Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Press

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.

Under Modi rule and economic crisis, media is still free to question — but only Congress

If the economic slowdown India is facing today were to happen under former PM Manmohan Singh, the media would have gone after him tooth and nail.

After Ladakh journalists claim BJP tried to bribe them, J&K govt examines CCTV for proof

The journalists have alleged that leaders including J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina were distributing envelopes of cash at a press conference in Leh on 2 May.

No matter what we think of Arnab Goswami, we must defend his right to do his job

Details about Rafale deal, unemployment in India would not have come out if we muzzled press freedom.

Pakistani journalists calling my article a publicity stunt is the biggest disappointment

I want Pakistan to become better and the only way that can happen is by highlighting the wrongs, writes Taha Siddiqui.

‘Concerned’ Press Council tells Modi govt to stop delaying accreditation of journalists

Press Council asks I&B Ministry to reconstitute Central Press Accreditation Committee within a month, and include journalists’ unions in the panel.

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time

It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping's call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.

Here is fresh evidence that journalists may misunderstand the public

Both consumers and news producers rate accuracy of sources of information highly, and down-the-middle reporting remains highly valued by a large slice of the public.

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The plea was earlier dismissed by the High Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.