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Modi govt set to clip powers of Censor Board

The Modi government is set to clip the powers of the Censor Board.

02 Sep 2016 1:08 AM

Centre to unveil new channel for Northeast

The Narendra Modi government is expected to present a new year’s gift to the Northeast by unveiling a new channel, Arun Prabha, for the region.

31 Aug 2016 12:48 AM

I&B ex-secretary Sunil Arora set to be next Prasar Bharati CEO

Former Union information and broadcasting secretary Sunil Arora is likely to replace Jawhar Sircar as the CEO of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

27 Aug 2016 6:19 AM

New education policy may be delayed further

The much-awaited and discussed TSR Subramanian report — commissioned by former HRD minister Smriti Irani for drafting a new education policy for India — is likely to be delayed further.

26 Aug 2016 6:29 AM

Soon, government promo films before movie shows

Indian movie buffs will soon witness the Modi government’s achievements just before their favourite film show unveils.

24 Aug 2016 5:44 AM


Still no takers for Doordarshan’s content slots

Doordarshan’s second attempt at garnering new content for its channels through the slot sale policy — with relaxed norms for acquisition — has also seemingly failed to take off as just three productio

23 Aug 2016 5:11 AM

Pahlaj Nihalani, board members’ rift escalates, reaches I&B

The fight between censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani and the board members has escalated and reached the information and broadcasting ministry.

22 Aug 2016 1:56 AM

Facebook to help govt reach out to public

Ever since the Modi government took over, the government’s media strategy has come in for a major change as it tries to create a direct interface with the common man.

18 Aug 2016 1:44 AM

India to share films with Bangladesh

India will likely share several films related to the Bangladesh independence struggle, which are with the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), with the neighbouring nation.

17 Aug 2016 6:21 AM

MP’s crusade on fairness creams after Kangra visit

A visit to the local market in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, and a chance encounter with a dark-skinned girl who wanted to buy a fairness cream, but couldn’t due to its high pricing, was the reason Congre

11 Aug 2016 3:41 AM


Doordarshan owes over Rs 60 crores to producers

National broadcaster Doordarshan is learnt to have not made payments to the producers of its commissioned programmes over the past several months even as it grapples with policy changes to acquire new

08 Aug 2016 6:24 AM

CBFC to guard films pre-release

Weeks after a massive controversy erupted over a copy of Udta Punjab allegedly being leaked two days ahead of the film’s release, the Censor Board has decided to make handling of such content — submit

02 Aug 2016 1:04 AM

Steady decline in ragging cases as awareness grows

With effective monitoring, sensitisation of students and public awareness campaigns, the number of ragging incidents across the country has shown a marked decline over the last few years.

31 Jul 2016 5:34 AM

Slots unsold, Doordarshan to go for fresh bids

The Prasar Bharati Board on Tuesday approved a move to invite fresh proposals under the slot sale policy for Doordarshan with relaxed norms for acquisition of content after none of the private product

27 Jul 2016 2:17 AM

IIM Bill may pass under Prakash Javadekar

Within days of taking over the reins of Union human resource ministry, Prakash Javadekar is understood to have ensured a green signal to the important IIM Bill from the PMO.

17 Jul 2016 2:20 AM


Doordarshan’s private content plan fails

Prasar Bharati’s ambitious plan to garner better TRPs by engaging private production houses to generate content for Doordarshan has fallen flat on its face.

15 Jul 2016 1:04 AM

Zakir Naik speech: Channels without licence face ban

In the wake of televangalist Zakir Naik’s alleged “inflammatory” sermons through a private television channel Peace TV, the government on Friday decided to issue an advisory to stop the broadcast of n

09 Jul 2016 4:08 AM

After Udta Punjab, CBFC scans music videos

After the epic battle over Udta Punjab, which was criticised by the Central Board of Film Certification for the generous use of abuses, glorification of drug use, and setting it all in poll-bound Punj

03 Jul 2016 6:31 AM

Doordarshan prime-time slots fail to get buyers

Private television production houses are seemingly unwilling to buy Doordarshan prime-time.

30 Jun 2016 2:40 AM

Pahlaj Nihalani likely to stay CBFC chief

Despite pressure from several quarters, including Bollywood, for the removal of censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for his repeated controversial decisions, it seems that the Central Board of Film Cer

28 Jun 2016 4:55 AM