The systemic lapses that exacerbated the scale of the second COVID-19 wave would arguably not have happened in a country with a freer media that was doing the job it is meant to do.
According to a study conducted by the Delhi-based Institute of Perception Studies, as many as 101 journalists have succumbed to COVID-19 between 1 April, 2020 and 28 April, 2021. Uttar Pradesh has seen the maximum number of verified deaths, followed by Telangana and Maharashtra.
The activist was arrested on charges of sedition by the Delhi Police, but was granted bail later after a Delhi court found nothing on record to suggest that Ravi "subscribed to any secessionist idea"
The court was hearing final arguments on a bunch of public interest litigations seeking that the media trial in the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death be stopped
Is Indian media complying with suicide reporting guidelines? Study shows language used by many newspapers problematic
According to the Centre for Suicide Prevention, there have been other studies that have too noted this correlation between sensational portrayals of suicide by the media versus the risk of attempted suicide and suicide rates. Media reporting on suicide can cause a 1 to 2% variance in suicides
Today, questions have arisen about the increasingly unsavoury aspects of the film industry and in particular, Bollywood. Some are pleased that the feet of clay are revealed whilst others piqued that the Film Industry is treated as a soft target, a means of distraction from broader issues. Let's understand more intricately why Cinema related issues have become increasingly polemical.
Delhi HC declines to stay 8 pm telecast of Sudarshan TV programme claiming 'infiltration of Muslims' in UPSC
The court, however, has issued a notice to Centre and Sudarshan News, on a petition filed by Jamia students and alumni challenging the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's nod to the channel to air the show
Inaugurating Patirika Gate in Jaipur via video conference, Modi said that the voice of India and Indian products are becoming more global than before
Tablighi Jamaat case: SC says complaints accusing media of communal hatred should first go to NBA, PCI
The top court had earlier sought reports from the two media regulatory bodies on the pleas of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and Peace Party accusing a section of the media of spreading communal hatred
The Indian media has played a crucial role in sharing the BCCI’s dream, especially at times when nothing was going right for them. Why is the Indian cricket board then hell bent on destroying an edifice that has been built over the years with love and effort by a lot of dedicated and diligent people?
Narendra Modi-Donald Trump bilateral talks at UN: Indian media needs to learn there's more to India-US relationship than just Pakistan
The fact remains that India's relationship with the US is multifaceted and has way more dimensions than US-Pakistan ties — that is limited to security concerns of a strictly transactional nature. It was disheartening to see Indian media restrict itself only to Pakistan, when ties between the world's oldest and largest democracy had many more areas to cover.
'Where do you find reporters like these?': Day after mocking Pakistani journos, Trump pulls out similar line with Indian scribes
A day after taking a dig at a Pakistani journalist during his meeting with Imran Khan, when Indian reporters were haranguing Donald Trump during his meeting with Narendra Modi, the US president made a similar comment: '...Where do you find these reporters? This is a great thing.'
Comparing Modi govt's Kashmir decision with Emergency absurd; temporary restrictions necessary to correct Valley's dystopian reality
Liberal angst over Kashmir could have been cute, were it not for the unintentional black humour permeating their 'serious' arguments.
If Indian media fails to speak out against the silencing of Kashmir, it risks losing its own voice in the future
Zero evidence exists to support the government's claim, peddled by journalists who ought know better, that the communications blackout in Kashmir is saving lives
Firstpost Editor's Picks: BJP takes risk in Karnataka, RTI (Amendment) Bill, Hrithik Roshan regains brand reputation; today's must-read stories
Haste makes waste. That's the piece of ancient wisdom BJP president Amit Shah remembered while finally deciding what to do in Karnataka.
Decoding Narendra Modi phenomenon: Mediocrity of PM's rivals makes his electoral brilliance shine brighter
It is tempting to judge Narendra Modi’s mass appeal across time and compare him to an Indira Gandhi or a Jawaharlal Nehru, but the variables are so profound that such a comparison is meaningless.
Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony: Mamata's attempt to take moral high ground exposes her political immaturity
BJP has accused the TMC of engineering a string of murders during the panchayat polls and general elections.
Narendra Modi 2.0: How Congress-led economic liberalisation, birth of social media contributed to its fall and BJP's rise
In many ways, BJP’s journey from two MPs in 1984 to 303 lawmakers in 2019 is also a story of the rise of India.
Hidden within Narendra Modi's masterclass to first-time MPs is a strong critique of the state of India's media
Modi himself provided an interesting window to his thoughts while addressing over 300 BJP MPs, many of them first-timers, at Parliament's Central Hall on Saturday evening. What emerged during the address has been lauded in many quarters as "statesmanlike", "inclusive" and "empowering" but a key takeaway from the address was the prime minister's inherent distrust of the media.
Pakistan SC bars private channels from airing Indian films, TV shows; petitioner says India did same
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday barred private channels from airing Indian films and television shows, amid escalating tensions between the two countries following the Pulwama terror attack.