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Last updated: 21-05-2018 00:06:02 AM

  • It was an astonishing moment for me to interact with the media students of Indirapuram Institute of Higher studies.They came up with suggestions for the new information minister and asked me to convey their message and concern to the honourable minister.The students said that Modi is talking about Youth and Yuva Bharat then his ministers must listen to them.

    The biggest challenge for the new I& B minister is to make sure that

    • No private channel  play on communal stories just to get TRP.

    • He must also make sure that leaders using slang or abusive words against women or a particular community must not be aired at all.

    • Stories of rape and child abuse must be treated with lot of care without naming the victim.

    • There must not be any over dose of crime which happens to change the mind set of the youth of India.Stories of incest must be avoided at all cost.

    • No criminal or terrorist stories should be shown as a lead story with sound effect and entry like a rock star must be avoided.Its wrong to glorify crime.

    • Brutality must never be shown on screen. • More positive stories must be carried on television.Love for nation and brotherhood must be highlighted.

    • All channels must have a helpline service where any women in distress can call and report.

    • Hate speech must never be carried on television.

    # To much importance must not be given to Pakistan # News must be informative # News must be issue based and not personality based.

    Newly appointed Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had stressed on media adopting self-regulation and asserted that the government had no plan to regulate news portals and media websites. Dismissing the government vs media debate, he said his ministry would work in a direction where any media, whether public broadcaster Prasar Bharati or private channels, becomes the 'voice of people'. "The Prime Minister is very clear that the media in our country is one of the very important pillars of democracy and they have to self-regulate," Mr Rathore told reporters. Mr Rathore assumed charge as Minister of State (Independent charge) of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry after replacing Smriti Zubin Irani. He also holds the portfolio of Sports Ministry. In the Indian media, the minister said, self-regulation was done in various layers, first by a journalist and then by editors. The government believes in self-regulation by the media, he added. The comments assume significance in the backdrop of a controversial press release issued by the ministry last month on fake news. The communique was widely criticised by media organisations and subsequently withdrawn after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention. To a query over the ministry issuing an order last month for the constitution of a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites, Mr Rathore said, I think you have misunderstood it. He said Prasar Bharati will be strengthened and high priority would be given to better and informative programmes. "It is not us vs them...It is not about two teams. It is about a collective responsibility that media becomes the voice of the people, whether it is Prasar Bharati or private network or channel. We will work in this direction," the Union minister said. Mr Rathore, who was a junior minister in the ministry, said that in the last four years, the government was able to establish a two-way communication with the people of the country. "We will continue to do that," he said. On the challenges posed by social media, Mr Rathore said social media platforms were totally independent. "We hope people put across their views with responsibility," he added.

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  • Aries

    कारोबारी साथी सहयोग प्रदान करेंगे। समय बहुत उत्तम है, सफलता मिलेगी कामकाज में आप उत्साहित रहेंगे। संतान की ओर से शुभ समाचार।

    Gemini

    कारोबार में लाभ के साथ उन्नाति के अवसर हैं। वैवाहिक जीवन सुखी रहेगा। घर का माहौल बढ़िया रहेगा। इच्छित यात्रा हो सकती है।

    Cancer

    झूठी उम्मीदों के सहारे ना रहें। दोस्त व सहयोगी धोखा दे सकता है। आर्थिक रुकावट आपको बुरी तरह उलझा सकती है। माता-पिता का सम्मान करें। सेहत का ख्याल रखें।

    Leo

    दोस्त व सहयोगी आगे बढ़ कर साथ देंेगे। लंबी यात्राओं की संभावना है। जो लाभकारी रहेगी। आपकी योजनाएं एवं कामनाएं पूरी होने का समय है। मन प्रसन्ना रहेगा।

    Virgo

    समय उत्तम है, सब तरफ से अच्छी खबरें मिलेगी। प्रेम प्रसंग के मामले में सफलता मिल सकती है। व्यापार को बढ़ाने के नए प्रस्ताव मिल सकते है।

    Libra

    तनाव की आशंका है। छोटा किन्तु घातक समय है। स्वास्थ्य गड़बड़ा सकता है। वाहन चलाने में सावधानी बरतें आर्थिक संकट बढ़ने के संकेत।

    Scorpio

    आय बढ़ेगी। मनमाफिक कार्य होने से प्रसन्नाता। सामाजिक कार्यों में मान-सम्मान मिलेगा। पुराने मित्रों से मुलाकात होगी। जमीन जायदाद के सौदे हो सकते हैं।

    Sagittarius

    गुस्से व तनाव सेे बचें । आपकी आमदनी में बढ़ोतरी होगी। बचत करने की प्रवृत्ति बढ़ेगी। घर-परिवार में आपका विश्वास बढ़ेगा। धार्मिक प्रसंग हो सकता है।

    Capricorn

    व्यवसायिक सम्पत्ति में बढ़ोत्तरी होगी। आज आप काफी व्यस्त रहेंगे। स्वभाव में ताजगी बनी रहेगी। स्वास्थ्य के प्रति थोड़ा सजग रहें।

    Aquarius

    मन में उल्लास रहेगा। मित्रों व परिजनों के साधनों का लाभ मिलेगा। साझेदार अच्छे से साथ निभाएंगे। परिवार के लोग आपके तरफ आकर्षित रहेंगे।

    Pisces

    आपके निर्णय लेने की क्षमता बढ़ेगी। आपका अवचेतन मन जाग्रत होकर स्थितियों को अनुकूल कर देंगे। इस समय आप सही फैसले ले पाएंगे। मन शांत रहेगा।