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S. Nandakumar passes away

July 27, 2017
S. Nandakumar, former controller of Printing of The Hindu Group, passed away recently. He was 75. He served the organisation at different printing centres during a phase in which the technology and techniques of printing were ...MORE >

Smriti Irani is the new I&B Minister

July 27, 2017
Following the resignation of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made Smriti Irani the Information and Broadcasting minister (additional charge). Irani is the fourth I&B Minister of Modi Government. Initially, Prakash ...MORE >

Turkish media reel under crackdown

July 27, 2017
About 160 journalists are in jail while over 150 media outlets have been shut down. A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than ...MORE >

WAN-IFRA joins Audience Measurement Coalition

July 27, 2017
WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has joined forces with a group of leading associations representing the audience measurement ecosystem to support the European Union in its efforts to reform the ePrivacy ...MORE >

Print media in India grew 61 pc in 10 years: ABC

July 27, 2017
Bucking the worldwide trend, the print media in India has grown by 61 per cent in the last 10 years, figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show. Average sale of copies per ...MORE >

Print media players taking proactive steps

July 27, 2017
Here’s what M.V. Shreyams Kumar, joint MD, Mathrubhumi Group, has to say about the changing media landscape in India. The print industry has died many deaths and its obituary has been written and re-written many ...MORE >

No GST on books, but prices set to rise

July 27, 2017
Book lovers and students will now have to pay more as books will become costlier by 10-20 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax regime. Though books continue to remain exempt under GST, but ...MORE >

Revocation of 12% GST on LWC paper sought

July 27, 2017
After firing a letter to the Union Revenue secretary asking for the removal of 12 per cent GST (goods and services tax) on lightweight coated paper (LWC),  magazine publishers are gearing up for a “long-drawn” ...MORE >

SC verdict leaves journalists union dejected

July 27, 2017
Expressing its disappointment at the verdict pronounced by the Supreme Court, the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) insisted that their objective was to get the erring newspaper groups punished or fined. “Nothing (of such ...MORE >

PIB help to audit circulation figures?

July 27, 2017
The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) is believed to be taking steps to involve the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in the task of auditing the circulation figures of print publications. According to sources ...MORE >