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Declare journalists who die of coronavirus as Covid-19 warriors: Press council to Centre

The council has sought group insurance schemes for journalists such as the one implemented by the Haryana government
A health worker speaks to the relative of a Covid-19 victim, before the cremation in New Delhi on November 13.(File photo)
A health worker speaks to the relative of a Covid-19 victim, before the cremation in New Delhi on November 13.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

I&B plans law to register news websites with RNI

The Press Registrar General would empowered to obtain annual statements from a printer and a periodical to verify the circulation figures and also to revise, revoke or suspend registration of a periodical.
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

HT Gets National Award

The Press Council of India gave Mr Saurabh Duggal the National Award for Excellence in Journalism (sports category) for his story on the rugby girls of Saraswatipur in interior West Bengal.
(HT Photo)
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Updated on Nov 07, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Press council adopts norms over covering suicide, mental illness

Apart from the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) also has guidelines on reporting of suicide cases and presentation of reports.
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Press Council appoints fact-finding team to probe railway cops thrashing UP scribe

The information and broadcasting ministry has also sought a report on the incident, which was caught on camera.
In a purported video of the incident, GRP’s Shamli station house officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay and constable Sanjay Pawar, dressed in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching Amit Sharma. (Photo: Screengrab/ANI)
In a purported video of the incident, GRP’s Shamli station house officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay and constable Sanjay Pawar, dressed in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching Amit Sharma. (Photo: Screengrab/ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Arun Jaitley denies threat to free speech, rules out censorship

Jaitley said he had not been able to understand criticism by “those who criticise the maximum”. “Well, your speech can’t be in danger if you are criticising seven days a week,” he said.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley addresses during the National Press Day celebrations and Conferring of National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2018, in New Delhi on Friday.(AP)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley addresses during the National Press Day celebrations and Conferring of National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2018, in New Delhi on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 11:53 PM IST
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Smriti Irani climbs down on fake news order as PM Modi steps in after outcry

Smriti Irani’s ministry had said journalists found guilty of writing or broadcasting “fake news” will have their accreditation withdrawn for a limited period or permanently, depending on the frequency of violations.
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji & Smriti Kak Ramachandran
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