January 25, 2022 05:19 (IST)
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New IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tells Twitter 'law of the land is supreme'

New Delhi/IBNS: New IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has signalled to Twitter that it must do all it takes to abide by the new IT rules emphasising that the "law of the land is supreme", after taking charge of the office from his predecessor Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle: Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad quit

New Delhi:  Senior Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad have quit their positions, just ahead of a crucial reshuffle of PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet on Wednesday.

Ravi Shankar Prasad praises Google, Facebook for compliance with new Indian IT rules

New Delhi/IBNS: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said removal of offensive posts by social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Google in pursuance of the new IT rules is a "big step towards transparency".

Shashi Tharoor too faces Twitter lockout after he posts for Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said his Twitter account too was briefly locked out after he posted an explainer on why Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was blocked from posting from his handle.

Twitter blocks IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account for an hour over breach of US copyright laws

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said Twitter blocked his account for nearly an hour over complaints that he violated copyright laws by posting video clips of himself from television programmes.

Mamata Banerjee didn't allow DM to speak in Modi's Covid meeting: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi/IBNS: Countering West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the former did not allow her District Magistrate (DM) to speak in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Covid-19 meeting held on Thursday.

Requesting EC with folded hands to club remaining election phases: Mamata over Covid-19 spike

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday once again appealed to the poll body to club the remaining three phases of ongoing state elections to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.

India not facing vaccine crisis: Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back at Rahul Gandhi over letter to PM

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday launched a scathing attack on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi after the latter wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to accelerate the Covid vaccine production and inoculation with the second wave of the pandemic hitting hard in India.

Anil Deshmukh meets Uddhav Thackeray amid oppositions' demand for his resignation

Mumbai/IBNS: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday night met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray amid oppositions' demand for his resignations over corruption allegations levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

Centre announces new guidelines to regulate online news, social media and OTT platforms

New Delhi/IBNS : The Centre today stated that it framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders.

Amazon India to commence Electronic Devices Manufacturing in India

New Delhi: Amazon India on Tuesday announced to start manufacturing of electronics products from India.  

Govt to set up Digital Intelligence Unit to probe financial frauds

New Delhi/UNI: The government on Monday directed officials to set up a Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) to coordinate with various stakeholders in investigating fraudulent activity involving telecom resources.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Twitter over mechanism to check fake news

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to both the central government and Twitter on a mechanism to check fake news, hate messages, seditious and incendiary content on the micro-blogging site, media reports said.

Social media sites in India have to follow law of the land : Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Taking a stern stand, the government on Thursday said the social media companies will have to completely abide by the Indian laws or face strict action.

Govt to open 1K additional Mandis for farmers: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Patna/UNI: Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that 1,000 additional Mandis will be established across the country to help the farmers to sell their produce digitally with just one click while lauding the farmers for doing business worth Rs 1.40 lakh crore through the platform.