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Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami

Arnab Ranjan Goswami is the owner and the founder of Republic TV, the English news television channel. In 1995 he joined NDTV, where he soon became the News Editor, and later Senior News Editor. It was in his next assignment, in 2006, as the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, another English news channel from the Times Group that he developed a unique anchoring persona, that would go on to define him.  He fell out with Times Now and quit the channel in 2016. Within six months, he launched Republic TV, a channel completely built around the Arnab Goswami brand. Goswami has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The Hindu College in Delhi University and a Master’s in Social Anthropology from St. Antony’s college in Oxford University.

Goswami has been in the midst of controversies as well. His former employers - Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd, also known as The Times Group, filed a criminal complaint against Arnab Goswami, accusing him, and Prema Sridevi of theft, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of property and infringement of BCCL's intellectual property by using their material on Republic TV on May 6 and May 8, 2017. On May 26, 2017, Member of Parliament from Congress Party, Shashi Tharoor filed a defamation case in the Delhi High Court against Goswami in connection with Republic TV's story that claimed that Tharoor was closely linked with his wife – Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death.

Arnab Goswami has received various awards as a journalist over the years, some of which are: 2007 – Society Young Achievers Award for excellence in the field of Media,

2010 – Assamese of the Year Award by News Live, 2010 – Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) by the Indian Express Group.

Republic has now launched a Hindi language channel called “Republic Bharat”. Arnab Goswami today is a Director in ARG Outlier Media Asianet News Private Limited, SARG Media Holding Private Limited, SARG Global Digital Private Limited and Asianet News Network Private Limited.

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Samyabrata Goswami

is the wife of Arnab Goswami, the Director of ARG Outlier Media Asianet News Private Limited and SARG Media holding Private Limited. Samyabrata Goswami holds 23% share at SARG Media Holding Private Limited which holds 99.9% share in ARG outlier media holding Private Limited and ARG outlier media holding Private Limited Holds 100% share at Republic TV.

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There is little information available on Samyabrata Goswami. The data regarding share holding pattern, Directors etc. were collected from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website. An email was sent to the company on the 2nd January 2019, and followed up with a courier on the 1st February 2019, seeking confirmation of data collected about the channel and the company. There has been no response to this communication from the Company.

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