Top 10 Best Newspapers in India 2014

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The role played by newspapers in our life is very significant. These bunches of mere papers give us information about everything happening in and around us. Newspapers keep us well-informed about the things happening in and around us. A good newspaper acts as a watchdog of democracy. They are very conducive in spreading awareness. They let people know about the working of the government and highlight all the merits and demerits of the government, the ruling party and also of the opposition.

It caters to the requirements of all kinds of people. It provides us with the latest news about regional, national and international events also with news related to sports, horoscope, business, entertainment etc. It contains a separate section for kids as well which includes comics, jokes, puzzles, sudoku, jumbles etc. Besides, there are columns for matrimony, job vacancies, advertisements, birthday wishes and many others. On Sundays, there are special segments containing stories, quizzes, riddles etc. Here is a list of top 10 Best Newspapers in India:

10. Lokmat

It is a Marathi language daily newspaper. It was actually founded by a group of Indian freedom fighters in 1918 from Yavatmal, Maharashtra. Later, in 1952, it was acquired by Late Shri Jawaharlal Darda. Lokmat’s first daily edition was launched on 15th December 1971 from Nagpur by Late Shri Jawaharlal Darda. At present, Vijay J. Darda is the editor-in-chief of the daily. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: local, Maharashtra, national, international, agriculture, sports special sections which appears on certain days are certain editions include: bruhan, oxygen (for youth), urja (for adolescent children), sakhi (for women), manthan (literature), almanac and horoscope, business and finance, travel and tourism etc.

 

09. Mathrubhumi

Mathrubhumi is a Malayalam language daily newspaper, published from Kerala. It was founded by K.P.Kesava Menon, who was an active volunteer in the Indian freedom struggle, in 1923. The word “Mathrubhumi” can be translated to “mother land” its daily circulation is above 14 lac. A variety of magazines and supplements including the famous Mathrubhumi Azhchappathippu are also published. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: regional, India, world, sports, health, entertainment, education, media, science, business etc.

 

08. Amar Ujala

Amar Ujala is a Hindi language daily newspaper and was founded on 18th April 1948 in Agra, as a 4-page newspaper and sold out 2576 copies with a purpose of promoting social awakening and encouraging a feeling of responsibility among the citizens of the country. Now Amar Ujala publishes 16-18 pages issue daily. It publishes supplements on matters like career, fashion and lifestyle, women and entertainment. Amar Ujala also offers its readers several magazines like: Udaan, Rupayan and Zindagi life. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: state, tech, entertainment, 18+, astrology etc.

 

07. The Times of India

The Times of India is an Indian English language daily newspaper. It was founded on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce in the then Bombay. The daily editions of the paper were started from 1850 before that it was published as a semi-weekly edition. After several changes in its ownership it is now owned by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: city, India, world, tech, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, career, women etc. This newspaper is famous in most cities of India.

 

06. Rajasthan Patrika

Rajasthan Patrika is a Hindi language daily newspaper, founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956. It is published as Rajasthan Patrika in Rajasthan and Delhi and as Patrika in 6 other major states of India. Rajasthan Patrika is the initiator in the development of ‘Journalism in Rajasthan’. It is committed to provide reliable, authentic, and apolitical news, to educate the masses and give voice to issues that concern their lives. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: regional, national, international, education, entertainment, sports, business, health etc.

 

05. Daily Thanthi

Daily Thanthi is a Tamil language daily newspaper. It was founded by S.P.Adithanar and modeled on the style of The Daily Mirror, an English tabloid. The aim was to publish a newspaper that the commoners could read and one that would encourage the habit of reading among the youth. Its first edition was published in 1942 from Madurai. It now has 15 editions and the latest is the Mumbai Edition. Daily Thanthi became one of the largest Tamil language dailies and has been a leading Tamil daily since the 1960s. It issues a book called 10th, +2 Vina Vidai Book, on every Wednesday during the second part of the year. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: regional, sports, cinema, astrology etc.

 

04. Malayala Manorama

Malayala Manorama is a Malayalam language daily newspaper, published from Kerala by Malayala Manorama Company Limited., and is owned by Kandathils family. The title “manorama” roughly translates to “entertainer”. It was first published as a weekly on 14 March 1890; later it became a bi-weekly in 1901, a tri-weekly in 1918 and a daily in 1928. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: regional, national, international, sports, lifestyle, astrology, environment, education, women, travel, children etc.

 

03. Dainik Bhaskar

Dainik Bhaskar is a daily Hindi language newspaper and is owned by D.B, Corp Ltd. It began in 1958 from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh to accomplish the requirement for a Hindi language daily. It was published in Bhopal and Gwalior by the name Subah Savere and Good Morning India respectively. It was renamed as Bhaskar Samachar in 1957 and acquired the name Dainik Bhaskar in 1958. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: regional, national, international, entertainment, sports, career, television, lifestyle, jokes, food, etc.

 

02. Hindustan

Hindustan or Hindustan Dainik is a Hindi language daily newspaper, published by Hindustan Media Ventures Limited. It was founded on 12 April 1936. In 1987 the name of the Company was changed to ‘Searchlight Publishing House Limited’ to reflect to make the name of the Company more in consonance with its publication, ‘Searchlight’. But later the name of Company was changed to its present name ‘Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.’ to reflect the expanded business activities intended to be undertaken by the Company and to be in consonance with the prevailing industry trends. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: national, international, sports, entertainment, business, lifestyle, educations etc.

 

01. Dainik Jagran

Dainik Jagran is a Hindi language daily newspaper. It was founded in the year 1942 by Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, who was very zealous to start a newspaper that would voice his nationalistic sentiments. The first edition was launched in 1942 from Jhansi. Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India, owns the newspaper. The main sections covered daily by the newspaper include: state, India, world, business, sports, lifestyle, tech etc.

 

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