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A viewer chooses from available OTT content | Representative Image | Mohhamed Hassan | Pixabay

Around 1,460 news sites, 40 OTTs submit company details to Modi govt under new IT rules

I&B ministry had issued a public notice on 26 May as a first step towards implementing the new IT guidelines. Companies were given 15 days to comply.
The draft bill has been uploaded online for suggestions from stakeholders | By special arrangement

Modi govt’s new bill to regulate digital media too, has no punishment clause for paid news

The draft bill that I&B ministry has uploaded online for comments and suggestions has also removed provisions of prosecution for publishers.
Fake news

Postcard, Indiatimes in Poynter list of 513 ‘fake news’ websites

Postcard & Indiatimes are yet to issue statements on the Poynter list, which seeks to name websites that carry 'false or misleading information'.

On Camera


If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.


A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

‘Lot of money changed hands’, says CBI after arresting 5 including serving Navy commander

The five persons have been arrested for ‘leaking sensitive information in connection with the modernisation of a submarine project’
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.