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MediaMove1Good wishes to Shine Jacob for joining Business Standard as Assistant Editor. He was previously associated with HT Mint as Staff Writer, Business Standard as Principal Correspondent, The Times of India, and Indian Television. Shine also had a brief stint as a Freelance Writer in 2015. He received the ‘Best Journalist Award for Business Reporting’ in the fourth edition of the Journalism Awards for his report titled ‘Typewriters about to become a page in history’ in Business Standard. Connect with this Kerala based journalist @shinejac.

capture» Congratulations to Hector Kenneth Kumar for joining News X as Managing Editor. His role will entail managing day-to-day newsroom operations and strengthening the news-gathering process. His previous stints were with Times Now as Vice President & Editor – News & Operations, and IMG as Senior Producer. He was a core team member of the Times Now launch team. New Delhi based Hector can be reached @hk_356.

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MediaMove1Former Staff Correspondent at Business Standard, Deepak Patel now joins The Indian Express as a Senior Correspondent. In his previous stint with Business Standard, he covered a large range of topics related to Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Commission of India, Ministry of Steel and Mines, Pharma & Healthcare. Connect with this Delhi based Journalist @_deepak_patel. » Taniya Roy embarks on a new journey with Inc42 Media as Correspondent. She was previously associated with Ping Network as Assistant Producer, and Bloomberg TV India as Assistant Producer. Before joining Bloomberg TV India, she worked with Ping Network as Trainee Sub-Editor and did her internship with the Press & Information Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi. New Delhi based music buff and avid traveller can be reached @Taniya_21.

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MediaMoves-Image26.7Managing Editor at Business Standard, Shyamal Majumdar gets promoted to Editor. He will start his new role responsibilities from August first week. He has been associated with Business Standard since 2000 as Resident Editor and later as Executive Editor. New Delhi based Shyamal can be reached @ShyamalMajumdar. » After a two decade long association with Business Standard, A K Bhattacharya (Ashok Bhattacharya), Editor-in-Chief will be retiring at the end of this month. He will continue to be associated with the organization as an Editorial Director on a part-time basis, with effect from August 2, 2016. He has also worked as a Group Managing Editor and Managing Editor at Business Standard. He was previously associated with The Pioneer, The Economic Times, The Financial Express, and The Indian Express at the start of his media career. New Delhi based veteran journalist can be reached @AshokAkaybee. » Former Staff Reporter at Business Insider India, Usha Rani Das now joins India Legal as Staff Writer. In her previous stint with Business India, she covered a large range of topics such as Aviation, Digital India, Make in India, Smart cities, Real Estate, Telecom, E-commerce, Start-ups, Defence, Health, and Technology. She also did her internship with Youth Ki Awaaz in 2013.

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MediaMove1Moulishree Srivastava starts her new innings with Business Standard as Principal Correspondent. She covers information technology and telecom sector and tracks technology and telecommunication companies, emerging technology trends, innovative technology start-ups, and cyber security. She was earlier with HT Mint as Staff Writer, and also did her internship with HT Mint in 2011. Connect with this Mumbaikar @moulishree_jps.
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» National Writer at HT Mint, Mihir Dalal gets promoted to Lead – Start-up Team. He previously worked with Reuters News as Correspondent and CNBC TV-18 as Assistant Producer. Bangalore based Mihir can be reached @MihirDTweets.

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MediaWatch-Image7.6Karnataka MLA Ashok Kheny was on the receiving end of Arnab Goswami’s wrath on public television recently. Arnab called up Kheny to take him to task for using “disgraceful language” with Times Now Mumbai Bureau Chief, Meghna Prasad. He also demanded a public apology from the MLA. Both Goswami and Prasad received much needed appreciation from Twitterati. » A new daily to hit the stands in India’s newest state next month. The second newspaper from Telangana Publications, after Namasthe Telangana, is an English daily called Telangana Today. Former Associate Managing Editor of The Hindu, K Srinivas Reddy has been roped in as Editor. » Business Standard introduces digital subscriptions and a partnership with Wall Street Journal. The opinion section and premium features of Business-Standard.com, including stock tips and industry newsletters, will now be available to subscribers for Rs. 149 per month. The WSJ.com add-on subscription is prized at Rs. 299 per month. Users can login with the same credentials on both websites. » ABC to commence measurement of digital media properties from Q3 2016. The metrics, an outcome of a solution by Neilsen, will measure online text content and include reach, frequency and demographics. The ABC also said that the digital segment “is witnessing the highest year-on-year growth of nearly 30%”. » Read an account on how the largest democracy in the world is turning into the worst place for working scribes.

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MoversShakers-Image19.4.16Former Senior Assistant Editor at The Hindu, Balachandar Gangadharan makes a move to The Hindu Business Line. He will continue to write on automobiles, auto components, mining and construction equipment, renewable energy, BFSI, IT, and SMEs. He had his previous spells at Financial Chronicle as Assistant Editor, Business Standard as Principal Correspondent, Press Trust of India as Business Correspondent, and Industrial Economist as Business Correspondent-cum-Senior Sub Editor. Chennai based avid traveler can be reached @gbctwit. » Congratulations to Charu Narula for joining The Times of India as Senior Correspondent-cum-Senior Copy Editor. She was earlier associated with The Asian Age as Correspondent and Mail Today as Intern. New Delhi based Charu tweets @charu_narula. » Meenakshi Thakur joins Business Standard as Senior Sub Editor. She previously worked with Financial Chronicle as Sub Editor and Millennium Post as Sub Editor. Connect with this Delhiite @THAK2012.

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MediaMove3Rashmi Chouhan starts her new innings with The Times of India, Mumbai as Senior Copy Editor. Her previous stints were with the New Delhi edition of The Times of India as Senior Copy Editor, India Today as Chief Copy Editor, Deccan Chronicle as Sub Editor, and CONCEPT Society as Development Report Writer.
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» Arun Natesh quits Business Standard as Marketing Head. He was associated with Business Standard India since 2006. He was previously working with Reliance Industries Ltd. as Senior Manager – Marketing and Tata Teleservices as Marketing Manager. Natesh has won Best Young Manager of the Year Award  by AIMA and Best Young Manager of the Year Award by Reliance Industries Ltd. Mumbai based Arun can be reached @arunnatesh.