Journalist

  • Two foreign journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead 04-04-2014 02:04 PM

    A man dressed as a policeman shot two foreign journalists in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing one and critically wounding the other, police, a doctor and a local official said. The attack took place on the eve of a presidential election that Taliban insurgents have pledged to disrupt through a...
  • Will Ernakulam vote for change or stand by its sitting MP KV Thomas? 03-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Ernakulam: With the entry of senior journalist Anitha Pratap in the race for Lok Sabha, campaigning scenes in Kochi look different this year; the traditional garlands have been replaced by brooms for the AAP candidate. Pratap is relying on being a credible alternative to the ruling Congress-led-United Democratic Front and...
  • Expose corrupt journalists, says Arvind Kejriwal 01-04-2014 12:20 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told party activists to expose "corrupt journalists" for targeting his party but said most journalists were doing a honest job. Addressing over 1,000 volunteers at Vaishali, Kejriwal named a couple of journalists in the electronic media who he said were biased in their reporting....
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President 31-03-2014 12:06 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan journalist Raza Rumi's car attacked, driver killed 29-03-2014 12:05 AM

    Lahore: Two unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the car of a prominent journalist in Lahore, leaving his driver dead and guard injured. TV anchor and editor Raza Rumi's car was fired at near Raja Market area of the city. Rumi, who is associated with express media group escaped...
  • Senior journalist MJ Akbar joins BJP 22-03-2014 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: In yet another major impetus to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of Lok Sabha elections, senior journalist MJ Akbar joined the saffron brigade on Saturday. In presence of party chief Rajnath Singh, the noted author was inducted into the party. Former Revenue Secretary NK Singh who quit the...
  • Khushwant Singh: The scholar-witness of an era 20-03-2014 06:30 PM

    A life as extraordinary and creative as Khushwant Singh's is difficult to summarise. In his 99 years, he lived several average lifetimes worth, and in several avatars: writer, critic, journalist, academic and, above all, witness to Independent India's milestones. How such a valuable witness chose to react to these milestones...
  • Mumbai court to give verdict in two Shakti Mills gangrape cases today 20-03-2014 08:23 AM

    Mumbai: It has been seven months since the alleged gangrape of a photo journalist and a telephone operator shamed Mumbai. A court will on Thursday decide on the fate of the five accused in the Shakti Mills gangrape cases. The accused have been charged with rape, conspiracy, common intention and...
  • Mumbai: Five arrested for molesting journalist during Holi coverage 18-03-2014 11:25 AM

    Mumbai: Holi turned ugly in Mumbai where a woman journalist was allegedly molested by a group of men. A case has been registered and the police have arrested five people, who have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. The police are on the look out for another 12...
  • Mumbai: Journalist alleges molestation, five arrested 17-03-2014 09:10 PM

    Mumbai: Months after a photojournalist was gangraped in Mumbai's Shakti Mills, another woman journalist has alleged molestation while covering an event in the financial capital of India. The journalist has alleged that a group of men molested her while she was on an assignment on Monday on the occasion of...
  • Court to give verdict in Shakti mill gangrape cases on March 20 15-03-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: A sessions court will on March 20 pronounce its verdict in two gang rape cases involving a photojournalist and telephone operator in separate incidents in the defunct Shakti Mills premises in Central Mumbai last year. Arguments by Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and defence lawyers today concluded before Principal...
  • Senior journalists condemn Kejriwal's statements on media 14-03-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: The top journalists in the country have expressed serious displeasure over Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's statement against the media. Veteran journalist and former secretary general of the Editors Guild of India KS Sachidanandamurthy has questioned the AAP over its statement. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "The...
  • Protests after Bangalore reporters jailed for sting attempt 14-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Bangalore: Media persons in Bangalore staged a protest after two journalists caught trying to do a sting operation on Karnataka's power Minister DK Shivakumar were detained by the police. Both the journalists are employees of a Kannada channel. The under cover reporters had approached the minister two weeks ago posing...
  • Pratap Simha: BJP candidate from Mysore-Kodagu authored a book on Modi 13-03-2014 09:11 PM

    Bangalore: It is not just the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is fielding journalists from across India in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP is also fielding people from the fourth estate in the election for the first estate. After veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra from Hoogly,...
  • 2 reporters arrested for trying to 'sting' Karnataka Minister 12-03-2014 06:53 PM

