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Some of the employees of the Hindi news channel P7 News, which is owned by Pearls Broadcasting Corporation Ltd and is based out of Noida sector 57, went on a strike yesterday, demanding salary for the previous few months. In the evening the channel even broadcast a “breaking news”: “salary vivaad ke chalte P7 News band (P7 News shut due to salary-related issues)”. The employees, according to a Hindi media watch site, have alleged that the director Kesar Singh has been planning to shut the channel and abscond.

A young journalist, Shivam Bhatt, 25, who worked for Zee News was killed and two other journalists were critically injured  in a road accident when they were returning from coverage of the Satlok Ashram incident at Hisar. The accident occurred near Kultana village of Kaithal in the early hours of November 20 morning.

The Delhi High Court ruled on November 17 that 272 workers of the Hindustan Times be reinstated with back wages for the past nine years. Justice Suresh Kait has termed their retrenchment arbitrary, and upheld the earlier judgement of the Industrial Tribunal  on January 23, 2012 which had ordered  reinstatement of the workers. The latest judgement clarifies that this must be done with back wages.

Tehelka Managing Editor Mathew Samuel is still on bail, contrary to several news reports that he was arrested and his bail was cancelled in a case charging him with violating the Official Secrets Act. Samuel had done a story on the Tehelka website in 2000 about Dutch NGOs funding insurgency groups in the North-East. Samuel said his bail was cancelled on Nov 10 as he failed to appear since he had a medical problem but he managed to get bail again by evening the same day. His case comes up on Nov 21.  
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