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Writer: Vinod Behl - Monday, Jun 16,2008 8:21 AM

Deepak Chaurasia puts in his papers at Aaj Tak; resignation not accepted

The resignation of Deepak Chaurasia, who had put in his papers last week, as Executive Editor at Aaj Tak, has not been accepted by the TV Today management.

Though QW Naqvi, News Director, Aaj Tak, refused to comment on this development, reliable sources in the news channel confirmed the resignation and told exchange4media that the resignation had been put on hold as Aroon Purie was currently out of India. exchange4media has also learnt that the final decision on the resignation would be taken after Purie returns on June 21.

The resignation of Chaurasia, who has been specifically performing the role of National Bureau Head and a prime time anchor, assumes significance as he has been associated with Aaj Tak ever since its inception in 2000, except for a brief stint of about one year when he had joined Doordarshan as Consulting Editor. Chaurasia’s resignation at this juncture is also significant as Aaj Tak has lost its supremacy as the numero uno channel, being relegated to No. 2 position behind India TV with a big drop in its TRP.

Chaurasia figures among close to a dozen senior editorial people at Aaj Tak, who quit the channel in the last one year. These include Ram Kirpal, Punya Prasoon Bajpai, Ashutosh, Sanjay Bragta, Supriyo Prasad, Pranjal Sharma, Sanjay Pathak, Shishir Joshi and Vijay Vidrohi. In all, well over four dozen editorial people of Aaj Tak have quit the channel.

Meanwhile, Chaurasia, who is away on a visit to the Vaishno Devi shrine, said that he would talk after he returns to Delhi. exchange4media has learnt that he might be headed for Star News, or even negotiate for a higher and commanding position in Aaj Tak.

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DIPAK aap aur punay prsunji ki jodi news chenal ke duniya ki jan hai jabse aap dono ne AAJ TAK choda hai tabse hamne aaj tak dekhna band kardiya hai lekin aap dono ko phirbhi sath nahi dekh pate hai kyu ki aap STAR NEWS me aur prasunji ZEE NEWS me hai meri aap dono se namra anurodh hai ki aap dono ek nya news chenal suru kare sayad vo bharat ka sabse adhik TRP wala chenal hoga..........
d c was the god of aajtak news
Chaurasia is chutia of highest order.Tell one of his stories which has really made an impact.
Deepak Ji Jab Tak AAj Taak Me the tab tak aajtak kya tha,Magar aaj kya hai...He is the Youth Icon
The resignation of chaurasia is raely big loss of big icon of aaj tak
d.c is a spirit of aaj tak
deepak chaurasia ji jaisa koi reporter nahi paida hua aajtak.
deepak chaurasia is a roll model for youngers, who is interested for media job.
there IS no any impact on aajtak AFTER DEEPAK cha LEFT.WE SAW WHAT HE IS DOING?WE SAW HIS ATTITUDE.WE SAW HIS PROGRAMME 'KAHIYE NETAJI?after election namste netaji. super flop programme .Chaursia ji do practically something.


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