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Local newspapers in Kashmir Valley were today back on stands after five days, a day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met editors and owners of city-based newspapers and expressed regret over restrictions on the media. Some local newspapers had refused to start printing even after the ban was lifted until the local government addressed their fears following police raids.
In a bizarre step, the Culture Ministry has decided to rate artistes and writers across the country on the basis of which they will be sent to various events. As a pilot project, the ministry has already graded 185 artistes into three categories — O (Outstanding), P (Promising), W (Waiting) — for representing India in festivals abroad.
Remember the National Herald scam where the Gandhis loaned party money to themselves at a zero per cent interest rate to acquire real estate and a newspaper company? Now they're considering reopening the two newspapers - Navjivan and Qaumi Awaz - while the case unfurls in court.
The Enforcement Directorate has booked former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, officials of the Associated Journal Limited (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, and others on charges of alleged money laundering.
Established in 2011, Publishing Next, an industry conference on issues of concern to the book publishing industry, is held in Goa every year. This year, the conference will be moving to Kochi. The event will be held on 5-17 September 2016.
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University at Tirur has reached an understanding with the organisers of Frankfurt Book Fair to arrange a special pavilion there to exhibit a 100 of the best works in Malayalam.
For publishing a India map which had pieces of J&K missing in the school diary, the police have arrested three persons, including the owner and principal of a school in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. The three were booked under sections 124A (sedition) 153-B and 34. A local court has sent the trio to judicial custody.
The central government has decided not to raise the FDI limit on newspapers and periodicals to 49% from 26%. The issue of relaxing FDI policy in print media has been pending for long.
The state government will allocate funds for restoration of Ambedkar Bhavan if the two grandsons of the dalit-icon prepare a joint plan, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in Legislative Council. This follows mass protests against the demolition.
Khabar Lahariya has been a print publication made for and by women in rural India for 15 years. Now, it is taking on a new challenge: cracking digital publishing and distribution.
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi has been in hospital for over a month. Though her health is improving, her condition is said to be still critical.
Diana Athill was born in Norfolk in December 1917. She worked at the Andre Deutsch publishing house for over 50 years, editing a fine list of writers that included Jean Rhys, Philip Roth and V.S. Naipaul. She published her first book at the age of 46, and has since published eight more (mostly memoirs). Athill’s writing is characterised by candour, an irreverent brand of wisdom, and wit.
Peter Thiel, an early Facebook investor, is the clandestine financier of numerous lawsuits targeting Gawker Media, the New York-based company whose biting style of journalism has grated on the egos and sullied the reputations of some of the world’s most powerful people.Forbes investigates this long-standing feud in a somewhat mystery thriller fashion.
Nicholas Sabloff walks us through a typical day in his life where he juggles 14 international editions of the HuffPost. That means figuring out what stories are performing well around the globe and leveraging those for other markets, while making sure the editions are rooted in the local culture.
On July 26, Warner Bros. Animation will release a film adaptation of what is perhaps the most famous—and infamous—Batman graphic novel of all time: Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s bestselling The Killing Joke.
Bangalore-based Quarto India Internet Pvt. Ltd, which operates a curated online marketplace for used books AbeRuk, has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Hong Kong-based Swastika Company.
Augmented reality (AR), a technique which enables superimposing digital objects over physical ones, is making its way into education tech. If AR is one emerging trend in ed-tech, bots is another. Bots are used to run automated tasks like revisions, feedback and announcements. These are tasks that any teacher or course provider will have to waste a certain amount of time every day.
Contentmart, India's fastest-growing content marketplace, is on an expansion spree and has set its feet in several English-speaking countries, like US, UK, Singapore, Canada and Australia.
Xerox, the world’s biggest supplier of digital printing equipment, is in talks to acquire the world’s biggest printer, RR Donnelly (RRD). At this stage it is unclear if the reported talks are related to the entire RR Donnelley business or just the RR Donnelley & Sons Company operation.
The IP&S division, which provides intellectual property, scientific information and other tools to subscribers and includes brands like Web of Science, Thomson CompuMark, Thomson Innovation, among others, makes a round $1bn in revenue and has more than 3,200 employees. Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell the division to Onex Corp and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55bn.