Articles about Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Over 1,400 filmmakers-actors sign letter protesting proposed Cinematograph Act amendments

30 Jun 2021

Over 1,400 filmmakers-actors sign letter protesting proposed Cinematograph Act amendments

In a major change to the censorship laws over entertainment endeavors in the country, the Indian government will be able to review any movie, even after it has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

25 Jun 2021

Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

Triggering a fresh controversy, microblogging platform Twitter on Friday blocked Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad's account allegedly over complaints of violation of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

News media firms move Madras HC over new IT rules

24 Jun 2021

News media firms move Madras HC over new IT rules

Digital News Publishers Association - a 13-member group of the country's biggest news media firms - has challenged the constitutional relevance of the central government's new Information Technology rules (IT Rules, 2021) in the Madras High Court.

Cinema halls, theaters allowed 100% capacity from February 1

31 Jan 2021

Cinema halls, theaters allowed 100% capacity from February 1

The central government has allowed cinema halls and theaters to function with 100% capacity from Monday (February 1).

Government considering common code of conduct for TV channels

17 Nov 2020

Government considering common code of conduct for TV channels

The central government is considering a new code of conduct for television channels, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

02 Oct 2020

What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

Unlock 5.0 is particularly relieving for cinema buffs in India.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

30 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for reopening of more activities as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

28 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice

17 Sep 2020

Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice

Actor Rakul Preet Singh has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court alleging a "media trial" over reports that she was named by arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty among those in Bollywood who consumed drugs.

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

17 Sep 2020

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must think about laying guidelines for digital media before it takes similar steps for the electronic media, the Centre said on Thursday through an affidavit.

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

07 Mar 2020

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

Is government planning to censor streaming platforms

04 Mar 2020

Is government planning to censor streaming platforms

The clock is ticking fast for streaming platforms in India as the government wants them to finalize a self-regulatory code of conduct in 100 days.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

06 Nov 2019

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

14 Aug 2019

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

The All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) banned popular singer Mika Singh yesterday from the Indian film industry, over his performance at a wedding function in Karachi, Pakistan, at a time when India-Pakistan relations are abysmal.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

25 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

The political heat in the nation has become directly proportional to mercury. Tensions are running high and a lot is at stake for parties.

NaMo TV an advertisement platform, doesn't require government nod: I&B

06 Apr 2019

NaMo TV an advertisement platform, doesn't require government nod: I&B

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) is learned to have responded to an Election Commission notice on NaMo TV yesterday, saying it is an advertisement platform launched by DTH service providers, which doesn't require government nod.

#FreeFromCensorship: Netflix contradicts 'The Print' reports, denies censoring content

16 Nov 2018

#FreeFromCensorship: Netflix contradicts 'The Print' reports, denies censoring content

Streaming giant Netflix has denied reports that it is self-regulating its content after a meeting with the Information & Broadcast Ministry.

#MeToo in AIR: Maneka Gandhi orders probe after allegations surface

15 Nov 2018

#MeToo in AIR: Maneka Gandhi orders probe after allegations surface

After numerous sexual harassment allegations surfaced against All India Radio employees, Woman and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to probe the accusations.

After Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah to become FTII chairman?

02 Nov 2018

After Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah to become FTII chairman?

Anupam Kher's hasty resignation as Film & Television Film Institute Of India (FTII) chairman left everyone surprised.

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

04 Sep 2018

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

12 Aug 2018

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

The government is looking into suggestions by a panel that short films could be made to convey an anti-smoking message to viewers by the "same actor who is depicted as smoking on screen", Anurag Srivastava, the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said.

UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC

03 Aug 2018

UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).

Pakistan: Ban on Indian-films during Eid reduced to one week

05 Jun 2018

Pakistan: Ban on Indian-films during Eid reduced to one week

Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to reduce the ban on the screening of Indian films during Eid from two weeks to one week, clearing the way for the release of Salman Khan-starrer "Race 3" and biopic "Sanju".

Modi government plans to track social media to promote 'nationalism'

30 May 2018

Modi government plans to track social media to promote 'nationalism'

In a bid to boost 'nationalism,' the Narendra Modi-led Center is hiring a team to analyze social media and neutralize "media blitzkriegs by India's adversaries."

Pakistan imposes temporary ban on screening foreign movies during Eid

25 May 2018

Pakistan imposes temporary ban on screening foreign movies during Eid

Pakistan imposed a temporary ban on the exhibition and screening of Indian and other foreign language films during Eid.

Indian film 'Nakkash' makes it to the Cannes film festival

21 May 2018

Indian film 'Nakkash' makes it to the Cannes film festival

Indian film "Nakkash", focused on communal harmony, made it to the recent 71st Cannes film festival which concluded on Saturday.

IIS officers hope new I&B minister will reverse Irani's orders

18 May 2018

IIS officers hope new I&B minister will reverse Irani's orders

Following the removal of Smriti Irani as the Information and Broadcasting minister, the association of Indian Information Service (IIS) officers now wants her orders of mass transfers that were initiated in November 2017 to be reversed.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Smriti removed from I&B Ministry; Piyush gets Finance

14 May 2018

Cabinet Reshuffle: Smriti removed from I&B Ministry; Piyush gets Finance

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, there has been a major cabinet reshuffle in the Modi-led government.

Prasar Bharati-I&B tussle nears close? Former to discuss rightsizing, Free-Dish

14 May 2018

Prasar Bharati-I&B tussle nears close? Former to discuss rightsizing, Free-Dish

After months of a standoff with the I&B Ministry, the Prasar Bharati (PB) board is expected to discuss key issues of contention at a board meeting today.

National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition; winners boycott ceremony

04 May 2018

National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition; winners boycott ceremony

The 65th National Film Awards, held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, has been marred with controversy.

President giving only 11 National-Film-Awards; 60+ recipients to skip ceremony

03 May 2018

President giving only 11 National-Film-Awards; 60+ recipients to skip ceremony

More than 60 National Film Awards recipients today said they will skip the ceremony this evening because President Ram Nath Kovind will be presenting only 11 awards, a departure from established tradition.

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

16 Apr 2018

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

The Congress today attacked the Modi government over its proposal to install a chip in television set-top boxes to ascertain viewership data, dubbing the move a serious breach of privacy and the "next stage of surveillance".

Casting-couch: MAA gives in, withdraws the ban on Sri Reddy

13 Apr 2018

Casting-couch: MAA gives in, withdraws the ban on Sri Reddy

After the National Human Rights Commission slapped notices on the Telangana government and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding the practice of casting couch in Tollywood, the Movie Artists Association (MAA) has lifted the ban on Sri Reddy.

I&B to form committee to regulate online media in India

06 Apr 2018

I&B to form committee to regulate online media in India

A day after the government cancelled a controversial 'fake news' circular, the I&B Ministry has decided to constitute a committee to frame guidelines for online media.

India cracks down on journalists producing fake news

03 Apr 2018

India cracks down on journalists producing fake news

To check the spread of fake news, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on Monday that journalists found guilty of producing or broadcasting it would lose their accreditation with the Press Information Bureau.

Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

23 Mar 2018

Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

Smriti Irani once claimed "an ideological umbilical cord with BJP." Her grandfather was a swayamsevak and mother, a booth-activist.

I&B Ministry transfers Officer-Association Chief who complained about "mass transfers"

01 Mar 2018

I&B Ministry transfers Officer-Association Chief who complained about "mass transfers"

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has transferred IIS Group A Officers' Association President Anindya Sengupta with immediate effect, according to an order.

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

13 Dec 2017

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

At a time when the noise around condom use should be louder than ever, the I&B Ministry silenced it completely.