Free Press Journal
  • Why PM Narendra Modi’s interview felt like a PR exercise

    Sunday evening as you are sitting at home and watching a rather over-rated biopic on Phogat sisters (no, I am in no way undermining the effort of Phogat sisters, I am just a critique of the work of fiction being sold as reality) you cannot help but notice annoying pop-ups on the Zee network coaxing us to watch a rather boring interview of the best Prime Ministers of the country. To be

  • PM Narendra Modi again calls for holding general, state elections together

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again called for holding general elections and state polls together. In an interview to Zee News, Prime Minister Modi said holding parliamentary and assembly elections separately has proved harmful to the federal structure of the country.

  • Sachin Tendulkar stopped me from retiring in 2007: Virender Sehwag

    New Delhi : Revealing that he wanted to retire at the top of his game, veteran batsman Virender Sehwag today said that it was iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who stopped him from calling it quits after the swashbuckling opener was dropped from the Indian team in 2007. Sehwag finally retired on his 37th birthday on October 20, more than two-and-a-half years after his last appearance for the national cricket team. “Every player wants to

  • Zee Media to foray into English news broadcasting

    New Delhi: Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) today announced plans to foray into English news broadcasting. The company, part of the Essel Group, has appointed Rohit Gandhi as Editor-in-Chief of English news broadcast and related content with effect from August 17, ZMCL said in a statement. Gandhi will be heading the operations of all initiatives in this space and report to Zee Entertainment MD & CEO Punit Goenka, it added.

  • Some sections of media are rotten: Naveen Jindal

    New Delhi: Congress MP Naveen Jindal, whose company has filed a case against Zee News in an alleged extortion case, Saturday said while the media in India was very vibrant and powerful there were some sections that are “rotten”.

  • SC seeks response of Naveen Jindal, Centre on Zee plea

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from Congress MP Naveen Jindal and the Centre on a plea by Zee Television seeking quashing of three FIRs, including the alleged extortion case, against the group and its editors.

  • Court reserves order on plea for lodging of FIR against Jindal

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved for January 16 its order on a plea by Zee News Ltd for direction to the CBI to lodge an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal for allegedly trying to “influence” the hearing before News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with the alleged extortion bid case.

  • Court takes cognizance of defamation plea against Jindal

    New Delhi: In a significant development, a Delhi court today took cognisance of Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary’s criminal defamation complaint against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and 16 officials of his firm Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL).

  • Give 10 days time to Zee boss, son prior to arrest:Court to DP

    New Delhi: A court here today told the Delhi Police to give ten working days time to Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra and his son if it wants to arrest them in the case of alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm by two editors of the news channel.

  • Court order on Zee scribes’ bail pleas Monday

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has reserved till Monday its order on the bail pleas of two Zee TV journalists arrested on an extortion complaint filed by Congress MP Naveen Jindal, who owns Jindal Power and Steel Ltd.

  • Zee boss and son’s protection from arrest extended till Dec 20

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended till December 20 the interim protection from arrest granted to Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra and his son in the case of alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm by two editors of the news channel.

  • No assurance from Delhi Police to Zee boss on his arrest

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police today refused to give any assurance in a court here that Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra and his son will not be arrested, if their complicity comes up during probe in connection with the alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Naveen Jindal’s firm by two editors of his channel.

  • Zee News journalists’ bail plea deferred to Dec 3

    New Delhi: Zee News journalists Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia’s bail petition was deferred till Dec 3 by a court here Saturday. The duo were arrested here Nov 27 on charges of attempting to extort Rs.100 crore from Jindal Power and Steel Ltd.

  • Zee journalists sent to 14 days’ judicial custody

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday sent two senior Zee News journalists, arrested on an extortion complaint filed by Congress MP Naveen Jindal, who owns Jindal Power and Steel Ltd. (JPSL), to 14 days’ judicial custody.

  • Zee journalists remanded in police custody, channel terms arrest illegal

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday sent two Zee News journalists to two days’ police remand even as Delhi Police asked Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra to join the probe into the extortion claims made against the channel by Jindal Group. The channel said the arrests were “illegal” and done under pressure from the industrial group owned by Congress MP Naveen Jindal.

  • Zee defends its executives, says Jindal influencing cops

    New Delhi:  Zee News Wednesday vehemently denied all allegations of extortion levelled against its two executives and said police were being forced to act on the matter under pressure from Congress MP Naveen Jindal and his associates.

  • Jindal accuses Zee News of Rs.100 crore blackmail

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel chairman Naveen Jindal Thursday said his company has made a formal police complaint  against Zee News and Zee Business for allegedly demanding Rs.100 crore worth of advertisements in lieu of dropping negative stories.