Top 10 Leading English Newspapers in India

Here is the list of Leading English Newspapers in India. New generation prefer Online News over Newspapers. But most of the people still prefer reading news on a newspaper rather than on the small screens. A newspaper typically publishes their news daily or weekly, that containing written information about current events.

It cover wide variety of fields such as politics, business, sport, art and often include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, obituaries, birth notices, crosswords, editorial cartoons, comic strips, and advice columns.

Here is the list of leading English newspapers in India. This list is derived on the basis of circulation and readership of newspaper.

1. The Times of India (TOI)

The Times of India (TOI) is the world’s largest Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group. The newspaper was owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, later known as the Times of India, in 1838. Now it is owned by the Sahu Jain family.

This Newspaper has the largest circulation of 3,046,504 copies among all English-language newspapers in the world with a readership of 7.59 million. The highest ranked English daily Indian Readership Survey conducted by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC) was Times of India.

2. Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times (HT) is one of the largest newspapers in India, by circulation of 993,645 copies as of November 2017, According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The newspaper was founded in 1924 by Sunder Singh Lyallpuri, with roots in the Indian independence movement of the period.  Now it is owned by Rajya Sabha M.P. Shobhana Bhartia who was nominated by Congress.

This newspaper is a flagship publication of HT Media, a mass media company based in Delhi. The Indian Readership Survey 2014 has announced that Hindustan Times is the second most widely read English newspaper in India after The Times of India. It has a Market capital of Rs. 2,184.22 Crore.

3. The Hindu

The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper that was started as a weekly in 1878 by what was known then as the Triplicane Six consisting of 4 law students and 2 teachers, then changed to tri-weekly, and started publishing daily in 1889. It is one of the two Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India. It has sales of 1.21 million copies as of January–June 2017.

The Hindu is published from 14 locations – Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam City. It has the largest base of circulation in southern India, and is the most widely read English daily newspaper in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Telangana and Karnataka.

4. The Telegraph

The Telegraph is an Indian English daily newspaper founded and published on 7 July 1982 by the ABP Group. It has become the largest circulated English daily in the eastern region published from Kolkata in these 31 years. This newspaper has currently five editions that are Calcutta, South Bengal, North Bengal, Northeastedition (Guwahati split), Jharkhand edition (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and Ranchi splits), Patna and Bhubaneshwar.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 466,001 copies as of Jul-Dec 2016. It is the fifth most-widely read English newspaper in India as per Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2014.

5. Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai Mirror is a compact newspaper in the city of Mumbai that was published on May 30, 2005 by the Times Group, the publishers of The Times of India newspaper. It has a daily circulation of approximate 700,000 copies. The newspaper was launched at the Gateway of India by Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Abhishek Bachchan on 29th May 2005.

6. The Economic Times

The Economic Times is an English-language Indian daily newspaper first published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. in 1961. Now it is the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, with a readership of over 800,000. It is published simultaneously from 12 cities – Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Pune.

Its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. The current editor of The Economic Times is Bodhisattva Ganguli.

7. Mid Day

Mid Day is a morning daily Indian compact newspaper was established in Mumbai in 1979 as a family-owned newspaper by Khalid Ansari. Later, his son, Tariq Ansari led the paper, before it was sold to Jagran Prakashan in 2010. Now the newspaper is owned by Mid Day Infomedia Limited, a subsidiary of Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

The Tabloid today has an estimated readership base of 5,00,000 for MiD Day (English) in Mumbai and broke into the list of top 10 Indian newspapers by readership in the 2013 Indian Readership Survey list.

8. The Tribune

The Tribune is an Indian English-language daily newspaper, founded on 2 February 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan), by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five persons as trustees. It is a major Indian newspaper with a worldwide circulation published from Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Dehradun and Bathinda.

The largest selling daily in North India is now published from Chandigarh. The Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi). The Internet Edition of The Tribune was launched in July 1998.

9. Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald is an English daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka launched in 1948 by Mr. K.N. Guruswamy. It is published by the Printers (Mysore) Private Limited and has a number of editions in Bengaluru, Hubballi, Davanagere, Hosapete, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalburgi and Delhi.

The newspaper has a readership of 423,000 a day as stated by the Indian Readership Survey. The sister publication of Deccan Herald are the Prajavani daily newspaper, the weekly magazine Sudha and the monthly magazine Mayura, all of which are published in Kannada.

10. Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle is an Indian English-language daily newspaper with a circulation of over 1.45 million copies each day across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It is published in Hyderabad and Telangana by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL). The newspaper has a total readership of over 10.88 lakhs (1.088 million).

Market capital of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited is 43.04 Crore.  Supplements are “TV Guide”, “Sunday Chronicle”, “Hyderabad Chronicle”, “Chennai Chronicle”, “Bengaluru Chronicle” and “Kerala Chronicle”. It also supplies other weekly features like “School Chronicle” and “Teen Chronicle”. The Indian Premier League cricket franchise of the Deccan Chargers was owned by Deccan Chronicle.

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