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Pradeep Bhandari appointed BJP national spokesperson

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Pradeep Bhandari, a popular journalist and psephologist, has been named the new national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The announcement was made by BJP chief JP Nadda through an official notification from the party office.  Expressing his gratitude, Bhandari took to X to thank the leadership:  "I thank Honorable PM @narendramodi ji for giving me a chance to serve the country and contribute in his mission of Viksit Bharat 2047. I thank party president @JPNadda ji, Home Minister @AmitShah ji, and National Organization Secretary @blsanthosh ji for giving me the chance to serve the party. Jai Hind."  Before joining the BJP, Bhandari resigned from his role as consulting editor at Zee News, which he joined in March. His career includes editorial roles at ITV Network and Republic TV.   Bhandari also hosts "Janta Ka Mukadama" on India News and is recognised as the CEO and Founder of 'Jan ki Baat', an independent public opinion technology company. Prior to Zee Ne

Paris Olympics 2024: 55 per cent of urban Indians to follow event through social media updates

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As Paris gears up for the 2024 Olympics, a YouGov study reveals that 55 per cent of urban Indians who are planning to follow the event will do so primarily through social media updates.  Online streaming is also popular, with 47 pre cent opting for digital platforms, and 36 per cent preferring coverage from newspapers or news sites.   Additionally, 22 per cent of the survey participants plan to watch the games at sports bars or other venues, while 11 percent aim to attend live in Paris.   Gender differences show more men (52 per cent) than women (42 percent) favour online streaming, while TV remains a choice for older adults, especially those aged 45 and above, and newspapers are favoured by those 55 and older.   Reasons for watching the Olympics vary, with 55 per cent claimed to watch for supporting their country's athletes, 42 per cent for enjoying the spectacle, and significant numbers engaging to feel part of a global event or witness athletes' performances. 

ABP News revives iconic show '24 Ghante 24 Reporter'

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ABP News has announced the relaunch of its popular program, '24 Ghante 24 Reporter.' It is scheduled to air Monday through Friday at 9:30 PM.   Originally introduced in 2005-2006, the show gained critical acclaim for consolidating daily news into a concise format.   The show features a unique format with 24 reporters stationed across the country, each presenting a single news story directly from the ground. Each segment lasts between 60 to 90 seconds, providing a fast-paced and engaging news overview in just 40-45 minutes.  A statement shared by the network on their YouTube channel read, "ABP News' popular show '24 Ghante 24 Reporter' is making a comeback from today...that too after eight years...if you have missed the big news of the country and the world amid the hustle and bustle of the day, here is where you will get the full dose of all the news”. 

Today’s Ten: Budget 2024 focuses only on BJP allies, youth

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Compulsions of coalition politics came to the fore as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman read the Union Budget 2024 on Tuesday with Bihar and Andhra Pradesh getting the lion’s share of the budget allocation apart from new schemes to boost employment and some tax relief for the salaried class. Capturing the essence of the budget in their headline, the Hindustan Times lead piece titled “Coalition Economix” went on to summarise the finance minister’s seventh budget as one which “largely steered away from populist announcements, although chunks of the 85-minute budget speech were devoted to schemes and sops aimed at Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, two states governed by allies Janata Dal (United) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) whose support is crucial for the survival of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.” The Times of India report on the budget focused on the government’s push to appease youth in the country besides the NDA allies with employment creation

Simon-Kucher partners with InsideOut PR

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InsideOut PR has announced a partnership with a global strategy consulting firm, Simon-Kucher, following a competitive pitch, Mumbrella reported.  The Sydney-based PR agency will deliver strategic PR solutions to elevate the company’s presence and impact within the Australian market. \ Nicole Reaney, CEO of InsideOut PR expressed his excitement in kick-starting their journey with Simon-Kucher.  “Our goal is to forge strong partnerships with their teams amplifying their presence through targeted media exposure and strategic connections,” said Reaney. “We are committed to driving their vision forward and catalysing unstoppable growth”. InsideOut PR was established in 2005 and is a partner of the global communications group, IPREX, with 110 offices worldwide.

Shuvro Ghoshal departs The Bridge

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TB Sports Network has announced a leadership transition with the departure of co-founder and director Shuvro Ghoshal after six years. According to a PTI report, Ghoshal resigned to pursue a master’s program in the UK, fulfilling a long-standing aspiration.  Reflecting on his departure, Ghoshal stated, he was proud of the team’s achievements for the past five years.   “Stepping down from my role at The Bridge is a bittersweet moment for me. Leading The Bridge has been an extraordinary journey. We created a platform that not only covers sports but also tells stories about athletes who inspire,” he said.   In a LinkedIn post, Ghoshal extended his gratitude to friends, colleagues, readers, and Olympic sports fans. He also emphasised The Bridge's vision "to bring forward the voices of athletes that often go unheard.”  Ghoshal has transferred his ownership stake in The Bridge to investor Narendra Firodia for an undisclosed amount. Firodia congratulated Ghoshal for his

Today's Ten: Supreme Court stays controversial Kanwar Yatra nameplate order

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The Supreme Court has stayed the UP and Uttarakhand governments’ controversial directive mandating eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route to display the names of their owners. The apex court has instead ordered that the kind of food served be displayed to Kanwar Yatris. The state government’s insistence on revealing the names of owners had faced backlash for fostering exclusion and discrimination. The Court highlighted petitioners' concerns about identity-based exclusion and emphasised its stance on safeguarding individual rights. While the UP government argues that this move ensures transparency and security during the pilgrimage, one can't help but think it could also be a veiled attempt to impose religious scrutiny. The Times of India's Amit Anand Choudhary explained in his piece that the Supreme Court's stay reflects its commitment to preventing policies that could lead to societal division. Meanwhile, India Today also provided insights into the ongoing legal battles and the

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