Hyderabad: Arun Tadankihas been appointed as managing director, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, ending the search for a replacement for George Zacharias ,who quit as Yahoo India MD in August 2007.
The news was first reported online by the website Medinama, a portal that tracks developments in Indian digital media scene.Tadanki, who currently heads Monster India, will join Yahooin May, a Yahoo India spokesperson said.
When contacted Tadanki confirmed the news but said, “It’s too early to offer any comments as the joining date and other formalities are yet to be finalized.”
- Lison Joseph
VS Sampath is new election commissioner
New Delhi: Power secretary V.S. Sampathon Wednesday was appointed as the new election commissioner. Sampath will take charge once Navin Chawla, one of the three election commissioners, takes over as the Chief Election Commissioner, or CEC, after current CEC N. Gopalaswami retires on 20 April.
- Staff Writer
Travel agents’ proposed strike fails to start
Pune: A strike by International Air Transport Association (Iata) approved travel agents scheduled to start Wednesday didn’t take off after two leading agents’ association declined to participate.
The strike, called by Kerala-based Iata Agents Association of India, or IAAI, was intended to protest a practice by 14 international airlines, first adopted by Singapore AirlinesLtd, of not paying a 5% commission to agents, but instead asking them to charge passengers a transaction fee.
The Travel Agents’ Federation of India, or Tafi, and the Travel Agents’ Association of India, or Taai, had on 8 April ruled out an indefinite strike. The two groups have a combined membership of around 2,500 against IAAI’s 100. Biji Eapen, president of IAAI, confirmed that the strike did not take off, and said that he is still trying to convince Taai and Tafi that an indefinite strike is the only way to resolve the crisis.
- Sudha Menon