AMN Senior Journalist Farzand who devoted most of his journalistic career with prestigious India Today group passed away in Lucknow today. He was suffering from dreaded cancer for some time. He took hi last breath at a Lucknow hospital this morning. He was 68. Mr Ahmed started his journalist career from UNI, Patna office and … Continue reading Senior Journalist Farzand Ahmad passes away
Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu today asked media to refrain from sensational reporting and focus on the truth and accuracy. Addressing the 49th convocation of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi, Mr Naidu said, sensationalism has unfortunately become order of the day in … Continue reading Venkaiah Naidu asks media to refrain from sensationalism
The residents of capital city Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh are left high and dry as they did not get newspapers’ delivery on their doorsteps consecutively on 7th day today as hawkers’ strike continues. Since September 1, the newspaper hawkers went on strike demanding hike in their commission and as a result, the Lucknowite’s have been … Continue reading No newspaper in Lucknow as hawkers on strike
AMN /New Delhi Criticizing role of some TV news channels and newspapers for spreading hate and ill will in the society, several Senior journalists on Saturday underlined the need of media playing an important role in creating and promoting social harmony in the country. They denounced attempts by some TV news channels and newspapers to … Continue reading ‘Media should play active role in promoting ‘communal harmony’: Journos
Naidu appeals media to avoid sensationalism AMN / chennai Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has appealed media not to sensationalise news in the larger interest of the country. He said that media could serve as an effective ammunition in combating poverty, corruption and terrorism. Address Regional Editors Conference in Chennai today he said that … Continue reading Naidu appeals media to avoid sensationalism
KOLKATA/ AMN In bid to further strengthening the existing communication with Bangladesh, India today launched a new state-run Bangla-language radio service. President Pranab Mukherjee launched the radio service named Akashvani Maitree at a ceremony in Kolkata. “Akashvani Maitree will be an important channel of communication between India and Bangladesh,” said President Mukherjee. Bangladesh President Abdul … Continue reading India launches Maitreee Radio to strengthen communication with Bangladesh
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has asked government officials to maximize use of the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and disseminate information which is useful for general public. Addressing a workshop on Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication in New Delhi today, Mr Rathore said, through social … Continue reading Rathore asks govt officials to maximize use of social media platforms
Government today said, there are 886 private TV channels functioning in the country while licenses of 149 channels were cancelled till July this year. Information and Broadcasting Ministry said permission to 1,035 private channels were accorded to operate in the country till July. The Ministry further said, the number of Permitted Private Satellite Television Channels … Continue reading 886 private TV channels functioning in India
Government today issued notice inviting applications for e-auction of 266 FM Radio channels in 92 cities in the second batch of Private FM Phase III. The second batch consists of 227 channels in 69 new cities besides 39 channels in 23 existing cities. In a statement, Information and Broadcasting Ministry said the applications will be … Continue reading Govt invites application for e-auction of 2nd batch of FM radio
Social media has overtaken television as young people’s main source of news. According to a report, of the 18 to 24-year olds surveyed, 28 per cent cited social media as their main news source, compared with 24 per cent for TV. The Reuters Institute for the Studyof Journalism research also suggests 51 per cent of … Continue reading Social Media overtakes TV as most popular source of news
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