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Prakash Javadekar also touched upon the issue of absence of a regulatory body for TV channels and said a decision may be taken on bringing a code of conduct for them.(REUTERS)

Free press ‘soul of democracy’, says Prakash Javadekar

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Talking about the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation by some news channels, the minister said a committee formed by the ministry will soon submit its report on the issue.
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In a hearing in the Bombay High Court , Republic TV refuted claims of the petitioners that the channel had tried to malign the Mumbai police by accusing it of not carrying out proper investigation in the SSR case.(HT PHOTO)
In a hearing in the Bombay High Court , Republic TV refuted claims of the petitioners that the channel had tried to malign the Mumbai police by accusing it of not carrying out proper investigation in the SSR case.(HT PHOTO)

Bombay HC questions ‘investigative’ journalism by news channels in SSR death case

By K AY Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai,
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The court was hearing the responses of various news channels on the allegations made by the petitioners in the various public interest litigations against them.
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Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues(Hindustan Times)
Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues(Hindustan Times)

Analysis | Should corporates take a stand on TV news?

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:29 PM IST
A combination of a more robust sample by increasing the number of household meters and systemic checks need to be put in place
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Presently, the Press Council of India looks at regulatory issues related to print while the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA) looks at the regulatory aspects related to the electronic media. (Representative image)
Presently, the Press Council of India looks at regulatory issues related to print while the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA) looks at the regulatory aspects related to the electronic media. (Representative image)

‘Form self-regulatory bodies’: I&B ministry to digital platforms

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The ministry also said that similar to self-regulating bodies in print and electronic media, entities in digital media can form self-regulating bodies for furthering their interests and interaction with the government.
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Ranvir Shorey says a group of people always defend the wrong practices rampant in the film industry,
Ranvir Shorey says a group of people always defend the wrong practices rampant in the film industry,

Ranvir Shorey: ‘A group of people always defends the unfair practices in Bollywood’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Ranvir Shorey slams a group of ‘7-8 people’ who have always come ‘sideline’ issues whenever someone tries to address unfair practices in the film industry. He adds that people avoid speaking about it because they fear they will not be allowed to work.
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Nakuul finds it appalling and terrible that social media is so divided.
Nakuul finds it appalling and terrible that social media is so divided.

“How do you come back from society which is fractured?” asks Nakuul Mehta

By Kavita Awaasthi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Nakuul Mehta finds the social media trial of SSR’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty extremely disturbing moreso, because people are getting mileage out of the case
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Pooja has a special part in Padmavyuha.
Pooja has a special part in Padmavyuha.

Padmavyuha actor Pooja Batra on her film: ‘You can take any religion and it will fit into the narrative’

By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Filmmaker Raj Krishna and actor Pooja Batra talk about their new film, Padmavyuha.
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Actor Gajraj Rao wants people to stop spreading rumours about Covid-19
Actor Gajraj Rao wants people to stop spreading rumours about Covid-19

Gajraj Rao on rumour mongering amid Covid-19: This is not a relay race, you don’t have to forward every message you get

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, Newdelhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:33 PM IST
The actor believes it is important for people to first check the authenticity of messages regarding important issues like Covid-19 before sending them out to others.
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ZEE5, India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand (named by TRA), is home to over 1 lakh hours of Original content.(ZEE5)
ZEE5, India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand (named by TRA), is home to over 1 lakh hours of Original content.(ZEE5)

Airtel and Vodafone users, rejoice! ZEE5 has some great news for you

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 11:05 AM IST
There is a way for you to enjoy 4500+ blockbuster movies & exclusive shows on ZEE5 free of cost. We bet you can’t wait to get started!
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The announcement comes after the company received a lot of requests from its existing and new clientele for the addition of more niche and industry-focused news channels.
The announcement comes after the company received a lot of requests from its existing and new clientele for the addition of more niche and industry-focused news channels.

