Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: newspapers

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.

BJP ensured Modi was in 75% of all photos in newspapers’ front page before 2014 polls

BJP’s visual featuring focused on making sure that at least 40% of all photographs in newspapers were of Narendra Modi.

Delhi municipal councillors care more for performance ratings in newspapers: Study

Scholars from American universities informed some municipal councillors in Delhi that a newspaper would report on their performance just before elections. This is what happened.

If you opened the newspapers from 15 August 1947, here are the freedom ads you would see

Some ad-makers went out of their way to link their sales pitch to India’s freedom. It was clear everyone wanted a piece of the big event.

Print media gets raw deal in Modi Budget 2019 — 10% customs duty on newsprint

The duty will be applicable to uncoated paper used in newspapers and also the lightweight coated paper used for magazines.

Modi govt’s move deepens crisis for Indian newspapers as newsprint prices also peak

A finance ministry office memorandum has ordered that only online advertisements of tenders will be allowed.

Newspapers in the northeast reveal that the states like China a lot less than we think

Perception about China from the bordering areas is distinctly more negative compared to the perception projected by newspapers published from the national capital.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.