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Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Children shouldn't be doing indecent, suggestive or age inappropriate things: Centre tells TV channels

The advisory to private television channels has been received well by society, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. 

Jun 19, 2019, 22:34 PM IST

Smriti Irani wants to know what you watch on TV: Congress accuses BJP of breaching privacy

A day after reports of Centre's proposal to install chips in set-top boxes emerged, the Congress accused Bharatiya Janata Party of citizen's breaching privacy. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, in a Twitter post, accused the government of intruding into people's “bedroom”.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Govt wants to know what you watch on TV, proposes chip installation in set-top boxes

A senior official of the ministry said the move is aimed to get "more authentic" viewership figures for every channel.

Apr 16, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Why can't condom ads be telecast during day? Rajasthan High Court issues notice

TV channels last week were asked not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms because these are "indecent especially for children" and can create "unhealthy practices" among them.

Dec 20, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Smriti Irani gets additional charge of I&B ministry, Narendra Tomar given Urban Development after Venkaiah Naidu quits

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. 

Jul 18, 2017, 11:17 AM IST

Telecom, I&B min to use broadcast airwaves for mobile services

The ministries of Telecom and Information and Broadcasting have agreed to use over 200 MHz spectrum earmarked for broadcasting services, the majority of which is with Doordarshan, for advance mobile services.

Nov 29, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

Central press accreditation panel reconstituted

The I&B Ministry on Monday reconstituted the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC) that issues Press Information Bureau (PIB) cards to journalists.

Oct 20, 2015, 02:26 AM IST

FTII students, I&B Ministry officials to meet again as 4th meeting ends inconclusively

A fourth meeting on Saturday between officials of the I&B Ministry and striking students of the FTII failed to break the impasse over the stir.

Oct 10, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

I&B-constituted panel's 'clean chit' to Prashant Pathrabe

A committee constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to look into the affairs of FTII is believed to have given a clean chit to its Director Prashant Pathrabe on the issue of assessment of the 2008 batch saying his actions were valid and in line with Academic Council's decisions taken earlier.

Sep 22, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2015, 21:13 PM IST

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.

Sep 01, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

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.

Aug 21, 2015, 08:49 AM IST

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.

Aug 20, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Phase-III FM auction to boost radio services in India: FM Jaitley

Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley Friday said that Phase-III auctions of FM Radio will 'boost' the radio news sector in the country and reach out to smaller towns and cities providing quality information to the audiences.

Aug 07, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

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.

Aug 03, 2015, 20:21 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

FM auctions: I&B rejects applications of 5 Sun TV group firms

Officials said that an Application Review Committee, which yesterday met, has rejected the applications of the companies belonging to the Sun TV group, which had failed to get a security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Jul 15, 2015, 21:58 PM IST