    Bangalore: Two reporters of Kannada TV news channel TV9 have been arrested for trying to 'sting' Karnataka Power minister DK Shivakumar. The incident took place when the reporters posed as the representative of a London based power Company while meeting Shivakumar and tried to bribe him. They had requested for...
  • LS polls: AAP to field another journalist Anita Pratap from Ernakulam 10-03-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) infatuation with journalists is not limited to Delhi as media reports suggest that the party may field senior journalist Anita Pratap from Ernakulam constituency in Kerala. Anita Pratap who has worked with international media giants like CNN and Time before working...
  • Mulayam plays down patients' deaths, asks journalists if they lost their dear ones 07-03-2014 11:37 AM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday tried to play down the death of patients as a result of the doctors' strike, and asked journalists if anyone had died from their families. Asked by media persons at the Raj Bhavan as to what was his take on the suffering...
  • EC seeks cooperation from media, journalists against paid news 05-03-2014 05:00 PM

    Election Commission has sought "active cooperation" of media houses and journalists to deal with the menace of paid news during elections. "Commission has taken some well considered steps to deal with the menace of paid news in elections, after persistent requests were received from media delegations and other sections of...
  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists 04-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum. Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme,...
  • Goa scribes withdraw agitation after CM expresses regret 04-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed "regret" over his statements made in context of the media, following which state's apex journalist body, Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ), withdrew its agitation. The journalists were wearing black badges and wrist bands to protest Parrikar's statement during the ongoing state Legislative...
  • Tarun Tejpal's bail plea hearing begins in-camera 04-03-2014 12:25 PM

    Panaji: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday began in-camera hearing on the bail petition of Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague in a lift of a star hotel in Goa. The single bench of justice U V Bakre agreed for the in-camera hearing of...
  • Hong Kong: Former editor of newspaper stabbed amid media tensions 26-02-2014 04:53 PM

    A former chief editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical reporting was stabbed and seriously wounded on Wednesday in an attack likely to fuel concern among journalists about what many see as an erosion of media freedoms. A man in a helmet attacked Kevin Lau Chun-to,...
  • Editors Guild issues notice to AAP for statements against media 24-02-2014 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India has issued a notice to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party for the statements made against media. "It is ironic that those figures who built their reputations through media are now turning against it," it said. The notice reads, "It is equally disquieting to...
  • CNN-IBN journalist wins Laadli award for gender sensitivity 21-02-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's Akansha Pradeep has won the National Laadli Media award for gender sensitivity. She has been awarded for her report on the now-banned 2 finger test. The report was part of the Citizen Journalist Agenda for Change campaign on CNN-IBN. After being awarded in the category of best...
  • RSS men enter into a brawl with journalists over coverage of Mohan Bhagwat's meeting 20-02-2014 08:06 PM

    RSS workers on Thursday engaged in a fracaswith mediapersons over coverage of the outfit's head MohanBhagwat's meeting with the office-bearers in Bhopal, police said. RSS activists were against the coverage of the meeting andonly some representatives of electronic media were present atLakshmi Narayana College of Technology, the venue, when theincident...
  • India 4th most dangerous country for journalists 19-02-2014 04:34 PM

    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,...
  • Sexual assault case: Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal charged with rape 17-02-2014 01:00 PM

    Panaji: Almost three months after a woman journalist working in Tehelka accused its Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her, he was on Monday charged with rape by Goa Police. Tejpal has also been slapped with charges of sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman. Police reportedly filed...
  • Chargesheet against Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal to be filed today 17-02-2014 08:51 AM

    Panaji: Goa police will on Monday file charge sheet against Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal who was accused of sexually assaulting his woman colleague during the 'Think Fest'. The charge sheet would be filed before Principal Additional Sessions court judge Anuja Prabhudesai, sources said. Tejpal (50) has been accused of raping...
  • BJP accuses Steel Minister of trying to bribe journalists 13-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP members engaged in sparring on Thursday in Rajya Sabha after he was accused of trying to bribe journalists and people from his Lok Sabha constituency by giving gifts. Verma, however, justified it saying Rs 1.75 crore was spent on the National Steel Consumers...