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Darpan Press likely to takeover Ekdin

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KOLKATA: City-based Chakra Group which runs a daily broadsheet newspaper ‘Ekdin’ from Kolkata, plans to sell the newspaper to Darpan Press, a highly placed media industry source said.

“Ekdin will be sold again,” the source exclusively told to indiantelevision.com today.

It should be noted that veteran journalist Suman Chattopadhyay was the founder and the first editor of the newspaper Ekidn. But after Chattopadhyay joined Ei Samay, the Bengali daily by Times group, the daily was being purchased by Chakra Group, he added.

Publisher and editor Partha Chakraborty could not be contacted even after repeated attempts.

The newspaper is published from Kolkata, Durgapur and Siliguri.

As per the distribution department of the broadsheet, the circulation of Ekdin is around one lakh at present.

Ekdin readers said the content of the newspaper is top-notch and it covers almost all the sections but sometimes it covers too much of state political news to make the administration happy. “However one month ago, it was the only Bengali daily which emphasised to a great extent on business news also,” he said.

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