DD Bharati's bad habits

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/10/2017

The public broadcaster has been guilty of recording and telecasting a live concert of  Shubha Mudgal without  permission and the furious singer has written to DD, copy to I and B Minister Smriti Irani. This was four days ago, no news yet as to what the minister had to say. She was performing at the Bhakti Sangeet Utsav in Delhi. She was accompanied by her husband Dr Aneesh Pradhan on the tabla, whose name DD  managed to misspell, and a tanpura player Pavithra Chari who according to Mudgal "remained unnamed and unacknowledged." Charming.This was on DD Bharati, and it has apparently happened before.                                         

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Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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.                     

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