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Bachchan carps
Posted/Updated Monday, Jan 09 21:37:14, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan on his blog: "Why, just the other day I had a message from Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN asking me if I could mention one of his programmes on my site on twitter !!! So . yes .. my numbers are large on Twitter . 1.88 million followers .. largest in India and fourth largest in Asia .. an attractive reach out to prospectives !!! But they are not large to put out your matter. I shall decide what I wish to and what I do not." 


Sitaram Kunte, Mumbai's civic chief's term ends on April 30, four days away, and his successor, Ajay Mehta, another IAS official has been named. Simply because the Mumbai Development Plan ran foul of the citizens and the chief minister for its innumerable errors, did it mean Kunte was removed, as the Mumbai Mirror says on its front page? Some Marathi papers too gave it the same a tinge of controversy.

Internal records of the Indira Gandhi International Airport record under the category “restoration of property” an incident on March 30  when a passenger left an envelope containing cash at a check-in counter by mistake. It disappeared. On his complaint airport security scanned CCTV footage and identified the person who had picked it up.  Then they located him at a boarding gate and “tactfully” questioned him. He produced the packet and the CISF turned the matter over to the local police. The man named is a rather well known TOI sports journalist based in Mumbai. 

The Delhi government has appointed a special officer to oversee the implementation of the Majithia Wage Board for newspaper employees. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia told a delegation of the Majithia Wage Board Implementation Sangarsh Samiti that the Labour department will submit a report into the implementation and enquire into allegations that employees were forced to sign undertakings agreeing to lesser salaries. He also said he would consider their demand for an intervention application in the contempt petitions before the Supreme Court, slated to come up on April 28.

Al Jazeera is the latest channel to be penalised by the Indian government with a short-term broadcasting ban. It has been forced to go off the air till  April 27, for showing an incorrect map of India on different occasions. The offence was cited as being committed in the years 2013 and 2014.

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