West Bengal govt to have own newspaper, TV channel
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Kolkata, Apr 21: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced her government would have its own newspaper and a television channel to "properly highlight" its work.
The newspaper, to be named 'Dainik Paschimbanga', would use the press of defunct Bengali daily Basumati, once a premier newspaper in the state, Banerjee told reporters here.
The TV channel, to be named 'Paschimbanga', would be located at Roopkala Kendra which has infrastructure for production of documentaries on development issues of different government departments.
"This (Roopkala Kendra) will be revived for highlighting the performance of various government departments," she said.
The announcement of the government having its own newspaper and a TV channel came following sharp criticism of Mamata-led government on various issues by a section of the print and electronic media.
Earlier, speaking at a WBCS officers' convention here, she said "government work is not being highlighted properly. We need our own news channel and paper to inform the people."
She said the media was more focused on "negative" news about the government and did not highlight the good work done.
She said a booklet on a year's performance of the government would be released by the state.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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