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CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal conduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, co-founders of New Delhi Television (NDTV), and the company CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing to the listed broadcaster tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of transactions via the foreign direct investment (FDI) route.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
How these J&K officers are fighting fake news on Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) With a full-fledged information war breaking out following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, several officers of the state have put themselves on the front line of fighting fake news propaganda, mostly emanating from Pakistan.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
News portal files complaint against Meghalaya Police
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Northeast Now, a Guwahati-based regional news portal, has filed a complaint against the Meghalaya Police's move to gag the media, its spokesperson said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmir Times Editor moves SC for hearing on Valley curbs
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Executive Editor of the Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on her plea seeking relaxation of curbs on movement to media personnel and photojournalists to cover news in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Ex-Pak envoy says got Shobhaa De to write for plebiscite, De trashes claim
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In controversial comments, former Pakistani envoy to India Abdul Basit has revealed that he got prominent socialite-columnist Shobhaa De to advocate for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir after the 2016 killing of militant Burhan Wani when the Valley was in turmoil.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NYT terms Kashmir 'living hell', WSJ wonders on Pak's moves
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The foreign media has given prominent coverage to revoking of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, with The New York Times terming the situation in Kashmir "A living hell", while the Wall Street Journal says the move has left Pakistan with the dilemma "What to do about the Jihadists".
2019-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Despite govt denial, foreign media show protests in Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the government denied large-scale protests in Jammu and Kashmir and termed as "mischievous" BBC's photographs showing thousands marching in protest against the changed status of Kashmir, pictures published by The New York Times and Washington Post show streets full of protesters and some streets littered with bricks and stones, apparently thrown by protesters on the teeming security personnel.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Media
Why not 'British Occupied Ireland', Shekhar Kapur asks BBC
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on Sunday slammed BBC's terminology for Jammu and Kashmir, demanding to know why it doesn't call Northern Ireland "British Occupied Ireland".
2019-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Govt site features wildlife in tune with 'Man vs Wild' show
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry on Sunday updated the Incredible India website to boost wildlife tourism.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Media,Politics
NYT asks China, US to join in stopping India's Kashmir action
New York, Aug 6 (IANS) The New York Times has appealed to China to join with the United States, and the United Nations to prevent what it called "India's folly" in Kashmir.
2019-08-06
Category: International, United States,National,Media
Modi to feature on Discovery Channel on Aug 12
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will appear in an episode of Man vs Wild, the popular television programme on Discovery Channel, on August 12.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
New tariff order negatively impacted viewership: Zee
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The new tariff order implemented in the previous quarter has negatively impacted reach and viewership of most entertainment channels, Zee Entertainment said on Tuesday.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Media
Australian Police denies intimidating journalists
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) The Australian Police have denied using tactics to intimidate the press with recent police raids against journalists for leaking confidential documents, which led to much criticism from various quarters.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Media
HK journalists stage protest over police treatment
Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) Hundreds of journalists staged a silent protest in Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce what they view as unacceptable treatment by the police while covering the recent wave of demonstrations.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Defence/Security
INX Media Case: Indrani in Delhi Court, accepts pardon
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea, now lodged in a Mumbai jail, was on Thursday produced before a CBI Court here in the INX Media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son and MP Karti Chidambaram.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Convicted politicians not to get media time in Pakistan
Islambad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to block media coverage and interviews of politicians who are convicts or under-trail prisoners and directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) to fulfil its "responsibility" to discourage airing of such programmes by electronic media.
2019-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking lifting of blanket ban on condom advertisements
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea seeking lifting of a blanket ban on condom advertisements between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
2019-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Media delegation calls on J&K Governor
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) A delegation of journalists called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday and shared with him their perceptions of the ground situation in the state.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics
Journalism student? Start your own company, advise researchers
New York, June 28 (IANS) As newspapers shut down, media outlets consolidate and social networking platforms become the primary source of news, journalism students must look beyond traditional print or TV jobs and aim to become entrepreneurs to start their own ventures like websites or PR firms, reveals a significant study.
2019-06-28
Category: International, United States,Education,Media
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Pakistani activist known for criticism of Army killed
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old social media activist and blogger known for his criticism of the country's military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has been killed by unidentified assailants in the capital, the police said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Prannoy, Radhika Roy barred from holding any key position in NDTV
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI on Friday debarred NDTV's promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from holding any key managerial positions in the Board or the management of the news channel company for being "involved in fraudulent acts".
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Media
Ex-BJP MP passes away, donates body to hospital
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Veteran journalist and former BJP MP Rajnath Singh Surya died here on Thursday after a brief illness. He was 81
2019-06-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Police raids sought to intimidate media: ABC Chair
Canberra, June 7 (IANS) Ita Buttrose, the Chairperson of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), said on Friday that the recent raid by the Federal Police on its headquarters was aimed at intimidating the media.
