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  • Biggest iPhone manufacturing unit coming up near Hosur; to employ 60,000 people: Vaishnaw Nov 15, 2022 08:31 PM IST

    Biggest iPhone manufacturing unit coming up near Hosur; to employ 60,000 people: Vaishnaw

    While speaking at the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas ceremony, Vaishnaw said that six thousand tribal women residing near Ranchi and Hazaribagh have been trained for making iPhones.

  • Survey work going on for bullet train project in Varanasi, says Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Nov 05, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Survey work going on for bullet train project in Varanasi, says Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Plans are also afoot to connect Kashi station with air and water routes and its design is being worked on, Vaishnaw said.

  • Amendment of intermediary guidelines aimed at protection of online users: Ashwini Vaishnaw Oct 29, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Amendment of intermediary guidelines aimed at protection of online users: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Soon after the tweaks in IT rules were notified on Friday, Vaishnaw said, The focus of the amendment of intermediary guidelines is on the protection of online users.

  • Industry body representing Google, Meta, Apple opposes draft telecom bill citing threat to encryption Oct 25, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Industry body representing Google, Meta, Apple opposes draft telecom bill citing threat to encryption

    The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) urged the government to keep over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Signal out of the ambit of the bill, and also to “reconsider the Draft Bill in its entirety”.

  • At least 4 cities of Odisha to get 5G services by March 2023: Ashwini Vaishnaw Oct 17, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    At least 4 cities of Odisha to get 5G services by March 2023: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Around 200 big cities in the country will be covered in the first phase of the launch of 5G services, and it will be subsequently extended to towns and rural areas, he said on the sidelines of a programme here.

  • 200 railway stations across country to be revamped with modern facilities: Ashwini Vaishnaw Oct 03, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    200 railway stations across country to be revamped with modern facilities: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Ashwini Vaishnaw attended the foundation stone laying ceremony for a coach maintenance factory at the Aurangabad railway station in Maharashtra.

  • BSNL to launch 5G services by August 2023, says Ashwini Vaishnaw Oct 02, 2022 02:05 PM IST

    BSNL to launch 5G services by August 2023, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

    The communications minister said 5G services would be made available in more than 200 Indian cities over the next six months

  • Mumbai's CSMT Railway Station redevelopment plan: All you need to know Sep 28, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Mumbai's CSMT Railway Station redevelopment plan: All you need to know

    Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said CSMT's heritage building won't be touched but buildings nearby will be re-developed.

  • Telecom bill doesn't force decryption of OTT messages: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 23, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    Telecom bill doesn't force decryption of OTT messages: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    The new telecom bill is expected to take 6-10 months to become law, but the government is not in a hurry, says the telecom and IT minister

  • New data protection bill draft in next few days: IT Minister Sep 22, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    New data protection bill draft in next few days: IT Minister

    Vaishnaw said the joint parliamentary committee which went through the original draft suggested 88 amendments to a bill of 91 sections, which led the government to decide that there was "no option" but to withdraw the original bill completely.

  • Explained: What the draft telecommunications Bill says about surveillance, network shutdowns Sep 22, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Explained: What the draft telecommunications Bill says about surveillance, network shutdowns

    The Ministry of Communications has released the draft of the Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022. The draft says that the Centre can bring in measures that would require the consent of users for receiving ads and messages offering business opportunities, real-estate deals, etc.

  • Drafting of new data protection bill almost complete as Centre to introduce it in parliament by budget session: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 19, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Drafting of new data protection bill almost complete as Centre to introduce it in parliament by budget session: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Also, the upcoming telecom bill will be introduced in the next 8-10 days, which has been drafted with the aim of being technology-neutral and ensuring user protection, said Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister of electronics and information technology, and communications

  • TRAI has a lot to learn from RBI Sep 16, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    TRAI has a lot to learn from RBI

    Any tightening is meaningless without effective enforcement. And TRAI’s track record on enforcement does not engender confidence

  • Odisha to get 5G service in first phase of launch: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 16, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    Odisha to get 5G service in first phase of launch: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Around 13 cities are likely to get 5G telecom service across the country in the first phase.

  • Railways floats tender to make 80,000 'Make in India' wheels every year: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 09, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Railways floats tender to make 80,000 'Make in India' wheels every year: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Addressing a press briefing, Vaishnaw said the tender will be awarded on the condition that the plant will be exporter of wheels too and the export market will be Europe.

  • New Data Protection Bill, Digital India Act to make online world more accountable: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 05, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    New Data Protection Bill, Digital India Act to make online world more accountable: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union minister in the electronics and information technology Ashwini Vaishnaw also said that the government will be floating a new telecom bill, and requested stakeholders to provide their suggestions on the draft

  • Railways subsiding train travel by 55%, spent Rs 62,000 cr last year: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Aug 23, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    Railways subsiding train travel by 55%, spent Rs 62,000 cr last year: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    On Tuesday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that the Railways provides a discount of 55% to its customers and spent Rs 62,000 crore on the subsidy last year.

  • Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks telecom companies to gear up for 5G launch Aug 18, 2022 11:25 AM IST

    Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks telecom companies to gear up for 5G launch

    In a first, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued spectrum assignment letters on the same day the successful bidders of radio waves made upfront payments.

  • Watch: India's longest, heaviest freight train Super Vasuki makes its debut Aug 16, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    Watch: India's longest, heaviest freight train Super Vasuki makes its debut

    The 3.5 km long Super Vasuki carried a load of about 27,000 tonne of coal in its maiden run. It was the highest quantity of fuel ever transported by the Indian Railways in a single train arrangement.

  • Rail Board is not keen to fully restore all concession for senior citizens: Sources Aug 12, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    Rail Board is not keen to fully restore all concession for senior citizens: Sources

    The debate on restoring concessions for elderly citizens has been on for nearly a year now, after rail passenger volumes reached pre-COVID levels. Senior citizens across India have also been protesting demanding the restoration of concessions in railway fares.

  • Indian Railways receives 297 proposals under 'StartUps for Railways' initiative Aug 12, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    Indian Railways receives 297 proposals under 'StartUps for Railways' initiative

    Railways officials said that the Railway Board will study the proposals that have come in and shortlist the startups whose solutions seem viable by the end of the year.

  • People should be top priority in data protection law: Justice Srikrishna Aug 09, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    People should be top priority in data protection law: Justice Srikrishna

    The former Supreme Court judge said it’s understandable that the government wants to come up with a better data protection law as the various iterations of the bill were a “hotchpotch.”

  • Indian Railways lists 1,253 stations for revamp under Adarsh Scheme in 2022-23 Aug 06, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Indian Railways lists 1,253 stations for revamp under Adarsh Scheme in 2022-23

    The Minister made the announcement while giving a written reply to a query of BJP MP Narhari Amin.

  • Railways aims for better fiscal health; parliament debates cut in concessions Aug 05, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    Railways aims for better fiscal health; parliament debates cut in concessions

    The standing parliamentary committee requested that senior citizen concessions be brought back while scrutinising concessions to railway employees.

  • Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Aug 03, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar reiterated that the withdrawal of the bill doesn't change anything about data privacy in India.