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A Covid patient being taken in an ambulance in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘ICMR made scientists downplay threat of 2nd Covid wave, helped Modi politically’, NYT claims

An NYT investigation quotes ICMR scientists saying the medical body's forecast in September 2020 was 'tragically wrong', claims govt contributed to Covid complacency.
Ambulances queue up outside outside the Juna vadaj crematorium as chimneys bellow smoke | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Death and journalism: India’s Covid deaths are undercounted, but twice the Partition toll?

Last 3 months have been gravest period of national tragedy, and a lot of Indians have died, mostly avoidably. But an undercount of total deaths at a mass scale is tougher.

Viral photo of crocodile with headline ‘India’s PM cried’ is not from NYT, but satire website

The image of a crocodile with the headline 'India’s PM cried' and The New York Times banner was shared widely on social media, including by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

New York Times draws flak for firing freelance editor over pro-Biden tweet

On 19 January, former New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe had tweeted that she had 'chills' watching President Joe Biden’s plane land outside Washington D.C. ahead of his inauguration.

Controversy around New York Times’ reporter Rukmini Callimachi & her podcast on Islamic State

In episode 593 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the recent New York Times controversy surrounding its Middle East correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.

Mira Nair to adapt New York Times story ‘The Jungle Prince of Delhi’ into Amazon series

The 2020 Pulitzer finalist 'The Jungle Prince of Delhi' was an in-depth story on a family living in a decrepit palace in Delhi, claiming to be the royal family of Awadh.
The New York Times building in New York City | Pixabay

New York Times stops providing stories to Apple News Service

NYT's exit is a notable setback for the Apple News service, which has been criticised for its revenue split and limiting the user data provided to content companies.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

New York Times op-ed row raises questions if definition of journalism needs to be rewritten

In episode 495 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says the controversy has ignited a debate if classical definitions of journalism on objectivity work any longer.
The front pages of Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times covering the protests. | Twitter | @RanaAyyub

Why foreign media loves anti-BJP, champagne socialists as columnists

Op-eds of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Gulf News, The Guardian and others are mostly written by Modi-hating Indians like Rana Ayyub and Swati Chaturvedi.
Indian indentured labourers were taken to many parts of the British-ruled Caribbean and South America, including Trinidad (pictured) and Guyana | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

New York Times called out for labelling Indo-Guyanese people ‘descendants of farmhands’

Guyanese-American author Gaiutra Bahadur points out that Indo-Guyanese are descended from plantation labourers, asks NYT how it can get ‘basics so wrong’.

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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi (file photo) | Bloomberg

UAE seeks $100 billion non-oil trade with India to deepen economic ties

The United Arab Emirates ​is looking to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance in the face of growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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