2019-06-07
Category: International, Australia,Media
NCLT clears Srei Multiple Asset's bid for Deccan Chronicle Holdings
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Hyderabad bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday approved the Kolkata-based Srei Multiple Asset Investment Trust's (Vision India Fund) resolution plan for the insolvent Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Minions could have sportingly leaked portfolios in a carnival of democracy (Comment)
The great TV anchors, God's gift to Indian journalism, who have been Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shrill town criers these past five years, looked sheepish covering the spectacular swearing in ceremony at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. These media stars from the loyalist school of journalism kept state secrets so deep in their hearts that they revealed not one portfolio, not even the time when the portfolios would be announced. There is an Arab saying: he knows not and knows not that he knows is a fool to be avoided.
2019-06-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Media,Politics
INX case: Order on which court to hear matter on June 2
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday reserved its order on the issue whether the INX Media case against newly-elected parliamentarian Karti Chidambaram will be heard by the court it is now before or the special court trying cases against lawmakers.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
BJP demands withdrawal of FIR against Kannada editor
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Condemning the intolerance of the Karnataka government towards the media, BJP leader S.M. Krishna on Wednesday urged Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to withdraw the FIR filed against a Kannada editor over an article criticizing the Chief Minister's son Nikhil.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media,Politics
India 2nd in government requests for users' data on FB
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) -- second only to the US government -- in the July-December 2018 period and the social networking giant provided some data in 53 per cent of the cases.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
How TikTok made Modi popular among young voters
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 1.5 crore young "digital natives", most of whom cast their votes for the first time, chose to vote for Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister and Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok played a great role in creating a "Modi wave" among them.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Media,Politics,Technology
Akhilesh sacks party panelists
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In an unexpected development, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Assange faces 17 new charges under Espionage Act
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US Justice Department has filed 17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently facing extradition from the UK, under the Espionage Act for his role in unlawfully encouraging, receiving and publishing national defence information in concert with former American Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
UN condemns killing of two reporters in Pakistan
Paris, May 20 (IANS/AKI) United Nations cultural organisation Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Monday deplored the recent murder of two journalists in Pakistan and urged their killers to be brought to justice.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Justice A K Sikri appointed NBSA Chairperson
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Justice A.K. Sikri has been appointed Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26 and succeed Justice R.V. Raveendran who completes his term on May 25.
2019-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
TV9's new management sacks Ravi Prakash as CEO
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) The new management of TV9 multilingual television news channels on Friday sacked Ravi Prakash and M.K.V.N Murthy, both whole-time directors and CEO and CFO respectively.
2019-05-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Hold presser Mr. PM, it's looking terribly bad: Rahul
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address at least one press conference before the elections conclude saying it was looking terrible on international level.
2019-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
HC rejects plea seeking gag order on CJI matter
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from reporting the sexual harassment allegation against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
2 teens held over Northern Ireland journalist murder
Belfast, April 20 (IANS) Northern Ireland police have arrested two teenagers in the killing of 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Journalist killed in Northern Ireland in terror incident
Belfast, April 19 (IANS) A female journalist was shot dead in Northern Ireland, in what the police are treating as a "terrorist incident", the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Body of journalist's son found in Bihar
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The body of a teenager son of a Bihar journalist was recovered from Nalanda district on Monday, police said.
2019-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Don't air Indian channels, Pemra tells cable operators
Karachi, April 12 (IANS) Cable operators in Pakistan were on Friday warned by the country's media regulatory authority of "strict action" if they air Indian channels.
2019-04-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
EC bars NaMo TV from airing political content
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday ruled that since political content being aired on NaMo TV - a channel dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies and speeches - has not been pre-certified, it should be immediately removed.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Twitter, Facebook remove 500 posts after EC flags them
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, pulled down a total of 503 posts from their platforms after the Election Commission flagged them for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during the "silence period", the 48-hour period before the conclusion of voting.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Technology
56 cases of paid news in 1st phase of LS polls: EC
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Election Commission found 56 cases of paid news related to the first phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections that concluded on Thursday.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
SC Rafale ruling: Bias is threat to press freedom
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said it has noticed a growing trend of bias in sections of the media.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
SC declines to hear PIL against fake news online
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a PIL seeking the Centre frame rules to contain circulation and publication of fake news.
2019-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
EC bars political advertisements on polling day, eve
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday barred publishing of political advertisements in print media on polling day and the day before in all seven phases of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls unless the contents of such advertisements are pre-certified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC).
2019-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Media,Politics