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Against the 1000 questions TV news had after Sushant Singh’s death, we have just six

#JusticeForRajput is the popular hashtag on Republic TV and Times Now. But who will look into all the injustices they have committed in the name of 'Breaking News'?
Media coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput's death and controversies around it | YouTube

Aatma, autopsy, jadu—After Ayodhya, TV news went right back to magnificent Sushant obsession

As soon as the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan was done and PM Modi had spoken, news channels scuttled back to their favourite obsession — conspiracy theories about Sushant Singh’s death.

Ram Ram, Rafale. India’s TV news celebrated the arrival of French jets like a moon mission

Anchors compared Rafale to China’s J-20 and Pakistan’s F-16 — and found it ‘better on all counts’. News18 India could see both enemy countries 'were shivering'.

How Hindi serials plan to beat news channels in amateur dramatics in Covid days

Serials such as RadhaKrishn, Mere Sai and Vighnaharta Ganesh are more than a match for news channels, which do on a daily basis what Kangana Ranaut did on Republic TV — rant.
Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot has done the unthinkable — united all TV channels from NDTV to Republic

Nearly every single anchor on English and Hindi news channels praised Sachin Pilot – from NDTV to Republic. But they just couldn’t get the headline they wanted.

Bhujiya, bicycle, bathroom: TV news scripts potboiler story of Vikas Dubey before UP Police

Aaj Tak anchor Anjana Om Kashyap seemed to be auditioning for a dialogue writer's role. Channels not satisfied with police-criminal nexus went looking for gangster Vikas Dubey's wife.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Delighted over ban on Chinese apps, news channels put Modi speech on back burner

Deepak Chaurasia chanted 'mein bhi sainik', India Today celebrated China App-o-calypse but it was ever-so-predictable Arnab Goswami who stole the show.
Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘Pitegi China’ to ‘India-China bye bye’, news channels waged headline war against the 3 Cs

Coronavirus is nothing compared to China and Congress, decided many of India’s news channels. Except when talking about Ramdev’s ‘Coronil’.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from Shuddh Desi Romance | YouTube

Aaj Tak, Zee News crossed all lines covering Sushant death, but went ‘silent’ on 20 soldiers

The coverage of the India-China standoff in Galwan and actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by both Hindi and English news channels showed a stark contrast.

Indian news channels line up outside hospitals in opposition-ruled states, skip BJP’s Gujarat

Republic TV took us to Safdarjung and LNJP hospitals for a medical horror show. NDTV 24x7, India TV, and Mirror Now found patients' families describing 'harrowing experiences'.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.