Purnima Mishra and Saurabh Shukla best anchor, reporter
On Wednesday, the coverage of the terror attack on the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran was the most covered story. Purnima Mishra of Zee News and Saurabh shukla of India TV were selected best anchor and reporter of the day. AajTak was the fastest channel in breaking news.
MOST COVERED STORY
There was a terrorist attack at Iranian Parliament and mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday. ISIS has taken responsibility of the attack. An explosion was reported from the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini where one gardener was killed and several others injured. A suicide bomber entered the mausoleum and set off the bombs near the grave of the leader. ISNA reported that attackers, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, entered the parliament premises where security personnel secured the main hall where proceedings continued. This news was covered by most channels. Hence it was selected as most covered story of the day.
BEST ANCHOR OF THE DAY
Purnima Mishra of Zee News began her bulletin with news on the ongoing farmers’ strike in Madhya Pradesh. She told the viewers that on Wednesday farmers continued their stir for the seventh day. Anchor informed that six farmers were killed in police firing yesterday in Mandsaur. Now the farmers were holding demonstration with along with dead bodies of victims of the police high handedness. Now they are demanding that the last rites will not be performed until Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan comes to the scene. Some of the protesters have physically attacked the visiting District Magistrate. The anchor was confident in explaining the issue using simple language. Hence she was marked as best anchor of the day.
BEST REPORTER OF THE DAY
Saurabh Shukla of India TV covered a story about the unexpected non-seasonal discount being offered by electronic gadget dealers. The reporter informed viewers that most traders were trying to clear their stock before GST is implemented on July 1. Being non-festival season, this is unprecedented opportunity to buy electronic items at attractive prices. The reporter spoke with several buyers in the market. The reporter’s confidence and professional handling of the issue was remarkable. His language and description of the story was excellent. Hence Saurabh was selected as best reporter of the day.
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RBI announced new credit policy. No change in repo rate. RBI says GST will not affect inflation; claims decrease in Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) from 20.5 to 20 percent will affect interest rate.
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Sitaram Yechury assaulted by intruders in CPM office. Two were alleged for the assault. Sloganeering at CPM office
|AAJ TAK||NEWS 18 INDIA|
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Polling for presidential elections to be held on July 17, counting on July 20, 12 states under BJP rule while 15 states under NDA government.
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