On a petition filed by Sanjay Agarwal, co-owner of Dainik Bhaskar, the Delhi High Court has given a judgment to stop the publication of the newly launched Ranchi edition of Dainik Bhaskar. As is known, Agarwal had taken the legal route to object DB Corp’s use of the Dainik Bhaskar brand name in various states for the newspaper. This decision is being seen as a part of that.
According to the judgment, Dainik Bhaskar cannot publish the paper from Ranchi till the next hearing, which is slated for October 2010. There are speculations that DB Corp could take the issue to the joint bench of the Court, but with the next two days being holidays, the group is likely to hold back publication of newspaper at least till Monday, August 30, 2010.
There has been no official comment from the Dainik Bhaskar group on this issue.