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No plans to regulate TV content through CBFC: MIB

NEW DELHI: Even as debates rage on regarding film and television content with the government admitting complaints regarding vulgar advertisements on TV are received regularly and addressed, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has said there’s no move yet to regulate TV content via an...

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Shyam Benegal Committee: CBFC can only certify films, not recommend cuts

NEW DELHI: In recommendations that are bound to stir a major debate among moralists and others, a government-appointed committee has said that no alterations or changes in any film can be made by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) only with the consent of the rights holder. The members...

Movies Hindi
Movies OK faced 24-hour closure for telecast of adult film earlier this month

NEW DELHI: The transmission or re-transmission of the Movies OK channel was stopped for one day on any platform throughout India from midnight 2 May to midnight 3 May for telecast of an ‘Adults only‘ certified film during late afternoon hours.

Local organizations or states cannot ban film certified by CBFC, Tewari

NEW DELHI: The central government reiterated in Parliament today that a local organization cannot ban a film if it has a problem with the content of that film and has to approach the Central Board for Film Certification in redressal.

Movies Hindi
I&B frowns on news channels showing adult film content

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked news and current affairs channels not to show as part of news any clips from feature films that violate the Programme Code prescribed under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) 1995.

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