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The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to "put on hold" the order to impose a one day ban on the Hindi chan
After NDTV India, the Government has ordered that an Assam-based news channel be tak
Denouncing references to the Emergency in the context of the one-day ban on NDTV India channel, Information and B
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticized the central government for putting a one day ban on a Hindi ne
Broadcasters today asked the government to withdraw its show cause notices to three TV channels for their coverage related
Sebi today imposed a penalty of Rs 2 crore on New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) for delayed disclosures to the stock exchan
Sunil Gavaskar today welcomed the return of Harbhajan Singh to the Indian cricket team after more than two years, saying t
Dr Prannoy Roy, the executive co-chairman of NDTV, was conferred the RedInk Award for lifetime achievement at a fun
After twenty years of working with NDTV, senior journalist Barkha Dutt is set to change her association with the
Facing persistent calls for interest rate cuts from the government and the industry, Governor Raghuram Rajan today said RB
Congress 166, BJP 132, Left 32
Arun Nehru is predicting both BJP and Congress will maintain and perhaps improve upon their 2004 Lok Sabha numbers:
Graphic Courtesy Deccan Chronicle. More here
The NDTV predictions after the third and second phase incidentally stand as follows:
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When Rajiv Gandhi's government cravenly gave in to Khushwant Singh's advice and cynically banned Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, one of the (certainly unintended) consequences -- was that it ensured huge publicity and sale of the book that would otherwise never have been possible.
Something like that is what a TV channel/anchor -- and presumably, their legal team -- seem to have managed to do by getting a blogger to not only withdraw a blog post [though it is still available in Google cache -- scroll down or just search for ‘Shoddy Journalism’ on your browser] but also issue an unconditional apology.
OK, it's not a great analogy -- there is no fatwa, no death-threat and, hell, no copies to sell either -- and, please, no, I do not think that Salman Rushdie should be thankful to the RG government either -- but you get the picture.
This is about all I am capable of at this late hour in this sleep-deprived state, after a particularly tiring day.
1. Looking around, I see there is, understandably, a storm of outrage out there in the blogosphere. A quick search shows that the bloggers seem to be concentrating on the broad point that the withdrawn blog entry was quoting some excerpts from Wikipedia but, as Prem Panicker poi