Tireless AIR

IN Media Watch Briefs | 21/11/2017

All India Radio, unsurprisingly, is a tireless promoter of the PM's Mann ki Baat.  At this year's India International Trade Fair AIR has a stall on the theme of MKB, which is a big tourist draw, we are told by DD News. People are queuing up at the stall to drop their suggestions for the forthcoming edition of Mann Ki Baat, in a large box placed at the stall to collect letters addressed to Prime Minister.  This PMO certainly knows how to deploy the public broadcaster.               

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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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