Bangalore-based online media publication The News Minute has closed an undisclosed angel round of funding from Quintillion Media, reports Mint. The News Minute focuses on curating news and content from southern India. The website was started in 2014 by Chitra Subramaniam, Dhanya Rajendran and Vignesh Vellore. Subramaniam is a veteran investigative journalist who is best known for exposing the Bofors scam along with journalist N Ram with The Hindu and The Indian Express. She also reported on the Bosnian war, arms control, the General Agreement on Trades and Tariff (GATT) and the World Trade Organization. Rajendran was formerly the south India head for television news channel Times Now. Rajendran reported extensively on Indo-Sri Lanka politics, human rights violations and corruption. Vellore worked in human resources in a software firm before joining the News Minute. The News Minute plans to use the funds to hire more reporters and enhance its technology. Mint added that the news media startup currently has 12 reporters and plans to start offering content in more regional languages. YouthKiAwaaz funding In September, online news and views platform YouthKiAwaaz raised Rs 4 crore (~$600k) in a round of seed funding from Raghav Bahl led Quintillion Media. Founded by Anshul Tewari, YouthKiAwaaz claims to completely crowdsource its content. To contribute content, users only need to sign in using Facebook, Google+ or Twitter after clicking on the submit link. Users are then prompted to enter their names, email ids, topic of contribution, the article to be posted and attachments if any. Recent developments in…
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