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The Union health ministry also last year in a report pointed out that smokers were more likely to be vulnerable to Covid-19 as smoking increases the chances of transmission of virus from hand to mouth.(iStock/HT Archive)

Govt urges people to quit smoking, says increases vulnerability to Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • The Union ministry for information and broadcasting in a tweet pointed out the links between Covid-19 and smoking.
A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)
A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Binge-watching Netflix? Scrolling Twitter? Check new rules for online platforms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:36 AM IST
The guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the difference between viewership in a theatre and television as compared to watching it on the internet, the ministry said.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Kotak wrote to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series for allegedly ridiculing Hindu deities.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Kotak wrote to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series for allegedly ridiculing Hindu deities.

Tandav row: Govt summons Amazon Prime executives

By Amandeep Shukla, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:44 AM IST
The ministry took the action after there were allegations that the show, Tandav, hurt religious sentiments, the official said.
The BJP leader has alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this. (Screengrab)
The BJP leader has alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this. (Screengrab)

I&B ministry summons Amazon Prime India over controversy around 'Tandav'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:39 AM IST
This comes after two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that the Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series 'Tandav' hurts Hindu religious sentiments.
The Netflix logo is pictured on a television remote in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files(REUTERS)
The Netflix logo is pictured on a television remote in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files(REUTERS)

Centre takes 1st step to level the field; to set ground rules for OTT, online news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The Union Cabinet will soon consider a new bill to replace the Press and Registration of Books Act 1867 that would make it mandatory for news outlets, traditional or digital, to register with the government.
The ministry of information and broadcasting will now regulate the content on OTT platforms and online news portals.(HT File Photo)
The ministry of information and broadcasting will now regulate the content on OTT platforms and online news portals.(HT File Photo)

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, online news portals now under govt regulation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:45 AM IST
There is at present no law or autonomous body governing digital content or Over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
Movie theatres will open on October 15, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Movie theatres will open on October 15, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Staggered show timings, 50% seating capacity’: Govt issues guidelines for reopening movie theatres

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Show timings of the screenings will also be staggered and a sufficient number of box office counters shall be opened to avoid overcrowding, the ministry has said. They have also advised the audience to avoid movement during the intermission.
Sudarshan TV has so far broadcast four episodes of special series in ‘Bindas Bol’ and has requested the Supreme Court to lift the stay on the telecast of remaining episodes.(HT File Photo)
Sudarshan TV has so far broadcast four episodes of special series in ‘Bindas Bol’ and has requested the Supreme Court to lift the stay on the telecast of remaining episodes.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear petition against Sudarshan TV’s controversial show today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:18 AM IST
The channel filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court on Sunday saying that it will strictly comply with all the laws while airing the remaining episodes of the UPSC series in “Bindas Bol”.
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

HT Mumbai | By Prashant Singh
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
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

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
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.
The team of Hamari Bahu Silk, which went off air a few months ago, is yet to be paid.
The team of Hamari Bahu Silk, which went off air a few months ago, is yet to be paid.

I&B ministry urges broadcasters, producers of TV serials to clear payments of artistes

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Samrudhi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 08:14 PM IST
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting wrote to broadcasters and producers of television shows, urging them to clear the dues of artistes.
Representational image.(iStock)
Representational image.(iStock)

I-B Ministry allots free slot to Rajasthan govt for broadcasting educational content on AIR stations

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:21 PM IST
School education minister Govind Singh Dotasara informed that the ministry has allotted a free slot and school students of the state will now be able to listen to the educational content through AIR.
The advisory also impressed upon private channels to be cautious of content that contains attack on religious or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religions groups or which promote communal attitudes. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
The advisory also impressed upon private channels to be cautious of content that contains attack on religious or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religions groups or which promote communal attitudes. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)

Don’t air content promoting ‘anti-national’ attitude: Govt to TV channels over Delhi violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law to 13.
PrakashJavadekar said that the government was in the process of amending the Cinematograph Act to curb piracy.(PTI photo)
PrakashJavadekar said that the government was in the process of amending the Cinematograph Act to curb piracy.(PTI photo)

I&B ministry invites suggestions for certification of online content

Livemint, New Delhi | By Lata Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Prakash Javadekar, during an interaction between the film industry and members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC),invited suggestions for the certification of online content.
The bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Patel has instructed CBFC and the ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file a reply within two weeks.(HT File)
The bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Patel has instructed CBFC and the ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file a reply within two weeks.(HT File)