Digpu News Network to strengthen portfolio with 155 more news channels

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 03:43 PM IST
With their aim to promote vernacular news channels, Digpu is associating with online news channels from across India with a major chunk from states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and the North-Eastern states.
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To ensure compliance of order, police teams in Pune and Pimpri-Chichwad have been formed.(HT PHOTO)
To ensure compliance of order, police teams in Pune and Pimpri-Chichwad have been formed.(HT PHOTO)

In Pune, police teams to enforce work from home mandate for pvt firms

By Yogesh Joshi and Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The order intended to limit the spread of Covid-19, has been issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005, and action against the violators will be taken under Section 188 of the IPC which pertains to disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant
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As the police were rushing the freezer box towards the hospital, the girl’s father suddenly squatted in front of the box and caught hold of it, pleading with the police to take action against the college authorities.(Screengrab)
As the police were rushing the freezer box towards the hospital, the girl’s father suddenly squatted in front of the box and caught hold of it, pleading with the police to take action against the college authorities.(Screengrab)

Caught on cam, Telangana cop seen kicking man grieving his dead daughter

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 01:29 PM IST
A video of constable Sridhar kicking the girl’s father who was squatting on the road preventing the cops from taking her daughter’s body to the mortuary for post-mortem went viral on social media on Wednesday morning.
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ZEE5 believes in entertaining every Indian with its wide gamut of offerings.(ZEE5)
ZEE5 believes in entertaining every Indian with its wide gamut of offerings.(ZEE5)

ZEE5’s ‘Republic of Entertainment’ campaign to democratise content viewing

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 03:49 PM IST
This Republic Day, ZEE5 has pledged to entertain India 24*7 with content in 12 languages and multiple genres.
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Police taking away Maninder Singh, 31, after getting his five-day custody at the district courts in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Police taking away Maninder Singh, 31, after getting his five-day custody at the district courts in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Nurse’s killer surfaced as he had run out of money

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:19 AM IST
He had no option, but to surrender. As he could not afford a lawyer, he chose to seek the a news channel’s help, say police.
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Randhawa files police complaint after ‘doctored’ video goes viral

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Batala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:52 PM IST
In his complaint, Randhawa had demanded registration of criminal case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 67, 67-A of Information Technology Act against the news channel that aired the video clip.
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Police personnel seen during a protest against new citizenship law at Daryaganj in New Delhi on December 20, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Police personnel seen during a protest against new citizenship law at Daryaganj in New Delhi on December 20, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

‘Don’t show content that may instigate violence’: Centre to news channels

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 09:18 PM IST
The last advisory by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry was issued on December 11 when the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, after which protests had broken out in several parts of the country.
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Twenty seven years ago, our harmonious culture was undermined. Today, there is hope that order will be restored(HT Archive)
Twenty seven years ago, our harmonious culture was undermined. Today, there is hope that order will be restored(HT Archive)

1992-2019: From darkness to light | Opinion

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:02 PM IST
The demolition caused riots and violence. The Supreme Court order has sparked hopes of closure and amity
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Shiromani Akali Dal vice-president and spokesman Gurwinder Singh Bali showing his ransacked house in Sector 7, Panchkula, on Tuesday. There were four CCTV cameras installed in the house, but the thieves cut the wires and took the DVRs along.(Sant Arora/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal vice-president and spokesman Gurwinder Singh Bali showing his ransacked house in Sector 7, Panchkula, on Tuesday. There were four CCTV cameras installed in the house, but the thieves cut the wires and took the DVRs along.(Sant Arora/HT)

Thieves decamp with 2.5L, jewellery from SAD leader’s house in P’kula

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 12:57 AM IST
Bali along with wife was visiting Chandigarh for a TV debate, followed by dinner at a relative’s house in Sector 48; son was at office
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Hoardings crediting Imran, Sidhu for corridor appear in Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The hoardings carrying images of both leaders were installed by Congress worker and Sidhu’s supporter Harpal Singh Verka on key points of the city, including Hall Gate, Bhandari bridge, T-point of Ranjit Avenue
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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was the target of the ire of an employee of a regional news channel .(PTI)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was the target of the ire of an employee of a regional news channel .(PTI)

