The BJP, the RSS and the security establishment have been equally, if not more, successful in mobilizing both the mainstream as well as social media for counter-insurgency, including to malign anyone critical of the government.
The prime minister's wish is All India Radio's command. It has started a daily programme called #Sandesh2Soldiers on FM Rainbow and FM Gold channels, to be aired twice daily till October 30.The public broadcaster's statement says that it is responding to "Prime Narendra Modi's clarion call to send Diwali greetings to the soldiers and make them realise how important bhartiya jawans are for us."
Oh dear. Apparently those of us who believed theHindustan Times story about Arnab Goswami of Times Now being given Y category security cover because of perceived threats to him from Pakistan-based terrorists, were wrong. Newsminute.com says the anchor labelled the report as "bizarre and beyond ridiculous" and "sources in Times Now" told The News Minute that no security was either asked or by Goswami or offered by the government. The HT story was based on an anonymous home ministry source. Indian Express also had the story the next day, attributing it to HT!