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Times of India Online

The Times of India Online news website is operated by Times Internet Limited which is the digital arm of Times Group. The Times Internet Limited is a subsidiary of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited which is operated and owned by the Jain family. The Times of India is the flagship paper of the company and The Times of India website is its digital version with frequent news updates. The website provides news on business, elections, sports, technology, science, lifestyle and entertainment. The website also has a section of blogs, and trending photos. It has section on TV and Web series as well which is mostly providing updates on going television shows. The website also provide links to Live TV which direct you to the company news channels.

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The Times Group

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Times of India Online is operated by Times Internet Limited. Shares of Times Internet Limited are divided between Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (88.8%), Samir Jain (3.31%), Vineet Jain (3.33%) and Meera Jain (0.02%). The remaining 4.52% shares are split among Sanmati Properties Limited (0.44%), Bharat Nidhi Limited (1.11%), PNB Finance and Industries Limited (0.42%), Camac Commercial Company Limited (0,60%), Arth Udyog Limited (0.42%), TM Investment Limited (0.27%), Ashoka Viniyoga Limited (0.82%), Jacaranda Corportate Service Limited (0.40%).
55.6% shares of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited are divided among Bharti Nidhi Limited (24.40%), Camca Commercial Company Limited (13.20) and Ashoka Viniyoga Limited (18%). Through these 3 companies the Jain family owns 36.14 % shares in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited.

28.2% total shares of the Bennett Coleman and Company Limited is divided among PNB Finance & Industries Limited (9.20%), Sanmati Properties Limited (9.70%) and Arth Udyog Limited (9.30%). Through these 3 companies the Jain family owns 23.13% of shares in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited.

Similarly, 14.8% total shares of the Bennett Coleman and Company Limited are divided among Jarcanda Corporate Limited (8.90%) and TM Investment Limited (5.90%). Through these 2 companies the Jain family owns 6.40% of shares in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited.

The Jain family also have direct shares in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited of 1.02%.

Vineet Jain through other subsidiaries hold 12.76% share in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited independently, whereas Samir Jain through other subsidiaries hold 6.27% share and Meera Jain through other subsidiaries hold 0.57% share in Bennett Coleman and Company Limited.

Hence the Jain Family owns 86.17% of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited through varies subsidiaries: Sanmati Properties Limited, Bharti Nidhi Limited, Camca Commercial Company Limited, Ashoka Viniyoga Limited, Arth Udyog, PNB Finance & Industries Limited, Jarcanda Corporate Services Limited and TM Investment Limited.
These companies also hold shares in each other, and the Jain family is the sole beneficiary of all these companies.

Moreover, the shareholding of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited is very complex and there is heavy cross shareholding, therefore it can be infered that the remaining 13.88% share of the company is also owned by the Jain Family.

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Bennett Coleman & Company Limited

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Gautam Sinha

is the Chief Executive Officer of Times Internet Limited which is the digital arm of Times of India Group. He has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and BS in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, Mersa. Mr. Sinha has served as Chief Operating Officer of Times Internet Limited and also as Director of Technology at the Times Group. Earlier, joining the Times Group he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Cashedge Inc, which was based out in New York, USA. He also held senior management positions at Sevant, Aspect Communication, Neural Applications Corporation, and at the Ministry of Defense in India (DRDO).

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Nalin Mehta

is the Executive Editor of Times of India Online. In his previous roles, he worked as a Consulting Editor with The Times of India, and Channel Head of India Today, an English news television channel. Nalin Mehta is the author of many books including “Behind a Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India”, “‘India on Television: How Satellite Channels Have Changed the Way We Think and Act” and “Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games”, among many others.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Indu Jain

Chairwoman of BCCL, the mother of Samir Jain, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL.

Contact

Times Internet Limited

Ecstasy IT Park

Plot 391, Udyog Vihar, Phase 3

Gurgaon Haryana-122016

Website: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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The website https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ does not provide information on how to contact the newspaper office. The website directs the user to another website which gives basic information about the Times Group and their address. MOM has sent an email on the 18th January, 2019 and a courier on the 1st February 2019 to the Group to get complete information but haven’t received any response from the Company.

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