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UP journalist's killing: PCI asks UP govt to file report

Navin Gupta, who was working for a Hindi daily, was sprayed with bullets yesterday by unidentified assailants near the Nagar Palika market in Billhaur, around 60 km from Kanpur.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

Tripura journalist killing: PCI asks for report from state govt

The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked for a report from the Tripura government on the killing of a 48-year-old journalist allegedly by a constable of the Tripura State Rifle (TSR).

Nov 23, 2017, 11:30 AM IST

PCI team visits Rajouri, scribes demand bulletproof jackets

The journalists also raised issues related to the accreditation policy, demanding it to be done at the district-level.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Need for a law to protect journalists: PCI member

"In the wake of attacks on journalists in the country, the demand for a law to protect journalists has gathered steam," Sinha said at the Indore Press Club.

Jul 14, 2016, 00:16 AM IST

Allahabad HC declines to entertain PIL to restrain media coverage of Kairana incident

The Allahabad High Court has declined to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to restrain the electronic and print media from alleged glorification of the Kairana incident which may disturb communal harmony.

Jun 26, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

Press Council, Govt at loggerheads over media body's powers

PCI Chairman Justice (retd) CK Prasad, however, said that the Council was of the "prima facie" view that it does have the powers to issue such a warrant.

Apr 15, 2016, 12:26 PM IST

Jaitley should resign: Justice Katju

BJP MP Kirti Azad was suspended from the party after he unleashed a campaign to expose “corruption” in DDCA which was once headed by Arun Jaitley. 

Dec 28, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

PCI seeks response from UP minister for threatening scribes

 The Press Council of India (PCI) has issued a notice seeking reply from Uttar Pradesh Minister Vijay Bahadur Pal, who reportedly made threats against journalists at a rally in Kanauj on Thursday.

Aug 14, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

No separate data on murder of journalists: Government

The Home Ministry on Tuesday said data on the murder of journalists was not maintained separately, and 113 cases were registered and 30 people arrested for attacking media persons in 2014.

Aug 04, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

Delhi govt asked to explain reasons for issuing circular against press

Observing that 'prima facie' the Delhi Government circular, asking officials to lodge complaints regarding defamatory reports, tends to "jeopardise" the freedom of press, the Press Council of India (PCI) has sought to know the reasons that necessitated such a move.

May 12, 2015, 21:41 PM IST

People who lose relevance do such acts: Congress on Katju's statements

Congress on Sunday tore into the contentious comments of former PCI Chairman Justice Markandeya Katju on Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, and said it was unfortunate that a person of such a "sick mentality" reached the highest court of the country.

Mar 15, 2015, 20:25 PM IST

'PCI considering proposal to bring electronic media under it'

The Press Council of India is in the process of considering its earlier proposal for amendments to the Press Council Act to bring electronic media under its jurisdiction, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Friday.

Mar 13, 2015, 17:23 PM IST

Justice CK Prasad assumes charge as new PCI chief

 Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice CK Prasad, Thursday assumed charge as the chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI), an official statement said.

Nov 27, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

Former SC judge Prasad to succeed Katju as PCI chief

 Former Supreme Court judge CK Prasad is set to be appointed as the next Chairperson of the Press Council of India.

Nov 25, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Not against Muslims, but opposed to any injustice: Katju

 A day after his controversial remarks terming Muslim personal law "unjust", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju today said he was not against any religion but was speaking up against injustice.

Oct 01, 2014, 20:12 PM IST

'Disappointed' that media council plan did not work out: Markandey Katju

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju on Tuesday said he is "disappointed" that his proposal for inclusion of TV news channels in a larger Media Council was not accepted.

Oct 01, 2014, 01:04 AM IST

Markandey Katju favours uniform civil law

Press Council of India Chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is "unjust" as it treats women as "inferior".

Sep 30, 2014, 21:52 PM IST

Maharashtra, Haryana polls: EC asks media to avoid reports promoting enmity

Ahead of assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, the Election Commission has reminded the media of Press Council of India guidelines to avoid reports which promote feelings of enmity.

Sep 18, 2014, 22:30 PM IST

J&K journalists narrate tales of woes

A delegation of journalists from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday highlighted the problems, including shortage of food items and drinking water, being faced by the people of the flood-hit state at an interaction organised by the Press Council of India (PCI) here.

Sep 18, 2014, 17:56 PM IST

Press Council panel to visit Telangana over CM's threat to media

A three-member committee of the Press Council of India (PCI), constituted to look into Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's alleged threat to the media, will be visiting the state from Tuesday for a public hearing.

Sep 16, 2014, 08:40 AM IST