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The reams of leaked WhatsApp messages purporting to be between Republic TV Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and the former chief executive officer of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc), Partho Dasgupta, have raised serious questions about the dynamics of the relationship between the government and the four-year-old news channel. The exchanges, said to be part of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Mumbai police against Barc and Mr Goswami’s channels over the manipulation of television rating points (TRPs), transcend the revelations of a close relation.....

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