PRIYARANJAN DASMUNSI

  • Cong sends Mamata feeler for panchayat poll February 18, 2008

    Kolkata: The Congress on Monday said that it had not ruled out an alliance with the Trinamool Congress for panchayat elections in West Bengal in May. "At the grassroot level political parties forge loose alliances that cut across party lines because of prevailing local conditions," new West Bengal Pradesh Congress...
  • Cabinet approves rehab for displaced farmers October 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the rehabilitation and resettlement policy for farmers affected by large industrial projects, including Special Economic Zones. The policy says that land will be provided to all those whose land is acquired for SEZs. According to the policy, one person from each affected family...
  • If Dasmunsi has his way, watch more, pay less September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Very soon you could watch more, pay less. If Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi succeeds in persuading states to reduce entertainment tax on films, watching movies could be a much lighter experience. Dasmunsi will be meeting information ministers from all states on Wednesday in the Capital to try...
  • FYI&B: Dasmunsi says he wasn't insulting judiciary August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: There may yet be hope for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who has support coming his way from not just his contemporaries in the film industry, but also from the powers that be. After coming to Sanjay Dutt's defence strongly on Tuesday, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi on...
  • Hope floats for Dutt, Dasmunsi backs legal appeal August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Hope floated for Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt late on Tuesday after Union Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi came to his defence and said all efforts should be made to enable the actor get 'relief' from the highest judiciary. Dasmunsi expressed 'deep shock and surprise' over the conviction of...
  • I feel proud banning FTV: Dasmunsi April 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has defended his muchcriticised decision to ban foreign fashion channel FTV recently. The channel was banned on charges of obscenity and demeaning the dignity of women. In an exclusive interview with CNNIBNs Karan Thapar on Devils Advocate, Dasmunsi said Government's...
  • Dasmunsi says Rahul similar to Rajiv February 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi on Saturday made a comparison of sorts when he said that Rahul Gandhi was very similar to his father, the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "Like Rajiv, he (Rahul Gandhi) has three good qualities. Respect he knows how to talk to seniors...
  • Oh Shetty! It's all in the name January 30, 2007

    Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty's big win and Aishwarya Rai's boxoffice success and offscreen liaisons have been the toast of the showbiz season. But in the small south Indian community where both these women belong, the celebration is muted. Both Aishwarya and Shilpa belong to Karnataka's Bunt community, known for their entrepreneurship in...
  • Shilpa's win no big deal: Mahesh Bhatt January 29, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor Shilpa Shettys win at the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother evoked mixed response from her fans and film industry people back home. While Mahesh Bhatt slammed her win as that of a child winning an essay competition her father said he is proud of her. "The media...
  • Nimbus humiliating country: Dasmunsi January 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi has accused Nimbus of humiliating the country. "Terms and conditions set by Nimbus to resolve the deadlock humiliating to the country," Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said on Monday. "Board of Control for Cricket in India had no right to sell the terrestrial and radio...
  • Shilpa's mom defends Big Brother January 18, 2007

    Mumbai: The entire country is shouting from the rooftops slamming the racist treatment meted out to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at UKs reality show Big Brother. But Shilpas mother feels media is blowing the racism trumpet too much. "They are constantly showing her crying and sobbing on every channel. I'm...
  • Govt steps in for Shilpa Shetty January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty made big news when she joined the league of nine international celebs on UKs Channel 4 reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother. However, Shilpa who is reportedly getting Rs 3 crore for her appearance on the show is now at the receiving end...
  • 'Govt not to censor news channels' August 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi has assured that there would not be any interference in the current affairs and news desk of any channel. "I can promise to you that when the Bill is finalised there would not be any interference in the current affairs and news desk...