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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After announcing new rules for social media platforms to curb the "rampant abuse", Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said these new guidelines will be implemented within three months of the rules being notified by the government. The new guidelines include developing of redressal mechanism by respective social media platforms to resolve issues of the users, and disclosing the originator of mischievous post after being asked by a government agency or court order.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while interacting with small traders said that the three farm laws is designed by the Centre to destroy small farmers. He also said that through these farm laws the big businesses to take the money from agriculture sector.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assures that the farmers can be anything but anti-nationals. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says we will send Modi back to Nagpur like people sent British empire. Union Home Minister Amit Shah mocks congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his Fisheries ministry remark during his speech in Karaikal. Retired Congress MP from Jammu And Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad praised Prime Minister Modi for not hiding his true self. ISRO takes copy of Bhagavad Gita and Photo of PM Modi to space. All this and more news at 9 pm.
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Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event in Jammu, Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that even though they are political rivals, he likes how PM Modi does not hide his true identity. "I like lot of things about many leaders. I am from village and I feel proud. Even our PM hails from village and used to sell tea,' he added. He further said that those who do hide their true identity, they are "living in bubble." Azad was felicitated with Sher-E-Gurjar award by a charitable trust in Jammu.
Ahead of polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is aggressively campaigning in several cities of the state. Rahul Gandhi held several rallies, road shows in Tenkasi on February 28. He also drank tea at a tea stall in Adaikalapattanam village. During his address to the masses in Tenkasi, he remembered former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Kamaraj and his leadership. Highlighting K Kamaraj's determination to introduce Mid-day meals in the state, Rahul Gandhi said, "Tamil Nadu showed direction to India as the scheme was introduced later in country." "That's the kind of leader we want," he added.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP President JP Nadda addressed social workers in Varanasi on February 28. Highlighting path breaking reforms brought by centre government, JP Nadda spoke about the abolishment of triple talaq. He said that Islamic nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria don't have triple talaq but it used to exist in India. "And we used to hail ourselves as progressive," he added. JP Nadda further said that it was PM Modi who ended torture on Muslim sisters and abolished triple talaq.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over law and order situation in the state. He blamed CM Banerjee for the violence in the state and said that BJP will come into power after the assembly elections.
BJP worker's mother was attacked by unknown miscreants at her residence in North 24 Paraganas during wee hours of February 27. Gopal Majumdar has alleged 3 TMC workers for the brutal incident. BJP worker Gopal Majumdar's mother said that she is scared as the culprits had asked her not to tell anyone about it. "TMC workers attacked me. They hit me on my head and neck and punched me. They hit me on my face too. They had come in the morning at around 4:30. I am scared, they asked me not to tell anyone about it. My whole body is in pain,' said Gopal Majumdar's Mother while speaking to ANI. FIR has been registered and Investigation is underway.
Strategic Srinagar-Leh highway opened by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after over 58 days. The highway was closed due to the thick layer of snow. Snow clearance of Zojila Pass was a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions. Inspite of all odds, the snow clearance operations had been conducted and completed by BRO. This road is important from the strategic point of view, being the only route between Kashmir and Ladakh. The route is a lifeline for the survival and economic development of people of Ladakh and for the security forces.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti asked the Centre to start a dialogue with Pakistan to stop the bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP president visited Logripora Aishmuqam area of in Kashmir’s Anantnag district to express her condolences to the family of J&K Police Constable Suhail Ahmad who was killed in the terrorist attack in the Baghat area of the city on February 19. Besides Ahmad, another police personnel lost his life in the Baghat attack. Mufti said, “Till when the people of J&K, its policemen and youth will continue to sacrifice their lives. This (the Kashmir issue) is a huge issue and this issue should be resolved so that the bloodshed in J&K stops and the people here live in peace.” She added, “The BJP government should think and start the process of dialogue with Pakistan, so that the bloodshed is stopped.” Watch the full video for more.
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Ahead of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, political parties have been actively campaigning in the state. Taking a jibe at Sonia Gandhi and MK Stalin, Home Minister Amit Shah during his rally in Villipuram said that Sonia Gandhi is worried to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister while MK Stalin is worried to make Udhayanidhi the Chief Minister. "On one side, there's AIADMK and NDA thinking about welfare of the poor while DMK and Congress on the other end are corrupt and follow politics of divide and rule," Amit Shah added.
A group of leaders who had earlier written to Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking reform in the party, held an event in Jammu on February 27. The programme was held in honour of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently retired from Rajya Sabha. He even received a tearful farewell from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group of leaders - known as G23, an allusion to their number - called for making Congress strong again. Watch the full video for more.
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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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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah said that he wants Congress party to be strong, united to fight the divisive forces of the country. "Congress must unite, Congress must become strong, and people look forward to Congress. They (Congress) is a part of this nation. They have been a party of 150 years," he said.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of J and K National Conference Farooq Abdullah reacted on India and Pakistan agreeing to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir. Welcoming the decision, he said that it is a big step and both the Prime Ministers will try to solve the issues. India and Pakistan's militaries on February 25 announced that they have agreed to stop firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other areas with effect from the midnight of February 24-25.
Union Law and Justice Minister RS Prasad on November 16 said People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has declared restoration of Article 370 as its agenda and they do not want certain laws. He..