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At present, however, there is no law or autonomous body governing the digital content to monitor and manage these digital contents and it is made available to the public at large without any filter or screening, it said.(File Photo)

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL to regulate OTT platforms

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:59 PM IST
None of the OTT/Streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, and Hotstar have signed the self-regulation provided by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting since February 2020, it said.
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A view inside a Covid-19 testing ward at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, 2020.(Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
A view inside a Covid-19 testing ward at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, 2020.(Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 6.3 million mark with 86,821 fresh cases, 1,181 fatalities

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 10:02 AM IST
A total of 7,56,19,781 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till September 30. Of these, 14,23,052 samples were tested on Wednesday, according to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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Labourers wear protective face masks at a wholesale market in Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Labourers wear protective face masks at a wholesale market in Kolkata.(REUTERS)

Here’s how you can sanitise homemade masks

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Easy methods to keep your masks clean and virus-free
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Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani’s yet-untitled next, starring Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh, has restarted shoot at Filmcity, Goregaon
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani’s yet-untitled next, starring Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh, has restarted shoot at Filmcity, Goregaon

Lights, camera, action: I&B ministry greenlights shoots

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 04:20 PM IST
As the film/TV shoots get a thumbs up from the ministry, the industry insiders feel daily-wage crew members will be the biggest beneficiary of the government’s move
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Cinemas owners are hopeful of getting permissions starting August as part of the Unlock 3.0 relaxations by the government.
Cinemas owners are hopeful of getting permissions starting August as part of the Unlock 3.0 relaxations by the government.

Unlock 3.0: Cinemas hope to get back to business in August but with caution

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:34 PM IST
As film theatres get set to restart next month, we talk to multiplex owners and industry insiders as to how they are prepping for it, and what content will be shown on the big screen.
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The I&B ministry has in the past favoured self-regulation mechanisms. The ministry could consider a similar mechanism for OTT platforms, a person familiar with the developments said.(REUTERS)
The I&B ministry has in the past favoured self-regulation mechanisms. The ministry could consider a similar mechanism for OTT platforms, a person familiar with the developments said.(REUTERS)

I&B proposes to bring OTT content under its purview

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 01:25 AM IST
At present, OTT platforms that are digitally streamed falls under the domain of the Ministry of Information and Technology (IT).
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also recommended the mandatory provisioning of USB port-based common interface for all digital television sets in India.(Shutterstock)
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also recommended the mandatory provisioning of USB port-based common interface for all digital television sets in India.(Shutterstock)

TRAI recommends making set top boxes interoperability mandatory

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 03:29 PM IST
The TRAI also called for the setting up of a coordination committee by the I&B ministry having members from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, TRAI, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and representatives of TV manufacturers.
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Police personnel deployed outside Bandra Masjid as a precautionary measure in view of Supreme Court's historic verdict on the Ayodhya land case.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel deployed outside Bandra Masjid as a precautionary measure in view of Supreme Court's historic verdict on the Ayodhya land case.(PTI Photo)

I&B Ministry issues advisory to channels, cable operators on Ayodhya verdict

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:57 PM IST
According to the Programme Code enshrined under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, no broadcast should contain an attack on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promotes anti-national attitude.
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If no reply is received within the stipulated period, it will be presumed that Colors TV channel has nothing to say in the matter and further action will be taken against it ex-parte, the letter said.(HT image)
If no reply is received within the stipulated period, it will be presumed that Colors TV channel has nothing to say in the matter and further action will be taken against it ex-parte, the letter said.(HT image)

Government issues notice to TV channel over ‘distortion of facts’ in show

By HT Correspondent and PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:51 AM IST
As per the notice, the channel has been asked to give an explanation on the presentation of Maharishi Valmiki, which was raised by the members of the Valmiki community, which took to the streets to protest.
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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a public interest petition (PIL) seeking new guidelines to protect the identities of persons accused of sexual harassment or assault, issuing notices to the government for its view on the demand.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a public interest petition (PIL) seeking new guidelines to protect the identities of persons accused of sexual harassment or assault, issuing notices to the government for its view on the demand.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court to decide if accused in sex offences can stay unnamed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Demands for such curbs have been made several times, most prominently in the aftermath of a suicide by a senior Genpact employee in December.
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In January, HT had reported that the MIB had written to the Indian Motion Pictures Association, Film and Producers Guild of India, Film Federation of India and Indian Films and TV Producers’ Council Of India, among others, to run titles and credits in Hindi for all Hindi feature films. (Photo by @Prakash Javdekar)
In January, HT had reported that the MIB had written to the Indian Motion Pictures Association, Film and Producers Guild of India, Film Federation of India and Indian Films and TV Producers’ Council Of India, among others, to run titles and credits in Hindi for all Hindi feature films. (Photo by @Prakash Javdekar)

