Free Press Journal
  • Why rename the ‘Dalits’

    Although the government had no role in bringing the original petition by a Nagpur resident calling for an end to the use of the ‘Dalit’ word, it has used the case to push its own agenda. There is a series of intriguing twists in the story, with the government using every opportunity to guide its course to the desired end.

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    Dr Ambedkar’s grandsons divided on use of banned word

    Mumbai: The grandsons of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, who was the architect of the Indian Constitution, are divided over the use of the word ‘Dalit’, which has been banned by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry. Advocate Prakash Ambedkar and president of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), is of the opinion people should be free to use the word in connection with socio-economic and political backwardness.

  • I&B Ministry urges private TV channels to stop using the word ‘Dalit’

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels, urging them to refrain from using the nomenclature ‘Dalit’ for people belonging to Scheduled Castes in compliance with a Bombay High Court directive.

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    Consider asking media not to use term ‘Dalit’: Bombay High Court to I&B ministry

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider issuing a direction to media to stop using the word ‘Dalit’, following a circular advising government officials against using the word. The Nagpur bench of the high court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Pankaj Meshram, seeking removal of the word Dalit from all government documents and communication.

  • I&B Ministry forms committee for regulation of news portals and media websites

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites, according to an official order which came a day after the government withdrew its contentious guidelines on fake news following widespread criticism.

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    Mumbai: Various film agencies and festivals to come under an umbrella organisation: Smriti Irani

    Mumbai: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry plans to amalgamate various institutions like Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Development Corporation and Children’s Film Festival under an umbrella organisation within two months’ time. Apart from this amalgamation, the ministry is also looking at developing a multidisciplinary model with Indian Institute of Mass communication (IIMC) for media students. Citing example of Directorate of film festivals, National Film Development Corporation and Children’s Film Festival,

  • Complaint against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for alleged use of derogatory language on TV show against Scheduled Castes

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sought a reply from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty for allegedly using derogatory language against the Scheduled Castes in TV shows.

  • Pathankot attack: Hindi news channel ordered to be taken off air for a day

    New Delhi: A leading Hindi news channel was today ordered by the government to be taken off air for a day after an inter-ministerial panel constituted by the I&B ministry recommended this action over the broadcaster’s coverage of the Pathankot terror attack in January.

  • FTII row: IB ministry officials to hold dialogues with agitating students today

    New Delhi : The government will attempt at a third round of discussion with the agitating students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Mumbai on Wednesday. Officials of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry will talk with the students in an attempt to end the impasse, as the strike at FTII has been on for over 100 days. While the students have been demanding Gajendra Chauhan’s removal as the FTII council’s

  • Only Gajendra Chauhan’s resignation will end FTII row, says actor Pallavi Joshi

    Pune : Actor Pallavi Joshi, who had recently quit as a member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society in support of the students who have been on a strike for 105 days, visited the campus on Wednesday to interact with the students and said that there would be no breakthrough in the impasse between the students and government unless Gajendra Chauhan stepped down as the institute’s president.

  • FTII row: Delegation of protesters calls on I&B min officials

    New Delhi: A delegation of students and alumni members of FTII-Pune today met senior officials of the I&B Ministry to seek a resolution to the row over the appointment of TV actor and BJP’s Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the governing council of the prestigious institute.