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Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadha And Other Celebrities Call Out Perfume Ad For Promoting Rape Culture

Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadha And Other Celebrities Call Out Perfume Ad For Promoting Rape Culture

A series of perfume ads by the brand Layer'r have been heavily criticised for promoting rape culture. The I&B Ministry has ordered the suspension of these ads.

04 June 2022
DCW Urges I&B Ministry To Ban ‘Misogynistic’ Advertisement, Says It Promotes ‘Gang-Rape Culture’

DCW Urges I&B Ministry To Ban ‘Misogynistic’ Advertisement, Says It Promotes ‘Gang-Rape Culture’

Delhi Commission for Women in its letter to I&B Minister Anurag Thakur has said the commission has come across a advertisement of a perfume brand, which it...

04 June 2022

Wait For A Legal Framework Before Jumping Into Crypto, Manish Tewari Advises Investors

The senior Congress party leader and former I&B Minister had spoken at a two-day meeting organised by the Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC) in...

Netflix, I&B Ministry Release Short Films On Women Changemakers

Netflix, I&B Ministry Release Short Films On Women Changemakers

OTT platform Netflix has collaborated with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of the Government Of India to come up with some short films that will talk...

26 April 2022

Over 600 Govt Social Media Accounts Hacked Since 2017, Govt Tells Lok Sabha

Altogether 175 accounts were hacked in 2017, 114 in 2018, 61 in 2019, 77 in 2020, 186 in 2021 and 28 so far this year, said minister of Information and...

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10 February 2022
Central Govt Approves Rs 6.15 Crores For Families Of Journalists Succumbed To Covid-19

Central Govt Approves Rs 6.15 Crores For Families Of Journalists Succumbed To Covid-19

We received 123 journalists’ proposals. All 123 proposals are accepted and we released Rs 6.15 crore amount to the concerned families, Minister of State for...


03 January 2022
Digital Communication, Broadcasting Platforms Saw Significant Changes In 2021

Digital Communication, Broadcasting Platforms Saw Significant Changes In 2021

To celebrate 75 years of the country's independence, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav was launched, as a part of which, several exhibitions were held across the...


22 December 2021
Govt Doesn't Agree With India's Rank In World Press Freedom Index: I&B Minister

Govt Doesn't Agree With India's Rank In World Press Freedom Index: I&B Minister

The minister asserted that the government is committed to ensure the right to freedom of speech and expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Constitution...


21 December 2021
Information And Broadcasting Ministry Issues Order For Blocking  20 Anti-India YouTube Channels And Two Websites

Information And Broadcasting Ministry Issues Order For Blocking 20 Anti-India YouTube Channels And Two Websites

Of the 20 YouTube channels, the information and broadcasting minister said 15 were run by the Naya Pakistan Group(NPG).


14 September 2021
I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

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


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11 February 2021
Ravi Shankar Prasad Warns Social Media Platforms Of Strict Action Against Non-Compliance Of India's Law

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

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


19 November 2020
Sudarshan TV Row: SC Takes Note Of Centre’s Affidavit, Defers Hearing By Two Weeks

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.


19 November 2020
Centre Allows Controversial Sudarshan TV Programme But With Change

Centre Allows Controversial Sudarshan TV Programme But With Change

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.


11 November 2020
Government Brings Online Films, Audio-Visual Programmes And News Under I&B Ministry

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

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

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.


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09 October 2020
Private Satellite TV Channels To Adhere To Programme Code: I&B Ministry

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

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

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...


21 September 2020
‘Regulation Of Digital Media Is The Need Of The Hour,’ Centre Tells SC

‘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...


18 September 2020
Sudarshan TV Seeks Live Telecast Of SC Hearing Against The UPSC Jihad Programme

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...


13 August 2020
Restore 'Civility' In TV Debates: Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill To I&B Ministry

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...



08 March 2020
Ban Imposed Under Pressure From Kerala BJP Leaders: Asianet News Editor

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

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

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

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'

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

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


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