Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: CBFC

‘Hindus tolerant, dissent a must for democracy’ — why Delhi court granted bail to Zubair

Court grants bail to AltNews co-founder Mohammad Zubair in case filed by Delhi Police over tweet that 'hurt religious sentiments'. Political parties are open to criticism, says judge.

‘A’ in Rajasthan but ‘U/A’ in Kerala: Film-makers want censorship to be sensitivity-centric

Representatives from various film bodies held a meeting with I&B Ministry to suggest changes in India's film certification process, including keeping pace with OTT.

Amendments to Cinematograph Act will give Modi govt a heckler’s veto to suppress films

An order from the govt asking for a review after CBFC has certified a film is a clear sign that the Centre wants to have a say in the decision-making process.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

Tougher piracy controls, Centre’s certification power — what film certification bill changes

The draft, which has been questioned by filmmakers, comes just weeks after the Modi government abolished the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal.

Modi govt’s move to dissolve film certification tribunal could increase censorship, experts say

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal heard appeals by aggrieved filmmakers against Central Board of Film Certification orders. Its dissolution follows efforts by govt to streamline tribunals.

Censor Board denies nod for Malayalam film ‘Varthamanam’ on JNU agitation

Aryadan Shoukath, the film's producer-script-writer, said the CBFC officials did not point out any reason for denying the certification.

Why you can watch Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker on Amazon Prime but not on TV in India

Hollywood blockbuster 'Joker' was at the centre of a global row last year over its depiction of violence. It was given an ‘Adult’ certificate in India.

Emergency-era censorship affected films so badly that even a spot of blood was cut out

Kishore Kumar's songs were taken off AIR. Stars such as Dev Anand were harassed. Even Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray were given advice on film-making.

Never asked makers of ‘Ford v Ferrari’ to blur alcohol, says CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

The CBFC came under fire last week after reports claimed the censor board had asked Hollywood filmmakers to blur all alcohol in the film before its India release.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.