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  • British press mocks MS Dhoni after James Anderson escapes ban August 3, 2014

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's insistence to press charges against James Anderson came under attack from the British media on Saturday. The press said it "smacked of opportunism" and the exoneration of the paceman was "humiliation" for India. The Judicial Commisioner Gordon Lewis found both Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report July 29, 2014

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • US will deport child migrants July 8, 2014

    Washington: Most of the unaccompanied kids attempting to enter the United States through the southern border will not likely qualify for humanitarian relief and will be deported, the White House has said. "It's unlikely that most of the kids who go through this process will qualify for humanitarian relief, which...
  • Final preparations made for monsoon session of Bihar Assembly June 23, 2014

    The Monsoon session of Bihar Legislative Assembly starting from June 27 is expected to be full of action with BJP fresh from its victory in the Lok Sabha elections trying to corner the JD(U) government which also has to deal with its own dissident legislators. "Final preparations have been made for...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will not do anything to curb the freedom of the press in any form but the media should develop a mechanism to decide its responsibilities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "Sacrifices of many leaders during freedom struggle and Emergency contributed immensely to the...
  • Nitin Gadkari says he won't return to state politics June 8, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday ruled out the possibility of his return to Maharashtra politics in the wake of sudden demise of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. "Initially I was not interested in central politics in Delhi, and now I am not interested...
  • CNN-IBN bags best TV story award at the Mumbai Press Club Red Link Awards June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: CNN-IBN on Saturday bagged the awards for the two best TV stories at the Mumbai Press Club Red Link Awards. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle and Priyali Sur have been awarded by the Mumbai Press Club for their reporting. They have been given the prestigious Red Link Awards for best and second...
  • Katju kicks off debate, says Muslims should support Uniform Civil Code June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has kicked off a debate saying Muslims should support the demand for a Uniform Civil Code. He claimed that one of the reasons for the backwardness of Muslims is that there has been no modernisation of their personal law. Katju said, "There should...
  • India should not shy away from 'contentious' issues: Pakistan May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday said India should not shy away from dealing with "contentious" issues like Jammu and Kashmir which need to be resolved for the two countries to move on. Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit also said first four-five months of the new government will be...
  • Two Indian journalists leave Islamabad after abrupt expulsion May 19, 2014

    Islamabad/Wagah: The two Indian journalists posted in Islamabad on Monday left for home after their abrupt expulsion even as India has taken up the issue with Pakistan. Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and Hindu newspaper's Meena Menon left early on Monday for India after they were given...
  • Indian journalists told to leave Pakistan by May 20 May 15, 2014

    The only two Indian journalists stationed in Pakistan have been told to leave the country by May 20, a media report said on Thursday. Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India (PTI) and Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper were told to leave the country by May 20, Dawn...
  • Congress 'out-funded' by BJP, says Jairam Ramesh; seeks audit of parties May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the conclusion of what he termed was a "difficult campaign" for the party, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said they were "out-funded" by BJP in the wake of the publicity blitzkrieg by Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha polls. While Modi's campaign spending had reached an...
  • Muslims need quotas to become better-educated, employed: Rahman Khan May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Tuesday backed giving reservation to Muslims, saying the community suffers from lack of education and scant represenation in government services. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, Khan said that all the commissions formed to study the socio-economic conditions...
  • LS polls: Congress targets Modi over press freedom May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday charged Narendra Modi with destroying media freedom in Gujarat and questioned his promise of ridding politics of criminals when he "embraces" accused like Amit Shah and Babubhai Bukharia. Taking a dig at the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate over his extending greetings to journalists on World...
  • Modi wishes journalists on World Press Freedom Day, slams DD row May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has slammed the row over his interview to Doordarshan. Taking to Twitter on World Press Freedom Day, the BJP PM candidate said, "On days such as this, I feel very sad to see our National TV channel struggling to maintain...
  • 'How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing' is a promising debut May 3, 2014

    To begin with, I don't remember when was the last time I laughed my guts out so much while reading a book. Also, at the same time, I'd like to say, if you are active on twitter and don't know who @jhujhunwala is, you've been doing twitter W.R.O.N.G all this...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari April 5, 2014

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi Shankar...
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Anand Kishore Sahay was on Sunday re-elected president of the Press Club of India while Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi became the secretary-general. The election was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday and the votes were counted on Sunday. Dinesh Sharma has been elected as the Vice President unopposed...
  • TWTW: Has the press become the punching bag for politicians March 23, 2014

    In this week's episode, Cyrus Broacha held discussion with a panel of experts on whether the press has become a punching bag for politicians. ...
  • Open Mike: Are journalists paid by politicians to subvert news during election time? March 19, 2014

    Even after facing severe criticism over his remarks on the media, a defiant Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack accusing the media of favouring Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and ignoring the Aam Aadmi Party. In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Press...
  • AAP blames news channels, defends Arvind Kejriwal's paid media remark March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A press conference called by the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday turned into a warzone between journalists and the party spokespersons over AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's recent attack on the media. At a charity dinner in Nagpur, Kejriwal had said that he will send all the "paid media...
  • India 4th most dangerous country for journalists February 19, 2014

    One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these, 65...
  • The image which won World Press Photo Award for 2013 February 15, 2014

    The Hague: American photographer John Stanmeyer has won the World Press Photo award for 2013, it was announced Friday. Stanmeyer, of the VII Photo Agency, submitted a picture of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers protest against Pak band, 20 arrested February 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers barged into the Mumbai Press Club to disrupt a press conference held by a Pakistani sufi band on Tuesday. The band named Meekal Hasan was here to announce a joint India-Pakistan band. Twenty people including three women have been arrested on charges of rioting, trespass, and...
  • Shiv Sena workers protest against Pak band at Mumbai press club February 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Nearly 50-70 workers of the Shiv Sena barged inside the Mumbai Press Club on Tuesday where a Pakistani band was holding a press conference and shouted slogans against them. The sloganeering Shiv Sena activists demanded that Pakistani Sufi band Mekaal Hasan be sent back. "No Pakistani individual or group will...
  • Life expectancy increased by 5 years in the past decade, claims UPA January 27, 2014

    As the second term of the United Progressive Alliance nears its end, a data released by the government shows that the health indicators across the country have shown significant improvements in the last 10 years. According to a Press Information Bureau release, life expectancy across India has increased by 5 years...
  • Kaushambi residents disrupt AAP press meet January 16, 2014

    A press conference of Aam Aadmi Party was disrupted on Thursday by some residents of Kaushambi area who alleged that the party volunteers are causing inconvenience to them by parking their vehicles outside their houses. As the press meet of party leader Yogendra Yadav which was being held on the road...
  • It was a press conference of a failed leader: Arun Jaitley on PM January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the latter addressed a press conference and clarified that he's not in the race for prime ministerial in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Jaitley said, "There was a historic opportunity for the Prime...