information and broadcasting

Accuracy more important than speed in news: Minister Anurag Thakur

The minister further informed that the government has promptly established the Fact Check Unit in Press Information Bureau to counter unverified claims and present truth to the people.

published on : 29th November 2022

TV channels to have 30-min public service broadcasting

Mandatory programme conditions will not be applicable to sports and foreign channels, Chandra added.

published on : 10th November 2022

We’re hosting 1.1 million Rohingyas despite dense population: Bangla I&B minister

Bangladesh has the highest density of population globally, with 1246 people living per square kilometer (compared to 431 in India).

published on : 2nd November 2022

Government broadcasting to be done only through Prasar Bharati: Ministry

The ministry has set December 31, 2023 as eadline to complete the exercise as per the advisory.

published on : 22nd October 2022

Centre's advisories on illegal online betting warn against ads on TV channels, digital news, OTT platforms

The advisories were supplemented with evidence containing direct and surrogate advertisements of offshore betting platforms such as Fairplay, PariMatch, Betway, Wolf 777, and 1xBet.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Pakistan government's Twitter account withheld in India, again

Currently, the Twitter feed of the Pakistan government "@GovtofPakistan" is not visible to Indian users.

published on : 1st October 2022

I&B ministry orders YouTube to remove 45 videos over disharmony

The ministry’s orders to block the content were issued on Friday under the provisions of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.

published on : 27th September 2022

Thakur to TV channels: Work professionally, don’t try to grab eyeballs

“Real journalism is about facing the facts, presenting the truth and letting all sides the platform to present their views."

published on : 22nd September 2022

Information and Broadcasting ministry asks private channels to telecast Independence day celebrations

The advisory was issued on Friday following the requests from people so that viewers with hearing impairment can also enjoy the national telecast on the occasion, said officials.

published on : 14th August 2022

94 YouTube channels blocked for spreading fake news: I&B minister

Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Thakur said the action had been taken under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000.

published on : 22nd July 2022

KCR will become political tourist now: Anurag Thakur

He expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and claimed that “TRS’ goons” and party leaders were suppressing the rights of the common people.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Don’t advertise online betting platforms: Government

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting on Monday issued an advisory to print, electronic and digital media to refrain from advertising online betting platforms.

published on : 14th June 2022

Refrain from advertising online betting platforms: I&B Ministry to print, electronic, digital media

It has also advised online & social media, including online advertisement intermediaries & publishers, to not display such advertisements in India or target such advertisements towards Indian audience

published on : 13th June 2022

Centre asks Twitter, YouTube to take down deo brand Layer'r Shot's obscene ad

The video has been watched around a million times and has been shared on other social media platforms, the ministry said in the email to the platforms.

published on : 4th June 2022

Union Minister Anurag Thakur to lead biggest Indian contingent at Cannes red carpet event 

Thakur will inaugurate the India Pavilion at the business event alongside the Cannes Film Festival and participate in the opening night festivities of Marche Du Film at the Majestic Beach.

published on : 17th May 2022

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

India chosen as first 'country of honour' ever at Cannes Film Market

Anurag Thakur on Wednesday announced that India will be the official 'Country of Honour' at the upcoming 'Marche' Du Film', organised alongside the Cannes Film Festival, in France.

published on : 5th May 2022

Ministry ties up with Netflix to produce short films on inspirational figures

These videos under the series ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan’ will be telecast on all channels of Doordarshan and be available on various social media platforms of the ministry and Netflix.

published on : 27th April 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
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