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TV's 'Breaking news' culture should end: Kerala speaker
The growing "Breaking News" culture in the broadcast media should end as it is impacting the society, Kerala assembly Speaker N. Sakthan said on Thursday.
 
"I wish to find out if there can be any law that is there or can be brought to rein in this sort of 'Breaking News' culture, which has now crossed all limits," Sakthan said.
 
The issue was first raised by state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala in the assembly. 
 
"...TV news channels are coming out with statements made by accused in numerous cases and then these are aired as breaking news. This is atrocious because this affects political leaders, ministers and those who hold high offices," Chennithala said.
 
He was responding to the latest allegation of sleaze that came out on Wednesday when Biju Radhakrishnan, the prime accused in the solar scam case, testified before the judicial commission that he had with him video evidence of Saritha Nair, the second accused in the solar scam, in compromising position with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and two other state ministers.
 
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MG Warrier

1 year ago

With reference to Kerala HM's observation that ""...TV news channels are coming out with statements made by accused in numerous cases and then these are aired as breaking news. This is atrocious because this affects political leaders, ministers and those who hold high offices," quoted here, I would like to request him and those having the same views to revisit Kautilya's ARTHASHAASTRA to know how an administrator should clean his image. Even if the 'breaking news' in TV Channels-some of them- qualify for being categorised as 'GOSSIPS', let us remember, THERE IS NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE!

Justice Thakur sworn-in as Chief Justice of India
 Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was on Thursday sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee administered him the oath of the office.
 
Thakur, who has a tenure of 13 months, succeeds Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, who demitted office on December 2. Chief Justice Thakur is slated to retire on January 3, 2017.
 
The swearing =-in ceremony was attended by Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of main opposition party Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad among others. 
 
The swearing-in ceremony was also attended by former Supreme Court chief justices Justice A.M. Ahmadi, Justice A.S. Anand, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice S.H. Kapadia, and Justice R.M. Lodha.
 
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Rains, floods kill 269 in Tamil Nadu, 54 in Andhra
 The heaviest rains in Tamil Nadu in over a century and floods have claimed 269 lives, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, describing the situation as "alarming".
 
The minister also told the Lok Sabha that 54 people had been killed in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and two in Puducherry.
 
"There are no two opinions that the situation in Tamil Nadu is alarming. It is not an exaggeration to say that Chennai has turned into an island," Singh said.
 
Singh said all highways leading to Chennai were closed for the past two days.
 
Chennai, he said, had received torrential rains, and the meteorological department has predicted more rains in the next two-three days.
 
Singh said 30 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and seven columns of the army were engaged in relief and rescue work. The navy had also deployed boats and divers.
 
He said the central government would provide all necessary assistance sought by the Tamil Nadu government. 
 
Singh said the Tamil Nadu government had demanded Rs.8,480.93 crore for flood destruction and Rs.940 crore had been released as immediate relief.
 
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