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China's Prescription for Poverty: An introduction
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Xinhua News Agency has come out with a documentary film -- 'China's Prescription for Poverty'.
2021-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Media
Cash reward for info on grenade attack on Manipur newspaper office
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) Manipur Police on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for any information leading to an arrest in connection with the grenade attack at a newspaper office in Imphal last week.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Terrorism
Bhim Army chief in TIME's emerging leaders list
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Five Indian-origin personalities, including Chandra Shekhar Aazad of the Bhim Army are part of the TIME magazines annual list of 100 "emerging leaders who are shaping the future".
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Media,Politics
Grenade attack on Manipur newspaper office : Media organisations call off stir
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The indefinite agitation launched by editors and journalists in Manipur on Sunday to protest the grenade attack on a leading newspaper's office in Imphal on Saturday was called off on Thursday and the publication of newspapers and telecast of television channels would resume from Friday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Defence/Security
Facebook blocks news in Australia
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing or accessing news on the platform.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Media,Politics
No news, no TV content in Manipur for 4th day to protest attack
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) No newspaper hit the stands and no local television channels in Manipur aired any news and programmes for the fourth day on Wednesday as editors and journalists continued to cease work to protest the attack on a leading newspaper's office.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics,Terrorism
2 scribes held, 3 others detained for maligning Assam minister
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Two journalists of an online news portal were arrested while three others were detained on Wednesday for their reported attempt to slander Assam minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma after they shared a photo of the minister along with his daughter with a "malicious intent", the police said.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Politics
'Shameful that incidents of crime against women happening in the land of Ramayana' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In its order acquitting journalist Priya Ramani of charges of defamation in a case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar, a Delhi court said on Wednesday that it is shameful that incidents of crime and violence against women are happening in a country where mega epics such as 'Mahabarata' and 'Ramayana' were written around the theme of respect for women.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Media must show restraint while reporting on new Covid strains: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday asked the media to be more cautious when it comes to reporting news reports on new strains of Covid.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
Victory for women & MeToo: Ramani on acquittal in defamation case
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) "It is a victory for women and the MeToo movement. It feels great to have the truth validated before a court of law," journalist Priya Ramani said minutes after a Delhi court acquitted her in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
No suo moto contempt case against Rajdeep, clarifies SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours after updating its website that it has registered a suo moto contempt against senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for tweeting against the top court, the Supreme Court on late Tuesday evening clarified that it has not initiated any criminal contempt of court against him.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
SIT to probe grenade attack on newspaper office in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced on Tuesday that the state government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the recent grenade attack on the office of Imphal-based daily 'Poknapham'.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
SC registers suo moto contempt case against Rajdeep for tweets against court
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has registered suo moto criminal contempt case against senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on a plea filed by one Aastha Khurana alleging his tweets, published last year, had scandalised the judiciary.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
No news in Manipur for third day as media protests grenade attack
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) No newspaper hit the stands and no local television channels in Manipur aired any news and programmes for the third day on Tuesday as editors and journalists continued to cease work protesting against the attack on a leading Manipuri newspaper office.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics,Terrorism
'Princestan' is many pages of revelations: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Stressing that author and journalist Sandeep Bamzais recently released book 'Princestan: How Nehru, Patel and Mountbatten Made India manages to unearth multiple facets of the period between 1945 and 1947, Congress MP and writer Jairam Ramesh said that though history tells us that the British transferred power to India and Pakistan, there was also a third party to which the British were toying with the idea of transferring power to.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Relief for NDTV: SC asks SAT to hear appeal without fine deposit
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a relief to NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) to hear their appeals against the orders of market regulator SEBI without the pre-condition of depositing half of the fine.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
India's vaccine diplomacy garners praise from global media
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India is being lavishly praised in the international media for its vaccine diplomacy and helping other countries in time of need.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Media,Health/Medicine
Two 'fake' journos held for attempted extortion in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) Two youths have been arrested on the charge of trying to extort money from renowned doctors in Agartala by posing as journalists, police said on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Court takes cognizance of Republic TV's plaint against TV anchor
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A Delhi court has taken cognizance of the defamation complaint filed by the parent company of the Republic TV against Times Now anchor Navika Kumar for allegedly making defamatory remarks against TV and its founder in connection with the alleged WhatsApp chats mentioned in the charge sheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the TRP scam case.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
IT Ministry replies to Twitter, via homegrown app Koo
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The war between Twitter and the Indian government intensified on Wednesday after the IT Ministry went to the homegrown Twitter-like platform called "Koo" to reply to Jack Dorsey-led platform, saying this is unusual for the micro-blogging platform to release a blog post over the removal of several accounts related to farmers' protests.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
#MeToo of MJ Akbar: Judgment in defamation case today
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A Delhi court is slated to pronounce on Wednesday the judgment in the criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister and veteran journalist M.J. Akbar against fellow journalist Priya Ramani for accusing him of sexual misconduct.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
US newspaper chain sues Google, FB over digital ad 'monopoly'
San Francisco, Feb 9 (IANS) A US-based news organisation has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, alleging that the tech giants with their dominance over the digital advertising market adversely affected an important revenue source.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
BookMyShow rolls out streaming platform in India
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Homegrown movie and events ticketing platform BookMyShow on Friday rolled out a transaction video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming platform in India that offers users the option to rent a movie for a finite duration or buy it for unlimited access.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Technology
Delhi HC to hear plea against revealing identity of Hathras victim
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) : The Delhi High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition seeking directions for registration of an FIR against media houses and social media organisations for allegedly disclosing the identity of the Hathras victim.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
O.P. Jindal Global University launches India's 1st PG diploma in data journalism
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) In what promises to be a game-changer for journalism, media and communications industries in India, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), an Institution of Eminence declared by the government of India, has launched the countrys first one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Data Journalism.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Media
Foreign celebrities attack India, govt calls them out
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) In a clear attempt to polarise India, US Vice President Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris and some international celebrities with hardly any expertise on Indian affairs, on Wednesday extended their support to the Indian protesters agitating against the new farm laws.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Freelancer Punia held at Singhu protest site granted bail
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to freelance journalist Mandeep Punia, who was arrested while covering the violence at the farmers' protest site at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border last week.
