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Smrit’s Homily To Caged DD And AIR

The pugnacious Information and Broadcasting minister, Smriti Irani, has asked the public broadcaster Doordarshan to ‘improve’ its contents to be competitive. She needs to understand that before producing more watchable programmes, DD has to be given genuine freedom—autonomy that actually it is supposed to enjoy under the Prasar Bharati Act. As a ‘caged bird’ of the government, neither DD nor All India Radio, AIR, can successfully face any competition. And let us not be delusional about the ‘autonomy’ of the two public broadcasters despite the PB Act.

Smriti Irani - Information and Broadcasting Minister
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China prepares ground for Xi to stay in power indefinitely

In an unprecedented move, China's ruling Communist Party prepared the ground for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely after the end of his second term in 2022 as it proposed to remove presidential term limits from the party's Constitution.

President Xi Jinping
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