Stolen story

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/02/2010

The Financial Chronicle complained late last month that its scoop on a Air India-Indian Airlines demerger was ripped off point by point by the Times of India and carried as TOI’s own bylined story two days later. It also listed other plagiarised points in TOI’s story.The only original point, said FC, was the TOI carrying the minister’s denial of the story. We stand by our story, it added.


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