Neha Batham, Ashok Singhal (both Aaj Tak) are best anchor, reporter

On Wednesday, our Media Monitoring Team found the Saharanpur violence to be the most covered story while Neha Batham of Aaj Tak was the best anchor and Ashok Singhal, from the same channel, was the best reporter of the day. In terms of speed of breaking news, Aaj Tak again was the fastest.

Most Covered Story

The violence in Saharanpur is continuing, and another death occurred on Wednesday. Political parties are exploiting the issue for political gain. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he was saddened by the violence. Saharanpur’s SSP and DM have been suspended for inability to restore law and order. Pramod Kumar Pandey is the new DM and Babul Kumar the new SSP. The situation has turned into a challenge for the government as the opposition continues to raise questions over poor law and order in the state.

Best Anchor

Saharanpur fury rages on news screens

Neha Batham of Aaj Tak presented the story of Sonu Nigam quitting Twitter. The singer deleted his Twitter account in a show of support for fellow singer Abhijeet, whose account had been suspended by Twitter after he posted controversial comments against JNU student Shehla Rashid. The anchor explained the issue in great detail and with much focus.

Best Reporter

Saharanpur fury rages on news screens

Ashok Singhal of Aaj Tak reported on the issue of Pakistan’s steadfast denial of justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistan does not seem to be in a mood to give justice to Jadhav. Singhal spoke to Law Minister PP Choudhary. The reporter was passionate and involved, and used simple language to get the story and its ramifications across to as many viewers as possible.

Breaking News

Violence unabated in Saharanpur, another person named Ashok dies, family will be given Rs 15 lakh as compensation, 22 people arrested and FIR registered against three of them, state government calls for high-level meet to review the situation

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9:00AM 9:12AM 10:06AM 9:07AM

 

Pakistan Army makes fake video of destruction of Indian posts in retaliation to the real video released by Indian Army showing destruction of Pakistani posts

AAJ TAK NEWS NATION INDIA TV
9:47AM 9:59AM 10:03AM

 

Raids being carried out by IT department on government officials in Uttar Pradesh

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9:57AM 10:26AM 10:33AM 10:32AM

 

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar calls meeting with CBSE chairman; results might be postponed after High Court’s decision on grace marks

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11:03AM 10:18AM 11:27AM

 

Singer Sonu Nigam deletes Twitter account in support of singer Abhijeet whose account was suspended by Twitter due to controversial comments

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12:50PM 11:00AM 11:04AM 11:32AM

 

Islamabad High Court says Indian girl Uzma to return to India, Uzma was married in Pakistan at gunpoint

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11:18AM 11:21AM 11:39AM 11:58AM

 

National Conference women’s wing protests in Srinagar against Major Gogoi being awarded for his controversial actions

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1:36PM 1:04PM 12:10PM 12:18PM

 

Pakistan Air Force jet seen flying close to Siachen Glacier, Air Chief Sohail Aman himself flew the plane

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12:24PM 12:27PM 12:28PM 12:36PM

 

We want to enjoy our game, we are hungry for a victory, and there is always pressure in matches against Pakistan: Indian skipper Virat Kohli

AAJ TAK NEWS NATION INDIA TODAY NDTV
04:09PM 4:14PM 4:12PM 4:12PM

 

Social media, WhatsApp and SMS service banned in Saharanpur due to violence, Saharanpur’s DIG and Commissioner removed

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8:37PM 8:37PM