The Times of India to stop two out of its four editions in Kerala

According to the Kochi Post, about 15 journalists will lose their jobs in Kerala as a result.

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The Times of India is stopping two of its four Kerala editions from the end of May.

According to the Kochi Post, the editions in Malabar and Thiruvananthapuram will be stopped.

The report says: "Besides the editions, the circulation in Malabar (Kozhikode, Wayanad) and Central Kerala regions (Thrissur, Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha) will come to a halt too. Yesterday, 12 TOI employees in the circulation department were sacked across Kerala. The Times of India’s office near Nadakkavu in Kozhikode will be closed by June 1 and its editorial division on May 20. The Thiruvananthapuram bureau will continue to function, sources say."

Employees at the Kozhikode bureau told Kochi Post they haven't received any official communication on the decision.

Earlier this month, the Times Group rolled out layoffs at Economic Times. Staffers across India, including Kochi, Chandigarh and Kolkata, were shown the door over a video call with members of the company’s editorial and HR departments. At least a dozen employees in the accounting department who worked for both the Economic Times and the Times of India were let go as well.

In mid-April, at least three employees at Times Life, a Sunday supplement of the Times of India, were asked to leave.

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