Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: BBC

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Video game, fake visuals — It’s a bad week for TV news. ‘Good News Today’ wants to change that

Pakoda party, chai pe charcha, Kashi cruise — Is good news 24x7 really good for India?

Here’s how Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN reported on Afghanistan. And how Times Now, Zee, Republic did

While CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera showed notes of restraint, Indian news channels threw caution to the winds and said, ‘Terror group wins Game of Thrones’.

Martin Bashir’s ‘deceitful’ interview with Princess Diana — what BBC’s independent inquiry found

Inquiry by former senior judge John Dyson reignites controversy around Princes Diana's 1995 interview to Martin Bashir. Her children Princes William & Harry slam BBC for the 'deceit'.

‘For India’s point of view’ — Modi govt to launch BBC World-like DD International channel

With Modi govt facing global flak over its Covid handling, Prasar Bharati last week set in motion the process for getting pvt players to prepare a detailed project report for the channel.

Modi govt irked by ‘misuse of RTI to extract news, discredit’ it. Has a plan to counter it

Govt is set to informally ask senior officials to respond to RTI applications ‘in totality’, and explain all circumstances in detail to eliminate the scope of ‘interpretation’.

BBC apologises, edits episode after caller abuses PM Modi on live podcast

Call was made during episode of ‘Big Debate’ podcast by BBC Asian Network. Debate centred on question ‘Do you feel proud seeing the turban being referred to as a crown in EastEnders?’ 

China blocks BBC after ban on Beijing broadcaster in UK

China’s National Radio and Television Administration says BBC reports on China violated regulations that news bulletins should be 'truthful and fair'.

The BBC is struggling to survive the era of fake news

2019 survey saw 44% choose BBC as a single source for impartial news. But many British newspapers have been urging readers that BBC is a wasteful left-wing racket, extorting public.

From widespread hunting to wildlife conservation — how Manipur district took 180 degree turn

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.