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  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • LS polls: BJP, TV channels run risk of violating poll law on manifesto 05-04-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi/Patna: BJP and the electronic media run the risk of falling foul of the provisions of law if the party releases its manifesto on April 7 and TV channels telecast it on the day polling in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections begins in Tripura and Assam. However, the party...
  • Watch this artist transform herself into Aishwarya Rai and Jennifer Lawrence using only make-up 31-03-2014 10:00 AM

    Promise Tamang Phan, who calls herself the 'Human Chameleon' or 'Mystique' on her YouTube channel has a series of make-up transformation videos that are simply amazing. She uses makeup to transform herself into celebrities. "I started using make-up when I was in Middle school.I never went to a Beauty school....
  • Naveen Jindal lodges complaint with EC against two news channels 18-03-2014 04:08 PM

    Congress MP and chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Naveen Jindal on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against two news channels belonging to a group for allegedly telecasting false news against him. "They have run 85 false news items against me since March 5, when code of...
  • Rahul's Parliamentary constituency gets AIR FM channel 19-02-2014 09:52 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated an All India Radio (AIR) FM station in Amethi. According to the AIR, the FM Rainbow station will offer digital sound quality to the listeners of Amethi, which is a Congress stronghold and currently represented by Rahul Gandhi. "Programmes, along with hourly news...
  • TWTW: Cyrus enacts Rahul's interview to a TV news channel 02-02-2014 01:10 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his interview to a TV news channel where he kept on repeating his party's initiative on RTI. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Rahul Gandhi over his first TV interview 02-02-2014 12:51 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha does a 'dramatic reconstruction' of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's interview to a private news channel. ...
  • Britain's TV channel to air first live show from space 11-01-2014 04:01 PM

    London: Britain's Channel 4 said it will air the first-ever live television show from space, tracking the International Space Station though a complete orbit around the Earth. 'Live from Space' will be broadcast on National Geographic Channel in 170 other countries. Besides glimpses of daily life aboard the ISS, the...
  • With BBM Channels, BlackBerry attempts to widen social reach 28-11-2013 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: With the view to provide users a platform and widen its social reach, BlackBerry introduced BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities. BlackBerry Channels will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry...
  • Pakistani TV channels fined Rs 1 crore for excessive Indian content 18-11-2013 02:31 PM

    Islamabad: Ten entertainment television channels in Pakistan have been slapped with Rs 1 crore fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed the fine on the channels and issued warning letters to them to desist from such practice...
  • Engineers comes tantalisingly close to a true 'bionic man' 14-10-2013 09:43 AM

    New York: Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called The Six Million Dollar Man chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt...
  • Sex Box: Couples to have sex on Channel 4 show 25-09-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the small screen is leading a wave of revolution through its pathbreaking shows. A new show called 'Sex Box', to be aired on UK's Channel 4, will see a host interviewing couples right after intercourse. The channel has clarified that there will be no nudity as...
  • Must for cable-operators to show 21 DD channels in major cities 08-09-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: Cable TV operators in more than 40 major cities will now have to mandatorily show 21 Doordarshan and three other channels to their consumers. Sources told PTI that the Information and Broadcasting ministry has issued a notification as per which cable operators must show the 24 channels to...
  • Egypt to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian channel 30-08-2013 05:51 AM

    Egypt's military-backed government is to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian television channel, accusing it of threatening national security, the state news agency MENA said on Thursday. The channel this week aired statements from two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood including a call for protests against Egypt's new rulers. The...
  • India, Pakistan to hold back channel talks in Dubai over ceasefire violations 29-08-2013 03:48 PM

    Former Foreign Secretary Shahryar Khan and ex-diplomat S K Lambah, the point men for India-Pakistan back-channel diplomacy, will meet in Dubai on Thursday to ease tensions and firm up a planned meeting between thepremiers of the two countries, a media report said. The decision to initiate back-channel diplomacy to address...
  • Why Modi strikes a chord with the youth and not Rahul

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the age of marketing, there is perhaps no social category as attractive as the urban 'youth' brand. The MTV generation has spawned channels, products,...

