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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad | PTI

Nation saw Arnab Goswami apologise & Modi skip interview with faithful DD News this week

Why Modi needs such TV exposure when this week’s opinion polls on Times Now, NewsX and Tiranga TV give him a comfortable win in elections, only he can tell.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

‘India declares war on space’ & other absurd things TV anchors said after Modi’s A-SAT speech

Why was the missile tested now? Why did PM Modi have to make the announcement? Modi neither said nor did the TV news channels ask.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament | PTI

On channels like Zee News & Republic, Rahul Gandhi is already on trial this poll season

For most TV news channels, the Lok Sabha elections are already over, lost and won,more than two months before the actual results.
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News channels in India revived their romance with ‘sources’ this week for all things Balakot

Since Pulwama and Balakot, mirch masala TV channels have been doing everything they can to satisfy viewers’ appetites.
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Itching for an India-Pak war, TV news channels decided a simulated one is as good as any

Desperate for any visuals other than that of Modi's, TV news channels went ballistic while animating what an India-Pakistan war will look like.
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Fighting under TV and social media glare, can India & Pakistan contain escalation?

Multiple unverified videos featuring the missing Indian pilot swirled on social media much before New Delhi confirmed he is "missing in action".
Protestors raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu

When news channels brought pre-World Cup India-Pakistan battle home after Pulwama

Ravish Kumar’s call for restraint was akin to a call to practice journalism — an alien concept in the genetic structure of TV news.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

TV reduced Pulwama terror attack to a question on electoral prospects of Narendra Modi

TV anchors and self-styled military experts waxed eloquent on the necessity of 'teaching' Imran Khan a lesson.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The A to Zee of media mogul Subhash Chandra’s controversial and colourful life

Trouble is no stranger to serial entrepreneur and Zee-founder Subhash Chandra's life.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi outside the Parliament

A new era in TV: Rahul Gandhi a rising star and Arnab Goswami critiquing BJP

'Chowkidar’ PM ignores media and Rahul Gandhi likes media but dislikes any other subject than Rafale.

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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.