Anchor mistakes ‘Xi’ for ‘11’, loses job

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:48 pm IST

Published - September 19, 2014 02:07 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping

A newsreader of Doordarshan News has been sacked as she pronounced the name of Chinese President Xi Jinping as “Eleven Jinping” in a bulletin, mistaking “Xi” for the Roman numeral “XI.”

The bulletin went on air at 6.15 a.m. on Wednesday and she was sacked in the afternoon.

She was from the casual panel of newsreaders. They stand in for those on regular service and are paid on a daily basis.

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