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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.
The I&B ministry has released draft amendments to guidelines for private satellite TV channels, and sought suggestions from stakeholders within 15 days.
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.
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.
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.
I&B ministry has banned two Malayalam channels for 48 hours, stating that their reports sided “towards a particular community” among other violations.
I&B Ministry’s vision plan also includes vernacular push, opening shooting floors for foreign films, audio-visual content on India’s ‘success stories’.
Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Rishi and others accused the information and broadcasting ministry of practising absolute control in the selection process.
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.
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.