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I&B ministry to decide if gaming sites that promote gambling can advertise on TV

Though gaming sites that promote gambling have become popular over the last few years, concerns are being raised whether the trend is flouting the Public Gambling Act, 1867
Representational Photo.(© Royalty-Free/CORBIS)
Representational Photo.(© Royalty-Free/CORBIS)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 09:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

Centre brings online news and video content under I&B ministry’s purview

The move is significant as it paves way for regulation of online content, which has been largely free of any control, even as the print and electronic media have been under some form of regulatory ambit or the another
According to a gazette notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat on Monday, film and audio-visual programmes made available by online content providers as well as news and current affairs content by online platforms would come under the I&B ministry(AP File)
According to a gazette notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat on Monday, film and audio-visual programmes made available by online content providers as well as news and current affairs content by online platforms would come under the I&B ministry(AP File)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

Cinema in Covid-19 times: I&B ministry releases norms

Cinemas have been allowed to reopen with 50% of the seating capacity from October 15
In multiplexes, screenings, intervals, and exits will be timed to ensure that films are not screened together in different halls.(HT Photo)
In multiplexes, screenings, intervals, and exits will be timed to ensure that films are not screened together in different halls.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 12:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

I&B ministry may ease norms for live broadcasts by non-news channels

The ministry on Thursday released its draft policy guidelines for uplinking and downlinking TV channels.
According to the new guidelines, general entertainment channels will also be able to carry live broadcasts by registering at the Broadcast Sewa online portal of the ministry. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
According to the new guidelines, general entertainment channels will also be able to carry live broadcasts by registering at the Broadcast Sewa online portal of the ministry. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

After 50 journalists test positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai, I&B Ministry to issue advisory

The minister said an advisory was being issued to all newspaper and media establishments to ensure that adequate care and precautions are taken.
Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that precautions should be taken by all and his ministry was issuing an advisory in this regard.(PTI)
Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that precautions should be taken by all and his ministry was issuing an advisory in this regard.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Unconstitutional interference: Chidambaram on govt’s ban on two TV channels

Chidambaram described the ban as a “travesty of justice” and called for its immediate revocation.
Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P. Chidambaram said the ban on the television channels was an interference on the freedom of the press.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P. Chidambaram said the ban on the television channels was an interference on the freedom of the press.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 09:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

I&B Ministry cautions channels over indecent portrayal of kids in dance reality shows

The I&B Ministry has noticed that several dance-based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies and other popular modes of entertainment.
According to the rules, no programme should be carried on TV which denigrates children, and programmes meant for children should not contain any bad language or explicit scenes of violence.(PTI File photo)
According to the rules, no programme should be carried on TV which denigrates children, and programmes meant for children should not contain any bad language or explicit scenes of violence.(PTI File photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Noida news channel issued notice by I&B ministry

The Noida police had arrested the channel head and editor on June 7, sparking severe backlash from the media community which had called the administrative action “authoritarian”.
Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)
Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi

I&B ministry tells television channels to use term Scheduled Castes, not Dalits

The advisory has so far been issued to private TV channels alone. It was unclear whether newspapers and magazines will also have to consider following the guideline in the future.
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 11:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Write titles and credits in Hindi, ministry tells film makers

The ministry has underlined that since these films are made in Hindi, it is a logical that people who are not familiar with English are not deprived of the information about the actors, the crew and other production details.
The ministry has approached several film federations asking them to run titles and credits in Hindi for Hindi feature films.(HT File Photo)
The ministry has approached several film federations asking them to run titles and credits in Hindi for Hindi feature films.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2018 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

I-B ministry releases Rs 617 crore for salaries of Doordarshan, AIR staff

The money will be spent on salaries for the months of April, May and June.
The funds for disbursal of salaries were withheld earlier this year over a stand-off between the ministry and the Prasar Bharati board.(File Photo)
The funds for disbursal of salaries were withheld earlier this year over a stand-off between the ministry and the Prasar Bharati board.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

I&B Ministry sets up committee to regulate online content

Currently, there are no guidelines for regulation of websites and online content.
Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Modi made U-turn on fake news order after anger mounted, says Rahul Gandhi

One can clearly see a loss of control and panic setting in now, the Congress president says.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks during National Executive meeting at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI file photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks during National Executive meeting at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 08:13 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Crackdown on press freedom no solution to curb fake news, says Amnesty

While intentionally misleading and deceitful reports are a real problem, the solution is not to crack down on press freedom, says executive director of Amnesty International India.
Executive director of Amnesty International India says several government spokespersons have been known to disseminate disinformation which they should know to be false, on social media and on television.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Executive director of Amnesty International India says several government spokespersons have been known to disseminate disinformation which they should know to be false, on social media and on television.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 06:23 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service

Smriti Irani climbs down on fake news order as PM Modi steps in after outcry

Smriti Irani’s ministry had said journalists found guilty of writing or broadcasting “fake news” will have their accreditation withdrawn for a limited period or permanently, depending on the frequency of violations.
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji & Smriti Kak Ramachandran
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