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Tag: Press Club Of India

Press Club of India supports boycott of Kangana Ranaut

New Delhi: The Press Club of India on Saturday said it supports the decision of the Entertainment Journalists Guild to boycott actor Kangana Ranaut for refusing to apologise for lashing out at a PTI reporter during a press conference. Members of the Press Club of India said in a statement that they are anguished and […]

KV-Singh-Deo on notice to OTV
Summon to OTV MD smacks of political vendetta: KV Singh Deo after resigning from Committee

Bhubaneswar: Patnagarh BJP MLA Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo today resigned from the Privilege Committee of Odisha Assembly citing that the move of the Committee to summon Managing Director and Co-founder of Odisha Television Ltd, Jagi Mangat Panda, was to harass her for political reasons. Singh Deo tendered his resignation from the Committee in a letter […]

I feel extremely harassed & so does OTV: Jagi Panda breaks silence

Bhubaneswar: After working in Odisha for as long as 22 years as a woman entrepreneur, Jagi Mangat Panda, also the Managing Director and Co-founder of Odisha Television Ltd, expressed her anguish today after appearing before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly. Jagi appeared before the Privilege Committee after being summoned in connection with a breach […]

Was breach of privilege motion against OTV justified? A ringside view

Bhubaneswar: Unable to digest the truth and face its failures, Odisha government seems to have forgotten that a free press is the central component of democracy and an attempt to chain it will only backfire. Opposition party chief whip, Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Tuesday brought a ‘Breach of Privilege Motion’ against OTV after the channel […]

Press Club of India condemns Odisha Crime Branch's attempt to harass media

Bhubaneswar: The Press Club of India (PCI) has strongly criticized the attempt of the Odisha Crime Branch to harass journalists in the guise of investigation. A day after Crime Branch officials pressurised OTV representatives to reveal the source of a report in connection with the Kunduli gang rape and suicide case, PCI President Gautam Lahiri […]

Political leaders, Press Club of India denounce BJD decision of boycotting OTV

Bhubaneswar: It seems Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been given wrong advice by ‘someone’ about the decision of his party, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), of boycotting programmes and debates of OTV, said senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury on Thursday. In an exclusive interview, Chowdhury asserted that media is the fourth pillar of […]

Press Club condemns 'attempt to intimidate media'

New Delhi: The Press Club of India (PCI) on Tuesday expressed “concern” over CBI raids on NDTV network’s premises and houses of its co-founder Prannoy Roy and said it condemned “any attempt to intimidate the media or put curbs on its freedom”. “We express grave concern over Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids on NDTV […]