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Nod likely to film with ‘cuss words’

The film Mohalla Assi, which was denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for over a year, is now likely to be given a green signal by the Film Certification Appellate Tr

05 Nov 2016 7:29 AM

Smriti Irani’s education policy may be nixed

The government is soon likely to constitute a committee for preparing the draft National Education Policy, effectively indicating that the earlier report prepared by T.S.R.

25 Oct 2016 4:32 AM

Government major player on social media

Over the past two years, the Modi government has developed strong assets in the virtual world, making it one of the prominent influencers on the social media.

23 Oct 2016 12:44 AM

Govt eyes small cities for media outreach

The Modi government is keen to make last mile connection with journalists across the country as regional editors conference is now expected to travel to cities other than state capitals.

21 Oct 2016 1:54 AM

Suresh Panda is Prasar Bharati’s interim CEO

Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Monday named Suresh Chandra Panda, member (personnel), as interim chief executive officer (CEO) at its 137th board meeting, following Jawhar Sircar’s resignation e

18 Oct 2016 2:34 AM

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Doordarshan looks to grab eyeballs with English content

Remember the 1980s when the national broadcaster, Doordarshan, used to telecast the choicest of Hollywood movies, serial, cartoons and world cinema

16 Oct 2016 11:47 PM

Future of over 154 shows submitted to Doordarshan bleak

Even as Prasar Bharati is trying to push the slot sale policy for content generation of Doordarshan, the future of 154 programmes already submitted to the national channel for evaluation seems bleak.

15 Oct 2016 4:28 AM

Centre seeks consensus on new education policy

Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar is likely to have a detailed discussion on the proposed National Education Policy with education ministers at the Central Advisory Board of

13 Oct 2016 2:03 AM

Doordarshan plans blockbuster dhamaka revival

Beginning this festive season, viewers of Doordarshan will be treated with Bollywood blockbusters every weekend, as the national broadcaster manages to find new ways to revive its sagging economy.

11 Oct 2016 6:12 AM

DD likely to miss December 31 deadline for digital drive

Even as the nation prepares to go entirely digital in cable television broadcast, the sector’s only exception will be the public broadcaster Doordarshan.

09 Oct 2016 6:14 AM

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Prasar Bharti meet to see fireworks

The Prasar Bharati Board meeting, scheduled for Friday, is likely to be a stormy affair as its outgoing chief executive officer (CEO) Jawhar Sircar attempts to push the revised slot sale policy for co

07 Oct 2016 2:54 AM

Govt may end Kendriya Vidyalayas quotas for MPs

The human resources development ministry is understood to be considering ending MPs’ and VIP quotas for admissions to the Kendriya Vidyalayas.

06 Oct 2016 5:26 AM

2 in race for top Prasar Bharti post

With the exit of Jawhar Sircar as the CEO of Prasar Bharati just a matter of time — after he sought to be relieved of the charge — the race for the top job at the public broadcaster has heated up.

05 Oct 2016 4:34 AM

Its slot sale a dud, Doordarshan begins work on a new policy

With Doordarshan’s slot sale policy unable to generate new content for it, the national broadcaster has decided to give extension to the programmes currently running on its network.

03 Oct 2016 1:09 AM

Just PM Modi; no Mr, Shriman, Honourable

No more is Mr, Shri, Mananiya, Honourable or Shriman to be used before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name in government advertisements.

28 Sep 2016 1:40 AM

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Common test for universities likely

The Modi government is planning to bring in a common entrance test for all central universities of the country, besides considering a proposal to increase the intake of students in these universities.

25 Sep 2016 2:43 AM

Centre’s Swayam initiative delayed repeatedly

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and push to promote Internet-based learning, the Union human resource development ministry’s plan to launch its massive open online cour

17 Sep 2016 12:24 AM

Government tries to take Indian films to world

From jointly producing movies like Thinking of Him, on the life of Rabindranath Tagore, with Argentina and co-producing a film on Bangladeshi independence hero Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the Union informa

11 Sep 2016 6:33 AM

Government to launch propaganda blitz

With crucial Assembly elections approaching in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, the government machinery is all set to go all out to woo the electorates in favour of the BJP.

10 Sep 2016 2:46 AM

To expand reach, DD Kisan to be multilingual

In an effort to serve major part of our country’s farming community, national broadcaster Doordarshan is set to turn DD Kisan — a dedicated television channel for farmers — into a multilingual one.

05 Sep 2016 12:21 AM

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