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Sushant Singh Rajput forgotten, his death now all about Kangana Ranaut, Rhea Chakraborty

Three months on, visuals of Kangana Ranaut and Rhea Chakraborty — one being zealously guarded and the other being systematically hounded — dominate our news feeds.
File photo | Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik arrive for questioning by CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, at Santacruz, Mumbai, 28 Aug | PTI Photo

Dear viewer, you supported Rhea Chakraborty’s media trial. Republic TV, Times Now TRPs show

On the three days that Rhea Chakraborty was questioned by the NCB, the live feed began outside her home by 9 am and continued till 11 pm.

Ram Ram, Rafale. India’s TV news celebrated the arrival of French jets like a moon mission

Anchors compared Rafale to China’s J-20 and Pakistan’s F-16 — and found it ‘better on all counts’. News18 India could see both enemy countries 'were shivering'.

How Hindi serials plan to beat news channels in amateur dramatics in Covid days

Serials such as RadhaKrishn, Mere Sai and Vighnaharta Ganesh are more than a match for news channels, which do on a daily basis what Kangana Ranaut did on Republic TV — rant.
The draft bill has been uploaded online for suggestions from stakeholders | By special arrangement

India’s oppressed groups had high hopes from Internet. But upper castes got in there too

The Oxfam-Newslaundry report shows how upper castes dominate Indian newsrooms. But journalists like Rajat Sharma, Sudhir Chaudhary and Rahul Kanwal have also emerged as influencers on digital space.
Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Seeing Vikas Dubey as ‘Robin Hood of Brahmins’ distorts true picture of caste, crime, politics

Indians’ fantasy wrongly turned Vikas Dubey into a UP don who could overturn the government if arrested.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Delighted over ban on Chinese apps, news channels put Modi speech on back burner

Deepak Chaurasia chanted 'mein bhi sainik', India Today celebrated China App-o-calypse but it was ever-so-predictable Arnab Goswami who stole the show.
Representational image | Piqsels

Not just AXN & Dilli Aaj Tak, 40 more channels could shut down, TV industry fears

Broadcasters have called for urgent govt intervention to ease the impact of the lockdown on the TV industry.
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New panel of officials, ‘credible journalists’ to help improve India’s press freedom rank

Officials say the panel was formed last month, before the latest World Press Freedom Index that ranked India 142nd among 180 countries was released.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘How long will people sustain?’ SC issues notice on plea against media layoffs

Supreme Court says petition against media organisations’ decision to lay off employees or force salary cuts during lockdown ‘raises serious issues’.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.