Italian journalist held in Turkey to return

Rome, April 24 : An Italian journalist held in Turkey for about two weeks while filming in an area near the Syrian border has been released and is on his way home, a top official said on Monday. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had informed him of the decision […]

Build economy first, then aircraft carriers: Chinese daily to India

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, April 24 : India should focus more on its economy rather than building its aircraft carriers to check China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, an influential daily said on Monday. An editorial in Global Times said India was “too impatient” to develop an aircraft carrier despite not being well-equipped — […]

Congress complains to Delhi election commission against publication of opinion poll

New Delhi, April 22 : The Delhi Congress on Saturday complained to the Delhi State Election Commission alleging that the Times of India’s Delhi edition had violated the poll panel’s guidelines by publishing an opinion poll within 48 hours of the end of polling for Sunday’s municipal corporation elections. The party alleged that Times Now […]

‘Present government doesn’t allow free media to grow’

New Delhi, April 22 : The current government is not letting the “alternate media” — organisations run by ‘liberal’ media persons — grow, as they are critical of the establishment and stand by the marginalised, eminent journalists said here on Friday. Speaking at the Jamia Milia Islamia’s event ‘Ainaa 2017’, themed “The Other Side”, veteran […]