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From Ram Navami ‘clash’ to ‘gun-tantra’ in New York, Indian news channels sell violence best

The latest news from Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding celebrations seems to be the only coverage across channels that isn’t blood-stained.

Meat ban, Sri Lanka crisis, Russia-Ukraine war – IPL couldn’t have been timed better

In the midst of war and economic distress, IPL 2022 offers four hours of unadulterated entertainment every evening—that’s more than what Hollywood and Bollywood can do.

The extraordinary TV performances of an ‘ordinary man’ — the week of Arvind Kejriwal

When he wants to, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal can pack quite a punch for someone who projects himself as a cross between an income tax officer and R.K. Laxman’s common man.

India takes a backseat on Indian news channels. It’s all Ukraine, Ukraine, WW3

News channels put out promos and boast of the size of the team covering Ukraine. Even a smaller player like 'India Ahead' is promoting itself through its Ukraine stories.

TV news had time for UP, Ukraine, Kashmir, Congress. What if Pakistan had misfired a missile?

We could've had a little ‘mahayudh’ of our own than ‘non-stop’, ‘exclusive’ coverage of ‘World at War’ in Ukraine. But TV channels won't show it.

Why Smriti Irani’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi rerun feels like a live show today

From the Virani parivar to the Sangh parivar, there’s not much of a distance to travel, as Smriti Irani’s real-life journey has shown us.

Why is Indian TV news focused on Ukraine 24X7? Even BBC & CNN take a break

You will witness non-stop action — bombs going off, buildings exploding, Russian convoys, tanks entering not only Ukrainian cities but also Indian TV studios.

TV news channels say PM Modi can stop Ukraine ‘mahayudh’. If only Putin-Biden listen

TV9 Bharatvarsh, WION, Republic TV and India Today have all sent reporters to Ukraine to show ‘what Western media blacks out’.

It took Ekta Kapoor to bring Covid on TV. Don’t worry, it’s still a Naagin’s fight

The first episode of Naagin Season 6 on Colors TV pulls no punches: it identifies the enemy as 'Chingistan', although the characters look Eurasian.

TV debated the hijab row but it’s the protest videos that took the story forward

The defining image of Muskan raising her arm in defiance and screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ at men will remain with us long after the debate dies down.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress can hold a million ‘Chintan Shivirs’ but can’t defeat BJP until Rahul is around

Rahul Gandhi says he knows that only the Congress can defeat the BJP. So why then doesn’t he realise that he is one reason why it hasn’t happened yet?
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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