19 September, 2020

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2018-05-25T18:40:28+05:30

The Flush Estate

Media circles are abuzz with speculation that a pioneering news portal, which is backed by a powerful corporate group, will soon launch a newspaper. According to the grapevine, the plan is to start off the newspaper as a weekly, which may become a daily once it picks up momentum. Since the group is flush with funds, it is not averse to taking the risk of coming out with a newspaper that will have to compete with so many others in the market. We hear that a low-profile—but somewhat of a maverick—editor of a daily paper has been offered the job of bringing out the latest on the news racks.


Kingmaker’s Gambit

After H.D. Kumaraswamy was offered the Karnataka CM’s post with just 37 out of 224 seats, another regional leader hopes to emulate the feat. Ajit Jogi, former CM of Chhattisgarh—which goes to the polls later this year—is believed to be working on a strategy to become kingmaker. Sources tell Outlook that Jogi, who founded the Chhattisgarh Janata Congress...

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