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Journalist N. Ram continues to scoop Rafale stories despite hate

Veteran journalist N.Ram–former chief editor of The Hindu and on its board–has broken at least three exclusive stories on the Narendra Modi govt's acquisition of Rafale MMRCA jets and caught flak for it. The latest was that the Modi government waived a crucial anti-corruption clause in the agreement that imposed penalties under the Defence Procurement Procedure. 

Delhi Court directs FIR against Arnab Goswami

Submitted by admin on 9 February 2019

 

Patiala House court directs Delhi Police to lodge FIR against Arnab Goswami 

 

A court in Delhi has directed the Delhi  Police to lodge an FIR against Republic TV editor, Arnab Goswami. The court ruled in favour of an application made by former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Tharoor had approached the court, alleging that Goswami had accesses confidential material in the probe related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death. 

Soumya Vishwanathan case

Submitted by admin on 8 February 2019

Waning Media Focus Causes Major Delay in Slain Journalist's Murder Trial

 

The parents of murdered TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan have written to Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, asking for a public prosecutor for the murder trial of their daughter. The trial has slowed down miserably over the last decade as media interest in the trial also took a dive.

Somesh Jha proves print isn’t dead

Submitted by admin on 5 February 2019

Business standard reporter Somesh Jha has proved that print journalism is alive and kicking. His scoop of the much-awaited-but-unreleased jobs data in India has unsettled the myth that print reportage is dead or dying.  

The story reported unpublished govt data showing that unemployment was at a 45-year-high under the Narendra Modi government.

Kejriwal seeks road toll waiver for journalists

Submitted by admin on 5 February 2019

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has written to Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for roads, transport and national highways, asking that reporters be exempted from paying toll tax on highways across the country. 

There is a rail travel subsidy for journalists, it requires accreditation with state or central governments.  

Read the story here

photo: NDTV.com

Indian media skips Justice Katju’s question to CJI Gogoi

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju, has accused the Indian media of ignoringa piece he wrote asking four questions to the Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

Two of the questions deal with Justice Gogoi’s relatives by marriage—son-in-law Tanmaya Mehta and his father and DELHI High court judge, Justice Valmiki Mehta.

The several media houses he had written to have skipped past the questions. A US-based news portal published it. 

You can read the four questions here

Govt bans photojournalists entry to cover R-Day in J&K

Submitted by admin on 29 January 2019

Agence France Press photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa, Danish Ismail of Reuters, Aman Farooq of Greater Kashmir and video-journalists Umer Mehraj and Mehrajuddin of Associated Press were barred from entering the Sher-i-Kashmir stadium, where Republic Day was being observed.

Scroll.in reports that security forces barred them due to ‘adverse reports’ on them.

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