Live Post
JD(U) under Nitish decides to become part of NDA, denies split in party
Customs arrests Air India cabin crew for smuggling ganja
Government, RBI in talks to shore up PSU bank capital
Bihar flood toll mounts to 153, 17 districts affected
IndiGo cancels 84 flights over engine issues
Trai gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lakh
Yogi Adityanath targets 'Yuvraj' Rahul Gandhi: 'Will not permit Gorakhpur to become picnic spot'
Shivraj to lead BJP in 2018 election: Amit Shah

Sircar orders probe after historian’s dig at DD’s ‘sloppy production’

MUMBAI: Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar is facing the heat once again. This time the dig came from NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy and historian Pushpesh Pant for sloppy production of a programme titled ‘Kitabnama’.

Debroy tweeted, “Recorded with @PushpeshPant for Kitabnama. DD’s inefficiency remarkable. @jawharsircar please note.”

This was followed by a tweet from Pant: “@bibekdebroy @jawharsircar Shocking! Haven’t ever received such shoddy treatment or sat through such sloppy production in studio. Sabotage?”

“Crew in studio much too casual. Couldn’t care less. Apparently bred [bored] with programme. No professional pride. Kitabnaama n Namita resented?” he said in another tweet.

Sircar, on his part, immediately took note of it and ordered a probe into the matter: “Apologies: we’ll penalise! I have ordered full enquiry!”