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New Delhi: Times Now warns Arnab Goswami against using 'Nation wants to know'


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New Delhi, Apr 18: Republic TV, a news channel that is expected to be launched soon by popular journalist and TV news anchor, Arnab Goswami, reportedly has been served with a notice by The Times Group. Arnab was working for this group till he quit in on first of November, 2016.

Goswami stated in his audio clip posted in YouTube that he has received legal notice from 'a media group', warning him not to use the phrase, 'Nation wants to know'. He claimed to have received a six-page notice in which he has been threatened with imprisonment in case he makes use of the above phrase ever. Arnab says that the sender of the notice has claimed ownership over this phrase.

It may be recalled that Arnab was repeatedly using the phrase, 'Nation wants know' during his prime time show, 'News hour' on Times Now, which was extremely popular. He used to head Times Now and ET Now of the group besides being their editor-in-chief.

A Times Network spokesperson, reacting to this development, said that ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd in which Rajya Sabha member, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, is the major investor, and of which Republic TV is a part, has filed for trademark right over the said phrase and some other phrases. He pointed out that Times Now has already filed for these phrases and using them since long. The said notice was a caution notice in response to the above step, and Arnab appears to be trying to get some mileage out of this development," he felt.

Republic TV debuted in social media on January 7 with Facebook page. Its twitter handle happens to be @republicworld. Republic TV is expected to launch its news channel in near future.

Goswami has claimed that he has been using the said phrase for the last two decades all along his career as a journalist and that the claim to own the phrase made by a media house and threat of imprisonment cannot stop him from using it.


Message purportedly from Arnab Goswami on YouTube:

"My Dear Viewers,

I have just received yet another legal threat.

This time, I am sharing it with you.

A media group has sent me a 6 page letter threatening me with imprisonment if I ever use the phrase “Nation Wants to Know”.

They say they own the phrase “Nation Wants to Know"

I have watched the nervous antics of this media group with amusement and horror for the last few months.

Today I am replying to them. In public.

To them, I say: The threat of imprisonment will not deter me.

Bring your moneybags and your lawyers, file the criminal case against me for using the phrase “Nation Wants to Know”.

Do everything you can, spend all the money you have and arrest me. I am waiting right now in my studio floor. Come, enforce your threat.

Viewers, the phrase “Nation Wants to Know” belongs to you, to me, and to all of us, every citizen of this country.

It symbolizes what we do, pick up issues for the people, ask, question and seek accountability where it is due.

I have used the phrase with pride, in my reporting and on debates for the last 20 years. And I am deeply indebted to each one of you who have found my journalism worthy of representing public interest.

Every Indian has a right to use that phrase. And this phrase comes from the heart.

Every Indian, through his or her questioning spirit, can use the phrase Nation Wants to Know.

I ask the people of India today: should I stop using this phrase because this media group threatens to imprison me if I do?

For the last few months, every dirty trick and every attempt at intimidation has been carried out against me and my team. My team members have been harassed and even threatened with “untoward action”.

This media group’s aim has been to somehow stall and delay the launch of Republic TV. To somehow try and make sure that a group of journalists determined to pursue the truth on behalf of the people are held back.

Yet, like a belief whose time has come, team Republic is unstoppable.

And to the media group I say: Bring it On.

Yours,
Arnab."


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  • rahul, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 20 2017

    Proud of You Arnab... Screw these dongis... Bring it on...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Arnab can deter legal course of action by using 'Modi's Indian wanted to know' (Trade Mark reserved for Republic) .

    By the way 'Nation wants to know' despite hardship to the nation due to 'demonetisation' how does Republic TV granted broadcasting rights in 4 months with more than 30 crores in investment?

    Jai Hind

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  • kuttappa, Madikeri

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    As a avid news viewer i have watched his prime time always, in times i have called times now news studio and put my views but failed, i Don't say its biased but of-course we always general public get fooled from real meaning of the issues. No Media house is 100% honest in there news either it has left,right leaning it's purely because of the influence from child hood i know i always deviate from current issue, i'm sorry
    Kuttappa

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  • Bahubali, Mahismati

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Why did you kill me brother?

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    All sickulars, Khangress supporters can hate Arnab on Daiji forum. Nothing going to stop Arnab. His new channel will be huge success. Wait and watch. Of course we know Khangress will boycott, that will be better for them. "

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    'Nation wants to know' why he never allowed others to speak ...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    What can Arnob do if the Cogress sides with antinationals. Congress has soft corner for the stone pelters but not the Indian Army. Congress qestion idian army on surgical strike and show the soldiers who protect us in bad light. They side with kanahya & umar Khalid of cheen ke lenge azzadi fame. So arnob had to show them their place. there were times when Arnob confroted the cow vigilantes. the yogis & babas. he also ran a marothon programme agaist Vasundhara Raje & Pankaja Munde. . Congress many a times fall for the BJP trap. they foolishly unleash Digvijaya and his ilk and get badly mauled especially in social media. So to call Arnob biased is uncalled for

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  • JK, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    This is big joke from 'Times Now'. 'Nation wants to know' phrase started by one and only Arnab. These people might be happy if Barkah Dutt uses the phrase 'Pakistan wants to know'.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Saheb wants to know !!! the new media in new india ...

