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IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/12/2017
Young inheritors are running empires in several Indian media groups, but contributing to the journalistic side is  less common. Times of India proprietor Samir Jain's daughter Trishla Jain does write a regular lifestyle blog for the paper called 'Begin Within'.  But a four-column piece published on Dec 3 in the Sunday Times   stood out for talking about "being present" or "writing a blank cheque in honour of the present moment" and suchlike across four columns on top of the Nation page, surrounded by rather harder news.                            
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UNI reports that Assam finance and health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABPNews, seeking Rs 100 crore in damages. The channel had reported that income tax raids on a Delhi 'middleman' called Anuj Poddar had found a  link between him and the minister. Sarma tweeted that he was outraged that he was being linked to a man he had never known or met in his life.                   

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.                   

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