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Election Commission finds Ashok Chavan guilty of fudging accounts

Ashok Chavan - paid news

The Election Commission has issued notice to Ashok Chavan for fudging poll expenses and asking him why he should not be disqualified (a pointless question, me thinks – what possible answer could be there?). “The commission is of the considered view that respondent (Ashok Chavan) cannot validly claim ignorance about the publication of the above-mentioned 25 …

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as …