Express photographer among 12 to get journalism award
- Missing AN-32: All leads have turned out to be bad, says Manohar Parrikar
- 7th Pay Commission: Govt issues notification, relief to lakhs of central govt employees
- Kashmir unrest: Barring Anantnag, curfew lifted from all parts; schools remain shut
- At least 19 killed in knife attack at facility for handicapped in Japan
- Delhi: Auto rickshaw, taxi strike hits commuters hard in the city
The Press Council of India (PCI) marked the National Press Day on Friday and awarded 12 persons with the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Former Chief Justice of India M N Venkatachaliah was the chief guest at the event while Union I&B Minister Manish Tewari and German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner were the Guests of Honour.
Though no entry could qualify for the top honour — Raja Ram Mohan Roy award — Rajesh Parshuram Joshte of Lokmat, Ratnagiri, bagged the 'Stree Shakti' award for reporting on women's issues.
The Indian Express photographer Partha Paul, The Times of India's Lattur Shankar and Asian Age's Biplab Banerjee were given awards for excellence in photo-journalism. India Today's Damyanti Dutta and Tehelka's Priyanka Dubey were were awarded with 'Certificate of Excellence for Investigative Journalism'. A special certificate for excellence in Urdu journalism was awarded to Hasan Kamaal while R Sambhan of Thiruvananthapuram-based publication 'Deshabhimani' was chosen for the award in 'Rural Journalism'.
- BJP was not dependent on Dalits to win Gujarat. But the apathy may cost in other states
- Jayalalithaa and Mamata defend Mayawati, recast politics on gender lines
- The Worship of False Gods
- As Trump’s support cuts across traditional lines, Hillary Clinton has a tough task
- SH Raza He was the last of Progressive Artists’ Group titans. Only the Bindu remains
- The recent violence against Dalits in Gujarat is a fallout of the Sangh Parivar’s diktats on food