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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt will soon publish a magazine in 13 languages to highlight its achievements

The fortnightly magazine will be called ‘New India Samachar’, and will be published by the Bureau of Outreach Communication. It has got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Representational image for TV news channels | ThePrint

Home ministry can withdraw security clearance to TV channels under new draft guidelines

The I&B ministry has released draft amendments to guidelines for private satellite TV channels, and sought suggestions from stakeholders within 15 days.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.
A policeman points to the separate lane for the media and doctors at the Noida-Delhi border Tuesday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ensure print, electronic media operate smoothly during lockdown: I&B ministry to states, UTs

In letter to states and UTs, I&B ministry says proper functioning of media is required to create awareness, provide vital information and prevent spread of fake news.
MediaOne TV and Asianet News were allowed to come back on air Saturday morning | Commons

Within hours of ban, govt allows Malayalam channels Asianet News, MediaOne TV back on air

The channels were banned for 48 hours for their coverage of the Delhi riots, with the I&B ministry stating that they had violated the Cable TV Act.
A man cycles past an empty road in Gokulpuri, Delhi, which saw arson and violence during communal riots Tuesday. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Malayalam channels MediaOne TV, Asianet News banned for 48 hours over Delhi riots coverage

I&B ministry has banned two Malayalam channels for 48 hours, stating that their reports sided “towards a particular community” among other violations.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Modi govt has new info push — Davos-like summit for Indian media, entertainment industries

I&B Ministry’s vision plan also includes vernacular push, opening shooting floors for foreign films, audio-visual content on India’s ‘success stories’.
Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan | Wikimedia Commons

‘Backdoor censorship’ — filmmakers say Mumbai fest rejected movies critical of Modi govt

Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Rishi and others accused the information and broadcasting ministry of practising absolute control in the selection process.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the NRC Sunday after nationwide protests against the CAA | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt to publish book on refugees to counter ‘anti-Muslim’ image amid CAA protests

Govt plans to publish the book in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish, besides Hindi and English, so that the stories can reach people across the world.
Protests were held against the amended citizenship law at old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt warns Indian media against broadcasting images of anti-citizenship law protests

The Prime Minister wants broadcasters to 'abstain' from showing content that is 'against the maintenance of law and order or which promotes anti-national attitudes', says Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.


Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.