Around 2.40 pm, Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Screenshots of four English news channels (NDTV, CNN-IBN, Times Now, News X) and four Telugu news channels (Saakshi, TV9, TV5, Gemini News), around 2.40 pm on the day the Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy‘s helicopter went missing.

Saakshi owned by Reddy’s son, Jagan Mohan Reddy, now a member of Parliament, and Gemini were the only ones proclaiming YSR safe, while among the English channels, NewsX claimed the chopper carrying the CM had been found.

The top-23 Google searches at 6.10 pm were all related to the news of the missing mukhya mantri.

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