List of most popular newspapers in India

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Amar Ujala

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- Hindi
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- Agra in 1948
  • Founder- Rajul Maheshwari
  • Publisher- Amar Ujala publications Ltd.

Anandabazar Patrika

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language-Bengali
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1876
  • Founded By- Shishir Kumar Ghose
  • Editor- Anirban Chattopadhyay
  • Editor-in-chief- Arup Sarkar
  • Group- ABP group
  • Sister Newspaper- The Telegraph, Ebela
  • Ananda Bazar Patrika in Bengal continued as the largest circulated newspaper published from one centre, Kolkata. 

Bengal Gazette (1780)

  • Language- English
  • Founded By- James Augustus Hickey (Irishman)
  • Founded in- 1780
  • Periodicity- weekly
  • Published in- Kolkatta
  • It is also known as ‘Calcutta General Adviser’.
  • It stays alive for two years only.
  • Advertising was prominent.
  • The thickness of the Paper is similar to hand board, hence the priority was not so clear.
  • It has only two pages. Most of the news was taken from European newspapers, therefore is not attracted by Indian readers.
  • Government scandals were highlighted and it’s totally views against the government, hence to control the Bengal Gazette, the govt. of India started ‘India Gazette’.

Bombay Chronicle (1910)

  • Language- English
  • Published from- Mumbai
  • Founded in- 1910
  • Founder- Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
  • From 1913 to 1919 it was edited by B. G. Horniman.
  • The newspaper closed down in 1959.

Bombay Samachar

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- Gujrati
  • Founded in- 1822
  • Founder- Fardunjee Marzban
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Owner- Cama family

Bombay Herald (1789)

  • Founded in- 1789
  • Language- English
  • Published in- Bombay
  • Initially founded in 1789 as the ‘Bombay Herald’ the newspaper name was changed to ‘Bombay Gazette’ in 1791.
  • The ‘Bombay Gazette’ and Bombay courier where the earliest English language newspapers published in Bombay.

Dainik Jagran

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- Hindi
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1942
  • Founded by- Puran Chandra Gupta
  • Editor-in-chief- Sanjay Gupta
  • Owned By-  Jagran Prakashan Limited
  • Publication- Jagran Prakashan Limited
  • Jagran Prakashan Limited acquired Mid Day in 2010 and Naiduniya in 2012.

Deccan Chronicle

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1930
  • Founded by- Rajagopal Mudaliar
  • Owner(s)- Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL)
  • Sister Newspaper- Financial Chronicle
  • The Indian Premier League Cricket franchise of the Deccan Chargers was owned by Deccan Chronicle and Gayatri Reddy was the owner of Deccan Chargers.
  • The Deccan Charges represented the city of Hyderabad in the Indian Premeir League.
  • Deccan Chronicle has eight editions in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.

Hindustan

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- Hindi
  • Owners- Ht Media Ltd.
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1936
  • Editor-in-chief- Shashi Shekhar
  • Pblished By- Hindustan Media Ventures Limited.
  • Sister newspaper- Hindustan Times and Mint

Hindustan Times

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1924
  • Founded by- Sunder Singh Lyallpuri
  • Editor-in-chief- Sukumar Ranganathan
  • Owned By-  Congress Rajya Sabha M.P Shobhana Bhatia
  • Controlled by- K K Birla family
  • Publication- HT Media
  • Sister newspaper- Hindustan Dainik
  • The media group owns a radio channel , Fever 104.0 FM and the Mint newspaper.
  • Shekhar Bhatia is a former editor, Hindustan Times

Bombay Times

  • The Bombay Times is a free supplemented of The Times of India, in the Mumbai region.
  • It covers celebrity news, news features, international and national music news and lifestyles.

Economic Times

  • Launched in- 1961
  • Founding editor- P S Hariharan
  • Editor- Bodhisattva Ganguli
  • In June 2009, it launched the television channel called ET now.

Eenadu

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- Telgu in Andhra pradesh
  • Founded in- 1974
  • Founded by- Ramoji Rao
  • Owner(s)-  Ramoji Group
  • Eenadu was launched from Visakhapatnam.
  • Rapid expension in other markets such as finance and chit funds, Priya foods, Usha Kiran film production, Mayuri Films distribution and ETV (group of television channels).

