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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: 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.
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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’.
A newspaper vendor at a distribution centre in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Job losses, pay cuts, editions shut — coronavirus triggers new crisis for Indian media

Print media is the hardest hit due to dwindling ads and disruption in circulation, with myths and paranoia about coronavirus spreading through newspapers only adding to the problem.
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Not just Ramayan, news programmes on TV also topping charts — over 200% jump in viewership

BARC-Nielsen report says average viewership for TV news saw 219% jump for the week between 4 April and 10 April as compared to January figures.
File image of Congress MP Manish Tewari | Photo: ANI via Lok Sabha TV

Tell media houses not to fire employees: Congress’ Manish Tewari urges I&B minister Javadekar

Manish Tewari’s letter comes amid reports of various media outlets sacking their employees, sending them on leave without pay or forcing them to take pay cuts.

Indian media is waging a holy war against Muslims. It acts like hyenas

Indian media is not doing journalism. Channels from Zee News, Aaj Tak to Network18 add ‘jihad’ to everything, which bigots on social media then use to target individual Muslims.

Sharp cut in small savings rates was overdue, should remain aligned to bank rates

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People pelted stones and set vehicles on fire as violence in Northeast Delhi escalated on Monday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Misplaced anger: How media became punching bag for doing its duty — reporting Delhi riots

If someone was killed while being forced to chant slogans, it is the media’s job to report it and not sanitise it to suit someone’s sense of political correctness.

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File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
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India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.