AOL-owned American news website The Huffington Post has officially announced its partnership with the Times of India group to launch the much delayed Indian edition of its news site. This will be the 12th International edition for Huffington Post which already offers dedicated editions for Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan and Korea among others. Huffington Post mentions that the Indian edition will be combining its news and blogging platform with Times Of India group's local reach with consumers & advertisers. It will cover topics ranging from politics, media, entertainment, technology, religion and lifestyle among others. The Huffington Post and The Times of India Group will be setting a 10-member editorial team based in New Delhi and the site is expected to be launched on November 25 as indicated by an Adweek report. Besides the editorial team, the site will also apparently feature contributions from various guest bloggers including Indian industrialists, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Who is heading it? The report also states that the Indian edition will not be headed by Huffington Post's former managing editor Jimmy Soni as previously announced. Huffington Post founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington told the publication that Soni has left the publication to focus on writing on a book. Huffington Post executive international editor Nicholas Sabloff will now instead be looking after the news strategy while The Huffington Post General Manager (International) Koda Wang will be looking after the business side. Both are expected to arrive in India in the next few weeks. Third time's the charm It's worth noting that there has been talks about…
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