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I&B Ministry snatched from Smriti Irani in Modi govt's cabinet reshuffle

I&B Ministry snatched from Smriti Irani in Modi govt’s cabinet reshuffle: A look back at her controversial tenure

This is the second time that Smriti Irani has been moved from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted from the HRD Ministry to the relatively low-profile Textile Ministry.

Cabinet reshuffle: Smriti Irani removed as I&B minister, Piyush Goyal gets finance till Jaitley recovers

Besides this, Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore was given additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry which was till now under Smriti Irani.

Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s daughter Moneeza Hashmi dropped as speaker at I&B event

The 15th Asia Media Summit, held in India for the first time, was hosted by two autonomous bodies of the I&B Ministry. The three-day summit ended on Saturday.

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Time for laws, rules to regulate digital media: I&B Minister Smriti Irani

India is expected to have nearly 969 million Internet users in the next three years, Irani said. “This is the time to put laws, ethics and rules into place which helps us balance out the industry, so that we don’t have one dominant player,” she said.

Smriti Irani waits for the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ post credit scene; Netizens call her the ‘coolest minister’

Avengers: Infinity War: Much like most Marvel films, the latest movie had a snippet at the end after the credits rolled out. Turns out that the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani also waits for it.

Smriti Irani 'stalking' case: Four booked for stalking, intent to insult modesty of woman

I&B rewrites its letter firing NFDC chief, drops all charges against her

The I&B Ministry was forced to issue a fresh termination order on April 24 removing Paragraph 2 in the first sacking order of February 27 which had cited irregularities and “failure to adhere to prescribed procedures” by Gupta as reasons for firing her from the post of NFDC Managing Director.

China regulator bans TV parodies amid content crackdown

Chip in TV set-top boxes: Why govt wants ‘accurate’ viewership data

What is the background and relevance of the discussion between TRAI and the Ministry?

Smriti Irani 'stalking' case: Four booked for stalking, intent to insult modesty of woman

Smriti Irani ‘stalking’ case: Four DU students booked for stalking, intent to insult modesty of woman

The Delhi Police have filed a chargesheet against four people for allegedly stalking Union Minister Smriti Irani last year while she was returning to her residence in Chanakyapuri in the national capital from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

I&B Ministry snatched from Smriti Irani in Modi govt's cabinet reshuffle

I&B ministry proposes installing chips in set top boxes, Congress dubs govt as ‘surveillance sarkar’

The proposal was moved by the Smriti Irani led I&B Ministry. Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Smriti Irani wanted to now know what shows people watch within the four walls of their bedrooms.

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Breaking Down News: Beyond the Headlines

Fake news, empty threats and what a summary suspension of a journalist’s accreditation could mean

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Once bitten, not shy

Thwarted in its bid to muzzle the press, the I&B ministry has launched a flank attack by targeting news online.

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I&B sets up panel to frame regulations for online news portals

The ten-member committee will be headed by the I&B Secretary.

Telescope: We have been warned

On fake news rules, was Smriti Irani overreaching or a scapegoat? Does it matter?

Annoyed over 'tone and timing' of fake news order, PM Modi cancels I&B Minister's punish-journalist directive

Damage control by PM Narendra Modi, he orders Smriti Irani’s punish-journalist directive withdrawn

Sources said that the PMO was “not consulted” and was unaware of Irani’s directive until it became public. “A fuming Prime Minister told his office to direct the I&B Ministry to withdraw the directive with immediate effect,” said an official.

In repeated govt attempts to gag media, broadly similar scripts ending in rollback

Before this week, governments have pushed the narrative of ‘fake’ or ‘false’ news earlier in 1982, 1988, and 2017. The circumstances and fallouts of attempts at putting curbs on journalists have several similarities. A recall of the battles for media freedom in India.