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'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.

Govt asks TV channels to display title, credits in serials in regional languages too

June 15, 2019 3:07 am

A statement from I&B ministry reads, “It has come to the notice of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting that several Hindi and Regional Language TV channels display the castings/credits/titles of Hindi and regional language TV serials only in English."

I&B Ministry forms committee to regulate online media

April 05, 2018 9:46 pm

This committee will, the I&B Ministry said, “delineate the sphere of online information dissemination which needs to be brought under regulation, on the lines applicable to print and electronic media".

Issue is autonomy

March 02, 2018 12:01 am

Prasar Bharati, accustomed to being leaned on, is pushing back. Government must back off

Officers' body chief, who wrote to PMO on transfers by I&B Ministry, shifted

March 01, 2018 11:06 am

The letter to the PMO said the ministry had issued a number of transfer orders, affecting one-fourth (around 140 officers out of less than 500 Group A officers) of the IIS cadre, in the past two months.

I&B mulls social media hub to get feedback, mould perception

January 29, 2018 5:09 am

The platform will also be expected to provide automated reports, tactical insights and comprehensive workflows to initiate engagement across digital channels, and should enable publishing features to help disseminate information.

I&B Ministry drops S Durga and Nude from IFFI Goa without consulting jury

November 11, 2017 1:55 pm

The I&B Ministry has taken it upon themselves to decide the films that will be screened under the India Panorama Section at IFFI, Goa. They dropped Ravi Jadhav's Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga without consulting the 13-member jury.