Cabinet approves amendments to Press and Registration of Books Act

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today decided to amend the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 to streamline the print media policy and the guidelines.

Under the amendment, those convicted of a terrorist act or anything done against the security of the State would be prevented from bringing out the publication.

Blocking of a title for publication without going into actual publication has also been given a time limit. Filing of annual statement by the publishers has also been made compulsory.

Giving the details, Information and Broadcasting Secretary, Raghu Menon said that the Foreign Investment Policy for Publications has not been amended. (ANI)

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