Somesh Sharma of Rashtradoot Saptahik was elected as president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on Friday for 2016-17. He succeeds P V Chandran of Grehalakshmi of Mathrubhumi Group. Akila Urankar of Business Standard was elected as the new deputy president of INS at its annual general body meeting. K Balaji of The Hindu Weekly has been elected vice-president while Sharad Saxena of Hindustan Times is the new treasurer. V Shankaran will continue to be the secretary general.
The members of the INS executive committee are L Adimoolam of Health and The Antiseptic, S Balasubramaniam Adityan of Daily Thanthi, Girish Agarwal of Dainik Bhaskar, Samahit Bal of Pragativadi, V K Chopra of Dainik Asam, Vijay Kumar Chopra of Punjab Kesri, Vijay Jawaharlal Darda of Lokmat, Jagjit Singh Dardi of Charhdikala Daily, Vivek Goenka of The Indian Express, Mohit Jain of The Economic Times, Mahendra Mohan Gupta of Dainik Jagran, Pradeep Gupta of Dataquest.