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Aveek Sarkar, editor-in-chief of ABP Group, steps down

His brother Arup Sarkar will take over; spat with Mamata Banerjee touted as the reason for his decision

Aveek Sarkar
Aveek Sarkar

Aveek Sarkar has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the ABP Group after leading it for more than three decades. Sarkar will slip into the role of vice-chairman and editor emeritus. His brother, Arup Sarkar, the editor of the group’s Bengali magazines, will take charge as editor-in-chief. A communication to employees said Aveek Sarkar would continue to oversee digital initiatives of the ABP group and continue to support the news operations of the group. The changes — ostensibly a part of streamlining news operations — would be with immediate effect. As news of ...