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India Today Group CEO Ashish Bagga resigns

MUMBAI: India Today Group CEO Ashish Bagga has resigned, marking the end of his 15-year stint with the organisation that runs channels -- India Today and Aaj Tak. Bagga is also the incumbent president of private television news broadcasters' body -- News Broadcasters Association.

According to a letter from India Today Group editor-in-chief Aroon Purie, Bagga’s direct reportees will jointly report to Kalli Purie (who is the group editorial director -- broadcast and new media) and Dinesh Bhatia (group chief financial officer). In the letter, Purie stated that he had worked with Bagga very closely together through many a triumph and tribulation. His contribution to the group had been significant, he added.

Bagga started his career with the group in 1983 and was responsible for launching Newstrack, Music Today and India Today's regional editions, in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Between two stints at India Today, Bagga worked at Hindustan Times, IV Communications and Financial Times, London.

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