Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicTV News

Topic: TV News

TV reduced Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat rally to a sound bite, no space for Bharat Jodo Yatra

Almost any ‘news’ takes precedence over the proposed 3,570 km Bharat Jodo Yatra, which by any stretch of the imagination is a lot of leg work.

TV news is in love with AAP, it’s finding fault in their stars—from Kejriwal to Sisodia

Is the extensive TV news coverage it receives building up AAP or putting it down?

Women empowerment, farming — now, news channels must show 30-min ‘public interest’ content daily

The Union Cabinet approved the amended policy guidelines for satellite TV news channels Wednesday. This is the first time that changes have been made to the rules since 2011.

TV channels said they are ‘Enemy No 1’ of PFI. Showed offices, flag, funding, even Osama

Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami was vehement: 'This is a battle for the real Indian identity, and therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the PFI must be destroyed.'

For TV news, Gyanvapi court hearing is already a ‘victory of Hindus’

TV news focused on petitioners in Gyanvapi case and they responded with glee and bhajans. One said the verdict 'will be in favour of Hindus. Another said 'Modi Sahib zindabad’.

Liquor-gate, Sharab Raj, Operation Lootus—TV news has all the fun in the current raid raj

The cat-and-mouse game between the BJP and its opponents leaves both sides looking silly. Only TV news keeps right on smiling.

TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.

More cricket, no chess — India’s sports channels are hurting national pride

If golf can be telecast, why not chess? 187 countries are competing at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, but cameras are elsewhere.

TV news must take a break from its anchors-in-chief and follow Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss model

Having no anchors has many advantages: TV channels would be forced to concentrate more on news than views, and allow reporters more screen time.

‘Action begins’, ‘bulldozers roll’ – TV news treated razing of a family home like a film shoot

Several news channels supported and even justified the bulldozer demolition in Prayagraj as a legitimate punishment even before a trial.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.