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Govt Asks BARC To Release News Ratings With Immediate Effect

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

This comes after over a year of suspension of television news ratings following the controversy surrounding the alleged TRP (television rating points) scam which came to the fore in October 2020.

A Wake-Up Call For A Slumbering Democracy

Jan 28, 2021 Dr Ajoy Kumar

TV anchor Arnab Goswami's recently released WhatsApp chats reveal that there is little holy about the kind of “news” peddled by Republic TV.

'Arnab Goswami Paid BARC Ex-CEO Rs 40 Lakh To Manipulate Ratings'

Partho Dasgupta has claimed this in a handwritten statement to the Mumbai police, according to the supplementary chargesheet filed in the TRP scam case.

TRP Scam: BARC Ex-CEO Partho Dasgupta’s Bail Plea Rejected By Court

Jan 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Police have alleged that Dasgupta, in connivance with another senior official from the BARC and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd's owner Arnab Goswami, manipulated the TRPs of Republic TV and Republic Bharat

Secret Information To Journalist A 'Criminal Act': Rahul Gandhi On Arnab Goswami's Chats

There is nothing patriotic about taking political advantage over the strikes, the Congress leader said at a press conference

18 January, 2021

TRP Tamasha: Mehbooba Mufti On Arnab Goswami's Chats About Pulwama Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

'Nation wants to know who will pay the price for this? Mehbooba asked in a tweet.

18 January, 2021

Chattisgarh CM Pushes For SC Probe Into Arnab Goswami's Leaked Chats

Outlook Web Bureau

'This is dangerous for the country's security. How come such highly confidential information was known to a journalist?' Baghel asked.

18 January, 2021

Arnabgate Reeks Of Rating Manipulation, Power Play: News Broadcasters' Association

Outlook Web Bureau

The rating fiasco by Republic TV has 'immensely damaged the reputation of the broadcast industry and therefore it should be kept out of BARC rating system till final court order'. a statement said.

16 January, 2021

TRP Scam: Daughter Cries Torture As Ex-CEO Of BARC Admitted To JJ Hospital

Outlook Web Bureau

Dasgupta, a diabetic, was rushed to the hospital from the Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday

06 January, 2021

BARC's Ex-CEO Partho Dasgupta Played 'Vital Role' In TRP Scam: Court


The material available on record shows the involvement of the accused in the alleged crime.

30 December, 2020

TRP Scam: Court Sends Ex-BARC CEO In Judicial Custody


Mumbai police have alleged that Dasgupta misused his official position and manipulated the TRP of certain TV channels.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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