Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: NYT

‘IS operative’ killed in US drone strike was Kabul aid worker, 7 children also killed, NYT says

NYT raises doubts about US military's version of events — specifically whether explosives were present in targeted car, if driver was connected to IS, & if a second explosion took place.

New York Times names new South Asia correspondent in Delhi — Afghan native Mujib Mashal

Mujib Mashal has been reporting from Afghanistan for the NYT for the past five years. In his new role, he will report on India’s internal politics and the rest of the SAARC countries.

Digital tool Slack is changing office realities, forcing bosses to listen to employees

Slack has been giving employees, especially in media houses, a voice and space to demand changes from bosses without the fear of management whiplash.

NYT opinion editor resigns after furore over ‘Send in the troops’ op-ed

The NYT said the op-ed by Republican Senator Tom Cotton, which denounced 'nihilist criminals' for exploiting George Floyd’s death, didn’t meet its standards.

Trump’s NYT war, Tharoor gets odd greetings, Ganguly hails Jay Shah on women’s cricket show

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Ahead of 2+2 talks, 3 major US dailies put India’s anti-CAA protests on front page

The newspapers have played up the protests at a time when India’s defence and foreign ministers are travelling to the US to participate in the annual ‘2+2’ dialogue.

Russian trolls, fake news & ego boosts for retweets — NYT study decodes Trump’s Twitter

According to the NYT study, Trump ‘has retweeted at least 145 unverified accounts that have pushed conspiracy or fringe content’.

Should India be offended by BBC, Washington Post, New York Times coverage of Kashmir?

After the abrogation of Article 370 and clampdown on Kashmir, several international media houses such as BBC, The Washington Post, Reuters and The New York Times reported on the tense atmosphere in J&K, protests by Kashmiris and detentions.

It’s regressive, NYT is the loser, Indian cartoonists say as it scraps political cartoons

Cartoonists say ‘better newspapers’ in India give them a free hand and digital publications are helping their cause.

NYT lists Hampi as the second must-see global destination for 2019

Hampi, the legacy of the 16th century Vijayanagar Empire, has long been a tourist attraction for its ruins and temples.

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Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.