Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: PTI

Prasar Bharati cancels DD, AIR subscription with PTI, UNI, says no formal contract since 2006  

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Prasar Bharati board Thursday chaired by CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati. 

Modi govt slaps Rs 84.4-cr fine on PTI, says it hasn’t paid rent for Delhi office since 1984

Officials of the Union housing ministry confirmed that PTI has been slapped with the fine, but denied the news agency is being singled out. 

Who is India fighting – PTI, Congress or its own ambassador in China? Xi knows the answer

During Kargil, Vajpayee united the political class to secure national interest. Now, Modi’s BJP is fighting the opposition and PTI’s reporting as China watches.

Prasar Bharati ‘reviewing’ Rs 6.8 crore/year PTI subscription after China envoy interview

In a letter to PTI Saturday, Prasar Bharati notes that its actions have been contrary to values that it upholds as a public service broadcaster.

Cynthia Ritchie’s accusations are bigger than Covid in Pakistan. As Imran Khan would like

Cash-strapped and under pressure for poor Covid-handling, Imran Khan government and Pakistan military are using an age-old strategy to shift attention.

Karnataka police re-arrest three Kashmiri students on sedition charges

The trio was arrested Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and let off next day, leading to protests against the police.

China restricts English-MBBS courses to 45 colleges after record Indian student enrollment

China’s education ministry authorised only 45 out of 200 medical colleges to teach foreign students MBBS in English.

A year ago, PM Imran Khan promised Naya Pakistan but gave a series of embarrassments

Pakistan PM’s score card on altering the economic, foreign and security policies to usher in a welfare state is dismal.

India has proven its ‘reach & lethality’, hope for more synergy in defence sector: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the govt will allow its test facilities to be used by the private industry to meet the standards required for defence manufacturing.

Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, ‘rhymester’ Piyush Goyal, & what PTI stands for

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

On Camera


A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.