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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.
Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, Prasoon Joshi | Ravi Choudhary | PTI

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.
A still from the trailer of the film Ford v Ferrari, showing alcohol. | YouTube

Censor board wants scenes showing alcohol to be blurred in new Hollywood film

For the first time, scenes from the upcoming film Ford v Ferrari have scenes with alcohol completely blurred.
Bombay High Court | Commons

CBFC has no intellectual morality to decide what people can watch: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court pulled up the film certification board while hearing a plea filed by Children's Film Society over a U certificate to its film "Chidiakhana".
Poster of the film PM Narendra Modi

EC stops release of Narendra Modi film during elections, day after Censor Board clears it

'PM Narendra Modi', directed by Omung Kumar, was scheduled to release on 11 April, the first day of the Lok Sabha elections.
Poster of the film PM Narendra Modi

Modi biopic cleared with 11 cuts, scene of him monitoring anti-terror ops deleted

The Central Board of Film Certification has also told the producers to delete apparently communal dialogues and a scene mocking Manmohan Singh.
Sharmila Tagore in a still from Satyajit Ray directed Nayak | @Criterion/Twitter

Devi to Kashmir ki Kali to Censor Board: Sharmila Tagore is not just Taimur’s grandmom

Sharmila Tagore, who turned 74 on 8 December, has been a trailblazer of her field, and the bikini has nothing to do with it.
Pahlaj Nihalani with Govinda and Mishika Chourasia | Twitter/@NihalaniPahlaj

Itna ras bhara…ahista ahista kholna & other cuts censor board wants in Nihalani film

Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has moved Bombay High Court against the cuts, says the censor board doesn’t have the power to ask for them.
File image of Pahlaj Nihalani | STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pahlaj Nihalani: ‘Netflex’ runs a website ‘Secret Game’ that airs blue films

Ex-censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has challenged cuts ordered in his film Rangeela Raja, and accused his successor Prasoon Joshi of ‘harassing’ him.
Akshay Kumar

Picture abhi patriarchy hai: Studying Bollywood’s sexism disease

A look at dialogues, characters, relationships and censorship in 30 landmark Bollywood films.

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How Assam’s Goalpara jumped 58 points on the Aspirational District ranking during Covid-19

#HeroesOfTheDay campaigns, insurance for medical staff — Goalpara Deputy Commissioner, Varnali Deka, writes on how her district fought Covid and other crises.

RBI confirms Sashidhar Jagdishan as next CEO of HDFC Bank

Sashidhar Jagdishan, currently working as 'change agent' of the largest private sector lender and head of finance, has been with HDFC Bank since 1996.


Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.