Siddique Kappan with family

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Kerala Journalist Expresses Happiness As He Gets Bail After 28 Months In Jail

Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan expressed happiness as he is finally out of jail after being arrested for over 28 months. On February 1, after two sureties of Rs 1 lakh, the special PMLA Court granted bail to Kappan.  He walked out of the Lucknow District Jail on the morning of February 2. "I want to thank the media for supporting me," said Siddique, who was arrested in 2020.

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 - 03:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Lucknow Jail, Kerala Journalist, Siddique Kappan, PMLA Court, media

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Imran Khan

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Imran Khan Live Speeches Prohibited In Pakistan After Allegations Of Hate Speech

Pakistan's media watchdog has prohibited all satellite television networks from broadcasting live remarks by former Prime Minister Imran Khan with immediate effect. He was arrested for threatening state institutions and government officials at a rally in Islamabad. On August 20, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority stated that despite repeated… read-more

Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 08:25 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Imran Khan, Pakistan, hate speech, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, media

Courtesy: Zee News

Sudhaa Chandran

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Sudhaa Chandran Shares Her Thoughts On Reality Shows

One of the judges of "Shehzade Hunar Ke"  Sudhaa Chandran, a dancer and actor, shared her thoughts on current reality shows. During an interview with the media, Sudhaa said, "In our time, there were no reality shows, but we were trained in dance. But today, when kids get trained, they are put into a competitive mould as they are made to watch reality shows. I think this is not necessary."

Sun, 10 Jul 2022 - 06:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Sudhaa Chandran, Dancer With Artificial Limbs, Reality Shows, Dance Show, media

TP Nandakumar Journalist

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Kerala Journalist Arrested In Allegations Of Harassment By Female Colleague

TP Nandakumar, a journalist was arrested over allegations of harassment and abuse in Kochi, Kerala. On June 17, police confirmed that Nandakumar's female colleague filed a FIR saying, he presuaded her to create a fake video related to a woman minister, but when she refused, he assaulted her. Nandakumar has been charged under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and various sections of the IPC.

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 03:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Nandakumar Journalist, Kerala Police, Harassment, media, Woman Minister

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Preaches Brotherhood, Asks To Respect Religious Sentiments

Expressing concern over the recent communal clashes in Indian cities, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said the religious sentiments of the people should be respected. On April 18, he addressed an event 'janta ke darbaar me mukhyamantri' and said, "Here should be an atmosphere of love and brotherhood. Every religion has its own way. We should not fight among ourselves over this". Furthermore, Bihar Police is on high-alert amid clashes.

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 09:52 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: COMMUNAL CLASHES, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, religious sentiments, Bihar Police, media

Chinese Plane Crash

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Chinese Plane Carrying 132 On Board Crashes In Guangxi; Explosion Creates Forest Fire

A Chinese Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on March 21, as per sources. About 123 passengers and nine crew members were on board. Rescue operations have been initiated and teams have been dispatched. So far, no immediate number of injuries or deaths have been revealed. According to flight-tracking site FlightRadar24, "flight no. MU5735 swiftly lost speed at 0620 GMT before the… read-more

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 - 04:26 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: China, plane crash, media, Airlines , Chinar Corps

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Russia Imposes Strict Action Against 'Fake News'; Cuts Access To BBC & Others

Russian parliament passed a law imposing a jail term for spreading intentionally "fake news" about the military, stepping up the information war over the conflict in Ukraine. "If the fakes led to serious consequences, it threatens imprisonment of up to 15 years," stated officials. Notably, Russia's communications watchdog also cut access to several foreign news organizations' websites, including the BBC and Deutsche Welle, for spreading false… read-more

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 - 12:55 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: World news, Russia, Restricts, media, Fake News

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Citizen News website

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Hong Kong's News Website Citizen News To Close Shutters: China

Owing to the deteriorating condition of media in Hong Kong, another news site, Citizen News, decided to shut its operations on January 4. Reportedly, media organisations are facing tough challenges in Hong Kong since China took over the city. ''The major changes in our society...have made it impossible for us to realise our mission without worries,'' said Citizen. Earlier, Stand News, Apply Daily also shut their shutters down. 

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 - 09:22 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Citizen News, Hong Kong, media, close, Free Media

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

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Kerala Govt Bars Medical Officers From Speaking To Media Without Permission

In the latest development, the health department of the Kerala government barred medical officers and health workers from speaking to media without prior permission on December 5. ''In case of an emergency where it's necessary to provide the information they need to verify the facts and get prior sanction from the department,'' said the order. Reportedly, it will reduce misinformation to public about the spread of Covid-19.

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 10:14 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: media, Kerala, Medical officers, permission, Covid-19

Courtesy: ANI

Jim Lanzone, CEO of Yahoo

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Newly Acquired Yahoo Appoints Tinder Head Jim Lanzone As CEO

Jim Lanzone, who used to be the head of dating app Tinder has been announced as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yahoo. Reportedly, this decision came days after Apollo Global Management Inc completely acquired Verizon Media for a whopping deal of $5 billion. Besides, Apollo is planning to grow its services to offer Yahoo finance & Yahoo  Sports and is focusing on advertising & e-commerce platforms.

Sat, 11 Sep 2021 - 07:15 PM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: Tinder, business, Yahoo, New CEO, Technology, Dating App, media

Courtesy: Reuters