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Information and Broadcasting (I&B)

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

Sep 14, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

This is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Warns Social Media Platforms Of Strict Action Against Non-Compliance Of India's Law

Feb 11, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The warning came a day after Prasad's ministry rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down inflammatory content.

Sudarshan TV Row: SC Takes Note Of Centre’s Affidavit, Defers Hearing By Two Weeks

Supreme court defers the hearing by two weeks while asking the contesting parties to go through the Centre’s reply for filing the rejoinder.

Centre Allows Controversial Sudarshan TV Programme But With Change

Nov 19, 2020 PTI

The ministry said the telecast of the remaining episodes of the programme would be subject to the order of the apex court in the pending matter.

Government Brings Online Films, Audio-Visual Programmes And News Under I&B Ministry

At present, there is no law or autonomous body governing digital content.

05 November, 2020

HC Asks I&B Ministry To Probe Display Of RTI Activists' Details On Website


The order directed the Ministry to look into the enclosure of personal details of RTI activists on its website.

21 October, 2020

Central Govt Announces Rs. 3,737Cr Festive Bonus For 30.67 Lakh Employees


The bonus, to be disbursed to Central government employees in a week’s time, aims to boost spending by middle class.

09 October, 2020

Private Satellite TV Channels To Adhere To Programme Code: I&B Ministry


The advisory comes in the wake of actor Rakul Preet Singh's plea in the Delhi High Court alleging defamatory programs being run against her.

09 October, 2020

If There’s Evidence Of TRP Manipulations, I&B Ministry Can Cancel Channel's Licence: Manish Tewari

Satish Padmanabhan

Former I&B minister Manish Tewari talks about how TRP numbers have always been suspect in India, if fraud or cheating is established, the top CEOs and anchors of TV channels can be arrested, and much more.

21 September, 2020

‘Regulation Of Digital Media Is The Need Of The Hour,’ Centre Tells SC


‘Print & electronic media rarely cross the line, while digital media is completely uncontrolled, it spreads venomous hatred’ centre tells the Supreme Court in a fresh affidavit.

17 September, 2020

Sudarshan TV Seeks Live Telecast Of SC Hearing Against The UPSC Jihad Programme


Sudharshan TV Case: The channel in the application filed claims that lakhs and crores of its viewers want to know about the legal proceedings conducted in the court and hear the points of arguments being raised by the parties.


13 August, 2020

Restore 'Civility' In TV Debates: Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill To I&B Ministry


'Constant interruptions coupled with toxic and defamatory smears impact the mental and physical well-being of all individuals on the panel,' Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said in the letter.

08 March, 2020

Ban Imposed Under Pressure From Kerala BJP Leaders: Asianet News Editor

Preetha Nair

Editor of Asianet News Editor M G Radhakrishnan tells Outlook the ban on two Malayalam news channels was a 'naked attack' on press freedom

07 March, 2020

'Freedom Of Press Absolutely Essential': Javadekar On Revoking Ban Two Kerala News Channels

Outlook Web Bureau

Referring to the Emergency, Prakash Javadekar said the freedom of press was suppressed in those days.

12 December, 2019

CAB Protests: Govt Cautions TV Channels Against Airing Content Likely To 'Incite Violence'

Outlook Web Bureau

The advisory comes as Northeast states like Assam and Tripura are witnessing violence and protests after passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) In Parliament.

17 November, 2019

Don’t Air Iran, Turkish And Malaysian TV Channels: I&B Ministry Tells J&K Cable Operators

Naseer Ganai

The officials told the J&K cable operators that they were violating the law by airing channels from Muslims countries, especially Iran, Turkey and Malaysia.

09 November, 2019

Ayodhya Verdict: Adhere To Programme Code, I&B Ministry Tells TV Channels


TV channels have been asked to exercise utmost restraint while telecasting programmes pertaining to the Ayodhya verdict.


13 June, 2019

TV Channel That Aired 'Defamatory' Content On UP CM Yogi Gets I&B Ministry Notice Over Name, Logo

Outlook Web Bureau

Three senior journalists of the Noida-based TV channel have been arrested in recent days for allegedly airing defamatory remarks against Adityanath and also charged with fraud and forgery.

Photo Gallery

Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

People visit the deserted Chandrabhaga sea beach, amid Cyclone Jawad threat in Puri.

PTI Photo

Snow covered peaks of the Dhauladhar mountains range of the Himalayas after a fresh spell of snowfall, in Palampur.

PTI Photo

A railway worker repairs a foot-over bridge at Hatia railway station yard in Ranchi

PTI Photo

Odisha passenger trains parked at Hatia Railway station yard after Indian Railways cancelled trains as a precautionary measure in view of Cyclone Jawad, in Ranchi.

PTI Photo

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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