Indian Express

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1931
  • Founded by- Ramnath Goenka
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Group- Indian Express Group
  • Editor in Chief- Raj Kamal Jha

Kesari

  • Language- Marathi
  • Founded in- 1881
  • Founded by- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Published by- Kesari Maratha Trust
  • Sister Publication- Maratha

Loksatta

  • Language- Marathi
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1948
  • Founder- Ramnath Goenka
  • Published by- Indian Express Group

Mail Today

  • Format- Tabloid
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 2007
  • Published by- India Today Group

Malayala Manorma

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Language-Malayalam
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1888
  • Founded By- Kandathil Varghese Mappillai
  • Editor-in-chief- Mammen Mathew
  • Owner(s)- Malayala Manorma Company Limited
  • Publisher- Jacob Mathew
  • Malayala Manorama continued to remain  in that position for more than a decade

Mathrubhumi

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- Malyalam
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1923
  • Owners- The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
  • Publisher- P. V. Chandran
  • Editor- P. I. Rajeev
  • Published from- Kerela.

Mirat-ul-Akhbar

  • Language- Persian
  • Founded in- 1822
  • Founded by- Raja Rammohan Roy
  • Periodicity- Weekly (Friday)
  • India’s first Persian newspaper

National Herald

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- Malyalam
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Founded in- 1923
  • Owners- The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
  • Publisher- P. V. Chandran
  • Editor- P. I. Rajeev
  • Published from- Kerela.

Sakal

  • Language- Marathi
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Owner and Publisher- Sakal Media Group.
  • Founder- Dr. Nanasaheb Parulkar
  • Founded in- 1932
  • Edito-in-chief- Rahul Gadpale

Samachar Darpan

  • Language- Bengali
  • Periodicity- Weekly
  • Founded in- 1818
  • Owner- Baptist Missionary Society
  • Publisher- Baptist Missionary Society
  • Editor- John Clark Marshman
  • The first vernacular paper, Samachar Darpan, was published during the tenure of Lord Hastings.
  • The first weekly Benqali newspaper ‘Samachar Darpan’ was published by Marshman.
  • BMS World Mission is a Christian missionary society founded by Baptists from England in 1792.

The Bombay Chronicle

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1910
  • Founded by- Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
  • G horniman was associated with the newspaper The Bombay Chronicle.
  • This newspaper closed down in 1959.

The Hindu

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1878
  • Founder- G. Subramania Iyer
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Owner- The Hindu Group, and
  • Kasturi and Sons Limited
  • Editor in Chief- Mukund Padmanabhan

The Leader

  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1909
  • Founder- Madan Mohan Malviya
  • Published in- Allahabad
  • Indian National Congress leader, Moti Lal Nehru was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Leader.

The Statesman

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Owner- The statesman Ltd
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1875
  • Founded by- Robert Knight
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Group- Asia News Network
  • Editor-in-chief- Ravindra Kumar
  • The Statesman is a direct descendant of two newspapers, The Englishman started by Robert Knight and The Friend of India, both published in Kolkata.
  • It opposed the shifting of India’s capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911.
  • Cushrow Russi Irani was a prominent Indian journalist and the editor-in-chief of The Statesman.

The Telegraph

  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1982
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Group- ABP Group
  • Editor in Chief- Arup Sarkar
  • Sister newspaper- Anandbazar Patrika

The Times of India

  • Format-Broadsheet
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 3rd Nov 1838
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Group- The Times Group
  • Editor in Chief- Jai Deep Bose
  • Sister Newspapers- The Economic Times, Nav Bharat Times, Maharashtra Times, Ei Samay, Mumbai Mirror
  • Times of India was the merger of three papers Bombay Times, Standard and Telegraph.
  • Samir Jain is an Indian publisher and the current Vice-Chairman of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The Tribune

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1881
  • Founder- Dayal Singh Majithia
  • Publisher- Tribune Trust
  • Editor- Rajesh Ramachandran
  • Sister Publication- Dainik Tribune, Punjabi Tribune.
  • K. Singh is the Editor of Dainik Tribune.
  • Narinder Nath Vohra is the president of the Tribune Trust.
  • The Tribune was first established at Lahore.

Udant Martand (1826)

  • Periodicity- Weekly
  • Language- Hindi
  • Founded in- 30th May 1826
  • Published from- Kolkata
  • Publisher- Jugal Kishore Shukla
  • Udant Martand was the first hindi language newspaper published in India.
  • The weekly newspaper was published every Tuesday.

The Tribune

  • Format- Broadsheet
  • Periodicity- Daily
  • Language- English
  • Founded in- 1881
  • Founder- Dayal Singh Majithia
  • Publisher- Tribune Trust
  • Editor- Rajesh Ramachandran
  • Sister Publication- Dainik Tribune, Punjabi Tribune.
  • K. Singh is the Editor of Dainik Tribune.
  • Narinder Nath Vohra is the president of the Tribune Trust.
  • The Tribune was first established at Lahore.

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