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Arun Singhania, Nepalese media Baron, shot dead on 1 March
March 3, 2010 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Arun Singhania, a controversial media baron operating a daily newspaper and chairman of a radio station in Janakpur, Nepal was shot dead 1 March by unidentified gunmen on two motorcycles. The Terai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha and the Terai Janatantrik Party-Madhes reportedly phoned news outlets in the area taking responsibility for orchestrated Singhania's murder.
posted by Tlery (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
reportedly phoned news outlets in the area taking responsibility for orchestrated Singhania's murder.

Ironic. The dead media baron had the scoop.

Less than a month after a controversial media magnate was gunned down in daylight in the best-protected area of the capital, a media tycoon of Indian origin was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Nepal’s restive southern plains adjoining the border with India.

I assume the controversial media "magnate" was not of Indian origin and the media "baron" was. (magnate = benevolent, baron = evil?) Or maybe the magnate wore a blue bandana and the baron (as befitting) red?
posted by three blind mice at 7:17 PM on March 3, 2010


Terai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha

This reminds me of when my grandma tried ordering off the menu once...at starbucks
posted by circular at 7:25 PM on March 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


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I am amazed at how dangerous it is for journalists in much of the world. It demonstrates the power of the press to place fear into those that would hide the truth.
posted by Edward L at 8:59 PM on March 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I had no idea any of this was going on in Nepal. A Maoist party took power there in 2008, and the "Terai" group is an offshoot of that party proclaiming an independent state called Terai. A lot of these new revolutionaries were apparently trained by retired Gurkhas, too, which is an interesting angle.
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:13 AM on March 4, 2010


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