    DisAgree [1] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Ullu's want to know ...

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    THE CHOR PARTY IS OUT OF POWER AND THE MOST OF ITS SCAM CAME TO LIME LIGHT BECAUSE OF ARNOB ONLY.....

    THE NATION WANTS TO KNOW WHEN YOUR REPUBLIC TV WILL BE BACK?
    THE NATION IS WAITING FOR YOUR SHOW....

    THE NATION WANT TO KNOW WHY THE CHOR PARTY SUPPORTERS HATE ARNOB SO MUCH ?

    DisAgree [30] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Hameed, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Dear Arnab Goswami,
    A best suitable phrase of Kannada which now suits to you is.... Maadiddunno Maharaaya..

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  • Willie Menda, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Arnab can use the phrase ' BJP wants to know' instead.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    I found him biased and the content of the debate was hard to comprehend because of the noise. He seemed to favour those bjp & rss spokespersons.

    Does anyone agree with me?

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  • KumkumLahiriRao, Kolkata/Vizag

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Actuaiiy Nation wants to know why TimesNow threating u ? U r no more in that media house ? Rre they jealous of u ?

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  • amarnath shetty, Bantwal

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Arnab,

    You are unstoppable.

    You just carry on .
    These media having link with /finance with some useless but powerful politicians.

    But we are with u.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Are you asking Arnob to ignore court notice and proceed further?

    By the way, nation wants to know, why Arnob screams for everything and he does not allow his debate participants to speak and only go on questioning them?

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  • Govind, Mangalore/Chennai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    I Have Seen Times Channel. Following is my personal observations as a TV viewer and also this is a feedback to TIMES to improve.
    (1)They Allow BJP People To Speak what they want. No stoppage
    (2)When Non Bjp Person Speaks Anchors shout and disturb him and do not allow people to speak/hear
    (3)They do not transmit where money Came For BJP rallies. Massive wealth is used by BJP for electioneering .They Are only interested to expose AAP though the values involved are peanuts!
    (4) They do not want to listen unpleasent things and they obstruct . Whenever some unpleasent talk is spoken they disturb him or shout sothat he is not heard.
    (5)They always propagate good things about BJP and looks to be completely Pro BJP channel
    (6)Time Group must analyse its strategy and try to be fair to all participants and parties and appreciate the truth . At the moment clearly theres no fair treatment looks like to participants. All in all if they continue to be pro bjp channel (which appears to be now) times will lose its reputation soon
    (7)They do not appreciate Honest Comments from Some Intellectuals. If comments are pleasent to them they do appreciate or else they shout and disturb them. Times must know just by shouting they cannot achieve anything. They Must appreciate the facts and appreciate people talk truth.Just because The comments are unpleasent to them they canot shut them up!!

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Heard of Jaundice eyes? If one wants to see bjp being bashed left right, or Cong to be praised for all that they have done in 65 years, then there are other so called FAIR channels.. If one wants to hear bitter truth, then only watch Arnab show.. biased minds will not be able to digest truths

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    When BJP was not in power Times used to Blast at them in debate.
    Now reverse gear, they well known to catch umbrella opposite rain.

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  • kumar, mumbai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    The notice from Times Now to Arnab Goswami only shows that Times Now has got wet pants which will soon become soiled pants too. The lopsided reaction only shows that Times Now is NOT really No.1 except by their own bragging & trumpeting.

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  • Ramanathan Hegde, Coorg

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Govind I totally agree with you, they all have same attitude has Arnab had seems like all are sailing in same boat.
    Rajesh how old are you? me I am 70 plus beside that ex-army officer (Maj) so I know more then you and I know how this country ran for 45 years. So you stop saying 65 years 65 years do you have any clue in between how many people headed our country?

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  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Arnab Times to Nab...

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    I request owners of Daji to introduce "Kudla Wants to Know" 😁😁

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  • sam, ksa

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    ohhhh poor arnab!! we feel bad for u bro but damn salute to your new trick to promote your new channel and degrade all other channels but trust me you deserve it coz of your arrogance and attitude, u deserve everything you will go through in your life.. coz of u ppl have lost trust in media today, one of the worst news reporter you are but yes all the best with your new tricks.. peace :)

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    He is unstoppable. Wonder why some people hesitate to listen to the truth!

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  • vnayak, Mangalore/Switzerland

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    He was totally biased in all his debates (shouting matches). He never had any debate that had to do with critical views of BJP people. He had also the professional shouters like one so-called journalist, one so-called chartered accountant and one from RSS. He can use whatever phrases he wants as his own.

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Nation wants to know why you were thrown out of TIMES NOW ..You started the dirties way of conducting debates on TV ..and trust me TV now is much more quiet but some reporters trying to imitate you TIMES NOW style .
    All waste of time a quiet debate is much more pleasing and will proove a point and also communicate well to the crowd.

