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AAP West Delhi candidate Balbir Jakhar refutes ‘cash-for-ticket’ allegations by son

Balbir Jakhar's son Uday accused him of giving AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai Rs 6 crore in exchange for a ticket.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media | PTI

Narendra Modi interview no exception. Indian media rarely asks PMs tough questions

PM Modi’s New Year’s Day interview with ANI has been criticised by some for what they say are ‘soft’ questions.
Rahul Gandhi

Editors Guild of India slams Rahul Gandhi for calling ANI editor-in-chief ‘pliable’

The Congress president had said ANI editor-in-chief Smita Prakash's interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was 'staged'. 
smita prakash

Rahul Gandhi mocks Smita Prakash: Journalists under attack or part of partisan politics?

Rahul Gandhi is now the target of much ire for calling ANI editor Smita Prakash a ‘pliable journalist’ and describing her interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as staged. In the past, politicians have referred to journalists as "presstitutes" and "news traders". ThePrint asks: Rahul Gandhi mocks Smita Prakash: Journalists under attack or part of partisan politics? We have attacked biased ideologies, but never taken pot shots at individual journalists like Rahul Gandhi did Sambit Patra National spokesperson, BJP Rahul Gandhi’s style of politics is condemnable. The interview of honourable Prime Minister Modi, which he was referring to, was completely unbiased in nature. It was highly unfair of him to call the interview “scripted”. As if that wasn’t enough, he then went ahead and attacked the interviewer by calling her “pliable”. What was the need to attack the journalist personally? He took a very personal dig at her and it was most uncalled for. Journalists should...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the silver jubilee celebration of National Human Right Commission, in New Delhi,

Narendra Modi blew hot at election rallies, but was Mr Cool in his interview

His interviews offer a sharp contrast to his campaign speeches, and must be seen together to get a measure of Narendra Modi.

On Camera

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Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.