RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD
Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad to speak at Times Network’s India Economic Conclave
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Government introduces data protection bill in Lok Sabha, to send it to joint select committee
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Govt proposes to send Personal Data Protection Bill to joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament
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No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST: Law Minister
Responding to the debate on 'The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill' in Lok Sabha, ...
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Lok Sabha okays bill to extend SC-ST quota in Parliament, Assemblies
The bill was passed with 352 members voting in favour and none against it. The reservation for SCs, STs and Anglo-Indians given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was due to end on January 25, 2020. The reservation for Anglo-Indians is set to expire on January 25 next year as the Bill does not extend the facility to the community.
Rape, POCSO case probes should be completed in 2 months: Ravi Shankar Prasad to write to CMs, CJs
"I am going to write letters to all the chief ministers urging them to complete the investigation within two months in rape and POCSO cases," Prasad told reporters. Incidents of rape and crimes against women are unfortunate and highly condemnable, Prasad said. "I will also write to the chief justices of all the high courts," he further added.
Govt seeks apology from Congress MPs for alleged misbehaviour with Smriti Irani
The Government on Monday sought an unconditional apology from two Congress MPs for their alleged misbehaviour with Union Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha.
Order on AGR applies to all telecom licensees: Ravi Shankar Prasad
“While most of the licensees of DoT were not direct party to the dispute, the ratio of the judgement will be applicable on all the licensees,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, answering a question in the Lok Sabha. This implies that companies with even minor telecom businesses may have to pay dues based on their entire revenue with retrospective effect.
Government not to remain postman in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Prasad said there is a process while appointing judges of high courts and the Supreme Court and a collegium of senior judges recommends names to the government for appointment of judges.
4,000 passports delivered across Jammu, Kashmir region post Aug 5: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"There was no suspension of postal services in Kashmir post August 5, 2019" and rather India Post has done a commendable job including delivery of 4,000 passports, Prasad said during Question Hour in the Upper House.
NHRC begins on-the-spot probe into Hyderabad encounter killings amid raging debate on police action
The team from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) visited Chattanpalli village, about 50 kms from here, where the alleged encounter took place. A short distance away the victim's charred body was found after she was allegedly gang-raped, smothered and set afire on the night of November 27.
Law minister urges CJI to ensure mechanism to monitor quick disposal of rape cases
The minister said there are 704 fast-track courts for heinous offences and others and the government is in the process of setting up 1,123 dedicated courts for POCSO and rape offences. "In the law relating to women violence, we have already laid down capital punishment and other severe punishment including completion of trial in two months time," he added.
Law minister plans to clear backlog in 1 year with fast-track courts
The combined data for rape and Pocso Act cases are of March 31, 2018, and those of only Pocso Act cases are of June 2019, both supplied by the HCs, having a time lag of a little over a year. However, the current status of the number of Pocso Act and other rape cases is unlikely to be too different from the available data set.
Modi govt inherited high cost of mobile internet from UPA govt: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"The mobile phone mess was the scam-tainted legacy of UPA. We have set it right, expanded mobile telephony with consumer satisfaction. Also Committed to making BSNL/ MTNL professional and profitable," Prasad said a day after Congress alleged that private operators were set to gain Rs 36,000 crore every month from the tariff hikes.
Global Warming: India, others call out developed countries for failing to meet target
India along with China, Brazil and a handful of developing countries are calling out developed countries for failing to meet the targets that had to be achieved by 2020. These countries have moved a proposal that will require industrialised countries to meet their obligations of reducing emissions, and to provide financial and tech support to developed nations.
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