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I&B ministry might be liberal on anti-smoking ban

NEW DELHI: Information and broadcasting ministry is now in two minds --- to support fully or not --- over a proposed ban from 2 October on depiction of smoking in cinema and on television as being pushed by the health ministry. Information and broadcasting minister Jaipal Reddy, while coming out in...

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Kher files court case against Left leader

MUMBAI: Following up on his threat to sue CPI (M) general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet for allegedly describing him as an "RSS man", noted actor and sacked censor board chairman Anupam Kher today filed a criminal complaint in a magistrate's court in Mumbai. Kher personally appeared in the...

Sharmila Tagore new censor board chief after Kher scissored

NEW DELHI: The Information and broadcasting ministry today served marching orders on a defiant Anupam Kher from the helm of affairs of the Central Board of Film Certification. Moving swiftly, it appointed yesteryears screen siren Sharmila Tagore as the new Indian censor board chief.

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TV channels told to 'clean up' their content or face consequences

NEW DELHI: The government today came down heavily on various private sector television channels on issues relating to content described as `indecent' and threatened to invoke rules and regulations if some spring cleaning is not done. However, while not contradicting the government stand on the...

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Censor Board reconstituted

The Indian government's fascination for the glitteratti continues and it shows in the reconstitution of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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