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Modi chooses state media to broadcast controlled messages

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interview
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has anointed India's state-backed broadcaster as his media brand of choice, helping shield his government from tough questions and prompting private news outlets to complain that they are being kept out of the loop. Starchy and unpolished, Doordarshan News and All India Radio (AIR) were not the obvious choice for a government t...




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Sushma Swaraj receives standing ovation in London

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Former chief minister Jayalalithaa gets bail in graft case

THE Supreme Court on Friday (October 17) granted bail to a powerful regional politician, imprisoned for amassing millions of rupees in illegal wealth, after her lawyer said she was in poor health.   Jayalalithaa Jayaram, former chief mini More News »
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