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Will take strict action against those spreading false information on social media platforms: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

April 26, 2022 9:52 pm

The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “The Government of India has once again blocked 16 YouTube channels and portals. This has happened for the fifth time."

Centre blocks 'SFJ-linked' Punjab Politics TV's apps, website, social media accounts

February 23, 2022 2:24 am

The I&B Ministry said that it has “ordered blocking of apps, website, and social media accounts of foreign-based ‘Punjab Politics TV’ having close links with Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), an organisation that has been declared unlawful under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967”.

Explained: I&B Ministry's powers to regulate content on TV, other platforms

February 08, 2022 9:08 am

On January 31, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry barred the transmission of Malayalam news channel Media One citing 'security reasons'. Hours later, the Kerala High Court granted a stay, allowing the channel to continue functioning. What powers does the I&B Ministry have?

Govt orders blocking of 20 YouTube channels, 2 websites for 'anti-India propaganda'

December 21, 2021 7:12 pm

“The channels and websites belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan and spreading fake news about various sensitive subjects related to India,” a statement issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said.

Centre to frame model film facilitation policy to make filmmaking easier in India: I&B secretary

November 09, 2021 4:03 pm

The Tourism Ministry in association with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry organised a symposium in Mumbai to promote film tourism by enhancing opportunities in India for film shootings.

I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels to air messages for Covid-appropriate behaviour

October 24, 2021 7:41 am

Noting that “vaccination was one of the main interventions in stopping the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, PM Modi, it said “has emphasised that we must continue to exercise precaution” by following Covid appropriate behaviour.

'Sad day for cinema': Film Certification Appellate Tribunal abolished, Vishal Bhardwaj, Richa Chadha, Hansal Mehta criticise move

April 08, 2021 12:04 pm

With Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) being abolished, film producers distressed with CBFC not granting them a certificate, will now have to approach the high court directly.

Don’t need sermons: Government hits out at report

March 06, 2021 6:39 am

Asked about the report, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “The political judgements of Freedom House are as inaccurate and distorted as their maps.” He was referring to a wrongful depiction of India’s map by Freedom House.

Panel looking into TRP system submits report to Broadcasting Ministry

January 13, 2021 9:27 am

After panel submitted its report, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar hinted that the recommendations include increasing the number of meters that are installed in households to capture television viewership.

News websites, streaming services now under I&B purview

November 11, 2020 12:35 pm

In the absence of any specific laws of online content providers and news platforms, the segment was not directly regulated by any particular ministry and the Information Technology Act, 2000 has provided the overarching legal framework for it.