This post presents a list of the most widely read English newspapers in India. They provide with the news related to almost every field, that is, politics, education, entertainment, sports, business etc. They cover all the latest news and the headlines related to the current affairs. These newspapers can now also be read online.
The Times of India (TOI) is an English-language daily newspaper in India. It has the largest circulation among all English-language newspapers in the world, across all formats (broadsheet, tabloid, compact, Berliner and online). It is owned and managed by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. TOI gets enormous kickbacks from the Indian National Congress(INC), for writing news in favour of INC and against Bharatiya Janatha Party(BJP). The Times Of India was founded on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce In Mumbai.
Hindustan Times (HT) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 with roots in the Indian independence movement of the period. Hindustan Times is the flagship publication of HT Media Ltd. In 2008 the newspaper reported its circulation as being over 1.14 million according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India), ranking it as the third largest daily English newspaper in India. Other sister publications of Hindustan Times are Mint, Hindustan, Nandan and Kadambani. Hindustan Times is owned by the KK Birla branch of the Birla family.
The Hindu is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded and continuously published in Chennai since 1878. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.46 million copies as of December 2009. The enterprise employed over 1,600 workers and gross income reached $40 million in 2010. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 The Hindu is the third most widely read English newspaper in India (after the Times of India and Hindustan Times) with a readership of 21.59 lakhs. It has its largest base of circulation in Southern India, especially Tamil Nadu.
The Telegraph is a Kolkata based newspaper started in 1982. In the eastern region of India, The Telegraph is the fastest growing newspaper. It publishes news about sports, business, education, politics, lifestyle, entertainment etc. It is owned by Ananda Bazar Patrika Limited, Kolkata. The Telegraph is also published from Guwahati, Siliguri, Jamshedpur and Ranchi. The Telegraph has also introduced a sixteen -page colour section called T2 that is primarily devoted to entertainment and lifestyle, which appears from Monday to Sunday.
The Deccan Chronicle is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is published in Hyderabad, India by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited. The newspaper’s name derives from the originating place Deccan regions of India. Other supplements by it are “TV Guide”, “Sunday Chronicle”, “Chennai Chronicle”, and “Bengaluru Chronicle”. The company started its operations in AP as a partnership concern in 1938. Since May 2004, it has started printing the International Herald Tribune in Hyderabad.
Mumbai Mirror is a largest compact newspaper in the city of Mumbai.Its first issue was published on May 30, 2005 by the Times Group, the publishers of The Times of India newspaper. Mumbai Mirror was launched by The Times Group after Hindustan Times and DNA announced plans to enter the Mumbai market. Mumbai Mirror was advertised and publicised in its own sister media networks like The Times of India, Bombay Times, and Radio Mirchi.
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The Economic Times is an English-language Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. The Economic Times was started in 1961. The current Executive Editor of The Economic Times is Rahul Joshi. It is the most popular and widely read financial daily in India, read by more than 8 lakh people. The Economic Times is characterised by its salmon-pink paper. It is sold in all major cities in India. In June 2009, it also launched a television channel called ET Now. The channel is also headed by Rahul Joshi.
Daily News and Analysis (DNA) is an Indian tabloid published in the English language from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Indore and Bangalore in India. It was Launched in July 2005, targeted at a young readership. DNA is owned by Diligent Media Corporation, a joint venture between the D B Corp Ltd. (Dainik Bhaskar) and Essel Group. A high-profile advertisement campaign with the tagline “Speak up, it’s in your DNA” preceded the birth of Daily News and Analysis in 2005, and was countered by advertisement campaigns by competitors.
The Tribune is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published from Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Dehradun and Bathinda. It was founded on 2 February 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan), by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five eminent persons as trustees. It is a major Indian newspaper with a worldwide circulation. Aside from The Tribune in English, it has has two sister publications: Dainik Tribune (in Hindi) and Punjabi Tribune.
The New Indian Express is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper published by the Express Publications. It was founded in 1932 as the Indian Express, under the ownership of Chennai-based P. Varadarajulu Naidu. The New Indian Express is now published from all major cities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala besides Orissa, including Chennai (Madras), Coimbatore , Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Bhubaneswar Shimoga, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli. On the whole, it publishes from 22 centres in the south.