Ballotin: Press Council team to probe paid news

The Press Council of India has formed a four-member committee to investigate possible paid news and keep a tab on any attempt to affect the freedom of the press during the elections in Gujarat. The members of the committee are Rajeev Ranjan Nag (convener), Kalyan Baruah, Sandeep Shankar and Neeraj Bajpai. The council said the Election Commission had detected a large number of cases of paid news in the Himachal Pradesh elections.

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