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Punjab Kesari on Thursday splashed gory pictures of the victims of a mass murder in Ghaziabad. The pictures of the family of seven that was brutally killed in their house are disturbing to say the least. Time for the Press Council and its otherwise vocal head Justice Katju to take notice.
The Indian media, print, television and social, seem to think nothing much of the Rs 1,400 cr scam of siphoning off public money in building statues and parks during the Mayavati regime, uncovered by the Lok Ayukt, Uttar Pradesh. IPL, with the ball-by-ball coverage of leaked information by police seems to be of far greater consequence. Even in alleged scams, Mayawati is less newsworthy than cricket players, Bollywood stars and bookies. How so?
A reader writes, "TV pe breaking news haaye re mera ghagra haaye," sings Madhuri Dixit (that's the latest item song). How aptly it captures the state of television news today, doesn't it?