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The Maharashtra cabinet's  swearing-in ceremony was widely telecast live, with the BJP providing the feed.  Only some channels intermittently acknowledged that-- 'Courtesy BJP'. Since the Maharashtra Government has said it would pay for the ceremony but the extravaganza would be at BJP's cost, how will the telecast costs be split?   The TV channels are the beneficiaries, they  get their TRPs for free. 
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 c .. more>>
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