NIA unearths?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 31/07/2017

TOI had a prominent  story on page 8 in its Delhi edition (july 31) saying the NIA has "unearthed" the Hurriyat's protest calendar. Kashmir journos are amused. They say the agency  could have just read local newspapers instead last year:Resistance issues new protest calendar; calls for Eidgah march on Fridaypublished on August 24 last year, or this one: Hurriyat Issues New Protest Calendar  published on July 30 last year.                                                               

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Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

Aroon Purie, chairman of the India Today Group, announced today that he was handing over charge to his daughter Kalli Purie, who will now become Vice Chairman. All those who report to him will now report to her his letter said, but the Group Editorial Director, publishing, and the CFO would "have a dotted line" reporting to him.                                            
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