Arnab Goswami: News

Arnab Goswami is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of the Republic Media Network and is one of the most recognized faces on television. He did his graduation in Sociology from Hindu College, University of Delhi, and Master's in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, UK. He started as a reporter for 'The Telegraph' in the mid-1990s and later joined 'NDTV', hosting shows as a news anchor. In 2006, the Times Group launched its news channel, 'Times Now', which Goswami joined as its Editor-in-Chief. He used to host a prime-time debate show, 'The Newshour', which took him to great heights and cemented his position as the undisputed leader in the 9:00 pm prime-time news genre. He became a household name through his loud, aggressive debates and coverage of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the CWG scam, and the Anna movement. Goswami's 2014 pre-general election interview of Congress's PM candidate Rahul Gandhi became the talk of the country, and as per some, influenced the outcome of the elections. Goswami left 'Times Now' in 2016, citing internal differences with the owners. In 2017, he launched his own news network Republic Media Network. He was conferred the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) in 2008.

29 Jan 2021


Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for his jokes on SC

Comedian Kunal Kamra, who was issued a notice over controversial tweets by the Supreme Court, has refused to tender an apology.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

25 Jan 2021


Arnab Goswami gave me $12,000, Rs. 40L: Former BARC CEO

Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami paid former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta $12,000 and Rs. 40 lakh over three years for favorable TRPs (Television Rating Points), according to a supplementary charge sheet filed in the TRP scam case.

25 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

15 Jan 2021


TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

The Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) scam, has reportedly released alleged WhatsApp chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta.

15 Jan 2021

Mumbai Police

TRP case: No coercive action against Arnab till January 29

The Mumbai Police told the Bombay High Court on Friday that it will not take any coercive action till January 29 against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media Pvt. Ltd. in the alleged fake TRP scam case.

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on several petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra over his tweets against the top court.

13 Dec 2020


TRP scam: Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani

The Mumbai Police on Sunday arrested Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani in connection with a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

19 Nov 2020


Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

Food delivery giant Zomato has landed into a controversy after actress Swara Bhasker asked the company to pull down its ads from Arnab Goswami's news channel Republic TV.

19 Nov 2020

Karan Johar

Akshay files a Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against YouTuber

Actor Akshay Kumar has reportedly filed a defamation case against a YouTuber, who accused him of involvement in fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

'No apology,' says Kunal Kamra on contempt charges against him

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, who is facing contempt charges over his tweets criticizing the Supreme Court, has said that he would neither retract his comments nor apologize for posting them.

12 Nov 2020


Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

Comedian Kunal Kamra is facing contempt charges over a series of tweets where he criticized the Supreme Court of India for granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.

SC grants interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier order of the Bombay High Court, which denied bail to journalist Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

Arnab Goswami moves SC after Bombay HC denies interim bail

Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court, which denied him interim relief in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.

09 Nov 2020

Karan Johar

Delhi HC seeks response from TV channels on producers' plea

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to Republic TV and Times Now, asking them to respond to Bollywood producers' plea seeking to restrain the news channels from making allegedly irresponsible and derogatory remarks about the film industry.

09 Nov 2020


Police allowed to question Arnab Goswami for 3 hours daily

The Alibaug Sessions Court on Monday allowed the police to question Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for three hours every day at the Taloja Central Jail where he is currently locked up.

09 Nov 2020

Bombay High Court

Approach lower court: Bombay HC denies bail to Arnab Goswami

Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami will remain in jail as the Bombay High Court on Monday rejected his interim bail plea, asking him to approach a sessions court.

08 Nov 2020


Arnab Goswami shifted to Taloja Jail; alleges threat to life

Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was shifted to the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai on Sunday morning. Goswami, 47, has been arrested in connection with a two-year-old abetment to suicide case.

07 Nov 2020

Bombay High Court

Bombay HC reserves order on Arnab Goswami's interim bail plea

The Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order in the habeas corpus plea by Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami, challenging his arrest by the Mumbai Police in a 2018 abetment to suicide case and seeking interim bail.

05 Nov 2020


Arnab Goswami to remain imprisoned, Bombay-HC will consider plea tomorrow

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Republic TV's boss Arnab Goswami in the habeas corpus petition he filed, challenging his dramatic arrest and remand on Thursday.

04 Nov 2020


Mumbai Police arrests Arnab Goswami in abetment to suicide case

On Wednesday, Republic TV's head honcho, Arnab Goswami, was arrested by Mumbai Police in an abetment to suicide case, filed in 2018, the news channel reported.

22 Oct 2020


Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew "general consent" given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), meaning that the premier agency will now need the state's permission to take over cases.

16 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

Amit B Wadhwani, a co-producer of the biopic PM Narendra Modi has filed a police complaint after receiving threats on social media, according to reports.

15 Oct 2020


Amid TRP fraud controversy, BARC pauses ratings of news channels

Just as news channels remain embroiled in a petty fight over who leads the viewership race, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has decided to pause weekly ratings for three months.

15 Oct 2020

Delhi High Court

Alleging slander, Sushant's friend seeks Rs. 200cr from Republic-TV, Goswami

Film producer Sandip Ssingh served a defamation notice to Republic TV and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, for maligning his name while covering the Sushant Singh Rajput death story and has claimed Rs. 200 crore as compensation.

13 Oct 2020

Karan Johar

Kangana slams Bollywood for filing lawsuit against media houses

Kangana Ranaut has slammed Bollywood, after leading filmmakers and stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and Karan Johar filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against media houses for slandering the industry.

12 Oct 2020

Karan Johar

Top Bollywood filmmakers file case against Republic TV, Times Now

More than 30 leading Bollywood filmmakers have filed a case in the Delhi High Court against two top news channels over their coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case investigation.

TRP scam: Republic TV CFO skips Mumbai Police summons

Shiva Subramaniyam Sundaram, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Republic TV, has requested the Mumbai Police to reschedule the summons issued to him into a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

08 Oct 2020

Uddhav Thackeray

Republic, two other news channels under scanner for TRP manipulation

In a stunning revelation, Mumbai Police on Thursday claimed three news channels, including Arnab Goswami's Republic TV, are under scanner for TRP manipulation.

11 Sep 2020

Delhi High Court

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.

08 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.

For vilifying Thackeray, Sena MP wants action against Arnab Goswami

Arvind Sawant, a parliamentarian from Shiv Sena, has written to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, seeking action against journalist Arnab Goswami for dragging Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

24 Apr 2020


SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

23 Apr 2020


Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

20 Mar 2020

Delhi High Court

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.

09 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

John Oliver slams Hotstar for censoring his episode on Modi

Quite recently, Hotstar, one of India's leading streaming companies, blocked the release of a fresh episode of comedian and TV host John Oliver's satirical news show Last Week Tonight, which was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.

27 Feb 2020


Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.

25 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.

01 Feb 2020


Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo; demands Rs. 25L

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has sent a legal notice to IndiGo airlines after the budget flier suspended him for six months.

30 Jan 2020


Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

Budget flier IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline after the latter heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.