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India Today's Purie says new vice chairperson Kalli has ability to straddle edit and biz functions

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MUMBAI: India Today Group, which runs news channels -- India Today and Aaj Tak and also print media magazines like india Today --- on Tuesday, named Kalli Purie as the vice chairperson.

Kalli, an Oxford University graduate in politics, philosophy and economics, is, at present, the group editorial director (broadcast and new media). Working with the group in several roles since 1996, she will now oversee the editorial and business functions of the group, according to an email from the group's chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie, Mint reported.

Purie said he believed, like him, she had the ability to straddle both, editorial and business functions.

Purie, who has been at the helm for over 40 years, wrote that , with the new appointment, he would be spending time on strategic steering of the group and exploring new opportunities, rather than on day-to-day operations.

The group CEO Ashish Bagga had, in July this year, resigned and the company is yet to find a replacement.

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