Children’s Film Society seeks Bombay HC intervention to release film

Hindustan Times | By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:45 PM IST
In January, the board issued a universal/adult (U/A) certificate to the film, owing to an abusive word and a particular scene
Prakash Javadekar was given the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in PM Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet.(HT File Photo/K Raj)
Prakash Javadekar was given the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in PM Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet.(HT File Photo/K Raj)

Prakash Javadekar gets Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, I&B

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Prakash Javadekar has held a number of important ministries earlier, including the human resource development ministry, the environment, forest and climate change, and I&B ministry over the last five years.
After complaints from Opposition parties that DD News had shown bias while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Main Bhi Chowkidar programme, the poll panel issued a notice to the channel.(File Photo)
After complaints from Opposition parties that DD News had shown bias while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Main Bhi Chowkidar programme, the poll panel issued a notice to the channel.(File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: I&B ministry asks Prasar Bharati to follow poll code

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 09:24 AM IST
This comes after the Election Commission (EC) wrote to the ministry on Tuesday about airtime coverage given to various political parties being “disproportionate and not balanced”.
The villain of 2.0, a giant that is half-human and half-bird, has wings made out of cellphones, and at one point in the trailer, growls: “Every person who owns a cellphone is a murderer.”(REUTERS)
The villain of 2.0, a giant that is half-human and half-bird, has wings made out of cellphones, and at one point in the trailer, growls: “Every person who owns a cellphone is a murderer.”(REUTERS)

Stop release of Rajinikanth’s 2.0, telecom group writes to censor board over ‘false depiction’ of phones

Mumbai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:19 PM IST
Scenes from the trailer of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘2.0’ show cellphones shooting out of users’ hands and into the sky, rising up like a typhoon and engulfing everything in sight.
An official of the Press Council of India said the issue of identifying castes or religion has already been defined in the norms of journalistic conduct issued in August 1996.(Screengrab)
An official of the Press Council of India said the issue of identifying castes or religion has already been defined in the norms of journalistic conduct issued in August 1996.(Screengrab)

Press Council to take a call on whether media can use the word Dalit: Ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 08:19 AM IST
The Bombay high court had last week asked the ministry to consider issuing a direction to the media to stop using the word ‘Dalit’.
A manpower audit of the PB, as suggested by various committees, including the Sam Pitroda committee, has also been initiated to identify overstaffed sections.(Twitter)
A manpower audit of the PB, as suggested by various committees, including the Sam Pitroda committee, has also been initiated to identify overstaffed sections.(Twitter)

Prasar Bharati board to discuss rightsizing policy at meeting today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 07:50 AM IST
The last board meeting in February was mired in controversy after the public broadcaster turned down a resolution moved by the MIB to appoint a serving IAS officer to its board, and deferred its proposal to bring in professionals to head the news service units of Doordarshan and All India Radio.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had in an advisory to all television channels in December last year asked them to restrict condom advertisements to late night between 10pm and 6am.(Shutterstock)
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had in an advisory to all television channels in December last year asked them to restrict condom advertisements to late night between 10pm and 6am.(Shutterstock)

Ads show condoms only as pleasure instruments, not contraceptives, says HC

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Rajasthan high court slams NGO over plea challenging restriction on airing condom ads, terms the petition ‘proxy litigation’
The MIB approved for temporary live uplinking of IPL matches that begin on Saturday, on Star India’s non-news and current affairs TV channels(Mint File Photo)
The MIB approved for temporary live uplinking of IPL matches that begin on Saturday, on Star India’s non-news and current affairs TV channels(Mint File Photo)

Star India and DD to broadcast some matches of the IPL together

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 07:50 AM IST
Feed from IPL matches will also be shared by Star India with Prasar Bharati to air IPL matches on DD Sports, on a one-hour deferred live basis.
VHP leader Pravin Togadia(HT File Photo)
VHP leader Pravin Togadia(HT File Photo)

VHP dubs govt’s release on fake news ‘undeclared emergency’

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 02:31 PM IST
VHP leader Pravin Togadia said agreeing or disagreeing with a media story was up to an individual, but choking the media was unacceptable.
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