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Accessible cinema: Govt asks filmmakers to make audio descriptions part of production

However, since the costs for audio descriptions increase to about 2.5 lakhs per film, a film at least needs to release in 700 screens.

Display credits of serials in Hindi, regional languages too, I&B ministry tells TV channels

The ministry said the move is aimed at enhancing the outreach and benefit TV viewers of the country.


NaMo TV on special DTH platform, not in our purview: I&B to Election Commission

The ministry has apparently said that there is a legal loophole for such services and it is up to the EC to take a call on them, or ask the ministry to plug the loopholes.

I&B to drop paid news regulation in draft Bill

The Election Commission of India has certain rules on paid news in place, under which it disqualified Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra for three years in June 2017.

I&B Ministry waives processing fee for devotional TV channels

Last year, the government imposed the processing fee for non-news channels, with national TV channels being asked to pay Rs 1 lakh for temporary uplinking and downlinking, while for regional channels the fee was Rs 50,000.

Celebrate I-day on Aug 15, not Aug 14: Govt to start campaign

"Many schools and other institutions celebrate August 15 a day earlier and declare a holiday on Independence Day. We just want to request such organisations to refrain from doing so," a tourism ministry official said.


Congress hits out at BJP and RSS for denying the screening of film based on Rohit Vemula

The films which need to be screened at film festivals do not require a certificate from the CBFC, but they must have a censor exemption certificate from the concerned Ministry as without the exemption, no documentary film can be screened at any festival.

Film heritage mission sets the reel rolling

National Film Archive of India begins process to hire consultants and experts

Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map, off air for 5 days

Earlier in an order, I&B ministry had said that it had come to its notice that Al Jazeera had shown a wrong map of India in some of its broadcasts.

DU working on one module for community radio stations

The module will be tested at DU’s community radio station and suggestions from experts will be be sought before it is proposed to I&B Ministry

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Jaitley meets school media contest winners

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The winners of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Republic Day School Media Contest met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and veteran Indian shooter and politician Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday. The winners were awarded certificates and prizes for their contribution. The contests were held on Ministry's Facebook and Twitter page, where graffiti were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the government. The competition was open for a fortnight from 1 to 14 January.