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Boredom and Unprofessionalism

Boredom and Unprofessionalism Nireekshak WHEN Parliament is in session, newspapers are rarely short on copy. In fact, any groping for news during a parliamentary session is a sure sign of dullness in Delhi. When this happens during a budget session, as now, the boredom of the reporters comes through in print. Apart from the budget itself and, of course, Bangla Desh, Parliament seems not to have elicited much exciting news copy. One consequence has been that peripheral issues, that otherwise might not have obtained top display, have hit the headlines. The merger talks between the PSP and the SSP is a case in point. It has been made to look like a big thing though the hard news content of the stories failed to merit the bold headline types. However, some editorial comments helped to place the reports in their proper perspective.

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