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President asks media to maintain objectivity in news

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee has said, it is important for media to maintain objectivity and truthfulness in news. Speaking at the 90 years celebrations of Essel Group in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Mukherjee said, Media has a far reaching impact and influence on people and it must take note of the positive things taking place … Continue reading President asks media to maintain objectivity in news

Govt enhances subsidy to set-up Community Radio stations

AMN Government has enhanced the subsidy amount to set-up Community Radio stations across the country from the existing 50 per cent to 75 per cent. This was stated by the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu who reviewed the functioning of various media units of the Ministry in Chennai yesterday. Speaking to media in … Continue reading Govt enhances subsidy to set-up Community Radio stations

Former head of PIB Rammohan Rao passes away

AMN Former Principal Information Officer of Press Information Bureau PIB ,  Rammohan Rao passed away today. An officer of the Indian Information Service, Mr Rao had the distinction of working with four Prime Ministers – Rajiv Gandhi, V.P.Singh, Chandrashekhar and Narasimha Rao. He also served as the head of the News Services Division of the … Continue reading Former head of PIB Rammohan Rao passes away

Indian workers not to be affected by new visa rules’: Australian Envoy

Neelam Jena / AMN Australia’s High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu today said that India’s IT workers would not be affected by change in visa rules in her country. “Australia expects most Indians who qualify for work visas in the country at present to continue doing so in the future despite the government’s decision to … Continue reading Indian workers not to be affected by new visa rules’: Australian Envoy

Journalists express concern over threat to media

World Press Freedom Day   AMN Senior media professionals expressed concern over the shrinking of spaces for the media. They said hat the challenges had become far more acute for media professionals in the era of neo liberalization. They expressed concern over the violence and insecurity of employment faced by a large number of journalists … Continue reading Journalists express concern over threat to media

PM Modi’s message on World Press Freedom Day

Following is the text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on World Press Freedom Day : “World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free and vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy. In today’s day and age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement … Continue reading PM Modi’s message on World Press Freedom Day

President Mukherjee condoles death of journalist Nora Chopra

AMN President of India Parnab Mukherjee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi are among those who have condoled the sad demise of senior journalist Nora Chopra. Senior journalist and columnist Nora Chopra passed away today in New Delhi after prolonged illness. “In Smt. Nora Chopra’s death, the nation has lost a veteran journalist who inspired many others. … Continue reading President Mukherjee condoles death of journalist Nora Chopra

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – APRIL 04

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – APRIL 04 Under the headline “Drink Driving now a major issue on railway lines too”, The Hindustan Times writes that about 15 per cent drivers fail alcohol tests when they sign off duty.The paper adds that the Indian Railways has seen nearly four fold rise in the number of train drivers who … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN – APRIL 04

BBC radio broadcaster Brian Matthew dies at 88

Brian Matthew, the veteran broadcaster who hosted Sounds of the 60s on BBC Radio 2, has died at the age of 88. His death follows the announcement in January that he is stepping down from the programme because of ill health. Matthew presented his last full show last November, returning in February for a final … Continue reading BBC radio broadcaster Brian Matthew dies at 88

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01 The Gujarat Assembly amending the law to make cow slaughter punishable with life imprisonment is one of the top stories covered by the dailies this morning. “Gujarat assembly passes bill that awards life term for cow slaughter”writes Hindustan Times adding “Amendments to the state’s animal protection law say vehicles used … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 01

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