Sunday, 26 June, 2022
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Topic: News channels

Taliban, Taliban, Taliban. Indian news channels serve ‘exclusive’ interviews, source-less videos

CNN News 18, India Today, Republic Bharat, Times Now – all dangle videos seemingly sourced from social media before Indian viewers, and at least once getting fact-checked.

UP 2022 election ‘maha yudh’ has begun. And news channels already have a winner

Advertorials and interviews have interspersed with coverage of a succession of developments in UP. Does this signal “all is well” for the CM?

TV news focus camera on Dilip Kumar’s ambulance, BJP leaders’ cars — away from public issues

Before Modi cabinet reshuffle, channels were delighted by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech. But Stan Swamy, Supreme Court's remark, or CBSE's new system were virtually missing.

TV news is droning about drones and all aflutter over Twitter

Experts on news channels spoke aggressively after drone attack on Jammu Air Force station, want India to ‘occupy 40 km of PoK’.

TV news relived ‘Sushant, one year later’. But Galwan anniversary coverage disappointing

TV news revisiting SSR’s death a year later shows their inability to look into the mirror and recognise themselves as key players in the case.

Republic TV has become a channel of calm and India Today asking ‘where’s my vaccine?’

News channels are looking all over the place, trying to make sense of the second Covid wave. Fact is, nobody quite knows.

Amit Shah, Bengal, Mukhtar Ansari — TV news channels push everything but vaccine shot

Hindi news channels spent most of their time following Mukhtar Ansari's journey from Punjab to UP prison. Elsewhere, cameras remain fixated with Amit Shah’s bald pate.

No ‘significant impact’ of BARC data blackout as TV channels say ads not linked to ratings

Industry experts say BARC’s suspension of ratings didn’t impact the channels’ revenues as advertisers look at total viewership volumes released by BARC and also use previous data.

‘Insensitivity’ to govt or financial trouble — why news channel Swaraj Express went off air

Channel’s operations & licence are owned by different entities, and founder Sappal says he wonders why the licence holder ‘unilaterally’ stopped airing it.

Media trial of Rhea Chakraborty by TV channels is a potboiler based on conspiracy theories

In episode 561 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about the different conspiracies that have surfaced in the Sushant Singh Rajput case & why media trials are dangerous.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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