Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicThe New York Times

Topic: The New York Times

NYT has new policy for journalists using Twitter. Says ‘feeds become echo chambers’

Executive editor Dean Baquet said it would be purely optional for New York Times journalists to use Twitter because of the uptick in threats online.

Pegasus ‘centrepiece’ of 2017 defence deal between India & Israel, says NYT investigation

A missile system & phone-hacking spyware reportedly used to surveille people were key components of $2bn deal for weapons & intelligence gear, according to year-long investigation.

US software engineer designed online game Wordle as ‘love letter to wife’. It’s viral now

Released in October, the game — which requires players to guess a 5-letter ‘word of the day’ in 6 attempts or less — has grown from having less than 100 players to over 3 lakh.

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It channelises all of its efforts in driving enhanced media coverage for its clients while improving its relationship with media. What makes Otter PR distinguished is its unique business approach. 

‘Time to try and fix problems’: NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof quits to run as Oregon governor

In his final NYT column, Kristof talks about his decision to embark on a political journey.

New York Times didn’t feature Modi on front page or call him ‘last hope’. Image is fake

Several social media users have been posting an image of a fake front page of The New York Times featuring PM Modi.

‘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.

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.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi govt’s modest Rs 65,000 crore disinvestment target for FY23 seems to be a tall order

Government has already met one-third of its Rs 65,000-cr disinvestment target for this year. But legal and procedural delays with high-value companies are now posing hurdles.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.