Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicRupert Murdoch

Topic: Rupert Murdoch

Baywatch, racy music videos and VJs — how Rupert Murdoch ‘corrupted’ India through Star TV

In ‘Starstruck’, Peter Mukerjea writes about foreign-owned Star TV’s journey to becoming one of the leading entertainment channels in India.

James Murdoch’s exit leaves brother Lachlan as last man standing for dad Rupert

James, who’d once seemed most likely to take over for 89-year-old Rupert Murdoch as the head of the family business, is now focused on building his own assets.

Global Pulse: Trump’s flip flop on Iran nuclear deal

Where exactly is Trump going with Iran, asked The New York Times. His administration is sending mixed messages. Trump called the nuclear deal that...

On Camera

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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