2021-02-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Plea seeks law to regulate fake news on social media, SC issues notice
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought reply from the Centre on a plea seeking law to regulate social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and hold them accountable for allegedly spreading hate speech and fake news.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Technology
Bihar: FB helps reunite boy with family after 15 months
Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy who had left his house in Patna's Maner town on August 11, 2019, has been traced to Delhi with the help of social networking site, Facebook and reunited with his family, said a senior police official on Tuesday.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Media,Politics
Journalists stage protest outside PHQ against freelancer's arrest
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A group of journalists and others rallied outside the Delhi Police Headquarters on the Jai Singh Road here on Sunday to protest against the arrest of freelance journalist Mandeep Punia.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Delhi Police file FIR against 'The Caravan' for spreading fake news
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against 'The Caravan' magazine for allegedly misleading and providing false information that a farmer died in police firing at the ITO intersection on January 26 after the proposed tractor rally by the protesting farmers rally turned violent in the national capital on Republic Day.
2021-01-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Republic TV files defamation suit against Times Now anchor
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The parent company of the Republic TV has filed a defamation complaint at a Delhi court against Times Now anchor Navika Kumar for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Republic TV and its founder in connection with the alleged WhatsApp chats mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the TRP scam case.
2021-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Curbing hateful content on TV as good as using lathis in riots: SC
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday held that stopping content having attributes of hate on television is as vital as arming policemen with lathis and installing barricades to contain the spread of violence during riots.
2021-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
NDTV-SEBI matter in SC: Roys say news channel struggling, won't transfer shares
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The promoters of NDTV Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the news channel is facing financial hardship with limited resources.
2021-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
UP: FIR against 3 journos for 'mischievous' report
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) An FIR has been filed against three journalists in Kanpur Dehat district for alleged 'public mischief' and 'criminal intimidation'.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Plea for tribunal on complaints against media: SC seeks Centre's reply
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, Press Council of India and other respondents on a PIL seeking establishment of an independent media tribunal for complaints regarding the media houses filed by viewers.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Arrest Arnab for 'treason', demands Maha Congress
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Friday held protests in all the districts and different cities demanding the arrest of Republic TV Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami for "treason" under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, party leaders said here.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Data harvesting: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, another firm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Limited in a case of alleged illegal harvest of personal data of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Maha Congress to agitate for Arnab's arrest
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Terming the recent revelations of WhatsApp chats of two media personalities Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta as "extremely serious and violative of the Official Secret Act, 1923" the Maharashtra Congress on Thursday announced state-wide protests on Friday (Jan. 22) demanding their arrest and prosecution.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Experts divided over regulation of OTT content in India
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As calls for regulating content showed on the over-the-top (OTT) platforms grow stronger and with the government also reportedly examining regulations in foreign countries, experts have cautioned that pros and cons of such measures need to be evaluated properly before taking a decision.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Leaking classified info act of 'treason': Cong on Arnab chat (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Upping the ante against the government over journalist Arnab Goswami's purported social media chat leak, the Congress on Wednesday described it as an act of "treason" and demanded an immediate inquiry into the leak of such classified information about the Balakot air strike. It said that the party will raise the issue during Parliament's Budget Session.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Detained for sedition, 2 Manipur scribes released after admitting mistake
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after detaining two Manipur editors on sedition charges after the publication of an article "supporting revolutionary ideology" in their online news portal, the police on Monday released the duo after they admitted that the write-up was published due to oversight, the police said.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Sushant case coverage: 'Media trial' obstructs justice, says Bombay HC (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan. Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict having ramifications on the Indian media, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that 'media trial' impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of the court.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
'Media trial' obstructs justice, amounts to contempt: Bombay HC
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that "media trial" impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of court.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Technology
PIB slams NDTV for 'erroneous' reporting on paddy procurement
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday slammed the NDTV news channel for erroneous and malafide news reporting regarding procurement of rice and demanded it retract the news whose sole purpose seemed to be that of spreading misinformation.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
'Rage': CNN reporter covering Covid-19 breaks down on live TV
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) This was coming for a long time in a country that accounts for the world's highest coronavirus caseload and deaths. A CNN reporter broke down on live television earlier this week while reporting from Los Angeles about a woman who lost both her parents to Covid-19 and had to hold her mother's funeral in a parking lot because there's no place for the dead.
2021-01-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Committee on TRP ratings submits report to I&B Minister
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The committee constituted to make the Television Rating Points (TRPs) of TV channels more transparent, submitted its report to the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Indian American Sabrina Singh named White House Deputy Press Secy
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Indian American Sabrina Singh, a long time aide to US Vice President elect Kamala Harris, has been named White House Deputy Press Secretary in the incoming administration, according to a statement released Friday by the Biden-Harris transition team.
2021-01-08
Category: International, United States,Media
Andhra journalists locked up for a day for 'spreading falsehoods'
Ongole, Jan 8 (IANS) Six Andhra Pradesh journalists arrested in Prakasam district for falsely propagating corrosion damage to a temple arch as an alleged attack have been locked up for a day and are likely to get bail later on Friday, an official said.
2021-01-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Politics