Krishn Kaushik


Days after sack by I&B, NFDC MD gets stay, resumes charge
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The Indian Express had reported on March 1 that the I&B Ministry had fired Gupta with “immediate effect” for allegedly not following protocol in conducting the government company’s corporate affairs. Sources had said that she was not even allowed to serve the three-month notice period

Paper Clip: True facts on how false news spreads
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

The study shows that false news is 70 per cent more likely to be retweeted compared to true news.

I&B Ministry order is serious bid to disrupt autonomy: Prasar Bharati chairman
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

The order was issued on July 6, 2017, within a week of N K Sinha taking over as I&B Secretary on June 30 — and nearly two weeks before Smriti Irani was named I&B Minister on July 18, replacing M Venkaiah Naidu who became Vice President.

I&B fund block: Prasar Bharati chief takes it up with ‘higher levels’
Sat, Mar 03, 2018

The ministry releases approximately Rs 200 crore every month, of which most is used to pay salaries of the 29,000 employees of Prasar Bharati.

Prasar Bharati vs I&B again: Doordarshan says no to Rs 2.92 crore for private firm
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

The Indian Express has learnt that NFDC asked DD to shell out Rs 2.92 crore: this includes Rs 2.25 crore for live coverage of the ceremonies, Rs 22.5 lakh as NFDC fee and GST worth Rs 44.55 lakh.

Be attack dogs, not guard dogs for authority, Justice Lodha to press
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Judiciary shouldn’t come across as divided house: ex-CJI

Prasar Bharati pushes back as it blocks I&B proposals on hiring
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Prasar Bharati, the national public broadcaster, though autonomous, is attached to the I&B Ministry. Drops plan to recruit 2 journalists, says too exorbitant.

Prasar Bharati shortlists journalists Siddharth Zarabi, Abhijit Majumder for top edit jobs
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Siddharth Zarabi with 20 years of work experience is currently Executive Editor of Business TV India while Abhijit Majumder is Managing Editor of Mail Today newspaper.

Negligence, oxygen shortage did not kill kids at Gorakhpur hospital: ministry in LS
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Between August 7 and August 11 in 2017 over 60 children had died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur. Initially it was reported that the deaths were caused because the hospital had run out of oxygen supply for the patients.

Arun Jaitley says resolution ‘in a couple of days’, Andhra MPs not satisfied
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

As Jaitley stood up to deliver his reply to the discussion on the Budget, TDP members stood in front of him, urging him to start with Andhra, and mentioning the bandh in the state.

Arun Jaitley slams Congress: Compromising India’s security by asking Rafale details
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said there was something “fishy” about the deal which is why the government was unwilling to share details with Parliament.

Industries won’t show junk food ads on children channels: Government
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

The government said industry bodies have voluntarily decided not to show food and beverage advertisements concerning children.

Formula soon for funds to Andhra, Arun Jaitley assures MPs
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Jaitley made statements in both Houses of Parliament where MPs of the ruling TDP, the YSR Congress and the Congress have been protesting for the last two days over non-implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha: You waive loans of big people, not of farmers, Opposition targets govt
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Congress floor leader Mallikurjan Kharge said the BJP had failed to deliver on its promises, and that first demonetisation had resulted in jobs losses, followed by hardships caused by GST.

Troubles getting ration: At public hearing, some Aadhaar woes as people face fingerprint failure, slow server
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Aadhaar woes: Since January, beneficiaries have been asked to authenticate their identity using fingerprints to avail foodgrain they are entitled to under the Food Security Act.

New technologies in Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018: Blockchain, AI and 5G
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Union Budget 20018: Jaitley said the government does not consider cryptocurrencies “legal tender” and that it would “take all measures” to eliminate its use in financing illegitimate activities or as part of the payment system.

Assuaging privacy concerns, UIDAI restricts use of Aadhaar numbers
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The options to generate, retrieve or replace Virtual IDs by the holder of an Aadhaar number will be available through UIDAI's portal, enrolment centers, Aadhaar's mobile app etc.

On last day, farewells fuel warmth across political divide
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called Singh a “philosopher king” that Aristotle had spoken of. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said Singh is unique in the sense that he has been both — a raja and a mantri.

Work a fundamental right? Member’s Bill rejected
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Only 14 private member’s Bills have been passed in India, the last in 1968.

Democracy not just about numbers, also respecting each other’s view: Venkaiah Naidu at RNG awards
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

“We must debate, discuss, decide and deliver,” the Vice President said, delivering the keynote address at the 12th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi.