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English Release 24-April 2014
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  • Election Commission
  • List of Contesting Candidates for Parliamentry Constituences(for Poll Dates Till 24 th April)
  • Min of Civil Aviation
  • Delhi Airport to Become Zero Diversionary Airport
  • Min of Culture
  • Festival of India in China – Launch of Logo, Release of Posters and Webpage
  • Min of Earth Science
  • IMD Releases Long Range Forecast for the 2014 Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2012
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket decline marginally to US$ 106.81 per bbl on 23.4.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • International Conference on - ‘Emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock’ Inaugurated

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Prime Minister's Office16-November, 2012 11:40 IST
PM's message on National Press Day

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted the members of the Press on the occasion of National Press Day.

In a message, the Prime Minister said,

"A free and fair media has been an essential pillar of our democracy. Since our struggle for freedom, media has been guiding social change, informing readers of their rights and contributing to the nation-building process by spreading awareness.

As a country, we believe in complete independence of the media from external control. It is true that sometimes irresponsible journalism can have serious consequences for social harmony and public order, which the public authorities have an obligation to maintain, but censorship is no answer. It is for the members of the Fourth Estate themselves to collectively ensure that objectivity is promoted and sensationalism is curbed. It is for them to introspect how best they can serve our country and society and advance their well being."

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