I&B minister dismisses media reports of hiring private agencies to keep tabs on media

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore has dismissed media reports that the government is planning to hire private agencies to keep tabs on media platforms ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A news portal had recently published a report that the Press Information Bureau floated a tender last month, … Continue reading I&B minister dismisses media reports of hiring private agencies to keep tabs on media


  Intense debate on rafale deal in the parliament and the Supreme court delaying verdict on the Ayodhya case are the stories that get a prominent mention today. “Rafale will bring Modi back as PM: says, Nirmala” writes the Hindustan Times adding, in the subtext, Rahul Gandhi’s response as, “Congress will investigate the deal when … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN 05


Most of the Dailies today highlighted protests and widespread violence over the entry of two women into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala. The Pioneer headlines ”Sabarimala rage engulfs Kerala”. The Hindustan Times writes ”Kerala Burns: 1 dead, 250 injured as right-wing hardliners enforce strike; CM says ‘real’devotees are not against women”. Reporting … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN 04


  MOST of the newspapers today prominently highlighted government and the opposition battle over Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha. “Sparks, paper planes fly as Rafale row hits Parliament” leads the Hindustan Times. The paper quoting Rahul Gandhi daring PM to a debate writes “Nation is pointing a finger at you.” The paper also states … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN-JAN 03


Prime Minister Narendra Modi interview to a news agency is the lead story of almost all newspapers today. The Hindustan Times writes “Ram Mandir move only after court order says Modi”. The Asian Age quotes the PM as saying ‘wrong to think Pakistan might mend ways’; ‘in a swipe at Gandhi’s, PM says nation’s ‘first … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN-02


“India to near clean energy goals in 2019” states Financial Express adding “Renewable energy share in total generation mix to cross 10 per cent in FY20, to add 10 GW to generation capacity”. A Delhi court remanding Christian Michel, the suspected middle man in the Augusta West land bribery case to another 7 days in … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN – DEC 30


Most of the newspapers today covered the news on the Cabinet approving stringent laws to protect kids below 18 years under POCSO. “Death for brutal child rape” writes The Pioneer. The Hindustan Times headlines ” POCSO tweaks seek to make the law gender – neutral.” The top headline on the front page of Mail Today … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN – DEC 29


The announcement by government to cut GST rate on 23 items is the major story in most papers this Sunday morning. ”GST BLOCK buster; 33 goods get pushed down tax ladder” writes the DNA. The Sunday Express top headline reads ”GST Council cuts more rates, only 28 items now left in largest slabs”, with new … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN-DEC 23


Most of the newspapers today have highlighted the Home Ministry’s decision to put in place a ‘Cyber Monitoring Mechanism’ – by empowering 10 agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all data contained in any computer system. The Times of India headline reads,”Data interception order sparks row, Govt cites 2009 UPA rule”. The DNA reports, the … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN- Dec 22


“The Statesman leads “Modi hints at more GST concessions”, adding “PM says government wants to ensure that 99 percent items attract sub-18% GST slab”. Congress President Rahul Gandhi threatening that the Opposition party would not allow Prime Minister Modi to sleep peacefully till he waives farm loans is one of the stories that finds mention … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN -Dec 19



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