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February, 2007
Murdoch to Battle for Tribune Co.


Murdoch is interested in a stake in the Tribune publication Newsday, one of the company's largest publications, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. He would like to combine New York-based Newsday's back office and operational functions with those at News Corp.'s New York Post, the Times reported, citing an unnamed person familiar with the situation.

Tribune spokesman Gary Weitman declined to comment on the report when reached by The Associated Press Tuesday evening.

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‘The Times of India Kannada’ daily launched


The Times  of India Group has launched its new Kannada daily. It has been named ‘The Times of India Kannada’ and is priced at Rs 1.50. It was launched a few days ago with an initial print run of 70,000 and hopes to settle at about 50,000 copies soon. It is being positioned as a ‘premium language product’.

The group had acquired the Bangalore publishing house, Vijayanand Printers, in mid-2006. The group’s stable now has two Kannada dailies, ‘The Times of India Kannada’ and ‘Vijay Karnataka’. The other Kannada daily from VPL – ‘Usha Kiran’ – was discontinued a few months ago and its staff has been deployed in the new daily.

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