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Rahul vs Prasad: Who’s for Net Neutrality?

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the NDA government of floating a “trial balloon” on net neutrality whereas Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad equivocally advocated for a free and fair access to the Intenet. In his second intervention in the Lok Sabha since his return from a 56-day sabbatical, Gandhi raised the issue of net neutrality ...

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Raw, Rustic Row Over ‘Lady Colour’ by Sharad Yadav Fails to Die down

As expected, the Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed a furore over Sharad Yadav’s raw remarks on women’s complexion, as  he had to face Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on the subject. The comments created a ruckus in the upper house after union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the member to withdraw his comments. The Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav ...

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3 Indians among 100 Short-Listed to go to Mars; New Round to Apply Again Opens Soon

Finally 2 Indian women and one man have been short listed among the 100 applicants selected for the next round of prospective passengersto go on a one-way trip to Mars in 2014. Announcing the list, the Netherlands-based firm Mars One said only 100 have been selected from among 202,586 applicants, and they will proceed to the next round of the ...

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Internet economy can reach $200 billion by 2020: IT Minister

Faster computer literacy and internet access in India can help the internet-based economy touch $200 billion by 2020 to contribute five percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. “For the internet economy to touch $200 billion by 2020 that will contribute five percent of GDP, we need to move ...

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