Channels varied widely in air time given to same story, ranging from 5 minutes to 44 minutes, or 1 minute plus to 37 minutes plus for a single story.
Some news channels instantly went to war. The news crawler on Aaj Tak said,"Declare Pakistan a terror state." Few aspired to objectivity.
A monitoring of advertisements appearing on news channels shows that adhering to the TRAI's 12 minutes per hour limit will be tough for the Hindi news channels.
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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