Ten new additional secretaries appointed; Rajiv Kumar new Establishment Officer

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

Row erupts over R-Day ad on Constitution without secular word

A row erupted on Tuesday over a Republic Day advertisement issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution as it appeared before the 42nd Amendment, without the words 'secular' and 'socialist'.

Media censorship is impossible, says Arun Jaitley

 Censorship of information in the present age is "an impossibility", Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday but observed that aberrations like 'paid news' are likely to creep in when news organisations do not have "realistic" financial models.

I&B plans social media outreach through 'Whatsapp', Talkathons
I&B plans social media outreach through 'Whatsapp', Talkathons

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus on disseminating information through new media, Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to use 'WhatsApp' and also integrate other social media platforms to hold 'talkathons'.

Govt planning to work towards setting up communications university
Govt planning to work towards setting up communications university

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to work towards establishing a Communications University which would function as an umbrella body that will deal with education in sectors related to media, films and animation.

Number of TV channels rises by 37 in one year

Mushrooming of private TV channels continued in the past year, with their number rising from 784 in December to 821 by the beginning of this month.

Warned two TV channels in last three years over superstition: Govt

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has in the last three years issued warnings to two TV channels and issued advisories on at least four occasions regarding programmes that promote superstition and blind belief.

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.

Fresh security nod not needed if cleared companies apply for additional channels: I&B Min

To make faster the process under which permissions are given to run TV channels, Information and Broadcasting ministry has decided not to seek fresh security clearance for companies which have been cleared by the Home ministry and are applying for an additional channel.

I&B officials found coming late to office by Prakash Javadekar

Around 60 officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry who came late to work on Monday were taken to task after Minister Prakash Javadekar made an unannounced inspection early today.

I&B officials found coming late to office by Prakash Javadekar

Many officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry were taken to task after Minister Prakash Javadekar, who in a surprise check early on Monday, found them lacking in punctuality.

Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Javadekar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country.

Country-wide voter awareness campaign starts

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will organise exhibitions in 480 locations across the country as part of its voter awareness campaign, an official said.

Security nod may be made mandatory for Prasar Bharati members

The I&B ministry is mulling making security clearance mandatory for candidates before appointment as Prasar Bharati board members in the backdrop of sexual assault charges against Tarun Tejpal, who had been selected for the post.

No differences with ministry, says Prasar Bharti chief

Prasar Bharati chief Jawhar Sircar Tuesday denied any rift with the information and broadcasting ministry, and termed the leakage of his letter to the ministry as "unfortunate".

Tewari calls for robust self-regulation in media

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has called for a robust self regulation regime for media organisations in the country.

UGC withholds permission to upgrade IIMC journalis

The I&B ministry`s plan to upgrade journalism diplomas offered at IIMC to Masters level has hit a roadblock.

Here's why 'The Dirty Picture' was not fit for TV?

The I&B ministry said its decision was based on the advice of CBFC.

Loving the show MPs want to ban: Hindustan Times

Some MPs want it banned. The information and broadcasting ministry has threatened to shut down the host channel for use of obscene language on the show. The Delhi High Court has been petitioned to stop the telecast.