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Explained! Why Modi’ govt’s bill to extend quota for SC/STs by 10 years does not need ratification by states

The bill will amend the Constitution after receiving the Presidential assent once it is passed by the Rajya Sabha.

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Lok Sabha approves Constitutional Amendment Bill to extend quota for SC/STs in legislatures

The bill extends the reservation of seats for SC/STs in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years.

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Modi govt tables bill to extend reservation of SC/STs in legislatures by another 10 years

The 126th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeks to extend this special provision of reservation of seats for members of SC/ST communities till January 2030.

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BSNL-MTNL Merger: Five factors that averted crisis, saved BSNL from closure

BSNL-MTNL revival package includes allocation of 4G spectrum, VRS to employees, monetisation of land assets and raising money through sovereign bonds.

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India moving on fast lane of $1 trillion digital economy but data security important, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Google for India event was held in New Delhi for the fifth time on September 19

SC/ST Act: Supreme Court agrees to open court hearing on Centre’s review petition, hearing at 2pm

A major controversy erupted last month when the top court diluted certain provisions in the law, prohibiting automatic arrest of government servants among others.

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SC/ST Act: Centre ‘doesn’t agree with apex court ruling’, files review petition in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court had last month diluted stringent provisions in the SC/ST Act. The order triggered a nationwide outrage with opposition parties alleging that the changes made by the court will make the law ineffective.

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SC/ST Act: Under pressure from Opposition, Centre to file review petition in Supreme Court today

The Supreme Court had last month diluted certain provisions under the SC/ST Act including to stop automatic arrest of government servants on mere complaints filed against them. The court had said that it was needed to stop mi

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SC/ST Act: Centre approves filling of review petition in Supreme Court

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government has taken note of the directives of the apex court about laying down new norms and will soon do the needful.

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Facebook data breach row: Centre asks Mark Zuckerberg’s firm to share information by April 7

Ever since the data breach row erupted, Facebook is facing ire from various world quarters for misusing personal information of its users' without their knowledge.

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Narendra Modi reforms drive gets boost, Cabinet clears insurance PSU stake sale, announces MSME ‘package’, more

The credit guarantee trust’s assets will be increased to Rs 7500 crores by government, said Arun Jaitley.

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BJP National Executive meet in UP: Ravi Shankar Prasad targets Congress, SP; praises Modi govt for ‘no corruption’

Agressively targeting Congress and Samajwadi Party at the BJP National Executive meeting, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said, "Two years of Modi government have been of "No corruption government". However, 10 years of Congres

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India Post Payments Bank will serve cause of Antyodaya: Ravi Shankar Prasad

As the Department of Posts is gearing up to set up a payments bank, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday wrote to its employees saying India Post Payments Bank...

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Scams, corruption things of past now: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the Modi government is free of scandals and corruption and is committed to providing good governance.

Postal Dept’s Payments Bank to have 3.5 lakh employees

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today asked Department of Posts to hasten process of setting up all 650 payments bank branches by September 2017.

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Not scared of any ‘threat’: Modi government to Finmeccanica

Govt today reacted sharply to Finmeccanica's warning to reassess ongoing projects of supplying components to India, which has initiated process of blacklisting the Italian firm, saying no threat can scare it.

Chennai Metro Rail project to India Post payments bank proposal: 8 key decisions taken by PM Modi-led Cabinet today

From extension of Chennai Metro Rail project to proposal to set up India Post payments bank, the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a slew of decisions.

Cabinet clears India Post’s payments bank proposal

Government today cleared proposal to set up India Post payments bank with a corpus of Rs 800 crore and has plans to have 650 branches operational by September 2017, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

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Umang aggregator app: New ‘common’ mobile app to give access to over 1,000 govt services, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Government is working on a mobile application which will give access to over 1,000 services from Centre and state governments and would be launched by December 2016, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Call drops: Ready to consider punitive powers for Trai says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The communications ministry is ready to consider any proposal to empower the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and give it punitive powers, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday

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Ravi Shankar Prasad directs DoT to look into call drop masking tech  

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has directed the Department of Telecom to look into the call drop masking technology being used by mobile service providers.

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Receiving Gangajal by post from Haridwar, Rishikesh to be a reality soon

Receiving Ganga water by post could be a reality soon as the government endeavours to tap the e-commerce platform to bring the holy water at the doorsteps.

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Satya Nadella in India: Microsoft CEO says it’s about celebrating tech that India creates

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who is on his third trip to India in just seven months, met MoS Finance Jayant Sinha and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Will continue to raise H-1B, L1 visa fee hike with US: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Centre will continue to take up the issue of hike in visa fees for Indian software professionals working in the US at the highest level with that government, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

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India Post payments bank will be functional by March 17: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India Post's payments bank will start functioning from March 2017 and serve as a wider platform to implement financial inclusion programmes, IT & Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

I don’t understand self-regulation on call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Almost a week after Bharti Airtel's announcement to adopt self-regulation for addressing instances of call drops, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday came down heavily on operators to improve the quality of service

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Govt to auction 2,000 mhz of spectrum in 2-3 months: Ravi Shankar Prasad

In what could be the biggest ever sale of telecom airwaves, government will auction 2,000 megahertz of spectrum in the next 2-3 months, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

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