Channels get advisory on credit language

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:03 AM IST
Union MIB minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted that this was being done to promote Indian languages.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley.(PTI file photo)
Prime minister Narendra Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley.(PTI file photo)

Arun Jaitley releases a book of PM Modi’s selected speeches

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 11:15 PM IST
The book launch was organised by the ministry of information and broadcasting at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. The compilation runs into five volumes.
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The Delhi Vidhan Sabha has decided to implement the initiative on its own with financial help of Rs 20 crore from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Vidhan Sabha has decided to implement the initiative on its own with financial help of Rs 20 crore from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Assembly may go paperless soon

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 12:31 AM IST
A draft project report estimating a cost of Rs 17.79 crore was submitted to the ministry of information and technology in October 2015.
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BP Singh, director-producer of the popular crime investigation television series C.I.D., will be be the new chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
BP Singh, director-producer of the popular crime investigation television series C.I.D., will be be the new chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)

BP Singh, best known as producer of the CID crime series, named FTII chief

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:34 PM IST
BP Singh, who is an alumnus of the film institute, is currently its vice-chairperson. His appointment comes more than a month after actor Anupam Kher resigned from the position.
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The union government has given directive to private channels to shift from foreign to Indian satellites.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The union government has given directive to private channels to shift from foreign to Indian satellites.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Help for channels to shift content from foreign to Indian satellites

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Private channels will be given details of Indian satellites such as their capacity and reach so that they can make an informed choice. So far, the government has not set any deadline for the channels to make the switch.
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The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) is likely to start granting licences to and renewing licences of multi-system operators (MSO) without insisting on security clearance from the ministry of home affairs (MHA).(Representative Image)
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) is likely to start granting licences to and renewing licences of multi-system operators (MSO) without insisting on security clearance from the ministry of home affairs (MHA).(Representative Image)

MIB likely to grant licences to cable TV service hubs without MHA nod

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:52 PM IST
According to an official, the decks have been cleared to allow the grant/renewal of licences to at least hundred MSOs who have been waiting since Delhi High Court issued an order to the effect in August 2017.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games.The show was Netflix’s first Indian original and was a hit among critics and audiences.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games.The show was Netflix’s first Indian original and was a hit among critics and audiences.

Bombay High Courts issues notice to I&B Ministry to set up pre-screening committee for web shows

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Nagpur
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 12:20 PM IST
The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to regulate content broadcasted on the internet.
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Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)
Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)

FM channels may soon get to air AIR news bulletins

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will soon set up a joint committee with private radio stations to figure out how much it can charge FM channels for broadcasting news aired by All India Radio (AIR).
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New Delhi: Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses at the opening ceremony of the European Union Film Festival 2018, in New Delhi on June 18, 2018.(IANS File Photo)
New Delhi: Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses at the opening ceremony of the European Union Film Festival 2018, in New Delhi on June 18, 2018.(IANS File Photo)

Ministry of information and broadcasting panel to be replaced soon

By Smriti Kak Ramchandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 07:41 AM IST
The committee on national in-vestment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcast sting by MeitY will also be tasked with drafting the proposed regulations for online content
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The act of being constantly under watch by a Big Brother State can compel people to modulate their behaviour to conform to what the State expects of them.(AFP)
The act of being constantly under watch by a Big Brother State can compel people to modulate their behaviour to conform to what the State expects of them.(AFP)

India can’t become a surveillance state

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:44 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the centre over its decision to establish a social media communication hub. The creation of such a hub impinges on the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and goes against the spirit of the nine-Judge verdict of the Supreme Court in 2017 restating the fundamental right to privacy
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Broadcasters seek PMO’s help on permissions, high processing fee

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 12:11 AM IST
IBF report claims various operations of television channels including setting up of new channels despite valid permissions, change of name or logo, and change of teleport among others “have come to a complete halt”.
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I&B minister Smriti Irani flanks President Ram Nath Kovind as he gives Boney Kapoor the Best Actress award given posthumously to his wife Sri Devi for her Hindi movie Mom during the 65th National Film Awards on May 3, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
I&B minister Smriti Irani flanks President Ram Nath Kovind as he gives Boney Kapoor the Best Actress award given posthumously to his wife Sri Devi for her Hindi movie Mom during the 65th National Film Awards on May 3, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

President Kovind unhappy with I&B ministry’s handling of National Film Awards

By Moushumi Das Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 07:32 AM IST
Around 50 award winners skipped the ceremony on Thursday stating they were “disappointed” and “dejected” that President Ram Nath Kovind would hand over only 11 honours.
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The efforts come even as governments around the world are figuring out ways to tackle fake news, especially in digital media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The efforts come even as governments around the world are figuring out ways to tackle fake news, especially in digital media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Journalists found guilty of writing fake news will lose accreditation

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 04:33 PM IST
The minister said a line of ethics and a code of conduct had to be put in place to ensure that customers do not get affected by vested views in news, broadcasting and advertorial content.
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