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  • Telangana: INS expresses objection to CM's media remark September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of reported comments made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with regard to the media, the Indian Newspaper Society on Thursday said that it would resist any efforts made to intimidate or harass its member publications. "Any persons with grievance against a publication has legal...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "nonpayment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links July 4, 2014

    Google Inc (GOOGL.O) (GOOG.O) on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is having implementing Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling. The Guardian protested the removal of its stories describing how a soccer referee lied about reversing a...
  • Trouble for Sonia, Rahul as court sends summons in National Herald case June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are in a spot of bother after a Delhi court summoned them for a hearing on a petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for the alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of the nowdefunct English daily National...
  • National Herald case: Congress defends Sonia, Rahul Gandhi June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not received any notice from the court regarding the National Herald case in which they have been named as accused, said party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. "This is a stale complaint, we have not received the complaint letter; will give an...
  • 'People have not stopped reading newspapers because of the Internet' June 12, 2014

    Houston: The Internet may actually not be responsible for killing the traditional newspaper trade as most of us believe. Scientists have found that the web may actually not have spurred the decline of print. Majority accepts the fact that the Internet did have a role in killing newspapers. The newspaper business...
  • 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...
  • Newspaper, agency staff demand implementation of wage revision March 5, 2014

    The Confederation of Newspaper and News agency Employees Organisation (CNNAEO) today demanded that the Supreme Court order on wage revision for employees in newspapers and news agencies should be honoured and implemented by employers and dismissed talk of an “existential crisis”. The Confederation took exception to the recent comments of Ravindra...
  • No newspaper in Assam for sixth day, hawkers continue strike February 21, 2014

    The residents of Assam have not received their daily morning newspaper for the sixth day on Friday following strike by newspapers hawkers even as the Journalists' Forum of Assam (JFA) pleaded to the Press Council of India (PCI) to intervene in the matter. "The hawkers' strike has infringed the people's right...
  • Arunachal newspapers hit stands after five days February 19, 2014

    Newspapers hit the stands in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday, lifting five days of suspension of publication, following an assurance by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to redress media organisations' grievances on security. The assurance was given by the chief minister at a meeting attended by representatives of the Arunachal Press Club (APC)...
  • CNNAEO welcomes SC verdict on wage board February 9, 2014

    Hailing the Supreme Court decision on the Majithia wage board for mediapersons, the Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Organisations (CNNAEO) on Sunday appealed to Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and owners of newspapers to implement the recommendations in totality within the stipulated time and not adopt confrontationist views. "Now the...
  • Would like to edit a newspaper, write a book, says P Chidambaram January 22, 2014

    Having proved his mettle as a lawyer and as a politician, P Chidambaram would like to try his hand at teaching, writing and even editing a big newspaper! Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting at Davos on Wednesday, Finance Minister Chidambaram said, "I hope I get to...
  • Chakra Satyagraha' against ban on nonmotorised vehicles October 2, 2013

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, on Wednesday, got down on streets to protest against the Kolkata Police ban on cycling and nonmotorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshawpullers, milkmen and newspaper vendors came up with posters, street theatres...
  • US: Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961, claim secret documents September 21, 2013

    A US atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday. The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the...
  • Newspapers hit stands after eight days in Manipur September 9, 2013

    Newspapers on Monday hit the stands in Manipur after eight days following a decision to distribute dailies by the All Manipur Newspaper Sales and Distributors Association (AMNSDA). The decision was taken in the interest of the general public, a press release of AMNSDA said. Distribution of papers was stopped from 1st September...
  • Gulf Islamists irked as monarchs back Egypt's generals August 28, 2013

    A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh's al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt. The fight between members of the congregation, recorded on a widely circulated Youtube clip and reported by the daily al-Hayat...
  • Chinese journalist detained over the suspicion of fabricating rumours August 26, 2013

    Police said on Sunday they had arrested a journalist on suspicion of fabricating rumours. The journalist, identified only as Liu, worked for the Xin Kuai Bao newspaper, reports Xinhua. The case is under further investigation, police said. No further details were given. ...
  • How will Amazon's Jeff Bezos change The Washington Post? August 8, 2013

