Chairman of National Innovation Council Sam Pitroda on Tuesday expressed concern about the role being played by media in India as it focusses more on cricket and Bollywood rather than development and nation building.
In a shocking outburst against the media, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde threatened to "crush" the electronic media, alleging a section of it was unnecessarily provoking the Congress party by indulging in "false propaganda" against it.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) vice president and Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, Derek O`Brien, on Friday termed sexual assault case involving Telhelka editor-in-chief editor Tarun Tejpal "as the `Nirbhaya Moment` of the media".
Journalists on Monday boycotted House
proceedings and sat on a dharna outside the Jammu and Kashmir
Assembly complex in protest of Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone`s
comment that the "media was under his control".