Three-pronged attack says NDTV

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/07/2017

An NDTV statement on its website today says that the last 24 hours have seen new attacks on the company from the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate. These follow a demand from the IT department to pay Rs 429 crore in tax immediately.  It claims that the CBI has sent NDTV a letter demanding documents from NDTV and its subsidiaries for an unspecified period, despite NDTV having supplied more than 500 pages of documents only two weeks ago, and separately the Enforcement Directorate informed the Bombay High Court yesterday that it is investigating NDTV for violations under PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), though NDTV itself  has never been informed of any such charge.              

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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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