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How ‘Eleven Jinping’ cost a DD newsreader her job

The casual newsreader mistook ‘Xi’ in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name to be the Roman letter for 11.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: September 19, 2014 5:47:48 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI photo)

An embarrassing faux pas has proved costly for a Doordarshan newsreader. This casual newsreader mistook ‘Xi’ in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name to be the Roman letter for 11 and read the name as Eleven Jinping.

The newsreader has been removed. The mistake happened during a late night bulletin which is generally read by casual newsreaders since the regulars do not prefer to work at that time.

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