Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) K.N. Tilak Kumar of Deccan Herald and Prajavani was elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2012-13 at its 73rd annual general meeting here Thursday.
Tilak Kumar succeeds Ashish Bagga of India Today, an INS statement said.
Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman) is the new deputy president, Kiran B. Vadodaria (Sambhaav Metro) the vice president and Sanjay Gupta (Dainik Jagran, Varanasi) the honorary treasurer, the statement said.
V. Shankaran remains the secretary general of INS.
The other members of the Executive Committee are:
B.S. Adityan (Vaarantari Rani), L. Adimoolam (Health and The Antiseptic),
Pawan Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal), Samahit Bal (Pragativadi), K. Balaji (The Hindu Weekly), P.V. Chandran (Grihalakshmi), V.K. Chopra (Dainik Asam), Rishi Darda (Lokmat, Ahmednagar), Vijay Darda (Lokmat), Jagjit Singh Dardi (Charhdikala Daily), Ravindra Dhariwal (Navbharat Times), Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran), Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest),
Shailesh Gupta (Mid-Day), Shekhar Gupta (Loksatta, Mumbai), Sanjay Hazari (The Tribune), Mohit Jain (Economic Times), R. Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar),
Rajul Maheshwari (Amar Ujala), Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama),
Vilas A. Marathe (Dainik Hindusthan, Amravati), Naresh Mohan (Sunday Statesman), Abhijit Pratap Pawar (Gomantak, Goa), Maheshwer Peri (Outlook), R.M.R. Ramesh (Dinakaran), K. Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi, Vishakhapatnam), Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj), Somesh Sharma (Rashtradoot Saptahik), Manoj Kumar Sonthalia (The New Indian Express), Akila Urankar (Business Standard), M. Venkatesh (Hindustan Times), Vijay Kumar Chopra (Punjabi Kesari, Jalandhar), Pratap G. Pawar (Sakal), Abhay Chhajlani (Nai Dunia), M.P. Veerendrakumar (Mathrubhumi), Jacob Mathew (Vanitha), Bahubali S. Shah (Gujarat Samachar), Hormusji N. Cama (Bombay Samachar Weekly), T. Venkttaram Reddy (Deccan Chronicle), Kundan R. Vyas (Vyapar, Mumbai) and Ashish Bagga (India Today).