Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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