Saeed Ansari (Aaj Tak), Umesh Phatak (ABP News) are best anchor, reporter

On Monday, our Media Monitoring Team found Arun Jaitley again slapping a Rs 10 crore defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal to be the most covered story while Saeed Ansari of Aaj Tak was the best anchor and Umesh Phatak of ABP News was the best reporter of the day. In terms of speed of breaking news, News 18 India was the fastest.

Most Covered StoryMost Covered Story 22.5.2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley again slapped a Rs 10 crore defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal because of the latter’s lawyer, Ram Jethmalani, using foul words against him. During the hearings in Delhi High Court on May 15 and 17, Jethmalani used words which offended Jaitley. It is being said that Delhi High Court can begin the hearing of this petition as early as Tuesday.

Best AnchorBest Anchor 22.5.17

Saeed Ansari of Aaj Tak presented a story on Dalits deciding to convert to Islam. In Aligarh’s Keshopur Jafreh village, a dispute took place over the drainage system. Violence erupted and goons thrashed Dalits with the police doing nothing to protect them. The Dalits then decided to convert. The anchor was well-informed about various aspects of the story and presented it to viewers interestingly.

Best ReporterBEST REPORTER 22.5.17

Umesh Phatak of ABP News presented a report on whether UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will stand for election from Ayodhya. Phatak spoke with Ved Gupta who stated he had no clue about this matter but said that if the CM were to contest from Ayodhya it would be good for Ayodhya and would also benefit the party in the 2019 elections. The reporter presented the long report efficiently in a short span of time, using simple words to convey the gist of the story.

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Reservation will be abolished, will do away with 20% minority quota: Uttar Pradesh government

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4 dead, 2 ill after drinking hooch at Murraya, Madhya Pradesh

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DIDC person dies after being trapped in lift at Naraila, Delhi

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley again slaps Rs 10 crore defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi High Court

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Delhi police removes X and Y category security provided to some officials

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2 people arrested for hacking petrol pumps, STF carrying out raids in Pune and Thane

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Lathicharge by police on Left supporters protesting against Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

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Former coal secretary awarded two years’ jail term by a special court

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People of Kutch know the importance of water, I am grateful for the love shown to me by the people of Kutch: PM Modi at a rally in Kandla port

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CBI inquiry on death of IAS officer; family had demanded a CBI investigation

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UP government denies saying it will do away with 20% reservation, claims the news to be false

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