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854 `paid` news cases registered till now; Andhra tops list

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 14:23

A total of 854 `paid` news cases has been detected by the Election Commission (EC) in the over 45-day period after the general elections in the country were announced on March 5.

SC to consider PIL on paid news in media during elections

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:40

The Supreme Court on Monay said it will consider hearing a PIL on April 11 highlighting the alleged practice of paid news in the electronic and print media.

RCom launches two international roaming packs

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 15:07

The roaming pack for UK is available for a rental of Rs 849 per month, wherein users will be charged Rs 25 per MB for data and Rs 25 for call back to India.

RBI tightens norms for pre-paid cards; caps value at Rs 50K

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 22:19

The Reserve Bank on Friday tightened and streamlined the norms regarding issuance of pre-paid payment instruments and capped their maximum value at Rs 50,000.

Maharashtra is `capital of paid news`: Election Commissioner

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:09

Terming Maharashtra as "the capital of paid news", Election Commissioner H S Brahma Friday asked the media fraternity to stop this practice, which has attracted a lot of attention in the recent years and led to calls for self-regulation.

Taylor Swift named highest-paid singer by a music website

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:56

Taylor Swift has been named 2014`s highest-paid singer by a music website as she is believed to have earned a whopping USD 39,699,575.60 in the past 12 months.

EC sets up committee to check paid news

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 19:08

The Election Commission has set up a committee to check the practice of paid news during Lok Sabh polls.

Shankar Mahadevan`s song nominated for Honesty Oscar Awards

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:46

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on cloud nine as `Mujhse hogi shurvaat` by I Paid a Bribe and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014.

Need for self-correcting mechanism to check paid news: President

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:25

Voicing concern over the practise of "paid news" by some publications to mop up revenue, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said there was a need for a "self-correcting mechanism" to check such aberrations.

Politicians not a threat to media: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 22:30

Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said politicians aren`t as much of a threat to the "independent media" as "spare cash" being used to "mop up" electronic and print media groups.

Airtel pre-paid users can access Facebook in 9 local languages

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 14:15

Bharti Airtel will offer free access to social networking site Facebook in nine regional Indian languages to its prepaid customers across the country for a limited period, the company said Friday.

23 paid news cases in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:37

Delhi`s Election Commission has detected 23 cases of paid news against 16 candidates, including Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh and Mukesh Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and added the expenditures in this regard in their poll expenses.