MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
A chief minister and his cabinet are sworn in by the Governor of the state, but The Hindu has an entirely a new construct on it. "Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao will attend the function", the paper said, in which case it did not explain who would induct the new team in. By printing a file picture of Sharad Pawar at the Wankhede Stadium, the venue, was it unwittingly implying that he was supervising the arrangements?
The Indian Express reports that the three-member committee which selected the new chairman of Prasar Bharati, A Surya Prakash, included the secretary of the ministry of information and broadcasting. In 2012 the current CEO of the public broadcaster was also selected by a committee which included the I & B secretary. Congress or BJP, nobody is making any pretence of Prasar Bharati's autonomy from the government of the day.
A spot near Hiranandani Gardens in Mumbai where J Dey, an expert on the city's underworld, and Investigations Editor of Mid-Day, was gunned down on June 11, 2011 is to be named after him, according to the minutes of Mumbai Press Club's AGM. " A decision has be .. more>>
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