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Pakistan blocks over 700 anti-Islam YouTube links


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Monday blocked over 700 links to an anti-Islam film on YouTube that has triggered anti-US protests across the Muslim world, including Pakistan, officials said.The decision ... Read more...

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NBA slams Katju’s move to regulate electronic media


August 30th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) Thursday opposed what it called a unilateral move by Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju to release a resolution ... Read more...

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Punjab teachers can no longer moonlight as journalists


August 30th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a blanket ban on journalistic activities undertaken by teachers and other employees of the education department."Journalistic activities undertaken by teachers or ... Read more...

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Seeking curbs on magical cure ads, Delhi tells court


August 30th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The city government Monday informed the Delhi High Court that a letter has been written to the information and broadcasting (I&B;) ministry and others to ... Read more...

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Give kids their childhood back: Roshan Abbas


August 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Roshan Abbas is upset after watching the promo of a children's reality show and blasts show makers for exploiting little ones for TRPs. He has lodged ... Read more...

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Hindu boy converts to Islam on TV in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani television show broadcast live a Hindu boy converting to Islam, prompting a leading daily to say that it sent "a clear signal that other ... Read more...

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Guwahati molestation: Amitabh questions media role


July 18th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) How did a television camera crew know about the molestation of a teenage girl outside a pub in Guwahati, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has asked ... Read more...

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President hosts farewell tea for media


July 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With just a week to go before her five-year stay in Rastrapati Bhavan comes to an end, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday hosted over ... Read more...

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No further arrests yet in Assam girl molestation case


July 14th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) Police have failed to make any breakthrough and arrest any of the seven other culprits from the group that publicly molested and stripped a teenage girl ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati row: NCPCR objects to disclosure of child’s identity


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's apex child rights body has demanded action against Visva-Bharati University as well as the print media for disclosing the identity of the Class 5 ... Read more...

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Belarus arrests Lithuanian spies


July 13th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet state Belarus has said it has detained a Lithuanian military intelligence officer and his local agents for spying.Belarus' State Security Committee said the ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ not anti-Pakistan, assures Kabir Khan


July 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Director Kabir Khan is upset after "Ek Tha Tiger" promos were banned in Pakistan following allegations that it portrays the neighbouring country's intelligence agency in ... Read more...

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10 percent of news paid for: Nihal Singh


July 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) About 10 percent of news in the papers is paid for, estimates veteran journalist and author S. Nihal Singh, discounting the view that there is ... Read more...

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Pakistan police to launch FM radio


June 11th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan will soon launch a "Police FM" radio service to provide information about traffic jams, accidents, crimes and weather conditions besides broadcasting interviews and talk shows ... Read more...

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Retain trial-run set-up on Delhi bus corridor: Court (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the government to retain till its order the arrangement made by the Central Road Research Institute for an experimental ... Read more...

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Journalists protest road renaming


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Journalists in south Delhi's Saket area are upset that the road linking their colony has been changed from Press Enclave Marg to Pt. Trilok Chand ... Read more...

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Internet would have made 1975 Emergency a fiasco: Jaitley


May 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Had internet been there, the Emergency of 1975 would have been a "fiasco", said Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Thursday as ... Read more...

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Reports on Jaya Bachchan plaint wrong: Rajya Sabha secretariat


May 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports on some TV news channels that Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had complained to Chairman M. Hamid Ansari about cameras excessively focusing on ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media bill (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of party ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media regulation bill


May 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of Rahul ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Mediators meet fail to break deadlock (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) Maoists interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators ended their meeting here Sunday night here but failed to find way out to ensure release of Sukma collector ... Read more...

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Justice Katju for regulating social media


April 18th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju Wednesday called for regulating social media, saying it would prevent unpleasant material from making it into ... Read more...

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Trinamool leader killed in southern Bengal district


March 31st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) A local Trinamool leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Canning town in South 24 Parganas district, some 50 km from here, police said Saturday."Manik ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew gets bail


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others, arrested for assaulting a traffic police officer, were granted bail by a court ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew sent to one day’s judicial custody (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others, arrested for assaulting a traffic police officer, were Thursday sent to a day's ... Read more...

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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting traffic cop (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Normal life hit in Bengal, but high attendance at secretariat (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near-desrrted look with few vehicles and people venturing out, but air services remained normal and government offices recorded high attendances in West ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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Opinion polls banned in Uttar Pradesh till Wednesday


February 7th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has banned the publication of opinion polls regarding the first phase of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh till 5 p.m. ... Read more...

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Of an anxiously awaited verdict and a surprised Swamy


February 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The suspense was mounting for hundreds of media persons and lawyers who jostled for space outside the court of special CBI judge O.P. Saini ... Read more...

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Pachauri is PM’s ‘communication advisor’, Khare quits (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior television journalist Pankaj Pachauri was Thursday named communication advisor to the Prime Minister's Office. In no time, the veteran Harish Khare resigned as ... Read more...

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Well-informed people eat better


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) People who keep themselves better informed with the help of the print and electronic media and the internet tend to stick to the healthiest eating pattern ... Read more...

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Only democracy can resolve Tibetan issue: Sangay


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) China needs democracy for Tibet to gain "genuine autonomy", Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said Thursday.Delivering a public lecture at the Jindal School of International ... Read more...

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Election Commission to monitor ‘paid news’


December 28th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to maintain a strict vigil on 'paid news' by deploying special surveillance teams ahead of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ... Read more...

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