A Salman Khan free for all

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/04/2018
A news event ends up becoming a news peg for all kinds of stories. So whereas at one end of the spectrum an Indian Express report looked at the status of the blackbuck  after it was put on the endangered list on par with the tiger,  TV channels went to town with stories on Salman Khan's love life (India Today April 6), his leading ladies, what he ate in jail, alone, and of course the stars who came to visit.           
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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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