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Chennai Doordarshan official linked with PM Modi's IIT telecast suspended

Modi addressed the India Singapore Hackathon 2019 and the 56th Convocation of IIT, Madras, on Monday

PTI Chennai Published 02.10.19, 12:48 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on Monday PTI

An assistant director of national broadcaster Doordarshan in Chennai has been suspended following 'disciplinary proceedings' against her.

The official order by Prasar Bharati dated October 1 in this connection did not specify any reason but only said R. Vasumathi, assistant director (programme), Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, has been placed under suspension under relevant rules with 'immediate effect.'

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Sources in the know said the issue pertains to Doordarshan's coverage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Chennai visit on Monday.

The Prime Minister had addressed the India Singapore Hackathon 2019 and the 56th Convocation of IIT, Madras. He had also given away prizes to the winners of the Hackathon.

Modi had earlier addressed BJP workers at a party-organised felicitation for him at the airport on his arrival.

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