Archive for July 9th, 2012

PM’s ex-media advisor robbed again and again

9 July 2012

The postman always rings twice? Harish Khare, the former Hindu chief of bureau in Delhi who became prime minister Manmohan Singh‘s media advisor, has been robbed. Again.

Image: courtesy The Times of India

Also read: How well is Harish Khare advising the prime minister?

Because when dog bites dog, it’s news—I

Because when dog bites dog, it’s news—II

Never believe anything until it’s officially denied

The minister, the prime minister and the advisor

ET: a story and a clarification in age of PC

9 July 2012

So, how seriously does the Union home minister P. Chidambaram take what the (English) media writes about him?

Very seriously, it seems.

A clarification appearing in The Economic Times provides some evidence:

“A story on the recent Chhattisgarh encounter, ‘No probe into encounter: home secy’ (ET, July 3), said: ‘Last week home minister P. Chidambaram while interacting with the media in the national capital, had patted himself on the back for the encounter.’

“These words were not actually used by the minister. Any offence caused by the use of figurative phrase is regretted.”

For the record, the said encounter which was initially seen as a major victory against, now stands exposed with the majority of the victims turning out to be innocent villagers, many of them below their teens.

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