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I&B ministry imposes additional penalties for violation of programme code

Mumbai: The minister of information and broadcasting, Anurag Thakur has informed the Rajya Sabha that there have been 37 instances between March 2005 and June 2021 where broadcasters were prohibited the transmission and re-transmission of a channel for a specified time period, or permission to...

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Govt ad spends on print down 51 per cent from last year

New Delhi: Print publications received a hard wallop with the outbreak of Covid2019 last year – circulation dropped, subscribers cut ties, and revenue dried up as advertisers tightened their purse strings. Now, it has emerged that the government, which is one of the biggest newspaper advertiser,...

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Internet should not become the monopoly of few, IT minister tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Days after the government passed sweeping regulations for social media platforms, union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that any attempt to create ‘imperialism of the internet' by a few companies would not be tolerated.

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Enact law to make FB, Google pay for news: BJP's Sushil Modi in Rajya Sabha

MUMBAI: The ball set rolling in Australia to make the big tech pay news publishers for their content has finally reached the Indian Parliament. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that India should take a cue from the land down under and enact a law that...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad warns of action against misuse of social media

KOLKATA: As the spat between Twitter and the government intensifies, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad issued a caution – action will be taken against social media if it allows unchecked the spread of fake news and misinformation. “We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people....

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