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Jacob Mathew is new INS president

Jacob Mathew

Jacob Mathew  

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor, Malayala Manorama, Kottayam, was elected president, Indian Newspaper Society, for 2005-06 at its 66th Annual General Meeting held here on Thursday.

Gulab Kothari (Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur) was elected deputy president, I. Venkat (Sitara film weekly, Hyderabad) vice-president, and Mahendra Mohan Gupta honorary treasurer. Deepak S. Raja is the secretary-general of the society.

The other members of the executive committee are: N. Murali (The Hindu), Vishwa Bandu Gupta (Daily Tej), B.S, Adityan (Vaaratari Rani), Vivek Goenka (Indian Express), Vijay Darda (Lokmat), Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama), Vijay Kumar Chopra (Hind Samachar), Pratap G. Pawar (Sakal), Abhay Chhajlani (Nai Dunia), M.P. Veerendrakumar (Mathrubhumi), Pradeep Guha (Divya Bhaskar, Ahmedabad), Girish Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar), M.J. Akbar (The Asian Age), Tariq Ansari (Mid-Day), Ashish Bagga (Pragativadi), Shobhana Bhartia (Hindustan Times, New Delhi), Hormusji N. Cama (Bombay Samachar Weekly), Sunil Dang (Day After), Devendra Darda (Lokmat Times), Sakti Dasgupta (Bartaman), Shekhar Gupta (Indian Express), Sanjay Hazari (The Tribune), Mohit Jain (Economic Times), Vineet Jain (Maharashtra Times), Sarvinder Kaur (Ajit Daily), Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman), K.N. Shanth Kumar (Deccan Herald), Aniruddha Lahiri (Ananda Bazar Patrika), R. Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar), Atul Maheshwari (Amar Ujala), Pareshnath (Woman's Era), Jose Thomas Pattara (Deepika), D.D. Purkayastha (The Telegraph), T. Venkatram Reddy (Deccan Chronicle), Bahubali S. Shah (Gujarat Samachar), Rajendra Sharma (Swadesh, Bhopal), Manoj K. Sonthalia (Dinamani), Kiran B. Vadodaria (Sambhav), Rajiv Verma (Hindustan Times) and Kundan R. Vyas (Janmabhoomi).

Mr Jacob Mathew succeeds Pradeep Guha. He joined Malayala Manorama in 1982 as Resident Editor in Kozhikode and moved to Kottayam in 1994 as Executive Editor. He represented the INS on the Board of the World Association of Newspapers for a five-year term and was the first Indian to be elevated to the WAN Executive Council.

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