…Beautiful lines about Deepika Padukone explain her soulful magic… Kaala kajal, aankhon ke tevar, Laal gulaab baalo mein bhar ke, Kahaan chale ho chamman ko lekar… …Actor Kabir Bedi has shared information that  Deepika  Padukone and Ranveer are getting married in Italy while congratulating the two on social media platform. In addition to it, according to media reports, November 20th is said to be the official date of their marriage with just 30 very selective guests. However, both Deepika and Ranveer have not made any statement in this regard so far. Great couple! Great locale in Italy! Great event! Wishing @RanveerOfficial and @deepikapadukone a wonderful wedding, andRead More →

Manipur journalists carried out a protest rally in Imphal demanding the immediate release of fellow journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha who was arrested by the police because of his Facebook posts.  They held protest rally from Manipur Press Club to the Chief Minister’s bungalow on August 11. The police has arrested Wangkhemcha  on last Thursday alleging that he has published posts on Facebook which contained rumours and defamatory remarks, The Northeast Now report. The journalist fraternity strongly condemned the arrest as ‘arbitrary’ and demanded the immediate release of the journalist staging a strong protest at Manipur Press Club. The representatives of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union led by its president, BrojendroRead More →

This is unpublished cartoon made by Cartoonist Satish Acharya. Explaining why his cartoon was rejected by the editor and this was not first time, Satish Acharya has provided all the details in his blog today. The News Freedom has published views expressed by Satish Acharya in his blog in the interest of  freedom of the press. By  Satish Acharya DROP THE CARTOON AND CARRY A PHOTO! That’s how my cartoon column with Mail Today ended yesterday. That’s how the editor looked at a cartoon and cartoonist’s opinion. That’s how the editor chose to shut a voice! The cartoon he rejected was about how China is surrounding India by spreadingRead More →

Renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has left Geo TV and joined an upcoming TV channel G News Network (GNN) as its president, according to the Pakistan media reports. Hamid is known for his hardcore reporting and also targeted of death threats and at least two assassination attempts. He has interviewed Laden after the September 11 attacks and also many world leaders and celebrities including John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres and Shah Rukh Khan. Senior Journalist of  GNN TV channel  Salmaan Hasan shared this news on Twitter by sharing Hamid Mir in the newsroom. However, Hamid so far not issued any statement aboutRead More →

5 key points about Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh 1 Janata Dal-United (JDU) MP Harivansh Narayan Singh today elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman. He  bagged  125 votes while Opposition candidate BK Hariprasad got 105 votes. 2 He was born on June 30, 1956 in Uttar Pradesh and influenced by socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan (JP). During college days, he also participated in JP movement in 1974. 3  Harivansh is a post-graduate in Economics from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and also has PG Diploma in journalism from BHU. 4 Harivansh joined Times of India as a trainee journalist in 1977. Later, he worked in ‘Dharmyug’ magazine,  Amrit BazarRead More →

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has called the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to testify in connection with the probe on Russian interference 2016 US elections. “US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor Julian Assange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard” said the Wikileaks while sharing information today. BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks' legal team say they are "considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard". Also:Read More →

The Guild decries all attempts on the part of the government to interfere in the free and independent functioning of journalists, either put under pressure directly or through the proprietors. It also reminds media owners that institutional strength and respect is directly linked to editorial independence and undermining the former can result in curtailing the latter. It urges them to not cow down to political pressure being brought upon them by the government or any other forces. Owners and journalists have an equally shared interest in press freedoms and in resisting pressures.

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In a major victory for DMK as after hearing the long arguments, the Madras High Court allowed burial space next to Anna Memorial on Marina Beach for the great leader and five times CM M Karunanidhi. Anna was Karunanidhi’s mentor. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK working president, M K Stalin, has approached the state government for granting burial space for M Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial. But the state government has denied the permission. Thereafter the DMK approached the HC for the urgent hearing of the case.  The urgent midnight hearing was held at the residence of the acting Chief Justice of the HC.  The two senior judges heard the urgent case. Read More →

Subhash Jolly report from Karur, Tamil Nadu The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday today as a mark of respect to DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi, who died yesterday. All the shops,  educational institutions, state government offices, public sector undertakings are closed. In contrast to other days, roads are silent in Karur which is about 329Km from Chennai.  While media is majorly covering this issue, besides national media, all state channels are running Karunanidhi stories highlighting his contribution to the state as a writer, actor, and politician. The government has announced a seven-day mourning following the death of Karunanidhi. The Indian nationalRead More →

The Foundation for Media Professionals(FMP) today deplores the manner in which pressure has apparently been brought on the management of ABP News by an influential section of the ruling establishment to do away with the services of Punya Prasun Bajpai, Milind Khandekar and Abhisar Sharma and also for disrupting the broadcast of the channel during prime time. The Foundation also calls upon the government to respond to Bajpai’s allegation that it has a big team under a senior bureaucrat at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to monitor the media coverage and that, on the basis of its inputs, the Prime Minister’s Office has been issuingRead More →