Category Archives: Press

Kamala Saikia’s murder is an 18 year old misery

At long last the bereaved family of journalist Kamala Saikia, who was murdered 18 years ago, sees a ray of hope for justice. The freedom fighter turned teacher-journalist was killed by the Ulfa on 19 August 1991 (the outfit admitted

Journalists demands release of Bisawambar Baliarsingh

A Working Journalist has been arrested in eastern Indian state Orissa’s Capital city Bhubaneswar after a case was registered under Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act in Balipatana police station. After the incident scribes of the state

Indian TV channels in trouble over “child labour”

Producers of nine Indian television shows, who hired child actors, will be dragged to court. Cases will also be filed against entertainment channels airing these serials including ZEE TV, NDTV Imagine, Colors and 9X. The programmes in question are ‘Chotta

Mirror to media

The books look at ethical issues in journalism and the depiction of Muslims in the media. PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA, a journalist of 30 years’ experience, is uniquely qualified to write this textbook. He has experience in both print and electronic

Times of India leads the terror-mongering pack

Terror is the biggest business today at home and abroad. Everyone is a beneficiary. The government gets more clout and more powers over the lives of its hapless subjects through new terror laws and activation of old ones in an

Intelligence men tailing me, says journalist

 A journalist, who wrote a story on the activities of RAW, on Saturday complained to the Delhi police that men from an intelligence agency have been tailing him.  Saikat Datta, who works with the ‘Outlook’ magazine, gave a complaint to

Civil liberties group condemn attacks on Journalist

New Delhi: Hyderabad-based Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) has condemned continuous attacks on esteemed Urdu daily Siasat editor Zahid Ali Khan, who is contesting parliamentary elections from Hyderabad constituency.

Jarnail Singh released after brief detention

New Delhi: Journalist Jarnail Singh who hurled a shoe at Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday at a press conference here was released by police after brief detention. Station House officer of Tughlaq Road Police station Anil Kumar Yadav told

Iftikhar Gilani’s “My Days in Prison” wins Sahitya Akademi Award

New Delhi, Feb 17: The Executive Board of Sahitiya Akademi which met at Rabindra Bhawan on Monday under President Sunial Gangopadhyay approved 16 books for the Sahitya Akademi translation Prize 2008 including “Tihar Kay Shab-o-Roz translation of Iftikhar Gilani’s memoir

Manipur dailies stay off stands

Imphal, Feb. 14: All Imphal-based morning papers failed to hit the stands today after the newspaper establishments decided to suspend the day’s publication after “threats” from the Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Prepak). The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU)