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Minister Rathore’s rebuttal of ThePrint report on media monitoring doesn’t hold good

Union I&B minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has criticised ThePrint report on media monitoring and called it incorrect. Here's our response.
Initiative aimed at promoting budding filmmakers at the IFFI has been shelved

India’s international film fest junks plan to promote budding filmmakers

IFFI organisers Directorate of Film Festivals & Entertainment Society of Goa have reportedly junked the project, called Talent Hub.
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Amitabh, Ranbir and Israel on agenda as govt looks forward to a controversy-free IFFI

Last year, under then I&B Minister Smriti Irani, IFFI ran into a controversy over payment-related irregularities.
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NFDC may not be shut after all as I&B ministry comes up with a fresh merger plan

Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.
File image of Smriti Irani | Facebook

I&B minister Rathore may not reverse ‘arbitrary transfer’ of officers by Irani in one go

Transfer orders were issued in November last year, within three months after Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, purportedly to revamp PIB.
File photo of Smriti Irani | PTI

Irani removal, Goyal, Rathore elevation as much a political move as administrative

Irani, known for her high handedness, frequent run-ins with bureaucrats & the media had become a 'political liability' for the party, especially with Lok Sabha elections due in 2019

CWG isn’t time to count medals, prepare for 2028 Olympics instead, says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore speaks to ThePrint's Chairman Shekhar Gupta about how Indian athletes are different from earlier, how the government plans to make India a sporting powerhouse and why he thinks he's still got the skills to take up shooting.
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Sponsorship for players, outsourcing services part of sports ministry’s mega revamp plan

Government will spend Rs 1,000 crore over a period of three years to nurture sports talent; SAI will be restructured with many of its services to be outsourced to cut red tape.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?