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Moneycontrol appoints Shiladitya Pandit as principal correspondent

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Shiladitya Pandit has recently assumed the role of principal correspondent at He will be focusing on comprehensive coverage of real estate, steel, and  cement industries.   "Thrilled to inform folks out here that I am joining as a principal correspondent, where I will be covering real estate, as well as steel and cement. Any views, leads, tips, announcements, or if you just want to say hello; send me an email at Looking forward to your support,” Shiladitya posted on LinkedIn.  With over seven years of experience including significant stints at The Times of India and Informist Media Pvt Ltd, he brings a deep understanding of financial reporting, particularly with respect to listed players and economic sectors. 

Today’s Ten: No end to recurring train mishaps

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Rail accidents have become so common of late that one could even attribute their rise, mischievously, to a conspiracy by unknown forces to put the Indian Railways out of business and it wouldn’t seem out of place.    In  yet another rail mishap -- the second in little over a month -- three persons were killed and 29 injured after 21 coaches of Chandigarh - Dibrugarh Express derailed near Motiganj in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh.  At least 10 people were killed after a goods train rear-ended the Kanchenjunga Express near New Jalpaiguri station in West Bengal on June 17. According to a report by Arvind Chauhan of The Times of India, no explosives or suspicious items were found at the accident site. “In addition to a routine investigation by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), a high-level inquiry has been ordered to find the cause of Thursday’s derailment,” stated the report. According to a report by Matiri Porecha for The Hindu, railway officials have clarified that

Daily Liberal ceases weekday newspaper

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Dubbo's daily newspaper, The Daily Liberal, will cease its weekday editions from August 24, cutting back to an "expanded" weekend edition, printed on Saturday. The Australian Community Media newspaper has printed since 1874, and ACM managing director Tony Kendall confirmed there would be job losses and put the decision down to changing news consumption habits and financial pressures. "With global tech giant Meta’s deeply troubling decision to withdraw its financial support for the providers of credible news and information in Australia and rising production and distribution costs for the newspaper hitting us hard, we need to act decisively to reshape our products and the way we work." Kendall said ACM would be consulting with staff, audiences, retail and advertising partners over the coming weeks, as to the consequences of the decision. "Today, we have outlined to our Daily Liberal team a proposal to cease production of our printed newspapers on weekdays and introduce an expand

Leadership revamp at Ace Radio Network

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The ACE Radio Network has announced a leadership restructure in Gippsland, according to RadioToday. Mat Cummins (pictured), general manager of TR FM and Gippsland’s Gold, will assume the role of group content director for the network’s regional stations, while Andrew ‘Howie’ Howe will take over Cummins’ seat. ACE Radio Network CEO Mark Taylor expressed confidence in the collaboration between Cummins and Howe to ensure a “seamless handover”.  “Howie, who has been with the station for over 20 years, has demonstrated exceptional leadership of the sales team,” Taylor said. “His strong relationships with Gippsland clients have significantly contributed to our sales success.” Matt Cummins said that he is looking forward to the opportunities with content. “I am grateful for the support from the Board, Executive, and Gippsland team over the past five years. Additionally, having worked alongside Howie for nearly 14 years, I am confident that the station, client

Rajesh Bharti joins Times Internet

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Rajesh Bharti has announced taking up a new role as a business journalist at Times Internet via LinkedIn.   Beginning his career with a significant tenure at Navbharat Times - Hindi, where he served as a journalist for over 5 years, Rajesh ventured into self-employment before returning to mainstream media.    As a business journalist, Rajesh Bharti brings a robust background in business reporting and journalistic practices.  

Western takes the mic on The Hits Tauranga

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NZME has announced that Sam Western has joined The Hits Tauranga after completing a stint at Sun FM in Whakatane.  Welcoming Sam, Greg Murphy, NZME’s GM Bay of Plenty, emphasised the importance of investing in local talent which is crucial for “community engagement and quality content”.  "Sam's background and dedication to connecting with listeners align perfectly with The Hits,” he said. “The Hits is the place Kiwis go to for real and relatable local stories, big laughs, and the best playlist featuring classic hits from then and big hits from now. I know the Tauranga community are going to love Sam”.  Sam Western expressed her delight in joining the "dynamic team” at The Hits Tauranga.  “Local radio has been a passion of mine, and I look forward to continuing to hang out with our listeners here in Tauranga every weekday!" she said. Western relocated to Whakatane to pursue her passion for broadcasting and has expanded her roles beyond on-air hosting to incl

Influencing welcomes new tech media reporter

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Influencing's new journalist, Will McLennan. Photo credit: Sally Georges   Influencing is doubling down on its tech media and PR vertical, welcoming Will McLennan to the team with the primary remit of covering journalists and PR professionals working in the tech and gaming sector. McLennan is a young graduate journalist who has written for outlets including CityHub magazines and LiveF1News, after graduating last year from Macquarie University. “I’m very excited to be joining Influencing as journalist,” McLennan. “It’s very cool to be working full-time in journalism, and I’m very keen on what the future has in store for me here at Influencing.” Influencing CEO Phil Sim said the hire represented Influencing’s desire to continue supporting Australian and New Zealand technology journalists and comms professionals. “Next year will be our 25th anniversary being the hub of this community, and we aim to make it the most significant year in our history, and WIll

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