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Row over 'omission' of parts of Modi interview to DD News

New Delhi: A row erupted today over reports that Doordarshan had “censored” Narendra Modi's interview, with BJP alleging that it was due to government “pressure” even as the public broadcaster insisted that there was no

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Updated on: May 01, 2014 21:38 IST
Insisting that there was no attempt to downplay the interview, DD said that “important portions of the interview were used in all the important bulletins of DD News also....It was given wide pre-telecast publicity and (the interview) was repeated the next day.”

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that his ministry does not interfere in Doordarshan's news agenda as it has an “arm's length relationship with Prasar Bharati, which is an autonomous broadcaster by an act of Parliament.”