Sahara Samay Rashtriya 's former HOD Arup Ghosh has joined Dainik Jagran as director news. Shireen Sethi, who had quit Sahara Samay along with Ghosh, will be joining CNBC TV 18 and will be involved with the soon-to-be-launched Hindi channel.
Siddharth Gupta, director, Dainik Jagran, confirmed that Ghosh would be joining the channel, which is scheduled to be launched in March 2005.
Ghosh had quit Sahara Samay on November 9. He has worked in the print medium for 13 years for publications such as Hindustan Times, The Statesman and The Times Of India. He then moved to NDTV as a correspondent. Subsequently, he quit NDTV to start his own enterprise. Since the last three years, he had been associated with Sahara Samay Rashtriya as the channel head.
As per industry sources, the new channel from the Jagran Group will have many interesting shows apart from plain vanilla news. The programmes will include feature-based stories and chat shows.
Sethi, on the other hand, will be involved with both the Hindi and English channels of CNBC TV 18.
Confirming the development, she says, "I would go back to business journalism with this assignment." Sethi, who anchored general news programmes at Sahara Samay, had made her debut in business journalism with The Economic Times, where she worked for four years. Subsequently at NDTV, she hosted Index, a business show at ZEE News. Later, she was also responsible for the business news segment of STAR News (then produced by NDTV).
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