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Opinion polls should be conducted in objective manner: NCP

NCP wants a body like Press Council to ensure that opinion polls are not sponsored like paid news.

Few paid news complaints followed up,most closed

The press council had received these complaints from the Election Commission


Scribe fined Rs 1 lakh for contempt plea against Katju

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on social activist and freelance journalist Nutan Thakur for filing a “frivolous petition”,which accused Press Council chairman Markandey Katju and four others of committing contempt by not taking action to implement a judgment banning media reporting on movement of army troops.

HC fines petitioner Rs 1 lakh for alleging contempt

The petition lacks bona fides and is an abuse of the process of the court.

Mamata should be mature,she is CM,no longer a streetfighter: Katju

Press Council chief says CM must learn 'democratic way of functioning'.

Army troop movement: Press Council to challenge HC order,says chief Katju

Allahabad HC bans reportage on troop movement after Express report; ex-judge disagrees with order.


Anna needs scientific ideas to fight graft: Katju

Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Katju said on Saturday that social activist Anna Hazare lacks “scientific ideas” needed to fight corruption.

Why Dev Anand death news on page 1: Katju

Giving prominence to coverage of actor Dev Anand's death shows 'lack of sense of priority': Katju.

Only 31 per cent back Katju's views on news media: Survey

Two out of every three Indians preferred self regulation by media.

Amendment sought to regulate paid news

On the occasion of Press Day,media persons today made a strong case for amendment of laws to tackle the paid news syndrome that has compromised with credibility of media.