Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Government looks to finalise rules for local channels

The detailed recommendations are available on the authority’s portal. Any stakeholder, subscriber or cable operator may send views or feedback to the ministry via e-mail at

published on : 16th May 2022

Ban on Malayalam channel MediaOne: SC adjourns hearing as Centre seeks more time 

The court adjourned the matter after the Union government circulated a letter on April 6 citing discussions over the counter affidavit at a 'senior level' which would require some time.

published on : 7th April 2022

After 18 months, BARC resumes publishing news channel ratings 

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) was forced to suspend ratings in October 2020 after allegations that channel ratings were rigged by a few influential broadcasters like Republic TV.

published on : 17th March 2022

India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai to host 'Media & Entertainment fortnight' 

The event is a platform to encourage business and investment opportunities across India's media and entertainment industry to a global audience.

published on : 16th March 2022

I&B Ministry orders blocking of apps, website, social media handles linked with banned Sikh outfit

According to the ministry, the contents of the blocked apps, website, and social media accounts had the potential to incite communal disharmony and separatism

published on : 22nd February 2022

Information and Broadcasting Ministry shares meme on 'Pushpa' to spread Covid-19 awareness .

The picture posted by Ministry's Twitter page featured Arjun's titular character wearing a photoshopped mask in a still from the movie.

published on : 19th January 2022

I&B Ministry Twitter account hacked briefly, restored

The hackers re-tweeted several posts of Musk and also tweeted "great job" from the official handle of the ministry.

published on : 12th January 2022

I&B Ministry's Twitter account compromised; control restored after few minutes

However, the account was restored after a few minutes, confirmed Kanchan Gupta, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

published on : 12th January 2022

Government doesn't agree with India's rank in World Press Freedom Index: Anurag Thakur in Parliament

Thakur said the adoption of the methodology by the publisher of the report is "questionable and non-transparent".

published on : 21st December 2021

Sansad TV-Rajya Sabha mandatory, says Centre to multi-system, cable operators

The Central government recently notified Sansad TV-Rajya Sabha as a ‘news and current affairs’ channel. The advisory further says that violation will invite action.

published on : 30th November 2021

Efforts on to make TV content more inclusive as Centre seeks feedback from public

In August 2019, the ministry had decided to implement ‘accessibility standards for persons with disabilities’ in television programmes being shown by the channels.

published on : 6th November 2021

Railway, I&B ministries launch one-stop permission website to ease process of filming on trains

This website aims to make the process of getting permission to film across railways premises more efficient.

published on : 2nd November 2021

They teach journalism but teachers at IIMC now barred from criticising government

The Central Civil Services Conduct (CCS) rules, which prohibit criticism of the government, will now be applicable on the faculty of the IIMC.

published on : 12th August 2017