  • UK's media regulator fines Sikh channel for inciting violence 16-08-2013 04:14 PM

    Britain's media regulator has imposed a hefty fine of 30,000 pounds on a Sikh television channel for "seriously" breaching its code by broadcasting a programme inciting violence within the community against members of the Indian Army. Sangat TV, a Birmingham-based satellite channel which broadcasts in Punjabi and English, will have...
  • Dead shark found on New York City subway 09-08-2013 06:34 AM

    New York City subway riders got a surprise on Wednesday when a dead shark was discovered on a Queens-bound subway train, authorities said. A supervisor found the four-foot-long carcass shortly after midnight, moved the passengers onto another car and discarded it at the end of the line, according to Metropolitan...
  • England want apology for cheating allegations 08-08-2013 09:31 PM

    Chester-Le-Street: England captain Alastair Cook has described as "blatant fabrication" the claims that Ashes players have used silicone tape on their bats to confuse Hot Spot technology and he wants an apology. Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was investigating the use of...
  • CNN-IBN wins big at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 24-07-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN, India's Most Awarded News Channel, has once again proved its supremacy in the 24X7 English news space by winning three awards at the sixth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards held on Tuesday. At a grand ceremony held at the Taj Palace here, CNN-IBN journalists were recognised...
  • Kolkata: Students protest against Kamduni gangrape, 12 arrested 09-07-2013 11:47 AM

    Kolkata: A group of students protesting the Kamduni gangrape and crimes against women were arrested for "smearing police officials with paints", police said on Monday. "Twelve students were arrested for smearing police officials with colours. They are in the lock-up now," an official at the city police control room said....
  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera 04-07-2013 09:41 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's military-led authorities shut down three Islamist-run TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news...
  • Network18 raises the bar, launches 'News 18' channel in UK 01-07-2013 09:26 AM

    It's a window into the world's largest democracy for audiences in the United Kingdom. 'News18' India brings its award-winning mix of news and commentary from one of India's most reputed media houses, Network18. ...
  • Froome vs Contador could make 100th Tour de France a classic 25-06-2013 10:39 AM

    Paris: Chris Froome is overwhelming favourite for the Tour de France but the return of former winner Alberto Contador after a one-year hiatus could trigger a classic duel to mark the 100th edition of the great cycling race. It will also be the first Tour since American Lance Armstrong was...
  • Talk show panelists are involved in pornography: Mamata 20-06-2013 11:19 PM

    Galsi: Under attack from the Opposition and a section of intellectuals over the recent incident of rape and murder of a college student, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that panelists of some local TV news channels critical of her were involved in pornography. "Two or three incidents (of...
  • Mamata govt's decision to take over 2 channels may hit roadblock 24-05-2013 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: The West Bengal government's decision to take over two channels owned by scam-tainted Saradha Group which were facing closure may hit the roadblock as present guidelines do not allow state governments to run TV channels. "At present no proposal has come to us from the state government but...
  • Sri Lanka investigates British TV footage on rights abuse 15-05-2013 05:45 PM

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is investigating a controversial video footage aired by a British Channel accusing the army of war crimes during the final phase of the battle with the LTTE. This was conveyed to European Parliament by Sri Lankan Ambassador to European Union PM Amza on Tuesday, a...
  • TAM hits out at TV channels for making false 'Number 1' claims 14-05-2013 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: At any given time, one would see a flurry of advertisements issued by different TV channels, all claiming to be number 1 at the same time. Now ratings agency TAM says that its data is being selectively used and misrepresented to make these tall claims. In an advisory...
  • Google's YouTube to launch pay channels soon 07-05-2013 10:03 AM

    Los Angeles: YouTube is set to announce within a few weeks a series of channels that will require payment, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The content on the new pay channels will be in addition to the millions of videos viewers watch for free on YouTube. It's...
  • Danish TV show under fire for parading naked women 03-05-2013 10:25 AM

    Copenhagen: A Danish TV series, styled on popular show 'X Factor', has caused outrage after parading women without a stitch on in the programme. The primetime show features a "series of silent women who walk in to a studio and slip out of their bathrobes in front of a leering...