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  • Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast AIR news: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast news only from bulletins of All India Radio, but the policy can be relaxed in future, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said during Question Hour that private FM channels have so far not...
  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar which found several employees not reporting on time, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has initiated the process of installation of biometric attendance system. The ministry has invited quotations for the installation of biometric device for attendance system through...
  • FM radio to have news soon July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM radio channels may soon be able to broadcast news, with the government keenly inclined in this favour and promising to take a decision soon. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has given "in principle" approval for broadcast of news on private FM Radio and...
  • Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Following concerns expressed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has advised media organisations that appropriate warnings should accompany any depiction of rash and negligent driving. The advisory comes days after senior BJP leader and Cabinet minister Gopinath Munde lost his life following...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will not do anything to curb the freedom of the press in any form but the media should develop a mechanism to decide its responsibilities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "Sacrifices of many leaders during freedom struggle and Emergency contributed immensely to the...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • DD's Modi interview: Prasar again writes to I&B Ministry May 11, 2014

    Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has again sought an assurance from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that its reccommendations would not be ignored if an inquiry is held into the controversial editing of Doordarshan's Narendra Modi interview. Sources said that Prasar Bharati's Principal Advisor V A M Hussain has written a letter...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane April 24, 2014

    Perth/Melbourne: Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. The debris, found on Wednesday on a beach at the southern...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls April 16, 2014

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111 Lok...
  • Senior journalists condemn Kejriwal's statements on media March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The top journalists in the country have expressed serious displeasure over Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's statement against the media. Veteran journalist and former secretary general of the Editors Guild of India KS Sachidanandamurthy has questioned the AAP over its statement. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "The...
  • Star India to invest over Rs 1500 crore in hockey January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: STAR India, the country's leading sports network Star Sports, on Thursday committed to invest in excess of Rs. 1500 crore in hockey over the next eight years in order to promote the game. Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sports Business, STAR India, said, "Our aim is to transform the sporting landscape...
  • Network18's CNN-IBN, IBN7 sweep ENBA Awards 2013 January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Network18 has swept the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013. CNN-IBN won several awards in various categories including Best News Coverage National, Best In-Show Graphics and Best Talk Show in the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013 which were given away in New Delhi on Saturday evening. Network18's...
  • I&B Ministry issues new guidelines for television rating agencies January 18, 2014

    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has notified the guidelines that lay a framework for television rating agencies to function. Following the approval by the Union cabinet, the I&B ministry has notified the guidelines on Thursday. The guidelines would come into force after 30 days from the date of notification, official sources...
  • SC asks Centre to frame guidelines to regulate TV contents November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked three central ministries and others including Press Council of India (PCI) to respond to a PIL seeking framing of guidelines to regulate contents of television channels. A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notices to ministries of Information...
  • Pakistani TV channels fined Rs 1 crore for excessive Indian content November 18, 2013

    Islamabad: Ten entertainment television channels in Pakistan have been slapped with Rs 1 crore fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed the fine on the channels and issued warning letters to them to desist from such practice...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...
  • I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content? November 7, 2013

    After advocating a ban on opinion polls, the Congress party on Thursday decided to boycott television debates on opinion polls. The Congress, staring at a massive defeat if pre-poll surveys by news channels are right, defended its warning to electronic media on the coverage of PM's Independence Day speech and...
  • Single window clearance for film shootings soon: Manish Tewari October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: The proposed single window service for promoting Cinema Tourism in the country is set to become operational soon, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said here Saturday. With a rich heritage and diverse geography, India has great potential as a destination for film shooting. However, the current system of multiple...
  • Row over Cricket Australia sponsor censorship claims October 15, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia was Tuesday accused of censoring a sponsorship message warning against mixing alcohol and sport because it conflicts with lucrative drinks deals, media reports said. The advert was to be displayed around cricket grounds during a domestic one-day competition under way in Sydney, but has been reworded, the Australian...
  • BEA objects to Narendra Modi's comments against Indian journalists September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Broadcast Editors' Association has objected to Gujrata Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comments against Indian journalists at Sunday's rally in Delhi. Modi said the journalists in New York should have slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged statement in which he purportedly called India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Prasar Bharati CEO writes to Manish Tewari, accuses I&B Ministry of interference September 30, 2013

    Accusing Information and Broadcasting Ministry of trying to micro-manage the affairs of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, its CEO Jawhar Sircar has written a letter to Minister Manish Tewari complaining that he does not get enough cooperation. In his letter, Sircar also raised questions about the ministry's interference in the affairs of...
  • State governments should be present on social media: Manish Tewari September 25, 2013

    Shillong: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has asked state governments to have an institutionalised presence in social media. "The social media is the largest ungoverned space, and never before in the history of mankind has there been so much power in the hands of the people concurrently located in so...
  • Veteran British broadcaster David Frost dies of a heart attack September 1, 2013

    London: Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74. Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give...
  • Attack on journalists by Asaram supporters 'unfortunate': I&B Minister August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Self-styled godman Asaram's supporters on Saturday launched an attack on CNN-IBN sister concern IBN7's reporter Bhawani Deora. An IBN7 video journalist has also been injured in the attack. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari condemned the incident and urged the Rajasthan government to take strict action in the matter...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC August 23, 2013

    South Asia Media Commission on Friday said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists was against the right of freedom of expression. It said media organisations would do well to formulate a credible plan for a mechanism at the professional level at the earliest as "the delay on...
  • TRAI suggests 100 per cent FDI in broadcast carriage August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: TRAI on Thursday recommended raising the FDI limit for broadcast carriage services up to 100 per cent and for uplinking of news channels and FM radio services up to 49 per cent. The Information & Broadcasting Ministry had in July sent a reference to TRAI asking it to examine...
  • Telecom regulator asked to give views soon on media FDI caps August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The information and broadcasting ministry has requested Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to speed up its response on the existing sectoral caps of FDI in the broadcast sector, an official release said. The ministry has also urged Press Council of India (PCI) to give its advice soon on...
  • FTP: Should journalists have to pass an exam before they enter journalism? August 22, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the media industry should consider holding a common exam for journalists, on the lines of that conducted by the Bar Council, after which they could be given licence to pursue the profession. ...
  • BCCC fines two channels for airing objectionable content August 15, 2013

    In a first, TV industry's self regulatory body Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has slapped penalties on two channels for airing objectionable content. Officials said BCCC had issued two orders on Wednesday, imposing Rs 10 lakh fine on Big CBS love and Rs 2.5 lakh penalty on Big CBS Spark. This is...
  • New media wing to publicise government programmes August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to set up a new media wing in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for publicising the government's initiatives through social media platforms. The new media wing is aimed to "address the communication and dissemination requirements of the government on social...