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IIMC asked to revisit its admission criteria based on marks after Supreme Court ruling 

I&B Secretary Amit Khare says IIMC has been asked to revisit admission norms after SC ruling that said states can’t promote final-year students without holding exams as ordered by UGC.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar | Photo: ANI

No audience or visitors on sets, Aarogya Setu must — Centre’s SOP for film, TV production

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar issues central guidelines Sunday, detailing the SOP for cast and crew as they begin shooting after the Covid-19 lockdown.
The cover of New India Samachar launched on 15 August 2020 | I&B Ministry

Ram Mandir, Ladakh, NEP — what first edition of Modi govt’s new magazine covers

New India Samachar was launched Saturday. The 40-page magazine will be distributed free of cost across the country, including at panchayats and educational institutions.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

I&B ministry could launch new magazine on 15 Aug but future of its Employment News uncertain

I&B ministry's new periodical will highlight Modi govt’s achievements and initiatives. But future of its 4-decade-old Employment News appears bleak due to poor circulation.
Latest News on Governance | theprint.in

Modi govt drops ‘surveillance’ clauses in fresh search for social media partner 

I&B ministry is looking for a private firm to handle its social media accounts. Multiple attempts earlier were foiled by clauses that raised privacy concerns.
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.

On Camera

Posting pictures of food on social media | PxHere

Are Indian men posting more food pictures online? A new trend is emerging during pandemic

Yes, urban Indians are cooking much more during the coronavirus pandemic. But only that doesn’t explain why we are posting more pictures too.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.


Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?