Times Now app’s rating takes beating as users begin to uninstall to protest alleged biased coverage on Zakir Naik


Angry over the perceived negative campaign against Islamic scholar, Dr Zakir Naik, his supporters have begun unistalling the mobile application of India’s English news channel, Times Now.

Social media platforms including WhatsApp have been inundated with messages urging people to uninstall Times Now’s mobile application.

The angry users have also begun downgrading the app’s rating with many giving just one star.

On 12 July, according to website The Cognate, the channel enjoyed a rating of 4.2 on app store. However, as the channel intensified its campaign against Zakir Naik, more and more users took began to downgrade its rating.


However, on 17 July, the Times Now App’s rating stood at 2.9.

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jantakareporter.com made several attempts to seek reaction from the Times Now’s editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, but he was unavailable for comments. We will carry the channel’s reaction as and when we receive them.

Meanwhile, the comments left by users on the app are scathing and reflective of their against the channel, which they allege has been running a biased campaign against Naik.

Here are some of the comments left by the users.

Hafeez Aman: A channel for Drama A channel for Drama, nonsense debate, vulgar language and illiterate arnab

Ashfaque Ahmad: Hate mongering n full of lies Without proof, n listening accused, forcing own views n judgments on others

Faizan Ahmad: Useless crap Worst news app. It’s a drama now channel

Asheer Ahmad: This guy Arnab thinks that he is not a reporter , he act himself as if he is PM, bro why not you appoint yourself as chamcha

Md Khalid: Worst news channel, ban this channel

Safeera Jafri: Goswamy do ur job say the news, don’t create it, give ur opinion ur a journalist don’t give verdict, ur not a Judge, U and ur channel is disturbing the atmosphere of Peace

Syed Fawaz: Ban this channel. I wish I could give a zero rating for this. One of worst news channel in India. Worst reporters , journalist especially Arnab Goswamy a hate mongers, reports false allegations on innocents. He is the worst journalist ever, stop watching to stop yourself from falsehood.

(Grammatical errors in users’ comments are regretted. That’s because we’ve not edited their comments.)


  1. Better to show some b grade movies in this channel.
    I don’t know why i’m getting irritated and loos my peace of mind when i watch this channel. I love all religion, but i hate allegation and creating the news instead of reading the news.

  2. I use to watch the channel in 2013 and 14 a lot. But since the BJP govt came in power (post 2014), the channel has compromised on its quality of content and approaches; I strongly condemn it. I am going to ask my subscriber to remove Times Now.

  3. Amir Khan says: No terrorist is Muslim, no matter how much he says that he is a Muslim….. Similarly, No Anti-Indian is an Indian no matter how much He shouts proving his/her Indianess…

  4. Mr, Arnab Goswami., is no. 1 chncha of BJP. He thinks he knows everything but others are nothing. His two face – one side for BJP for CHAM-CHA-GIRI, others for hate speech. Shame shame for Mr. Arnab Goswami. Your attitude in TV anchor like dictator and prostitute .

  5. A pathetic channel, I always get a headache when watching Arnab Goswami- he is good for shouting though…maybe he should be a cheerleader. His view- everyone else is shit, he alone is right….thats not journalism. I think he is India’s version of Donald Trump.

  6. The worst thing about this Arnab guy is he doesn’t allow anyone to speak. Any of his debate is just like shouting at each other. I don’t know who watches this channel regularly. Very very bad anchoring

  7. Arnab oowami well spoken person In English yet he does not understand what Dr zakir naik tries to say about terrorism. And u should know really know the meaning of JIHAD. And stop spreading fake news though we have gone through most of the Videos of dr zakir naik talking about terrorism and Islam. We all know u may not be having so long time go through his full video since you are a very busy person but as a public and viewers of ur news we expect you to give us the true news. Thanks

  8. Im ashamed of veing born in tge sane country as pathetic, violent totaly biased lying caniving people like arnab are born. he is doing a great disservice to his nation in return of few bucks thrown at him. he is a nees broker for right wing agenda, fullt partial.

  9. Hopeless channel with an indecent anchor. Biased reporting. Giving favourable views to one sided and feminist arguments.Not even C grade, X grade channel.