Watching Rajiv Kumar

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/08/2017
Journalists are having fun digging out Niti Ayog vice chairman appointee Rajiv Kumar's past utterances which contradict each other. This story has examples including one on his views on privatisation of basic services which seem to have changed completely in a week's time. 
                                 
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The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        

Television Post reports that the MSO Hathaway has switched  off the Times Network owned channels from its platform for non-payment of outstanding dues.  Hathaway had apparently been running scrolls informing subscribers about the impending switch-off. Hathaway and Times had signed a one year fixed fee deal which Times Network wanted revisited, though the contract runs till March.                

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