Naresh Mitra (46), a senior journalist of the Times of India, has passed away in Guwahati, Assam on 9th December 2019. Mitra was known for his environmental reporting. He had joined the profession about 20 years ago and was working with the Times of India since 2006. He had in his reports highlighted the plight of Gorkhas nation-wide.
Veteran journalist Bhaskar Menon (87) has passed away in Chennai on 1st of December 2019. He retired as the Regional Manager (South) of the Press Trust of India (PTI). He was known for his command over English language and sharp editing skills and always insisted on speed and accuracy. He had handled several key news developments viz. the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur in May 1991.