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  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance 07-07-2014 10:50 PM

    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...
  • FM radio to have news soon 03-07-2014 04:43 PM

    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 23-06-2014 11:31 PM

    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...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar 20-06-2014 08:12 PM

    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...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP 12-06-2014 05:43 PM

    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...
  • DD's Modi interview: Prasar again writes to I&B Ministry 11-05-2014 02:02 PM

    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...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane 24-04-2014 03:58 PM

    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...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Senior journalists condemn Kejriwal's statements on media 14-03-2014 01:53 PM

    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 23-01-2014 06:43 PM

    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...
  • Network18's CNN-IBN, IBN7 sweep ENBA Awards 2013 18-01-2014 09:52 PM

    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 17-01-2014 09:12 PM

    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...
  • SC asks Centre to frame guidelines to regulate TV contents 29-11-2013 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani TV channels fined Rs 1 crore for excessive Indian content 18-11-2013 02:31 PM

    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 15-11-2013 10:02 PM

    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...
  • I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content? 07-11-2013 11:41 PM

    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 20-10-2013 02:24 PM

    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...
  • Row over Cricket Australia sponsor censorship claims 15-10-2013 01:05 PM

    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...
  • BEA objects to Narendra Modi's comments against Indian journalists 30-09-2013 10:54 AM

    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 30-09-2013 08:30 AM

    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...
  • State governments should be present on social media: Manish Tewari 25-09-2013 10:57 AM

    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...
  • Veteran British broadcaster David Frost dies of a heart attack 01-09-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Attack on journalists by Asaram supporters 'unfortunate': I&B Minister 31-08-2013 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC 23-08-2013 07:07 PM

    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...
  • TRAI suggests 100 per cent FDI in broadcast carriage 22-08-2013 06:08 PM

    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...
  • Telecom regulator asked to give views soon on media FDI caps 22-08-2013 02:19 AM

    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...
  • FTP: Should journalists have to pass an exam before they enter journalism? 21-08-2013 11:41 PM

    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 15-08-2013 08:11 PM

    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....
  • New media wing to publicise government programmes 08-08-2013 09:29 PM

    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...
  • LoC killing: Manish Tewari blames opposition of partisan politics 07-08-2013 07:49 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that he was anguished of partisan politics being played over the killing of five soldiers by Pakistani troops in an ambush at the LoC. Reacting to the criticisms leveled against the UPA for being soft on terror, he said that he failed to...