Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Television Rating Points (TRP)

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.

Actress Drashti Dhami Tests Positive For Covid-19, Under Home Quarantine

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

Television actor Drashti Dhami in an Instagram post shared that she tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently under home quarantine.

Ekta Kapoor's 'Naagin' To Be Back With Season 6; Makers Share First Glimpse Of The Show

Ekta Kapoor's 'Naagin season 6' is all set to come back on Colors TV. The supernatural series was announced on 'Bigg Boss 15'.

Shivangi Joshi Reacts To Misleading Reports On Her Relationship Status

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Television actress Shivangi Joshi reacts to the various misleading reports on her relationship status.

Siddhaanth Surryavanshi Feels Staying Relevant Is a Constant Challenge In Tv Industry

Actor Siddhaanth Surryavanshi has been part of popular television shows for the last 16 years but says that changing times pose new challenges.

09 December, 2021

'Bigg Boss' Tops The Twitter Trends 2021; Shehnaaz Gill And Sidharth Shukla Top Contestant List

Outlook Web Bureau

Twitter has provided data on what created the most discussion in the world of television this year. 'Bigg Boss' and 'Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin' were the most talked-about TV series, with television actor Sidharth Shukla, actresses Rubina Dilaik and Shehnaaz Gill among the most talked-about 'Bigg Boss' personalities.

25 November, 2021

'Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 2' All Set To Go Off-Air?

Outlook Web Bureau

Hailed to be one of the most popular serial franchises by Ekta Kapoor, Sony TV's 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 2' is now suspected to be going off-air.

19 November, 2021

‘Dhamaka’ Movie Review: Starts With A Bang, Ends With A Whimper!

Samarth Goyal

'Dhamaka', it is safe to say, fails to keep the audiences engrossed for its run time of over 100 minutes.

16 September, 2021

Krushna Abhishek ‘Distressed’ With Ongoing Family Feud; Wants ‘Govinda Mamu And Sunita Mami To Forgive Him’

Outlook Web Bureau

TV actor Krushna Abhishek feels that Govinda and Sunita Ahuja are angry with him because they love the actor “the most”.

13 June, 2021

What To Mourn More: Sushant’s Death or Media’s Depravity?

Ruben Banerjee

Rhea Chakraborty became the victim of a media trial soon after Sushant’s death last year. The lack of options for reining in a reckless media is the reason why she won’t be the last.

24 March, 2021

Give 3-Day Notice To Arnab Goswami In Case Of His Arrest: Bombay HC To Police

Outlook Web Bureau

The bench noted the police had been investigating the case for three months now and was yet to name Arnab Goswami as an accused in the case.


18 March, 2021

TRP Scam: ED Attaches Rs 32 Crore Assets of TV Channels In Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Indore

Outlook Web Bureau

The agency had filed a money laundering case against the channels after studying a Mumbai Police FIR for alleged manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRPs).

16 March, 2021

Bombay HC Questions Mumbai Police’s Press Conference On TRP Scam

Outlook Web Bureau

During a press conference, last year, the Mumbai Police had alleged that Republic TV had inflated its viewership by bribing those who had installed TRP meters in their homes

02 March, 2021

Bombay HC Grants Bail To Partho Dasgupta In TRP Scam Case

Outlook Web Bureau

A single-judge bench of Justice Prakash D Naik granted Dasgupta bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and solvent sureties.

02 February, 2021

Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta Mastermind Of TRP Scam: Mumbai Sessions Court

Outlook Web Bureau

Partho Dasgupta is accused of conniving with ARG Outlier Media, the company that runs all Republic TV channels, and with Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami to manipulate TRPs.

28 January, 2021

A Wake-Up Call For A Slumbering Democracy

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.

26 January, 2021

Want To Revive Media Credibility? Try Some Transparency

Suman K Jha

Unless the media is fair, it cannot play its rightful role in a democracy. Being free is not enough; being fair is equally important.


25 January, 2021

BARC Former CEO Partho Dasgupta's Condition Stable: Mumbai Police Tell HC

Outlook Web Bureau

The HC was hearing a bail plea filed by Dasgupta.

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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