Assam Police arrest news channel employee for Facebook post threatening CM

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 06:57 AM IST
In a Facebook post, the arrested man claimed he would have shot Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal if he had a pistol.
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A new study from India’s animated news creator Bisbo revealed that 80 per cent of their 10 million strong users are adults between the age of 18-44.(bisbo.com)
A new study from India’s animated news creator Bisbo revealed that 80 per cent of their 10 million strong users are adults between the age of 18-44.(bisbo.com)

Animated content not limited to kids only, adults love it too

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:05 AM IST
A new study from India’s animated news creator Bisbo revealed that 80 per cent of their 10 million strong users are adults between the age of 18-44.
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There are many pros and cons about the integration of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
There are many pros and cons about the integration of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

Article 370 not part of ‘basic structure’

By Soli J Sorabjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Thus abrogation of Article 370 did not require a constitutional amendment and the contention that it is unconstitutional is fallacious.
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An interview of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz with a Pakistani news channel went off air “forcefully” within a few minutes of broadcasting.(REUTERS Photo)
An interview of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz with a Pakistani news channel went off air “forcefully” within a few minutes of broadcasting.(REUTERS Photo)

Maryam Nawaz’s interview ‘forcefully’ taken off air, alleges Pakistan scribe

By Asian News International | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:49 AM IST
This comes after three Pakistani news channels - Channel-24, Abb Takk and Capital TV - were taken off air for showing a press conference of Maryam.
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Shared on July 4, the clip has amassed more than 25000 views. till now.(Twitter/@nailainayat)
Shared on July 4, the clip has amassed more than 25000 views. till now.(Twitter/@nailainayat)

Anchor on Pak show confuses Apple Inc with fruit, gets trolled on Twitter

By Asian News International | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The matter came into light after a Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat posted a video clip on April 4.
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Rapid Action Force and Quick Response Teams were deployed to bring the situation on the control, district officials said.(HT Photo)
Rapid Action Force and Quick Response Teams were deployed to bring the situation on the control, district officials said.(HT Photo)

2 killed, 5 injured as fresh violence hits West Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:01 AM IST
The injured were taken to a hospital in Kolkata, where they were undergoing surgeries and are reportedly in critical condition, locals were quoted by news channels as saying.
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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed(Action Images via Reuters)
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: PCB denies rift between players and coach

By PTI | Karachi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Many former players have criticised Inzamam’s interference in team affairs and termed it as an attempt to override the captain and coach.
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Manchester: Indian fans celebrate a boundary hit by India's Rohit Sharma during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 16, 2019(AP)
Manchester: Indian fans celebrate a boundary hit by India's Rohit Sharma during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 16, 2019(AP)

India vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019: ‘This is not war’ - Fans make peace as India crush Pakistan

By AFP | Manchester
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:23 AM IST
India extended their unbeaten World Cup run against Pakistan to seven matches with an 89-run victory in front of a vociferous, sellout Manchester crowd, largely down to Rohit Sharma’s superb 140 off 113 balls.
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A 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using the short video-making app(REUTERS)
A 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using the short video-making app(REUTERS)

24-yr-old rebuked by husband for using Tiktok. She commits suicide on video: Report

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 09:20 PM IST
Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poison and then sent the video via WhatsApp to her husband, who is in Singapore.
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Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)
Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)

Noida news channel issued notice by I&B ministry

By Tanmayee Tyagi | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The Noida police had arrested the channel head and editor on June 7, sparking severe backlash from the media community which had called the administrative action “authoritarian”.
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Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the assault of two journalists(File Photo)
Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the assault of two journalists(File Photo)

Four held for assaulting Karnataka journalists

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times,
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:32 PM IST
The two journalists have been identified as Manjunath and Devaraju who work with news channels Raj News and Samaya TV Kannada, respectively.
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