This conversation between the operations head of news channel NewsX and Niira Radia shows how she virtually controls and funds the channel.
Niira Radia: Ya?
Jehangir Pocha: Hi. Listen, we have a big problem here.
JP: Our salaries are due but money has not come in yet.
NR: Salaries are...when are they due?
JP: Due on first, na?
NR: Haan...toh aa jayega first ko.
JP: First is Monday.
NR: Haan, toh tumhe Monday release karna hai na, payments ko? I don’t know how much Rajeev has asked. Maine budget to bhej diya.
JP: Listen to me, na. Today is Friday. Even if it comes (on Monday) we have to issue our own money and cheques.