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Pune-based Sakal Times has already ceased its operations, while the Goa-based Gomantak Times will be shutting down on June 1, reports Exchange4media.

Sakal Media Group will be shutting down operations for Sakal Times and Gomantak Times, according to latest media reports. Sakal Times, the Pune-based English daily, is said to have published its last edition on May 27, whereas the Goa-based Gomantak Times will cease operations on June 1.

Media reports also suggest that the company also has no plans to continue with the digital editions of both papers.

The employees of both the dailies were taking salary cuts since the commencement of the lockdown. With 45 of their editorial staff laid off, the papers were also sharing resources with their Marathi divisions.

Sakal Times began its circulation in May 2008. Gomantak Times was started in Goa in 1986 and was taken over by Sakal Papers in 2000.