Journalists attacked in Assam

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/11/2015

Assam Tribune reports that  two miscreants attacked four journalists belonging to different media houses when they went to cover news at 9 Mile, Baridua. The journalists had gone to 9 Mile after being tipped-off about illegal sale of Marijuana in the locality. Sylbester Majaw of T7 news channel of Meghalaya was severely assaulted. An FIR has been filed in Khanapara Police Station.

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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.                     

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