Prannoy Roy writes to PM

IN Media Watch Briefs | 13/02/2018

NDTV.com  has put out  a letter written by Prannoy Roy to PM Modi arguing that BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s  accusations of  US corporations doing money laundering and indulging in "sham transactions" with NDTV, are damaging India's chances of getting FDI, because they have shocked industry leaders around the world. The letter says Swamy has ensured that "the finest US corporations" - GE and NBC - are being accused of offences by India's Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department which,  under US law,  would invite imprisonment  for the heads of these corporations.                  

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Hotstar has put out what it calls its India Watch Report for 2018 which says the country has seen a five times growth in video consumption over the last year, with 96 per cent of all usage being focused on long form video.  Penetration of video consumption in smaller cities with less than 10 lakh population has outstripped that in the large metros. Women in smaller cities are coming online faster than  those in the metros, it adds.                     

The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

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