Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicTV News

Topic: TV News

India takes a backseat on Indian news channels. It’s all Ukraine, Ukraine, WW3

News channels put out promos and boast of the size of the team covering Ukraine. Even a smaller player like 'India Ahead' is promoting itself through its Ukraine stories.

TV news had time for UP, Ukraine, Kashmir, Congress. What if Pakistan had misfired a missile?

We could've had a little ‘mahayudh’ of our own than ‘non-stop’, ‘exclusive’ coverage of ‘World at War’ in Ukraine. But TV channels won't show it.

Why is Indian TV news focused on Ukraine 24X7? Even BBC & CNN take a break

You will witness non-stop action — bombs going off, buildings exploding, Russian convoys, tanks entering not only Ukrainian cities but also Indian TV studios.

TV news channels say PM Modi can stop Ukraine ‘mahayudh’. If only Putin-Biden listen

TV9 Bharatvarsh, WION, Republic TV and India Today have all sent reporters to Ukraine to show ‘what Western media blacks out’.

From Shoaib Akhtar to Pakistani news channels—for PSL exit, James Faulkner is at fault

TV channel ARY News suggested it was a ‘failed attempt’ by the cricketer to tarnish Pakistan’s premier T20 competition.

The importance of being Nirmala Sitharaman — only BJP minister facing media line of fire

At the post-Budget press conference, Sitharaman was sharp as nails when the need arose.

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.

Lesson from 2021 is that TV news sees a lot ‘ulta’ — Covid, Bengal election, farmers’ protest

In 2021, we watched events through a distorted lens on TV news channels. Like living in the Truman Show.

‘Har Har Modi’ in Kashi – TV channels gave Modi a mythical status & aura none can challenge

PM Narendra Modi has achieved virtual canonisation – on TV news – in his lifetime, a feat unparalleled for the political leader of a democracy.

Covering CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s death, TV news turned sober—in a long time

The reporting was so circumspect that only Republic TV and India TV were willing to go even so far as to reveal that CDS Rawat was in hospital, at around 3pm.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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