Free Press Journal
  • OK, let ‘Dalit’ continue to be

    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is only the messenger boy. The order to media to stop using ‘Dalit’ for people categorised as scheduled castes came from a high court. The British had coined ‘scheduled castes’ in 1935 to sum up a bunch of humankind born on the subcontinent and punished for breathing the same air the ‘higher humans’ inhaled.

  • 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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    Government spent Rs 132.38 crore on advertisements for GST     

    New Delhi: The government spent Rs 132.38 crore on advertisements for GST, an agency under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said in reply to an RTI query. As per the Bureau of Outreach and Communication under the ministry, the “expenditure on GST advertisements through this bureau” on print media stood at Rs 1,26,93,97,121.

  • S Durga, Sexy Durga, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, I&B, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Sasidharan speaks about I&B ministry, International Film Festival of India, Indian Panaroma Section, IFFI,

    S Durga’s director says, I&B Ministry is doing unconstitutional, unprecedented thing

    New Delhi: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, the director of ‘S Durga’, on Tuesday said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) is doing “unconstitutional and unprecedented thing” after his movie was banned from screening at International Film Festival of India’s (IFFI) Indian Panorama section.

  • Ujjain: Exhibition to promote handloom products amongst youth

    Ujjain: In tandem with the Indian Government’s attempt to promote handcrafted products in the country, particularly amongst the youth, the Government Girls Post-graduate College (GDC) organized an event on Monday. The Government has also declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to be celebrated every year.

  • Govt has decided to ease annual renewal norms for TV channels: Naidu

    New Delhi: The government has decided to ease the “annual renewal” norms for TV channels and existing broadcasters can continue operations by simply paying annual permission fee 60 days before the due date, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

  • NDTV India moves Supreme Court against govt ban order

    New Delhi: NDTV India today moved the Supreme Court against the government’s order banning its telecast for a day on November 9 for its coverage of the Pathankot terror attack.

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    Wipro disagrees with CAG on undue favour by UIDAI

    Bengaluru: Global software major Wipro Ltd disagreed with the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had shown undue favour to it, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Zakir Naik Peace TV

    Zakir Naik’s Peace TV has no permission to downlink: Ministry

    New Delhi: The central government on Saturday said Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel is not permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to downlink and warned the cable operators that action will be taken for transmitting the channel. In view of reports that the channel’s content aimed at inciting communal violence, the ministry issued a notification directing officials to take action against those transmitting the channel.

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    Documentary on beef faces ban at festival

    New Delhi: Organisers of a documentary festival today said that they are not going to screen a film on beef after they failed to get clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The short film “Caste on the Menu Card”, was the only film out of 35 others, which failed to get an exemption permission for a screening at 12th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival here, which is organised by Centre for Civil Society (CCS).