Amit Khare, Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday said that the ministry has set three broad objectives to regulate Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms and digital media. Amit Khare further said: "We understand the types of media are different amongst each other completely. The print is different from Television, TV is different from films and films are different from web series. We cannot have the same criteria all over but there should be some sort of similarity in the goal post." "What was announced yesterday is a soft touch, self-regulatory mechanism with minimal interference of the government," Khare added. On Thursday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad announced the new policies for the OTT platform and digital media. Watch the full video for more details.
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Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar during a press briefing on February 25 informed that the government has decided to have a 3-stair mechanism for OTT platforms. "OTT and digital news media will have to disclose their details. We are not mandating registration, we are seeking information," he added. He further informed that OTT platforms should have a self-classification of content in 13+, 16+ and A categories and there has to be a mechanism of parental lock and ensuring compliance that children don't see that.
Amid a controversy over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel. Asked about the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, however, told reporters that only the Motera stadium has been renamed and the complex continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat. Watch the full video for more details.
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After former chief minister Siddaramaiah refused for donation of Ram Temple, Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa said 'one Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party.' "One Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party. Similarly, HD Kumaraswamy is destroying his party. Even the poor are giving Rs 10 each (for Ram temple) out of devotion. Siddaramaiah says that it's disputed land, so he won't contribute," said Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa. He added, "PFI tells people to not contribute (for Ram Temple) as it's disputed land, Siddaramaiah says the same. They have the same opinion. There is no difference between Siddaramaiah and PFI, they are one."
Former chief minister of Karnataka, and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on February 17 raised several questions on the process of Ram Mandir fund collection, he also alleged that he has been threatened to donate money. "I am not concerned about contribution of money (for Ram temple), if required I will also contribute. But who is actually giving information? Where is the transparency in collecting money? Several people are collecting money by threatening others. I am also a victim, 3 people, including a woman, came to my house. They threatened me that why am I not giving money, this is country's prime issue - why are you not giving money? Who is she? Is she authorised to come and ask me?" questioned Kumaraswamy.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has lashed out at the RSS over the Ram Temple donation drive. He alleged that volunteers who were conducting the donation drive are separately marking houses of those who paid a donation and those who did not. He went on to say that this is similar to what the Nazis did in Germany during Hitler’s regime. ‘Historians say that RSS took birth at the same time when Nazi Party was founded in Germany. There are concerns on what will happen if the RSS tries to implement similar policies adopted by Nazis,’ Kumaraswamy added. The RSS has rubbished his allegations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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