Odisha Sun Times has been rebranded as Sambad English. It is the English website of Odisha’s number one media house ‘Sambad Group’.
Eastern Media Limited
B-1, Rasulgarh Industrial Estate,
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief : Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
Soumya Ranjan Patnaik is a household name in Odisha.
Former professor of Political Science at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and the former Bhubaneswar MP, Patnaik is the chairman of Eastern Media Limited (EML), which is now the biggest media conglomerate in the state with the highest circulated, multi edition Odia daily Sambad which has a combined readership of 7 million, an FM radio station (Radio Choklate), a 24X7 Odia news channel (Kanak News) and a 24×7 English news portal en.sambad.in (formerly www.odishasuntimes.com). It also publishes monthly literary magazine Katha and feature magazine Pourusha.
Patnaik is the sitting MLA from Khandapada in Nayagarh district of Odisha.
Eastern Media Ltd also has an Entertainment Wing producing movies, opera shows and music albums.
The Core Editorial Team
Ayaskant Das, the Executive Editor, has worked in both print and online with a number of media organisations, including OTV and The Common Times (Twitter: @ayaskantdas).
Chinmayee Dash, the Content Writer, has worked with online and print media. She has worked with The News Insight, Political and Business Daily, naxatra news in Bhubaneswar before joining the Sambad Group (Twitter: @chinmayeedash).
Biswajeet Swain, the Content Writer, has worked with the digital wing of a regional newspaper before joining the Sambad Group (Twitter:@BiswajeetHuman).
Ashadeep Mohanty, the Content Writer, has worked with The Pioneer, Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) website and other media houses in the state (Twitter: @Ashadeep_Aisha).
Surya Narayan Pradhan, the Senior Content Writer, has worked with Financial Express and Financial World in New Delhi prior to his association with OTV (Twitter: @netizensurya).
The sambadenglish.com team is assisted by nearly 500 reporters and stringers from across the state who work for Odisha’s No 1 daily Sambad and the popular 24×7 news channel Kanak News.