Neha Batham (Aaj Tak), Prakash Kumar (ABP News) are best anchor, reporter

On Friday, our Media Monitoring Team found the discovery of an explosive substance inside the UP assembly to be the most covered story while Neha Batham of Aaj Tak was the best anchor and Prakash Kumar of ABP News was the best reporter of the day. In terms of speed of breaking news, ABP News and Aaj Tak were the fastest.

APN Exclusiveapn exclusive 14.07.2017

It was APN correspondent Chandan Rai who scooped this horrific news from Ghaziabad’s Vijay Nagar wherein police were seen standing by while a citizen lay bleeding profusely on the roadside. While they, themselves, remained mute spectators, the policemen turned away even family members of the dying man when they arrived at the spot to take him to hospital, not allowing them to touch him. In the end, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Most Covered StoryMost Covered Face 14.7.2017

Chaos reigned in the UP assembly after a 150-gm packet of white powder, found under the seat of an opposition party leader, Manoj Pandey, was confirmed as Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate or PETN, an explosive substance. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said this was a part of a terror conspiracy and sought an NIA probe.

Best AnchorBest Anchor of the day 14 july 2017

Neha Batham of Aaj Tak presented a news segment on the Rajasthan SDM who got washed away with his vehicle in the swollen Banswara river. Further reports claim that two others with the SDM drowned while the driver was rescued. The SDM is still missing and the search operation is on. The anchor was soothing in her description of the tragic incident.

Best ReporterBEST REPORTER 14.07.17

Prakash Kumar of ABP News presented a report on the current friction in the Grand Alliance in Bihar. The JD (U) seems to have been repeatedly pressuring Tejashwi Yadav to either quit or come out with a detailed rebuttal of the CBI’s charges.  Tejashwi, on the other hand, seems to be refusing to resign. The reporter was well-versed with the situation and provided a precise and compact report.

Breaking News

PETN explosives found inside the UP assembly as infiltrators successfully breached the security of the house

ABP NEWS NEWS NATION AAJ TAK ZEE NEWS INDIA TV NDTV NEWS18
9:14 9:15 9:42 10:00 10:17 10:19 10:01

Man accused of threatening to blow up UP assembly arrested

AAJ TAK INDIA TV ABP NEWS ZEE NEWS DD NEWS NEWS NATION NDTV
10:54 11:12 11:12 11:12 11:13 11:13 11:14

Search operation on, NIA to probe bomb conspiracy

ABP NEWS  APN
11:55 12:04

Pressure mounts on RJD as Nitish-led JD (U) asks deputy CM to come clean or put in papers

AAJ TAK NEWS NATION
12:32 12:39

RJD-JD (U) friction continues, RJD members threaten to quit if Tejashwi is forced to resign

ABP NEWS INDIA TV
12:47 1:38

Sonia talks with Lalu, Nitish to save Grand Alliance in Bihar

NDTV INDIA TV AAJ TAK
1:32 1:38 1:58

SC to govt: Sending four more additional CRPF troops to control law and order in West Bengal

AAJ TAK NEWS NATION
1:36 1:36

Rajasthan SDM washed away with his vehicle in flood waters of Banswara river

INDIA TV ABP NEWS
2:01 2:03

No hearing until Mallya is extradited to India, says court

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2:50 2:50 2:50 2:50

Rajnath, Sushma meet with Opposition leaders on China standoff

AAJ TAK ABP NEWS
5:45 5:46

FIR registered in Lucknow’s Hazratganj, special NIA team arrives in UP assembly, prime accused Farhan Ahmed arrested

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6:02 6:06

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha defends Tejashwi, says many people have earlier been accused in the same fashion

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6:30 6:31