One more in coal list

IN Media Watch Briefs | 06/09/2012

Congress MP Vijay Darda, whose family owns Lokmat, is not the only newspaper owner in the list of those allocated coal blocks.  The CAG report also lists for Chhattisgarh the company called DB Power whose owners are also proprietors of Dainik Bhaskar and other publications. Media reporting has centred on the political links of Mr Darda, media owners  are not in focus.

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