Staying updated on current affairs is the best way to make most of the brain and know the happenings around the world. The newspaper does fulfil this noble deed. Newspapers are one of the most reliable sources to stay updated. India has the 2nd largest population in the world and it completely a necessity to stay aware of what is happening within the country or outside it.
Numerous newspapers of different publishing houses are available in a number of languages. Even in this world of technological advancements, the newspaper still comes at early morning in many homes, be it for elderly or the children for their competitive examinations.
According to ‘Registrar of Newspapers for India’ as on 31st March 2016, there are 1, 10,851 registered publication in India. They play a humongous role in communication and mass media. Keeping asides some corrupt natures like biased opinions and unusual criticising, newspaper fairly deliver true news to the ordinary people making them involved in events, activities and different undertakings within this globalised world. Below is the list of the top 10 best and most read newspapers in India in 2018.
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10. Anandabazar Patrika
This Bengali Newspaper comes first on the list grabbing the 10th spot. The newspaper is immensely popular among Bengalis and also in some other states like Odisha, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Mumbai and some other few cities and states of India. The readers of this newspaper are above 5.7 million. This newspaper is owned by Ananda Publishers situated in West Bengal.
Famous in southern India, Mathrubhumi, a Malayalam language based newspaper comes next in the list. They have operations in around 10 cities of India including Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. The company is owned by The Mathrubhumi Group and has its headquarters in Kozhikode. They have circulation around 1,432,568 and readership value among Indians around 6.020 million.
8. The Times of India
It is one of the most famous newspaper companies in India, literally known by everyone. Their news is published in English and they provide the most trusted news from all over the world. Although in recent years they have published some controversial news, they still tend to be the best English newspaper among Indians. It is supplied to various states and cities of India and the read count is high up to 7.590 million. The Newspaper is owned by the publishing house of Benett Coleman and Co. Ltd.
7. Amar Ujala
Next on the list is Amar Ujala. Amar Ujala, a Hindi language newspaper, has its headquarters based in Noida. The circulation count including prints and digital subscriptions and branded print editions is 2,662,855. It is one of the oldest newspaper companies in India. The readership value for this newspaper goes up to 7.80 million people in India. It functions over various cities and states of India and is owned by Amar Ujala Publications Ltd.
6. Rajasthan Patrika
Coming next on the list is Rajasthan Patrika. As the name suggests, it is most famous not only in the state of Rajasthan but has reach over many other states and cities too. Owned by Rajasthan Patrika Pvt Ltd. the Newspaper publishing houses had readership value of more than 7.905 million as of 2014. The circulation count is near to 1,784,172. It was established in the year of 1956 by Karpoor Chandra Kulish.
5. Daily Thanthi
Daily Thanthi has its headquarters located in Chennai and was founded by S P Adithanar in the year 1942. They have circulation count of over 1,657,318 and there are as many as 8.283 million readers of this newspaper. It has many supplements and circulates more than 18 Lakhs copies on Sundays. They mostly function in Tamil Nadu and in some other cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Pondicherry. They also have readers in Dubai.
4. Malayala Manorama
This Malayalam language based newspaper comes next in the list. It one of the most read newspaper in India with reading count of 8.803 million. It operates in 10 major cities of India including Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Mangalore, and Delhi. It also has its reach in few parts of Dubai. The house is owned by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd. Its headquarters is situated in Kottayam and has more popularity in the southern region of the motherland.
3. Dainik Bhaskar
Coming next in the list is another renowned newsletter, Dainik Bhaskar. With a total circulation of 3,669,616 and read count of 13.83 million, Dainik Bhaskar has grabbed the 3rd position. This popular newspaper comes in Hindi language and is distributed in 11 states spread through India. They provide quality news without any sort of doping, thus, becoming one of the most trusted newspapers among Indian Viewers. It is owned by D B Corps Ltd.
2. Hindustan Dainik
It one of the most famous newspaper among Indian and grabs the 2nd spot on this list. Hindustan Dainik has 14,746 millions of readers scattered in the Indian sub-continent. It is owned by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd. Their language medium is Hindi and hence, gained such popularity among Indians. As of June 2017, they have circulated around 2,735,252, including both print and digital subscriptions. Its headquarters is based in New Delhi. It is available in six regions which are Uttar Pradesh, Mohali, Bihar, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand.
1. Dainik Jagran
Sitting at the top, Dainik Jagran is also the most renowned and circulated newsletter. They have more than 70 years of experience in this field and are still the best performers when it comes to news publishing. They have more than 16.83 million readers all over India’s major places and cities with a circulation count of 3,181,979. The publishing house was established in the year 1911 and now can be found in 11 states around India. Dainik Jagran, becomes the most read Hindi Newspaper. It is owned by Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
So these were few newspapers or Publishing houses that are leading the newspaper industry in the India market. The trend of the printed newspaper is gradually decreasing, but nevertheless, its still important to remain updated be it via Printed newspapers or the digital ones.