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Vikas Khanchandani, Republic TV's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leaves from the Crime Branch office after he was arrested on Sunday in Mumbai on December 15.(REUTERS)

TRP scam: Republic TV CEO granted bail on surety of Rs 50,000

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:24 PM IST
According to the police, Khanchandani was aware of the technology manipulation that the channel indulged in so that the channel could be seen on two different channel numbers at the same time.
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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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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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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 committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)
The committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)

Centre sets up committee for ‘transparent’ TRPs amid manipulation row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The decision comes a little over two weeks after the Parliamentary panel on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, took up the issue of Television Rating Points (TRPs).
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One of the accused in the alleged TRP scam being produced at Esplanade Court in Mumbai, on October 15.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)
One of the accused in the alleged TRP scam being produced at Esplanade Court in Mumbai, on October 15.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)

UP bowls a googly at Mumbai cops, registers FIR in TRP case and hands it to CBI

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:24 PM IST
Six people have so far been arrested by the police in the scam, which allegedly involves inducing homes which form the sample set whose TV viewing is monitored to ensure that certain channels get higher ratings.
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United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a document before her speech during the opening of 45th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a document before her speech during the opening of 45th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: UN human rights chief asks India to ‘safeguard rights of NGOs’ and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:58 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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Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

TRP ‘scam’: Ex-Mumbai Police officer moves court to restrain Republic TV from discussing FIR

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:15 PM IST
In his plea, former ACP Iqbal Shaikh has accused Republic TV, its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, and sister Hindi channel R Bharat of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against Mumbai Police. He also took objections to comments made by Goswami against Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the Lok Sabha during Monsoon Session of Parliament.(PTI)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the Lok Sabha during Monsoon Session of Parliament.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: Shashi Tharoor violated panel confidentiality, BJP MP writes to Om Birla and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:58 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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Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation case accused Vinay Tripathi being produced at Esplanade court.(PTI)
Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation case accused Vinay Tripathi being produced at Esplanade court.(PTI)

TRP scam: Republic disclosing confidential communications, misrepresenting them, alleges BARC India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:55 PM IST
BARC India reiterates that it has not commented on the ongoing investigation, it said.
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