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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Delhi polls: Notices to 5 candidates for paid news, advertisement

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 21:10

Election office in Delhi today issued notices to five candidates for suspected paid news and advertisement in print media and social media websites.

It`s time for action to restore media`s credibility: Hamid Ansari

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 11:22

Vice President Hamid Ansari has stressed the need for corrective action to restore the credibility of the media.

SEC to focus on poll expense of candidates

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 22:24

Election commission will give special focus to monitoring of expenditure by candidates and paid news in upcoming polls, Deputy Chief Election Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi said Wednesday.

Wind up Press Council or revamp it: Parliamentary panel

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 19:53

Regretting lack of "effective" government action to tackle paid news, a parliamentary panel has suggested constitution of a stutory body.

Karnataka polls: 42 cases of paid news detected, says EC

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 20:18

Forty two cases of paid news were detected and over Rs 21 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 7.79 crore seized during Karnataka Assembly elections, the Election Commission said here on Sunday.

EC terms paid news as `moral turpitude`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 21:44

Terming paid news as "moral turpitude", the Election Commission regretted that there is no law yet to define it.