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The latest salvo against Arnab Goswami came from Congress party MP Manish Tewari, who said a joint parliamentary committee should take up the issue as the government and BJP remained silent.(Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)

Opposition seeks probe into Arnab Goswami's chats with former BARC chief

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:15 AM IST
There is a growing clamour among Congress leaders to take up the issue. Party leaders, on condition of anonymity, told Hindustan Times that the issue had been discussed by Congress Lok Sabha MPs. Leaders familiar with the matter said the issue was raised by Congress Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram.
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Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Ex-BARC CEO got money from Arnab Goswami, reduced other channels’ TRPs: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:18 AM IST
At the time of going to print, Republic TV had not issued a statement on the development and the channel’s representatives were unavailable for a comment.
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TRP manipulation case: SIT arrests former BARC COO

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:23 PM IST
This is the 14th arrest made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the case
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Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani.(File photo)
Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani.(File photo)

TRP manipulation case: Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani gets bail

By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Khanchandani was arrested on Sunday and was remanded to judicial custody on Tuesday, after which a bail plea was moved by his lawyers
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Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani brought to a court in Mumbai on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani brought to a court in Mumbai on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

TRP manipulation case: Republic TV CEO arrested

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:22 AM IST
According to the police, Republic TV officials had contacted cable operators to use LCN and promotional LCN technology to fudge TRPs. Khanchandani was aware of it as he was a part of the channel’s internal WhatsApp group where discussions on LCN took place, the police have said
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Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani was arrested in TRP manipulation case on Sunday(Tewi)
Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani was arrested in TRP manipulation case on Sunday(Tewi)

TRP manipulation case: Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani arrested in Mumbai

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:34 AM IST
As per the police, some of these households were being bribed to tune into Republic TV and a few other channels.
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Arnab Goswami moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay to further investigation by the Mumbai police in the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation scam.(Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)
Arnab Goswami moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay to further investigation by the Mumbai police in the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation scam.(Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)

TRP scam: Arnab Goswami moves Bombay HC seeking stay to probe by Mumbai police

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The petition, filed by Goswami and ARG Outlier Media which owns Republic TV, also alleged that one of the employees of the firm was tortured by the police in custody.
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“This is a little ambitious,” remarked a bench of justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee, pointing to the general orders stated in the petition.(File Photo)
“This is a little ambitious,” remarked a bench of justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee, pointing to the general orders stated in the petition.(File Photo)

SC dismisses plea seeking protection for Republic TV staff

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Senior advocate Milind Sathe, who appeared for the holding company of Republic TV – ARG Outlier Media Private Limited -- and Goswami informed the court that the petition was filed in anticipation of the arrest of several employees of the company.
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Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking protection from arrest for Republic TV’s staff in cases lodged in Maharashtra

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The matter came up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud which said that prayers in the petition were “all ambitious”.
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Republic TV had denied wrongdoing in the alleged TRP scam.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo for representation)
Republic TV had denied wrongdoing in the alleged TRP scam.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo for representation)

Republic TV official, another accused get bail in TRP scam

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The police began to probe the alleged scam after ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint through Hansa about rigging of TRP by some channels.
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Navi Mumbai, India - Nov. 11, 2020:Republic TvÕ Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Prison in 2018 Suicide abetment case at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO)
Navi Mumbai, India - Nov. 11, 2020:Republic TvÕ Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Prison in 2018 Suicide abetment case at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO)

Arnab Goswami ‘cop assault’ case: Sessions court to hear anticipatory bail pleas today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:22 AM IST
An FIR was registered against Goswami and his wife by the Mumbai police for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer on November 4 when a police team went to his house to arrest him in connection with an alleged 2018 abetment to suicide case.
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Republic TV’s western region distribution head Ghanshyam Singh and owners of two channels are among those arrested in the scam(PTI)
Republic TV’s western region distribution head Ghanshyam Singh and owners of two channels are among those arrested in the scam(PTI)

TRP Scam: Hansa Research hid info on commercial interests with TV channels says Mumbai Police

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:55 AM IST
The 1,400-page charge sheet was submitted before a magistrate’s court earlier in the day by the Special Investigation Team of the Mumbai Crime Branch which is probing the case related to alleged rigging of TRPs
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ED is the second central agency to get involved in a case concerning TRPs.
ED is the second central agency to get involved in a case concerning TRPs.

ED registers money laundering charges in TRP manipulation case

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 07:07 AM IST
ED’s case is based on Mumbai police’s FIR that is being investigated by a special investigation team (SIT) of Mumbai Crime branch. SIT officials previously claimed that Republic TV’s distribution head paid 15 lakh a month for seven months to a fixer to boost the viewership of the channel.
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Justice DY Chandrachud turned 61 on Wednesday.
Justice DY Chandrachud turned 61 on Wednesday.

