ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Here s Samachar

Here's Samachar Nireekshak SAMACHAR, India's sole news agency, supposedly private (created as it was through a Voluntary' merger of four existing outfits) has totted up a staggering loss of Rs 97 lakhs for its first year. The tax-payer will have to underwrite the luxury directly or indirectly, for the agency's revenue base hardly warrants its unproductive financial commitments. It has been, for instance, sending every day 200 to 250 words of 'news' to some 20 news agencies of non-aligned countries, spending over Rs 2 lakhs a month. The credibility of Samachar being near zero even at home, it is hardly surprising that those who get its capsule service, unsolicited and gratis, do not touch it. Samachar has given itself other ego trips too, fancying itself the focal point of the non- aligned newspool and the proposed non-aligned news agency, when it is hardly in a position to play any international role.

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