Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: News
23 Jan 2023BBC
BBC Modi documentary: Opposition slams 'censorship'; shares alternative documentary links
Tearing into the central government, Opposition leaders have slammed it over the removal of the BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from YouTube and Twitter.
21 Jan 2023Central Government
Centre endorses revenue-sharing model for tech giants, news publishers
The Centre on Saturday said that news publishers must get a "fair share" of revenue from the big tech companies for content.
21 Jan 2023Narendra Modi
India blocks videos, tweets of BBC documentary on PM Modi
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) directed to block of YouTube videos linked to the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, ANI reported quoting sources.
23 Dec 2022Indian Government
Centre blocks several YouTube, social media accounts for spreading misinformation
The Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, said that the Indian government blocked 104 YouTube channels, 45 videos, four Facebook accounts, three Instagram accounts, five Twitter handles, and six websites.
28 Nov 2022Government of India
Airing of 'national interest' content daily mandatory from January 1
The policy of mandating TV channels to air content of 'national interest' for 30 minutes every day is likely to come into effect from the beginning of 2023.
18 Aug 2022Jammu And Kashmir
Government blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading disinformation, anti-India content
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has banned eight YouTube channels for spreading disinformation related to India's national security, foreign relations, and public order.
26 Apr 2022Netflix
'Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan': Netflix, I&B collaborate for women-centric tales
Netflix and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) announced the launch of a series of short videos, Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan, on Tuesday.
23 Apr 2022Delhi Police
Delhi violence: I&B Ministry pulls up TV channels over coverage
The Centre has directed TV channels not to broadcast any "provocative" content, a week after communal clashes broke out in Delhi's Jahangirpuri during a religious procession.
05 Apr 2022Twitter
Several YouTube channels, social media accounts blocked for anti-India content
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 18 Indian and four Pakistani YouTube channels and multiple social media accounts for spreading fake news and anti-India content.
02 Feb 2022Twitter
Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report
In the latest altercation between the government and tech giants, officials had heated discussions with Facebook, Google, and Twitter over their failure to proactively remove "fake news" from their platforms, reports citing Reuters sources claimed.
30 Jun 2021Bollywood
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).
25 Jun 2021Twitter
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).
24 Jun 2021India
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.
31 Jan 2021Coronavirus
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).
17 Nov 2020Prakash Javadekar
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.
02 Oct 2020Maharashtra
What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15
Unlock 5.0 is particularly relieving for cinema buffs in India.
30 Sep 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
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.
28 Sep 2020West Bengal
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'.
17 Sep 2020Twitter
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.
07 Mar 2020Prakash Javadekar
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.
04 Mar 2020Narendra Modi
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.
25 Apr 2019Narendra Modi
#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.
06 Apr 2019Election Commission of India (ECI)
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.
16 Nov 2018India
#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.
02 Nov 2018India
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.
04 Sep 2018India
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.
12 Aug 2018Goa
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.
03 Aug 2018NITI Aayog
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).
05 Jun 2018Pakistan News
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".
30 May 2018India
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."
25 May 2018Pakistan News
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.
21 May 2018India
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.
18 May 2018Smriti Irani
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.
14 May 2018India
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.
04 May 2018Ram Nath Kovind
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.
03 May 2018India
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.
16 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
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".
13 Apr 2018National Human Rights Commission
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.
06 Apr 2018India
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.
03 Apr 2018India
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.