposal for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. "There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar..
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Everyone has right to demand: Ravi Shankar Prasad on Rahul's demand for JPC probe into Rafale deal


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BJP to conduct countrywide protests against Rahul Gandhi's false Rafale claims on November 16

After the Supreme Court verdict, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for "lying" about the Rafale deal.
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'From road to Parliament, Rahul Gandhi tried to mislead country': BJP after SC rejects Rafale review petitions

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP working president JP Nadda and others slammed Rahul Gandhi for misleading the country on the Rafale issue and demanded an apology..
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SC's order on Rafale is victory of national security; Rahul Gandhi, Congress must apologise: BJP

The BJP on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the Rafale deal and said he lied in Parliament and stooped..
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Won’t accept attempt to create data monopoly: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Ravi Shankar Prasad asks BSNL/MTNL to start dialogue with staff on VRS

The Union Cabinet had last month approved a revival package for BSNL and MTNL which includes a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for their staff. The aim is to reduce the employee cost of the two..
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Wonder which powers delayed Bharat Ratna for Patel: Prasad

Contending that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's contributions have been undervalued for long, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday questioned the "delay" in conferring Bharat Ratna on the first..
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BJP stakes claim to form government in Haryana

BJP leaders, including Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Manohar Lal Khattar and state party chief Subhash Barala, met Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya for staking claim to form the government...
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BJP will not take Gopal Kanda's support in Haryana: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The BJP will not take the support of Haryana Lokhit Party legislator Gopal Kanda, a controversial politician who faces two abetment-to-suicide cases, for forming the government in Haryana, Union..
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Pakistan's decision to stop postal services against international norms: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India on Monday slammed Pakistan’s “unilateral” decision to stop postal communications between the two countries. The country said it violated established international norms. Pakistan has not..
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'But Pakistan is Pakistan': Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Islamabad for stopping postal service

The Union Minister said that Pakistan took the decision to halt postal service from India without providing any prior notice.
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India slams Pakistan for unilaterally stopping postal mail service between nation

India on Monday slammed Pakistan for unilaterally stopping postal mail service between the two nations, saying the move was in contravention of international norms. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad..
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Congress wants to collect Bharat Ratna only for its family: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The BJP has proposed the name of Veer Savarkar for Bharat Ratna in its manifesto for the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections."Why is Congress party perturbed if the BJP in its manifesto has requested..
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Right to privacy not for those who abuse internet platform: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Law enforcement agencies should have access to source of messages that fuel false rumours: Ravi Shankar Prasad


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Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defends making Article 370 a Maharashtra poll issue


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After row, Prasad withdraws remark on films & economy

Law, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his remarks on the health of the economy, a day after his comments triggered a controversy. On Saturday, the minister had..
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'Was factually correct, part of my statement twisted out of context': Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws statement on economy

However, Prasad also defended his statement saying it was factually correct and expressed regret that one part of his remark was "completely twisted out of context".
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Kashmir, Article 370 India's internal matter: Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of provisions of Article 370 is India's internal matter. "Nobody in the world made a comment on it, whether it be..
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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad leads relief works in Bihar

The state capital received 35-centimetre rainfall in the last two-and-a-half days.
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates Bihar's first 'Aadhaar sewa kendra' in Patna


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

"Sir, you are the Law Minister.Ravi Shankar Prasad at least you could have OPENED the text to see how our constitution drafters celebrated our diversity.
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