I&B showcause to channel for allegedly showing wrong India map

A leading international channel has been slapped with a show cause notice by the Information and Broadcasting ministry for allegedly depicting a wrong map of India in its news reports.

Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B Ministry advisory

Information and Broadcasting ministry has advised media organisations that appropriate warnings should accompany any depiction of rash and negligent driving.

Mafia targeting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal? IB issues alert

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who has become a national icon in country`s fight against corruption, is facing big threats to his life from mafia.

I&B writes to MHA on broadcasters` security clearance demand

Supporting a key demand of the broadcasting industry, the I&B Ministry has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs suggesting that security clearance given to broadcasters be made valid for the entire duration of their licence.

No telecast of Sachin match on DD: Prasar Bharati seeks rules amendment

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.

Improper to compare PM`s I-Day speech with others: I&B min to channels

I&B ministry has asked TV channels not to compare Prime Minister`s address to the nation on occasions like Independence Day with speeches of other leaders, like Narendra Modi`s speech on August 15.

GPS-based system to track `Bharat Nirman` hoarding

The I&B Ministry has decided to use a GPS-based system in the next phase of `Bharat Nirman` campaign which is expected to take off in the first half of August.

Bimal Julka to be new I&B Secretary

Bimal Julka, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, will be the next Information and Broadcasting Secretary succeeding Uday Kumar Varma who retires in June.

Govt working on new Convergence Bill

The Telecom Ministry is working on a new Convergence bill for setting up a framework to govern transmission of telecom and broadcasting services on common network and has sought the involvement of I&B Ministry.

`Death sentence is given in rarest of rare cases`

I&B Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said every individual and every leader is free to express his or her views in the Indian democratic milieu, but added that capital punishment is given in the rarest of rare cases.

I&B Min attacks CAG for slamming Centre abroad

Slamming the CAG for criticising the government on foreign soil, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Friday said Constitutional authorities should circumscribe by Lakshman Rekha propriety.

I&B ministry supports actors against service tax

The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry said Friday it would support the film fraternity`s protest against the government`s decision to levy service tax on actors.

‘Accept mistakes and punish LoC attackers first’

I&B Minister Manish Tewari on Thursday said the Pakistan must accept its mistakes and punish those responsible for the barbaric attack on the Indian soldiers along the LoC in the Mendhar sector of J&K.

Tewari urges aspiring journalists to innovate

Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari Tuesday said the challenge before young aspiring journalists, especially those entering professional media, was to innovate and incubate ideas so as to match contemporary trends.

EC seeks I&B Min help to bring adults on electoral roll

Aiming to bring every eligible youth on electoral rolls, CEC SY Quraishi has sought I&B Ministry`s support for necessary awareness.

‘51 newspapers stopped publication in last 3 yrs’

As many as 51 newspapers have stopped publication in the country since April 2009, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

I&B Ministry declares citizen charter

The Information and Broadcasting
Ministry declared a Citizen Charter under which it will
deliver services to people within a specified time-frame.

I&B Ministry declares citizen charter

The Information and Broadcasting
Ministry declared a Citizen Charter under which it will
deliver services to people within a specified time-frame.

Broadcaster`s body rues power to reject licences

National Broadcasters` Assn expressed regret over a Cabinet decision which empowers I&B Ministry to decline renewal of licenses of TV channels.

Govt toughens entry of new TV channels

The government has decided to increase the net worth criteria for those seeking permission to run TV channels in the country.