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India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation
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India blocks 22 YouTube news channels, including 4 Pakistan based, for spreading disinformation

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said the blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of more than 260 crore, and used logos of TV news channels and false thumbnails to mislead viewers

Why MediaOne channel was banned by I&B ministry: All you need to know
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Why MediaOne channel was banned by I&B ministry: All you need to know

The Central government on Monday banned the transmission of Malayalam news channel MediaOne over “security reasons”. The ban was later stayed by a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court for two days

I&B Ministry uses stills from Allu Arjun's Pushpa to spread awareness on COVID-19
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I&B Ministry uses stills from Allu Arjun's Pushpa to spread awareness on COVID-19

The Ministry also requested citizens to follow COVID-19 SOPs to protect themselves against the infection

Explained: Why film industry is rallying against proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act
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Explained: Why film industry is rallying against proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act

The I&B Ministry had sought suggestions for Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by 2 July. A letter with 3,000 signatories from the Indian film industry has opposed the proposed amendments.

Explained: Proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act, which will allow re-certification of films, penalisation of piracy
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Explained: Proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act, which will allow re-certification of films, penalisation of piracy

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has asked the general public to send their comments on the draft Bill by 2 July.

Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary to be commemorated through year-long celebration in India and abroad
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Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary to be commemorated through year-long celebration in India and abroad

As part of the celebrations, the Ministry of External Affairs will be organising film festivals in India, and abroad, where films and documentaries by and on Satyajit Ray will be showcased.

NCPCR asks I&B Ministry to direct Netflix to remove 'inappropriate' scenes from Bombay Begums
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NCPCR asks I&B Ministry to direct Netflix to remove 'inappropriate' scenes from Bombay Begums

The NCPCR said Bombay Begums, has not only violated the prevailing law of the land and guidelines, but it's continuing the same and affecting children's interest to a very large extent

Cinemas to function at full capacity from 1 February; MHA issues new COVID-19 safety guidelines
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Cinemas to function at full capacity from 1 February; MHA issues new COVID-19 safety guidelines

Post lockdown, the Centre had allowed reopening of theatres and multiplexes in several regions, including Delhi, parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on 15 October, 2020 with 50 per cent occupancy, functioning with stringent dos and don'ts, keeping in view the new normal.

Following Rakul Preet Singh's plea, I&B ministry directs private TV channels to adhere to Programme Code
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Following Rakul Preet Singh's plea, I&B ministry directs private TV channels to adhere to Programme Code

The I&B ministry emphasised that no programme should criticise, malign, or slander any individual or certain groups.

Doordarshan's 25 channels, RS and LS broadcast to be offered mandatorily, I&B Ministry issues directive
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Doordarshan's 25 channels, RS and LS broadcast to be offered mandatorily, I&B Ministry issues directive

The ministry has notified 25 Doordarshan and Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels that are to be mandatorily carried by the multiple system operators (MSOs) and cable operators on their networks

I&B ministry lifts 48-hour ban on Asianet News, Media One over coverage on Delhi riots; 'Govt supports press freedom,' says Javadekar
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I&B ministry lifts 48-hour ban on Asianet News, Media One over coverage on Delhi riots; 'Govt supports press freedom,' says Javadekar

Centre revoked the 48-hour ban imposed on Friday on Malayalam news channels Asianet News and Media One for reportage of Delhi riots that could 'enhance communal disharmony' across the country

Centre imposes 48-hour ban on two Malayalam channels MediaOne TV, Asianet News for coverage on Delhi riots
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Centre imposes 48-hour ban on two Malayalam channels MediaOne TV, Asianet News for coverage on Delhi riots

Delhi Police and Home Minister Amit Shah, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have come under pressure with the opposition charging they failed to act swiftly enough to contain the violence.

Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence
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Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence

After fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote "anti-national" attitudes

IFFI 2017 wasn't funded by I&B ministry or Directorate of Film Festivals, says Pramod Sawant
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IFFI 2017 wasn't funded by I&B ministry or Directorate of Film Festivals, says Pramod Sawant

The Goa government had spent Rs 17.44 crore on hosting IFFI 2017, according to Pramod Sawant.

Lok Sabha poll results: Information and Broadcasting Ministry asks entertainment channels not to air election-related news
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Lok Sabha poll results: Information and Broadcasting Ministry asks entertainment channels not to air election-related news

A day ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has clearly directed that an entertainment channel doesn’t have the rights to air any news

I&B Ministry proposes changes in Cinematograph Act to impose stricter penalties on film piracy
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I&B Ministry proposes changes in Cinematograph Act to impose stricter penalties on film piracy

The I&B Ministry proposes to make film piracy offences punishable with imprisonment of three years and fines of up to Rs 10 lakh or both.

Bombay High Court issues notice to set up pre-screening committee for content released on online platforms
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Bombay High Court issues notice to set up pre-screening committee for content released on online platforms

Bombay High Court Friday issued notices to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting over a plea seeking regulation of the content of ‘web series’ or other programs which are broadcast directly through the internet.

Union minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'Dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes
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Union minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'Dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had earlier suggested that the media use the word “Scheduled Castes (SC)”, in order to comply with he Bombay High Court's directions.

I&B ministry advises TV channels not to use the word 'Dalit', urges them to say 'Scheduled Caste' instead
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I&B ministry advises TV channels not to use the word 'Dalit', urges them to say 'Scheduled Caste' instead

The advisory urges channels that they may refrain from using the term 'Dalit' while referring to people belonging to Scheduled Castes.

National Film Awards 2018 recipients who skipped ceremony yet to receive medals, citations by I&B Ministry
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National Film Awards 2018 recipients who skipped ceremony yet to receive medals, citations by I&B Ministry

Many of those who chose to skip the 65th National Film Awards have reportedly not received their medals and citations yet.