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  • Kiran, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Mr Arnab..just make it more simpler...'India wants to Know'... Issue is solved 😊

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Nation Wants to know, why do you blow every news out of proportion?

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    tommarow 'i love you' also a copy right for some one , if someone said that he will be sued , acche din aagaye.

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  • Peter, KSA

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    You are not supposed to say I love you. You will be thrashed by uneducated goons who oppose Valentine Day celebration. They do not know what is love.

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Arnab can use the word 'Dineshan want to know'.........
    There are many defamation cases pending against him and for sure he will be landed in jail one day have to spend long time there. He is a BJP puppet and opposition parties must boycott his channel. Let him make one sided so called debate. But court should take note of his attitude of passing the judgement like Supreme court judges and branding BJP opponents as anti nationals.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    His shows were worse than fish markets at least in the fish market business happens but in his show no outcome just shouting from top of his voice.Noise pollution

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Why Arnab is hated by some people? Was it for that illfamous interview in 2013? offcource it is… Without that we all would have been still under the impression that pap u has great hidden potential.. Arnab’s questions in all shows were quite direct and embarrassing at times… well, the usual sickular media often asks such tough questions only to bjp people, or hinduss beliefs in general.. How dare Arnab ask that kind of questions to worlds richest party or world’s most honest party? Or worlds most peaceful people?
    Ha ha… there goes the reason for hatred.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    He asked simple questions.
    Answers he got were MNREGA or something
    RTI.WOmen Empowerment the whole time.
    Is it Arnab s fault?
    He said some Congress men May be responsible for
    the Delhi riots in 1984 that's all.
    So why should Congress boycott Arnab ?
    Political parties should be sportive .Not run from
    Media.Then only they succeed.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Political parties should be sportive ???
    You are joking.. parties are anything but sportive.. they never want their dark side to get exposed to their faithful voters.. They encourage nepotism, cheating, corrupt, criminal at all- so, naturally they cannot be sportive.. LOL

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    you are right, but expecting political parties to be sportive? too much.....LOL

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    'Ache din Aa rahe hai' this also somebody's copy right. Everybody cannot chant this slogan.

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  • Logical Indian, Kudla

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    So as "Today morning I woke up at night"

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  • Logical Indian, Kudla

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    So as "Gujurat ko kaun kada kiya hai..? In mahilayoon ne...!!"

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Mr Arnab, If it is a problem to use "Nation wants to know" phrase, use "India wants to know". However, I fail to understand how any phrase becomes someones property? Hope it is not registered under trade mark clause. But do not be partial to any particular political party. Do not underestimate the common man. All the best of luck.

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  • Rudy, Bangaluru, India

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Nation wants to know threat is from Previous employer or present ruling party.?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait.

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Rampa,
    Those days no TV and owning a Radio/transistor was a big thing. Cricket comentry update moment by moment at some Restaurant and some expert comments by senior guys around. and for more news one could experience at barbar shops, while hair cutting time! There were few horse carriages were moving around in Kankanady a means of transportation. Rampanna had a small restaurant. He used to be an hilarious guy.

    Arnab is a fighting caractor and he knows how to deal with opposition.
    Isn't there an alternative/suitable word to Nation ?
    like Country, Public, Janata, Bharat mata......Etc.

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY TOO...

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  • Emi, Brighton

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Still no electricity in india.

    DisAgree [7] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

  • indian always, india

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Emi, Brighton
    can you name the place please..

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    This is the world Mr.Arnab!
    Tomorrow some of your staff leaving for good,
    Or start his own journalism!
    You too will do same or better than this.

    only few people will give liberty to others.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Now you know what you didn't know till now and it's time now for the nation
    And you to know
    Something like above he should say
    Now yes or no or don't you know ?

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    "Nations sure wants to know" good and genuine news and not fake and one sided supported political party news.

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    FOR HIM ITS BETTER TO JOIN PEACE TV

    DisAgree [6] Agree [38] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Nation wants to know, how much Times Channel was paid............

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  • Anand, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Moment you see some one earning success, you do everything and take help of "Law" to make claims, in a way which is totally unacceptable. Why don"t the Times group work harder in a more honest way and innovative way to come up with something even better.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Today Arnab Goswami is also exposed ...

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    NATION WANTS TO KNOW WHY DID HE QUIT TIMES NOW.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    the precise question is already in Quora and there are so many answers.. if you can access internet from moon, you can check.. LOL

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    PAID/biased news channels are loosing their popularity .

    DisAgree [1] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Naxal supporter Communist and Dongi Congi supporters are scared and nervous..This is the proof...Nation wants to know phrase is every Indian's right..Arnab ..Pleas go ahead..Nation is with you..

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  • Peter, KSA

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    After reading number of disagrees, I think other than few blind bhakts, nation is not with him. He is nothing but 'parkat baayi' , biased journalist.

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  • Rampa, Moon

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    WE ARE SO LUCKY THAT WE DIDNT HAVE TELEVISION THOSE DAYS TO HEAR FAKE NEWS.

    DisAgree [10] Agree [61] Reply Report Abuse

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