Both Indian Broadcasting Foundation and the Indian Newspaper Society have come out strongly against the recent decision of the Supreme Court that dismissed the Special Leave Petition filed by Times Now, which sought relief against a High Court decree that stipulated the channel to deposit Rs 20 crore and furnish bank guarantee for Rs 80 crore, to hear an appeal in defamation case.
Developments around the world and in India over the last few weeks have kept news channels busy. Osama Bin Laden’s killing kept the numbers coming in week 19. Other developments that added numbers in preceding weeks were Sathya Sai Baba passing away and the Royal Wedding...
English news channel Times Now and Zoom are now available in the United States of America. The launch of the channels from Times Television Network will allow the South Asian community in US access to the live news and analysis from India with Times Now and the latest Bollywood gossip, news, music, and movies with Zoom.
It is hardly surprising anymore, when one gets to hear that ‘no other channel was allowed there but Doordarshan’ like Barack Obama’s India visit. Again, ‘It is alright if someone coughed up a bomb for it but the coverage must be shared with Doordarshan’ – like is the case is in nearly all cricket series. Being the government’s channel, Doordarshan enjoys advantages that others can remotely hope for. Something like BBC in the UK. Why then, does Doordarshan lag so far behind in being a serious player?
Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now and television anchor, has been conferred with the ‘Assamese of the Year’ Award for 2009 by News Live channel on its second anniversary on January 21, 2010. The Award was given away by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a function in Guwahati.