Unreported NGT ruling

IN Media Watch Briefs | 15/01/2016

On January 8, 2016 the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal upheld the appeal of fishermen in Gujarat against the environment clearance   given by the MOEF to the expansion plans of the  Adani-Hajira Port Pvt. Ltd.  It held the EC illegal and set it aside. The NGT said mangrove forests had been destroyed  and   the planned port activities would hinder access to seawater for the traditional fishermen of village Hajira. It fined AHPPL and a sister company Rs 25 crore. No news organization seems to have found this worth reporting so far.

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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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