Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: DTH

Govt’s new DTH rules silent on which NaMo TV-like entities can be run on platform channels

New policy states such channels will be capped, and DTH players will have to pay registration fee. It doesn’t provide more details, but ministry says these channels can't be rented.

Kashmiris did hear Modi’s speech – no DTH or radio channel was shut in Jammu and Kashmir

There was also a near-immediate broadcast of PM’s address in Kashmiri, Dogri and Ladakhi on Radio Kashmir and AIR networks.

Airtel’s passive-aggressive, angst-ridden response misses the main point about bigotry

Airtel should know that in times like these, neutrality is a conscious choice of allowing tacit support to bigots.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
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.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

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.