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Ravina Raj Kohli to head new Star news channel

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The divorce rumours have been buzzing like bees for some time now. That Star India and news content provider the Prannoy Roy-headed New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) are parting ways is clear and all that remains is for this week's official announcement of the same. 

Firming up the news of this breakup is the confirmation of gossip that Star India has zoomed in on a head honcho for Star News, an operation that will be run inhouse, with assistance from other news providers. She is none other than former Sony Entertainment programming boss and Channel Nine CEO Ravina Raj Kohli.

Talks between the Kohli and the Star India management have been on for some time now. Kohli has also been involved in setting up her own company Sundial Communications, a company she is keen on developing into a media powerhouse.

How and where Kohli takes the Star news channel only time will tell, but there is no denying the lady has chutzpah. It is more than a coincidence that hardballed Australian media tycoons of the likes of Kerry Packer (in her Channel Nine Gold days) and now Rupert Murdoch are more than convinced of her credentials.

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