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Enact law to make FB, Google pay for news: BJP's Sushil Modi in Rajya Sabha

MUMBAI: The ball set rolling in Australia to make the big tech pay news publishers for their content has finally reached the Indian Parliament. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that India should take a cue from the land down under and enact a law that...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad warns of action against misuse of social media

KOLKATA: As the spat between Twitter and the government intensifies, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad issued a caution – action will be taken against social media if it allows unchecked the spread of fake news and misinformation. “We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people....

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Media needs ‘auto-correction’, guidelines to restore order: Venkaiah Naidu

Expressing concern over the future of journalism and the sanctity of news in the face of disruptive technological advances, vice president of India and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urged all stakeholders to ensure credible journalism, since media is an effective tool of empowerment of...

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Mathrubhumi Group MD MV Shreyams wins Rajya Sabha by-poll in Kerala

NEW DELHI: Mathrubhumi Group MD MV Shreyams Kumar sailed to victory in the by-poll held for one vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Kerala. The voting was held at the Assembly building during its one-day session.  A two-time legislator, Shreyams Kumar won the Rajya Sabha seat held by his late father, MP...

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Mathrubhumi chief and politician MP Veerendra Kumar passes away

Mathrubhumi chairman managing director MP Veerendra Kumar, 84, passed away following a cardiac arrest in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Thursday night. For nearly four decades, he served as the top executive of the media house which comprises Mathrubhumi newspaper and Mathrubhumi News television...

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