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World media descends on Agra to cover Indo-Pak summit

14-July-2001
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World media descends on Agra  to cover Indo-Pak summit

Around 500 media personnel from across the world have descended in this heritage city with latest gizmos to cover the historic Vajpayee-Musharraf summit scheduled for Sunday. All the national television networks have set up studios in the hotel, while the state-owned Doordarshan has got advantage point by hiring the banquet office at dewan-e-khas, where the official briefings of the summit would take place.

At Mughal Sheraton, the hotel chosen for media briefings by the ministry of external affairs, there is a rat race among the scribes for rooms.

To meet the demands from media, the ministry of external affairs has set up 50 computer terminals at the media centre with Internet connections. The hotel has got an additional 300 telephone connections besides 30 ISDN lines to facilitate direct telecast by TV channels.

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