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Govt ads on Independence Day to be designed by general public

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 01:26

For the first time, government advertisements which will appear on Independence Day will be based on designs made by the general public.

DAVP asks for withdrawal of `Bharat Nirman` advertisements

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 17:56

The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) on Saturday asked the ruling Congress party to withdraw its high profile `Bharat Nirman` advertisements from Monday.

Set up DAVP panel to verify publications for adverts: Lokayukta

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 22:09

Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin on Friday favoured setting up of a panel of Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity for empanelment as well as granting of government advertisements.

New TRAI rule will curb media freedom: NBA

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 21:10

Terming as an attempt "to muzzle the media" the new TRAI rule mandating TV channels to restrict advertisement duration to a maximum of 12 minutes in any given clock hour.

Katju warns of legal action if press wrongly denied govt ads

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 22:22

Hitting out at governments for stopping advertisements to publications over "critical" articles, Press Council chairperson Markandey Katju said it will not tolerate it and shall take legal action.

UPA govt launches image makeover drive

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 20:09

The UPA has cleared nearly Rs 100 crore to be used by the DAVP for releasing advertisements on radio, television and print.

John Terry considers taking legal action against Indian government

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 19:14

Chelsea and England captain John Terry has instructed solicitors to begin legal action against an Indian cigarette company.

England footballer Terry on cigarette packets in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 14:23

An angry England and Chelsea football skipper John Terry is set to take legal action against the Indian government agency over the anti-smoking pictorial warnings created by the Directorate of Visual Publicity (DAVP) for use on cigarette packets in India.

Rajiv glorified, Shastri ignored?

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 15:30

The government spending nearly triple the amount for glorifying Rajiv Gandhi in two months than what it did for Lal Bahadur Shastri in 10 years.

Ad goof-up: A major blunder, says BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 13:57

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday termed the inclusion of a former Pakistani Air Chief in a government advertisement as a "blunder" and demanded that the government take "appropriate action" against those behind it.