Rs 780 crore spent by DAVP in 6 months till March 2015: Govt

The government today said that around Rs 780 crore has been spent or committed with respect to advertisements and publicity by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) in six months till March, 2015.

Govt ads on Independence Day to be designed by general public

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

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

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

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

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

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

Govt to replace warning pic on cigarette packs

Amid a raging controversy over the alleged use of English footballer John Terry`s blurred picture as pictorial warnings on cigarette packets leading to threats of legal action by him, the Government has decided to soon replace the image.

John Terry considers taking legal action against Indian government

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

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?

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.