Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: journalist

Beijing-based journalist ‘disappears’ after WeChat post on illegally built villas in Chengdu

On 17 January, Song Yangbiao said that most illegally built villas in Chengdu are commercial houses constructed by the owners of private enterprises on arable land.

‘Typical Lucknow-ite, reporter at heart’: Tributes pour in as senior journalist Kamal Khan dies

Khan, 62, died of a heart attack at his home in Lucknow, where he was NDTV’s bureau chief. Senior politicians and fellow journalists ‘shocked and saddened’ at his death.

‘This is yellow journalism’: SC refuses relief to journalist convicted for defaming lawyer

SC upholds Karnataka HC and trial court findings, says HC took lenient approach in sentencing the journalist to just one month in jail as he ‘deserved more than that’.

What is the new Daisy Dee lingerie ad and why is it a hoorah for Indian TV commercials

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Lakhimpur Kheri reporter was alive but police took him to morgue, not hospital, brother agonises

Police deny allegations made by brother of Raman Kashyap, say he died after he was taken to hospital. Journalist Raman was one of 8 people killed in Lakhimpur Kheri Sunday.

Journalist ‘with militant links’ held with 2 live grenades after Kashmir blast, role ‘not clear’

According to police, Aadil Farooq Bhat, who works with a local news agency, was also arrested in 2019. He allegedly worked as overground worker for Lashkar-e-Taiba.

ED arrests Delhi based freelance journalist in connection with money laundering probe

The agency said its probe found journalist Rajiv Sharma had supplied confidential and sensitive information to Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for remuneration.

PCI seeks report from UP govt on death of journalist who reported against liquor mafia

Press Council of India chairman Justice Chandramouli Kumar Prasad has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and UP govt, DGP and Pratapgarh SP have been asked to send a report.

American journalist detained while trying to fly out of Myanmar

Frontier Myanmar says its managing editor Danny Fenster was taken into custody shortly before he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur, adds it doesn't know why he's been detained.

How Belarus ‘faked’ bomb threat to snatch dissident journalist off Ryanair plane from Greece

Belarus's target was Raman Pratasevich, a 26-year-old critic of President Alexander Lukashenko who had covered protests last year against the strongman’s brutal suppression.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.