Anchors and their obsessions

IN Media Watch Briefs | 19/05/2016

On NDTV India Ravish Kumar was pursuing his theory  about the BJP's victory in Assam having its roots in the  RSS's pre-independence entry into that region and its presence there since then. On Zee News Sudhir Chaudhary was doing a soliloquy on the decline of the Congress. He first compared it to the extinct dodo and then suggested it was headed the same way. On India TV Rajat Sharma was giving BJP minister Mahesh Sharma a platform to talk about the BJP's splendid performance. Then he told us how the WB and TN outcomes would also benefit Narendra Modi because they keep the Congress at bay. 

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Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

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