    Technology and media circles are abuzz at how ecommerce wunderkind Jeff Bezos plans to modernize The Washington Post, a moneylosing bastion of the old economy. Among the top predictions: the man who transformed retailing will want to wean the venerable paper off its print edition; expand the Post's realtime content for...
  • From Amazon to Washington Post: How Jeff Bezos built his empire August 6, 2013

    New York: Over nearly two decades, Jeff Bezos built Amazon.com from a scrappy online bookseller into an ecommerce empire, shook up the print publishing world with the Kindle ereader and even started a space travel company. Now he is buying The Washington Post for $250 million, purchasing one of the most...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy Washington Post for $250 million August 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of "old media": The Washington Post. Bezos, 49, struck a deal announced Monday to buy the venerable Washington broadsheet and other newspapers for $250 million. It was a startling demonstration of...
  • Reading newspaper as a punishment for jaywalkers in China July 29, 2013

    Traffic police in China's Shanghai city have introduced an innovative punishment for jaywalkers reading newspaper. Jaywalkers and drivers of nonmotorised vehicles who break traffic regulations in Shanghai can opt to pay a fine or read newspaper coverage of traffic accidents in public, staterun China Daily reported on Sunday. The punishment has...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner July 9, 2013

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison...
  • Indianorigin named editor of 'The Independent' June 17, 2013

    London: A 29yearold Indianorigin journalist was on Monday named the editor of The Independent, becoming the first nonwhite editorial head of a UK national paper. Amol Rajan will replace Chris Blackhurst, becoming Fleet Street's first nonwhite newspaper editor. He was previously the paper's comment editor. Rajan was born in Kolkata before...
  • Balaknama: a newspaper through which street kids tell their stories June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A unique newspaper called 'Balaknama' is brought out by street children. It publishes heart felt stories and editorials by children who work on the streets and in factories. Jyoti lives under a bridge at a bus stop in Delhi. A rag picker in the morning, she works as...
  • Tripura: Ganadoot editor remanded in 3day jail custody June 8, 2013

    Agartala: Editorproprietor of Tripura daily 'Dainik Ganadoot', Sushil Chowdhury, who was arrested in connection with the killing of three newspaper employees at his office was on Saturday remanded in judicial custody for three days. Chowdhury was produced before the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Subhra Nath by police asking for...
  • Tripura: Widow of slain newspaper employee arrested June 1, 2013

    Agartala: In a curious twist to the probe into the killing of three newspaper employees at the office of a local vernacular on May 19 here, widow of one of the victims has been arrested. Tripura Police said they have arrested Niyati Ghosh, wife of slain Balaram Ghosh, driver of...
  • I hope to start an academy for underprivileged students: N Shivakumar May 24, 2013

    From being a newspaper delivery boy to becoming a newsmaker himself, 23yearold Shivakumar has got through to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. Shivakumar, an engineering student and the only educated member in his family, has fought hard to make his dreams come true. N Shivakumar joined IBNLive...
  • Bangalore: Boy who delivered newspapers makes it to IIMCalcutta May 24, 2013

    Bangalore: From being a newspaper delivery boy to making news himself, 23yearold Shivakumar has got through to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. Shivakumar, an engineering student and the only educated member in his family, has fought hard to make his dreams come true. For the past ten...
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of 3 newspaper employees May 21, 2013

    Agartala: Normal life was paralysed in the municipal corporation area here on Tuesday in response to a dawntodusk bandh called by opposition Congress to protest the killing of three employees of 'Dainik Ganadoot', a local Bengali daily. Vehicles remained off the roads and markets, schools, colleges and educational institutions were closed....
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of newspaper employees May 20, 2013

    Agartala: The opposition Congress in Tripura has called a dawntodusk bandh in the municipal corporation area here on Tuesday to protest the killing of three employees of a local Bengali daily. Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath, belonging to the Congress, said on Monday that the killing proved that journalists...