‘Best way to spend birthday’, says Justice Chandrachud who heard Arnab Goswami’s bail plea

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Arnab Goswami was granted bail by the Supreme Court which laid emphasis on protecting personal liberty. The bench said that if the State targets individuals, they must realise that the apex court is there to protect them.
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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.(HT file)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.(HT file)

Abetment to suicide case: Assam CM reaches out to Thackeray, seeks better security for Arnab

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Sarbananda Sonowal’s request came after the family of Goswami, who hails from Assam, met him over alleged inadequate security cover for the journalist
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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Prison in 2018 suicide abetment case at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Prison in 2018 suicide abetment case at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

In TV studio after release from jail, Arnab Goswami dares Uddhav Thackeray

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Arnab Goswami also singled out Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh for his ‘illegal’ arrest on November 4 in a 2018 suicide abetment case.
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The Supreme Court heard Arnab Goswami’s bail plea on Wednesday.(Prashant Waydande/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court heard Arnab Goswami’s bail plea on Wednesday.(Prashant Waydande/HT Photo)

Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami granted interim bail by Supreme Court in 2018 suicide case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 09:40 PM IST
A vacation bench hearing Arnab Goswami’s bail plea expressed concern over state governments targeting “individuals on the basis of ideology, difference of opinion” and said that they must realise there is an apex court to protect liberty of citizens.
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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.(Reuters)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.(Reuters)

‘There is Supreme Court to protect liberty of citizens’: What top court said while hearing Arnab’s bail plea

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The petition is being heard by a vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee. During the hearing, the top court also asked the state whether there was any need for custodial interrogation.
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TRP fraud: Republic TV’s distribution head Ghanshyam Singh arrested

By Manish K Pathak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:55 PM IST
On October 31, the SIT raided the residence and office of the arrested accused Abhishek Kolawade and seized Rs 13.72 lakh in cash. Kolawade worked as a vendor for many channels and ran a company named Max Media
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Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami (in black), is already in judicial custody over a 2018 alleged abetment to suicide case (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami (in black), is already in judicial custody over a 2018 alleged abetment to suicide case (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Senior Republic TV executive held in fake TRP scam

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Ghanshyam Singh, distribution head and Assistant Vice President of the Republic Media Network, was arrested from his residence around 7.40 am, a Mumbai crime branch official said.
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The Gupkar Declaration was a joint effort of NC, PDP, the J&K Congress, PC, ANC and the CPI (M) to fight for the restoration of special status of the erstwhile state.(PTI file photo)
The Gupkar Declaration was a joint effort of NC, PDP, the J&K Congress, PC, ANC and the CPI (M) to fight for the restoration of special status of the erstwhile state.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Peoples’ Conference asks for early hearing of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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Arnab Goswami.(REUTERS File)
Arnab Goswami.(REUTERS File)

Bombay high court refuses interim bail to Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment to suicide case

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Goswami moved the high court on November 4 itself, claiming his arrest was patently illegal and sought his immediate release from jail by way of interim relief
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The court said that there should be free and fair reportage coupled with neutrality.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court said that there should be free and fair reportage coupled with neutrality.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bollywood drugs case: Delhi HC seeks channels’ replies on plea against ‘irresponsible remarks’

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Justice Rajiv Shakdher also directed that the defendants—the channels and their anchors—ensure that no defamatory content is be displayed or uploaded on their social media accounts against the plaintiffs
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Patna, India-November 8, 2020: People demonstrating in support of Arnab Goswami at Kargil Chowk, in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday, November 08, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Patna, India-November 8, 2020: People demonstrating in support of Arnab Goswami at Kargil Chowk, in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday, November 08, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Arnab Goswami arrest: Bombay High court to pronounce order on interim bail plea today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:05 AM IST
A two-judge division bench will pronounce its order at 3pm on Monday. Goswami was arrested last Wednesday by the Maharashtra Police in connection with a 2018 alleged abetment to suicide case.
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Delhi high court.(HT Archive)
Delhi high court.(HT Archive)

Bollywood drugs case: Delhi HC to hear filmmakers’ plea against media trial today

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 08:47 AM IST
The petition has drawn the court’s attention to derogatory words and expressions used by certain news channels to describe Bollywood, such as “dirt”, “filth”, “scum”, and “druggies”
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Goswami and some other mediapersons have gone against established norms under which the media has long functioned and have hurt people in the process(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Goswami and some other mediapersons have gone against established norms under which the media has long functioned and have hurt people in the process(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Why the media needs to introspect

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Opinion is divided over Arnab Goswami’s arrest. Some feel that this is politically-motivated retaliation by the Thackeray government, while some say this is a criminal case which has nothing to do with press freedom or freedom of expression
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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami being shifted to Taloja Central Prison from Alibag, in Navi Mumbai, on Sunday.(PTI)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami being shifted to Taloja Central Prison from Alibag, in Navi Mumbai, on Sunday.(PTI)

Police shift journalist Arnab Goswami to Navi Mumbai’s Taloja jail

By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:18 PM IST
His wife has released a statement appealing for his “immediate release” and lashing out at the Maharastra government for “human rights abuse and excesses”.
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On Wednesday, the Republic TV editor moved high court questioning his arrest and sought immediate relief.(PTI)
On Wednesday, the Republic TV editor moved high court questioning his arrest and sought immediate relief.(PTI)

No immediate relief for Arnab Goswami as HC reserves order on bail

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:08 AM IST
The division bench of justice SS Shinde and justice MS Karnik said it would try to pronounce the order as early as possible. Goswami has been in judicial custody since Wednesday.
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Adnya Anvay Naik is the daughter of the 52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak who alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Adnya Anvay Naik is the daughter of the 52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak who alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Notice to Maharashtra govt on plea against cops who closed 2018 case against Arnab Goswami

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 05:45 PM IST
52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.
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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in police van at Alibag court, Alibag police picked up Goswami from his Mumbai residence in Alibag on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in police van at Alibag court, Alibag police picked up Goswami from his Mumbai residence in Alibag on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Just like Trump’: Shiv Sena’s latest jibe at BJP over Arnab Goswami’s arrest

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The BJP had alleged that the arrest of Goswami by Raigad police on Wednesday in the 2018 case was politically motivated and amounted to muzzling the freedom of press.
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