No banned Pak channels being aired in India: Centre to Delhi HC

The Centre on Wednesday claimed in Delhi High Court that none of the banned Pakistani TV channels were being allowed to be broadcast in India.

3-member panel submits report on FTII situation to Govt

A three-member committee constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to examine the "ground situation" at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) submitted its report today.

FTII stir: Protesting students await I&B Ministry's feedback

Striking FTII students were awaiting a feedback from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after the August 21 visit of its three-member delegation which held talks with various stakeholders to end the now 80-day stir, even as demonstrations remained subdued on the campus today.

I&B team arrives in FTII, optimistic of resolving crisis

A three-member delegation of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is at the FTII campus here on Friday to hold discussions with the faculty, director and agitating students to find a solution to the crisis triggered by the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan at its chairman.

Shun high-handedness: FTII faculty to govt

Over 60 visiting faculty members of FTII have asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to shun its "high-handed view" of the students strike and take a "pragmatic and honourable" path to end the impasse, which entered the 71st day on Thursday.

Govt forms 3-member panel to assess situation in FTII

A three-member team, headed by the Registrar of Newspapers for India SM Khan, has been constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to assess the ground situation in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.

FTII students meet I&B officials, no end to impasse

Agitating students of FTII on Thursday held another meeting with senior Information and Broadcasting Ministry officials but no decision was reached on ending the strike which entered the 56th day.

Protesting FTII students scheduled to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday

The protesting Film and Television Institute of India students, who are demanding removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

I&B ministry mulls adding more names to the pool for Prasar Bharti panel

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is considering broadbasing the pool from which it intends to select four new part-time members of the Prasar Bharati Board by including some more names.

Massive publicity campaign to highlight NDA govt's achievements

In a massive publicity campaign, the government will reach out to the people of the country through 345 mobile exhibition vans in 643 districts to highlight its achievements in the last year.

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.