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The draft bill has been uploaded online for suggestions from stakeholders | By special arrangement

Modi govt’s new bill to regulate digital media too, has no punishment clause for paid news

The draft bill that I&B ministry has uploaded online for comments and suggestions has also removed provisions of prosecution for publishers.
A security personnel stands guard outside closed shops, in Srinagar

Press Council has not gone back on its support for restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir

Press Council secretary says controversial application in SC that supported the media restrictions and communications blackout in J&K ‘stands as it is’.
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Editors Guild wants Press Council chairman to overturn his move to back media ban in J&K

Guild says it’s “gravely concerned” that PCI instead of speaking up for press freedom is arguing for media clampdown in name of national interest.
CK Prasad

This is not the first time Press Council chief has batted for restrictions on media

PCI chair C.K. Prasad has moved Supreme Court with a plea to intervene in a petition challenging communication curbs in J&K.

Modi-Trump meet doesn’t mean Kashmir debate is over. It’s just beginning

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Should Press Council violate its charter & back J&K restrictions citing national interest?

The Press Council of India has supported the restrictions on communication imposed by the Narendra Modi government in Jammu and Kashmir.
CK Prasad

Press Council of India moves Supreme Court, supports communication restrictions in J&K

In its application, the PCI has justified the communication blockade saying that due to security concerns, there can be reasonable restrictions on the media.
Election Commission of India has asked Facebook to block political advertisement 48 hours before the election

Facebook looking into election panel’s request to block political ads 2 days before polls

Social media giant is considering to provide a window or button that will flag violation of election laws.
File photo of Fali Nariman | Kaushik Roy/India Today Group/Getty Images

Election Commission seeks Fali Nariman’s advice on fighting paid news menace

EC move comes weeks after Delhi High Court held that the poll panel can’t regulate content of media articles.

Media experts say press regulation doesn’t work in India, Press Council is a joke

BBC’s Nik Gowing talks about global trend of media crackdown; ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta says media regulation talk comes up only when ruling party is in trouble.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.