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A screen grab of Sonu Sood's programme on Good News Today | Twitter/GNTTV

Video game, fake visuals — It’s a bad week for TV news. ‘Good News Today’ wants to change that

Pakoda party, chai pe charcha, Kashi cruise — Is good news 24x7 really good for India?
Screenshots from BBC World (L) and Republic TV (R) coverage of the Afghanistan situation | Twitter/ThePrint

Here’s how Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN reported on Afghanistan. And how Times Now, Zee, Republic did

While CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera showed notes of restraint, Indian news channels threw caution to the winds and said, ‘Terror group wins Game of Thrones’.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Arnab conspired to manipulate TRPs, cause losses to Times Now: Mumbai Police charge sheet

Mumbai Police has filed a second supplementary charge sheet, naming Arnab Goswami and 6 others, in the case relating to some TV channels allegedly manipulating TRPs to boost viewership.

Republic Bangla suspends reporter booked for ‘impersonating CBI officer, abduction, extortion’

Avishek Sengupta, who covered CBI for Republic Bangla, and 4 of his accomplices allegedly abducted businessman Ajit Roy & extorted Rs 15 lakh to release him. He is now absconding.
Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) | Twitter/@parthodasgupta

Bombay High Court grants bail to former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta in TRP scam case

Dasgupta was accused of having misused his official position & conniving with ARG Outlier Media, company that runs Republic TV channels, and with Arnab Goswami, to manipulate TRPs.
Screenshots of Koo's user recommendations on its home page.

Not Piyush Goyal or IT ministry — Republic TV is first handle on Koo app’s must-follow list

Ministers and government departments have joined Koo, giving it mileage in popular media. Republic TV had called for editorial partnership with Koo last year.
File photo of Arnab Goswami | Commons

No evidence against Arnab Goswami in TRP case chargesheet, Republic TV tells Bombay HC

In a rejoinder affidavit, ARG Outlier Media, that runs all Republic TV channels, said the police had 'falsely implicated' its employees in the case.
File photo of Former Vice President Hamid Ansari | PTI

Aman Chopra says Hamid Ansari quit Zee interview over ‘secular’ questions, NDTV’s budget hopes

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
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‘Overvalued shares, expensive ads, false growth projection’ — allegations against Republic TV

An interim forensic audit report of Mumbai Police probe into the TRP manipulation case has alleged financial irregularities by ARG Outlier, which owns Republic TV.

In Times Now Vs Republic TV opera, Navika Kumar ‘killed’ Arnab Goswami with kindness

India win in Brisbane saved viewers from collateral damage of Times Now Vs Republic war.

On Camera

YourTurn

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.
A pump attendant fills petrol in a bike at a fuel station in New Delhi | Representational image|PTI

Petrol, diesel prices rally to highest ever levels as rates hiked again by 35 paise/litre

Since the ending of the three-week-long hiatus in rate revision last month, this is the 14th increase in petrol price and the 17th time that diesel rates have gone up.

Defence

A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Move to increase BSF jurisdiction is to ‘curb crime’, Opposition cries ‘attack on federalism’

Home ministry has amended a 2014 notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam border.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Lakhimpur Kheri to Kashmir via Punjab is the road India cannot risk taking

Key to handling troubles in Kashmir is Punjab at peace. 30 years back, familiar & evil outside forces were given an opening to set fire to both. India can’t let this happen again.
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