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Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy. This section presents news and views about the state of Indian media.

Prime Minister Modi pulls up the media, and rightly so

During the course of his Republic TV interview, Modi turned his attention to the fake promises which Congress makes before elections and the way media doesn’t expose it to the readers

Congress-friendly journalist wonders whether Priyanka Gandhi is ‘C’ factor, Twitterati guesses what C stands for

We thank Pallavi Ghosh for providing us with the C factor herself. Here C = comedy

‘Son of a prostitute’: Pakistan newspaper insults Prime Minister Modi and his mother

Pakistani newspapers' distasteful headline on PM Modi sparks outrage

‘Neutral’ journalist Supriya Shrinate replaces existing Congress candidate two days after favouring Rahul Gandhi in her shows

'Neutral' journalist Supriya Shrinate, Executive Editor of ET Now, on Friday joined Congress party after the party leadership announced her candidacy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Maharajaganj, Uttar Pradesh.

Tej Pratap Yadav resigns from the post of Convener of the Student Wing of the RJD

Last year Tej Pratap had announced his comeback in politics as Lord Krishna, the charioteer of of his brother Tejaswi whom he called Arjun of Mahabharata.

Hey, New York Times, F**k you, again

India successfully tested anti-satellite missile today, springing it into the elite space club.

‘Journalist’ Abhisar Sharma caught handing out paper to interviewee, Twitterati speculate whether it was money

Self-proclaimed journalist Abhisar Sharma, who often comes up with bizarre conspiracy theories and indulges in false propaganda to discredit Narendra Modi government seems to be involved in a controversy as he has been caught handing out 'something' to one of the villagers in a live show. After the video surfaced, social media users thought it was a 'bribe' given to villager to speak against the BJP government. A video has gone viral on social media in which Abhisar Sharma is seen handing out something which has lead to serious speculation among the social media users that Abhisar Sharma was indulging...

Congress-friendly journalist tries to shield Dynasty, but Rahul Gandhi spoils the party by pulling a Rahul

Even though journalist Pallavi Ghosh sends out feelers to Congress President, he goes ahead and does completely the opposite.
PM Modi’s blog on Lohia: Opposition parties and their friendly media in damage control mode

PM Modi’s blog on Lohia: Opposition parties and their friendly media in damage control mode

Media chose to cover reactions of opposition leaders rather than Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scathing blog on Ram Manohar Lohia's 110th birth anniversary

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

Yeddyurappa’s diary given by Congress leader during I-T raid, he refused to vouch for authenticity, CBDT discloses

The Caravan story alleging that BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa had paid crores to other BJP leaders was also picked up by the Congress party

The day media houses invented a ‘Simbhal’ Lok Sabha constituency

Twitter handles of media houses later deleted the tweet where they wrote 'simbhal' instead of 'symbol'

The Wire journalist wishes Holi with ‘Bismillah’, devout Muslims say it’s against Islam

Celebrating Hindu religious festivals is not the only that triggers abuses and threats from Muslim radicals

‘Krantikari’ journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai sacked, again, this time from Surya Samachar

Punya Prasun Bajpai and his team of 25 had joined Surya Samachar last month

Squashing the Dragon’s Tail – Recalibrating the Chinese Relationship

India needs to take tough stand on China given its continued refusal to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist

Shabbir Gurfan from Surat arrested for sending obscene pic to Barkha Dutt, three others for sending obscene texts

Shabbir Gurfan Pinjari, a Surat resident who allegedly sent Barkha Dutt a d*ck pic, works as a butcher

As Congress appears lazy about its election strategy, journalists get restless with polling dates approaching

Some journalists, as we know, have been known for trying to push a narrative through their tweets and articles for quite some time now

Aaj Tak channel spots lone anti-BJP voice in a crowd in viral video, uses him in multiple shows to attack BJP

Aaj Tak picked an anti-BJP man from a viral video where he was arguing with dozens of people

India Today uses the photo of a Hindu girl to highlight the high rate of child marriage among Muslims in Kerala

Recently a detergent brand was highly criticised by people for releasing a Hinduphobic advertisement targeting the festival of Holi.
How Media waters down 'cow vigilantism' reports when the mob is a Muslim mob

GDP data: Liberal crowd must explain what happened to the last conspiracy theory before moving to next one

Conspiracy theorists create a cloud of misinformation by throwing a bunch of claims at people, some half true, some false, some impossible to verify

After cropping Rafale documents, The Hindu reports half-truths to cover up Nehru’s UNSC seat blunder

The Hindu, after getting caught for deliberately cropping off an internal note of the Ministry of Defense to do a hit job against the Narendra Modi government, the media organisation has yet again resorted to peddling half-truths

“I have run short of lies”, JDS Spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed’s Freudian slip during TV debate on OpIndia expose

Tanveer Ahmed, the JDS spokesperson was on the primetime debate with Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami last night discussing the OpIndia expose on Rahul Gandhi's dubious land deal and his alleged involvement in scuttling Rafale deal.

Media mistakes satirical comments for actual one while reporting downrating of MS Excel by ‘patriotic protestors’

Media houses yet again do not let rationality get into the way of pushing a narrative

Dear ‘liberals’, inventing fake victims of terror to uphold secularism will have terrible consequences

NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar, the veteran politician, lied about a Masjid being attacked during the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts for the sake of secularism since, in reality, only Hindu dominated areas were targeted.

New York Times changes headline, deletes tweets after drawing flak for downplaying Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama terror attack was reduced to an 'explosion' by NYTimes, rephrases it to 'bombing' after facing backlash on social media

Fact check: Various media outlets lie about the 2002 Godhra carnage scene being recreated for a film

A crew member of the film confirmed to OpIndia that no train coach was set on fire to recreate the Godhra carnage scene.
Balakot cover up by Pakistan, latest reports suggest high casualty

263 terrorists were present in Balakot camp, Pakistan burned and dumped bodies, say reports

The latest report by times Now claims 263 terrorists were present at Jaba top JeM camp at the time of the air strikes in Balakot, including 16-18 top Jaish-e-Mohammad commanders.

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