Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicPrint media

Topic: Print media

News, but no paper: India has a huge newsprint problem, but it’s been brewing for a while

Many newspapers have had to resort to thinner editions, higher cover prices, and shorter op-eds to deal with a shortage of newsprint. The Russia-Ukraine war just made it worse.

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.

News hunters or ad-getters? The insecure world of rural stringers in media

Despite their indispensable contributions to print media, the small-town/rural stringers remain invisible and their day-to-day struggles for livelihood go unnoticed.

Covid-19 hits print media hard — ads and circulation dip, editions see major digital push

Newspapers make fervent pleas to readers, point out they are safe and that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through paper.

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 bonanza for print media — 25% hike in ad rates, effective immediately

The decision will be a boost for small and medium newspapers, who have been under pressure due to rising global prices of newsprint.

No, social media does not change the way we vote

A young student speaks up about the growing influence of social media in the way our democracy works.

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.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.