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Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta Receives Bail From Bombay High Court

Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, an accused of manipulating TRP of various news channels has been granted bail by the Bombay HC. Reportedly, he is accused of receiving US $12,000 and Rs 40 Lakhs from Republic's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Moreover, Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hailey named several BARC officials in connection with the case, and reiterated the WhatsApp chats of having information about Pulwama. However, Advocate Aabad… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Arnab Goswami, TRP Scam, BARC, Partho Dasgupta

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Times Group Demands Rs 450 Cr For Damages From BARC Over TRP Scam

Indian media conglomerate 'The Times Group' has sent a legal notice to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), demanding a compensation of Rs 450 crores. It accused the TV rating agency of manipulating viewership details of its English news channel. The group said that the agency "deliberately reduced" the ratings of Times Now in 2017 to benefit its rival Republic TV. Earlier, former BARC chief and Republic's Chief Editor Arnab Goswami… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 12:47 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Times Group, Times now, Arnab Goswami, trp rigging, BARC, Partho Dasgupta

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Ex-BARC CEO Claims Arnab Paid Him $12000, 40 Lakh To Rig TRP

Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, in his statement to the Mumbai Police, has claimed that Republic TV's Chief Editor Arnab Goswami had paid him $12,000 and Rs 40 lakh to manipulate TRP ratings. Reportedly, Arnab paid for Partho’s foreign trips and to bring Republic on top in TRP charts. Moreover, Partho also accepted to have bonhomie with Arnab since 2004. However, Partho's lawyer has denied allegations saying "the statement would have been… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 10:59 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TRP Scam, Arnab Goswami, BARC, Partho Dasgupta, Republic TV, Mumbai Police

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Arnab Chatgate: Maharashtra Government Considers Legal Move

After contentious WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami with ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta have been leaked, the Maharashtra government is considering a legal move against the journalist. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, “government is taking legal opinion on whether the state home department can take action...under the Official Secrets Act, 1923". Besides, Anil questioned how Arnab received such "sensitive information" that was known to… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta, BARC, WhatsApp, Maharashtra Government, Anil Deshmukh, Arnabgate

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Court Rejects Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta's Bail Plea In TRP Scam

The bail plea of former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta was rejected by a Mumbai sessions court on January 20. Denouncing Partho’s bail plea over poor health, the court opined that he played an important role in manipulating Republic TV's TRP. Earlier, the Mumbai Police, in a 1000-page charge-sheet, attached the WhatsApp conservation of Partho and Arnab Goswami. Currently, Partho is admitted to Mumbai’s JJ… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 05:37 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Partho Dasgupta, BARC CEO, BARC, TRP Scam

Courtesy: The News Minute

Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta

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NCP Seeks Joint Parliamentary Committee Probe Into Arnab 'Chatgate'

Nationalist Congress Party on January 18 demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate chats exchanged by Arnab Goswami and ex-Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) head, Partho Dasgupta. Blaming him for endangering national security over TRP gains, the NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase queried Arnab's privy to the Balakot Airstrikes. Tapase said he would meet Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and union minister Amit Shah… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 06:05 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: NCP, Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta, BARC, Balakot, Amit Shah, Chat leak

Courtesy: The Tribune


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TRP Scam Accused, Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta Admitted To JJ Hospital

Accused in the TRP scam, former BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) CEO Partho Dasgupta was admitted to Mumbai’s JJ hospital on January 15. Dasgupta, who is under police custody in Taloja Jail, was admitted for high blood pressure after he reportedly missed his diabetes medicines. Meanwhile, Partho's daughter Pratyusha has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi concerning his father’s conditions. Partho was accused of plotting with… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 07:11 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: BARC, Partho Dasgupta, Taloja Central Jail, Narendra Modi

Courtesy: The Times of India