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IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/11/2017
While the Hindu, Express, New Indian Express and Hindustan Times had reports on the incident of a scuffle between an Indigo airlines passenger and its staffers, with the latter allegedly thrashing the passenger (the video shows manhandling and dragging rather than thrashing) only the Times of India reported  additionally that the airline sacked the whistleblower--the employee who shot the video-- which is an equally damning part of the story, where the airline's reputation is concerned.                   
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 A Hindu report datelined Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh says a case has been registered  with Huzurabad police on March 17 against five persons for "manipulation, tampering, cheating, and  breach of trust for forcing the television viewers to watch particular channel serials by bribing them in order to increase TRP ratings  of particular channels." The ratings agency BARC had lodged the complaint.                     

Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

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