Night slot likely for adult shows
Get ready for a new television age, one that allows late night adult content and protects your privacy.
A new draft content code by the central government specifies watershed timing of 11 pm to 4 am to show adult shows, provided the programme has an ‘A’ certification from the Censor Board. Till now, movies or music albums certified as fit for viewing under the Universally Adult (UA) rating are allowed.
This meets the promise made by Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who had said that those who want to watch adult content should keep awake late to watch adult movies.
Naresh Chahal of Indian Broadcasters Foundation welcomed the watershed timing. “It is a good thing. People who cannot afford high ticket prices at cinemas will get good content on television,” he said.
The new content code that the ministry will discuss with the television industry on Thursday mentions that those violating privacy of an individual or a group will face action ranging from suspension of transmission to a ban on the channel for a certain period.
This, industry officials believe, will most hurt the interest of news channels which show sting operations. “Judging whether someone’s privacy has been violated is very subjective,” said an official with a media company, requesting anonymity.
The new content code tries to define contentious issues like obscenity and showing women in bad light. Ministry officials said the content code would be part of the Broadcast Regulation Bill likely to be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament. The code is expected to face stiff opposition from the television industry on Thursday.
The Union animal husbandry and dairying minister, Parshottam Rupala, who was in Chandigarh on Tuesday to review the situation prevalent due to the lumpy skin disease (LSD) in livestock, said that so far eight Haryana districts have remained unaffected by this disease. “The Union minister said the Haryana government has been making efforts to tackle this disease,” an official spokesperson said. Among the most affected districts are Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Palwal.
Spurring medal-winning sportspersons from Haryana to help train sportspersons who can bring more medals at international sporting events, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday gave the slogan of 'Padak Lao Padak Badhao' to the players of the state. The CM, who was speaking at a function organised in Gurugram in honour the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medal winners, said that medal-winning players will have to prepare five-10 players like themselves.
Two miscreants have allegedly snatched Rs 8 lakh from a labour contractor at a railway station in Karnal. Police said the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Sita Ram of Nilokheri, reached the railway station to board a train. After receiving the information, a police team reached the spot and started investigations. In his police complaint, Sita Ram alleged that his brother-in-law Umesh has a contract to provide labourers to brick kilns.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has called upon the people of the state to take a pledge to accomplish the 'Panch Pran' (five resolves) given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a developed country by 2047, and ensure their contribution towards transforming the county into a potential superpower of the world.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to notify the Uttar Pradesh Jail Manual 2022 to replace the one that came into force during British rule in 1941, and has been amended several times since. It classifies the state's prisons into four categories with inmate populations ranging from 1,000 to 2,000. Pregnant women will be given additional nutritious food. Jails will have playing areas for children with mothers held in prisons.