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Hindustan: Mrinal resigns, Shashi joins

In one of the major developments of saturday Hindi print media was shaken whose after effects will be seen in coming months. While one of the most reverred editors of Hindi print media space Mrinal Pandey resigned from tbe post of editor of Hindustan. Shashishekhar has resigned from Amar Ujala and will be joining Hindustan on September 1. The industry is shaken with this development. Hindustan which is on a major expansion drive in the Hindi heartland is sure to witness few more exits. On the other hand Amar Ujala may also see some of the people moving to other destinations probably Hindustan.

Patrika launches Ujjain edition, Bhatt takes charge

Rajasthan Patrika group has launched its third edition from Madhya Pradesh. Patrika has finally set its foot on the land of Mahakaal ie Ujjain next in line is Jabalpur. Siddharth Bhatt has taken over as editorial incharge of Ujjain.

Hindustan to launch Bareli edition on September 1

Hindustan will launch its Bareli edition on September 1 thus extending its reach to Rohilkhand region of UP and Kumayun of Uttarakhand. Anil Bhaskar is going to be the Resident Editor of the said edition who was earlier with Rashtriya Sahara.
On the other hand Dainik Bhaskar is all set to relaunch its Delhi edition. Some senior hands from other media organisations have joined the group.

Publication of DLA AM suspended

Agra based group DLA has suspended the publication of its English daily DLA AM. Sources in the know say that it is only for the time being and very soon it may be launched in a new avataar. The fate of the employees is still undeciede however some of them may be adjusted into sister publications.

Bhaskar launches full fledged Pali edition

Dainik Bhaskar has launched full fledged Pali edition. Till now only city supplement was being published from there. Pali edition will cater to the needs of three districts of Rajasthan ie., Pali, Sirohi and Jalore. Rival Rajasthan Patrika is already having a full fledged edition from there. Recently Bhaskar has launched its tabloid DB Star's third and first edition in Rajasthan from Jodhpur.

Dispute takes ugly turn at VOI

The dispute between News Channel Voice of India's CEO Amit Sinha and Madhur Mittal has taken an ugly turn. There are reports of police force being deployed outside channel's office after employees reporting for night duty were manhandled by outsiders.

Recruitment for Hindustan's Gorakhpur edition to begin from September

Sources in the Hindustan say recruitment for its proposed Gorakhpur edition will begin in the month of September. Thus paving the way for many more faces changing their loyalty from one group to another in search of a better opportunity.
Bareli edition of the newspaper will be launched somewhere in between September 15 to first week of October. while launch of seperate Ghaziabad edition has been put on hold as the newspaper is in search of space for its proposed unit.

DB Star launched from Jodhpur

DB Star tabloid from Dainik Bhaskar has entered Rajasthan. After Bhopal its second edition has been launched from Jodhpur. At present it is being circulated free of cost with Dainik Bhaskar. With the launch of DB Star a new price war has begun among the market leaders. Bhaskar and Rajasthan Patrika both have brought down the cover price of city edition to Rs 1.75.

Pramod to join as DNE Hindustan Bareli

Pramod is quitting Amar Ujala Dehradun to join Hindustans' soon to be launched Bareli edition as DNE upcountry.

Another edition of Compact in pipeline

Amar Ujala is said to be planning launch of its tabloid newspaper Compact from Gorakhpur in next 5-6 months. Preparations are said to be underway. Dainik Jagran is also looking at expanding presence of its tabloid i-next to NCR.

DB Star to be launched from Jodhpur

Sources in the Dainik Bhaskar say that the group is planning to lanch its tabloid DB Star from Jodhpur. It is already being published from Bhopal. Rajasthan head Navneet Gurjar and one of the key persons of the DB Star is said to be camping in Jodhpur. The city is one of the proposed sites for IIT Rajasthan and the home district of State CM Ashok Gehlot.

Ravi prakash quits i next

Ravi Prakash editor i-next, Ranchi has put down his papers. He is expected to join Prabhat Khabar as Resident Editor Kolkata. Three more people have quit i-next. Ashish Pandey and Pradeep Kumar have resigned from central desk, Kanpur and have joined Amar Ujala Bareli and Hindustan LKO respectively. Ashok Mishra has also quit from i-next Lucknow and joined Amar Ujala Bareli.

Kandwal promoted transferred to Dehradun

Sanjeev Kandwal, Senior reporter, i-next Meerut has been promoted as Chief Reporter. He will join Dehradun edition of the newspaper within a day or two.