Not so easy

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/09/2010
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting may have recommended the removal of the CEO of Prasar Bharati and sent the file to the PM. But the PMO, seen in many circles as the source of B S Lalli’s strength, is not obliging yet. The Hoot learns that the file has been sent back to the Ministry. Instead of being sent on to the President of India who is supposed to ask the Supreme Court to conduct an inquiry, according to the laid down procedure for the removal of the head of an autonomous corporation.
 
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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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