Zodiac signs and rape

BY SN| IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/11/2014

TV9 telecast a Kannada astrology programme last Tuesday of predictions on rape, according to your zodiac sign. If it is Virgo, the probability is the girl will be raped between the ages of 14 and 20 and below the stairs in her own home. If you are a Capricon there is a possibility of your being raped by your mother or father or colleague. The solution is a mantra which appears on the screen. Write it on paper in red letters and keep it with you to recite when in danger of being raped. The same TV9 we shed tears for recently when it was forced off the air by a minister in the Karnataka state government.

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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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