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Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar blew hot and cold with media, especially Goan reporters

In ‘An Extraordinary Life’, Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar write about how Parrikar’s image as a transparent leader was undone by his media restrictions.
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

J&K approves new media policy to create ‘sustained’ govt narrative, thwart fake news

The ‘Media Policy-2020’ comes in the backdrop of J&K Police filing FIRs against two journalists for their reporting and social media posts.
modi cabinet

Why the Modi government gets away with lies, and how the opposition could change that

As with Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America, India faces a ‘fire-hosing of falsehood’. Mere fact-checking won’t defeat it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

Massive said Republic, gift said Zee News — TV channels outdid all in praise of Modi package

When Modi delivered his lockdown speech and announced a Rs 20-lakh crore package for India, many TV anchors felt their chests swell with patriotic pride.
Representation Image | Camerapersons recording video | Photo: Rajeev Gupta/ANI

Journalists must not resist Covid test. Let’s not become the story ourselves

Journalists may have protective gear, but social distancing is an impossibility — whether we are reporting from hospitals or hostels or shelters.
B.R. Ambedkar

Ambedkar took on Brahmins in Indian media for their loyalty to the Congress party

Ambedkar considered the criticism he received from what he called the Congress press as a reflex of the hatred of Hindus for the untouchables.
Al Jazeera Newsroom ( Representational Image) | Commons

Once upon a time, the media also brought readers the lighter side of pandemics

Rather than reporting on the horrors, editors chose to search for human-interest angle, digging up cases that raised legal issues yet might be a fun read.
File photo| PM Modi interacts with journalists and stakeholders from the print media on tackling COVID-2019, in New Delhi, March 24 | PTI

Zee News to Times Now, TV got Covid coverage right, till it invited Sri Sri and Sadhguru

TV news is normally the butt of our unkindest jokes or violent outrage. It’s time to recognise that it finally did its duty during India’s coronavirus outbreak.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Journalism in the time of corona: This is the biggest story of our lives

A billion-plus people expect us to be around, watching, reporting, editing, recording this for posterity, blowing the whistle on injustices and state failures.
Army chief General M.M. Naravane is among the handful of officers allowed to interact with the press | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army to change 2005 policy to cope with media boom, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp explosion

Previous policy was formulated before the explosion of TV channels and digital media platforms, and now the Army wants to liberalise it and remove ambiguity.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

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.

Defence

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.