Information And Broadcast Ministry

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • I&B mulling launching 24-hour news channel on AIR 13-04-2013 08:35 PM

    Amritsar: Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Saturday said it is considering a 24-hour news channel on All India Radio (AIR) on the pattern of DD News. "The Centre is exploring various aspects and technicalities involved in launching a 24-hour news channel on AIR," I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma said here...
  • I&B advisory to Sony: Is it curbing of creative freedom? 11-01-2013 11:49 PM

    Popular TV crime show 'Crime Patrol Dastak', which was scheduled to show an episode based on the Delhi gang-rape case, postponed the telecast after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry informally asked the channel not to telecast it. ...
  • 'Crime Patrol' sensitises, doesn't sensationalise: Anoop Soni 11-01-2013 11:06 PM

    The I&B Ministry asked entertainment channel Sony to stop the broadcast of tonight's episode of its crime serial 'Crime Patrol' as it was based on the Delhi gangrape. ...
  • Gangrape: 'Crime Patrol' is sensitive in approach, says Anoop Soni 11-01-2013 07:02 PM

    The I&B Ministry on Friday asked TV channel Sony to stop the broadcast of Friday night's episode of 'Crime Patrol' as it apparently was based on the Delhi gangrape. ...
  • Government bans 24 foreign TV channels 11-12-2012 10:09 PM

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  • I&B stays no-smoking rules by Health Ministry 08-12-2011 09:49 AM

    New Delhi: The new regulations on onscreen smoking that were handed out ambitiously by the the Health Ministry have been stalled as the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) has given in to the plea of the film makers, asking for their creative rights. The I&B Ministry has stayed the no...
  • Govt toughens entry of new TV channels 08-10-2011 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: In order to deter non-serious applicants from "crowding the electronic media landscape", the government today decided to increase the net worth criteria for those seeking permission to run TV channels in the country. The union cabinet cleared an I & B Ministry proposal as per which the net...
  • I & B Ministry to increase TRP sample size 10-01-2011 02:47 PM

    New Delhi: A committee set up by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has called for greater sample size in Television Rating Points (TRP), taking a serious view of the small sample size used by the two existing Rating Agencies in India. It also felt that rural areas have been ignored...
  • Prasar Bharti CEO defends CWG broadcasting deal 25-10-2010 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: The multi-crore Commonwealth Games broadcast deal followed all rules - Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli claims the payment was approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Following allegations of corruption involved in the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights - Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli has come out to defend...
  • Govt plays censor board for Nehru-Edwina movie 03-10-2009 03:59 PM

    The I&B Ministry wants some scenes to be removed from the movie. ...
  • Audience panel to rate TV shows: TRAI 19-08-2008 04:23 PM

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  • Big Brother watching: TV channels under Govt eye 14-06-2008 09:51 AM

    MS Dhoni and Irfan Pathan inspired India to a 20-run win in the fifth and final one-day international in Pallekele to hand Sri Lanka their second consecutive 4-1 series defeat at home to his team, scoring an emphatic half-century to take India to 294. India's innings had been propped up...
  • I&B Min plans to institute awards for ent, news 07-02-2008 10:48 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday confirmed that an error by the host broadcaster during first day's play in the second Test between the West Indies and India in Barbados led to the wrong replay being shown to the third umpire that caused Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's dismissal. During India's...
  • Govt mulls new set of awards for news channels 07-02-2008 10:26 AM

    London: England one-day captain Alastair Cook said Monday he supported the mandatory use of the Umpire Decision Review System in all international matches. Cook's comments came on a day when India, previously adamantly opposed to DRS, softened its stance to allow the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives' committee to...