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Akbar denies joining India News TV channel

NEW DELHI: Eminent journalist MJ Akbar today denied that he had taken up an assignment for a television channel to develop new channels for them in Bihar and Jharkhand.


Akbar told indiantelevision.com that he was surprised at the report and it had angered him since it sent the wrong message about him.


The reports had said Akbar had taken the responsibility of launching of a new channel of India News in Bihar and Jharkhand in the position of Editor-in-Chief.
  
     
  He said the owner of the channel, Kartikeya Sharma, had sought some advice which he had given as he has been a friend of Kartikeya’s father, former Union Minister Vinod Sharma.


Akbar added that he was fully involved with his newspaper ‘Sunday Guardian’ which he had launched early in the year. "I have a financial stake in that newspaper and cannot give it up for something else," he reacted.


The Sunday Guardian is published by Akbar’s MJP Media. The paper is also available in London under the name ‘India on Sunday’.

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