First Post (India)
First Post (India) is an Indian news organization affiliated to the British online news magazine The First Post. The Indian news operations are part of the Raghav Bahl owned Network 18 media conglomerate, which also runs CNN-IBN and CNBC-TV18. FirstPost is known for its pro-BJP articles , and its right leaning bias.
In May 2013, the news group was merged with Forbes (India) whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed under surprisingly humiliating conditions. The event led to a media furore.
The editor of the combined FirstPost-Forbes India team, R. Jagannathan ( a known Narendra Modi fan , his articles reflect a distinct bias for Narendra Modi ), stated that as a business magazine, Forbes "should not be anti-capitalism"; this is viewed in the Indian media as a possible shift towards right-wing politics.
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