Other names on the list of peerages include former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham and newspaper owner Evgeny Lebedev.
Broadcaster says he was 'explaining to our audience the significance' of the story.
In his tweets, Rajan highlighted the examples of Bill Deedes and Boris Johnson as precedents for combining politics and journalism
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As well as a video of the News Corp owner walking hand-in-hand with his wife Jerry Hall. The party was hosted by Evening
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In Russia, where I was born during the Soviet war with Afghanistan, we were taught to unconditionally respect our returning veterans - regardless of whether we agreed ideologically with the reasons they had been sent to war. It's an axiom that has stuck with me ever since.
What do the the following have in common: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Elle McPherson? Yep, they are all 50. Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves? They will be 50 sometime this year. 50+ are getting younger, not older.
London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.
If you've read the London Evening Standard recently, or seen any of the weekend media you can hardly fail to have noticed that this evening sees the launch of London Live, the first 24 hour a day, seven day a week general entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the capital.
The amount of money now washing around Asia and the seemingly unquenchable demand there for ivory, particularly in countries such as Vietnam and China, has caused the price charged on the black market to soar. Indeed in many places ivory is now worth more per ounce than gold. The result has been an almost unprecedented slaughter on the savannahs. Some 100 elephants are being killed per day in Africa, and at present rates of poaching the surviving population in the wild risks being decimated within a decade. Chad had 15,000 elephants. Now it is 400.