Fulsome question

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/03/2018

Why are the questions asked by journalists muted in telecasts of Amit Shah's press conferences? Don't viewers need to hear them? One such gem that could be heard at his press meet after the NE results, where the BJP party president was beaming all the way,  was:  ``Kya ab BJP ka sunehri daur aa gaya hai?" (Has the BJP's golden period arrived?) This was from Himanshu Mishra. With questions like these, why does Dear Leader shy away from press conferences?                      

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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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