10 Most Popular English Newspapers in India

The Indian population consists of people speaking a wide variety of languages. English is the language is that connects all the states from north to south. Therefore in India English language newspapers are often more popular than newspapers in the regional languages. Here is a list of 10 of the most popular newspapers in India.


1.The Times of India is the most popular daily English newspaper in India. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is the largest circulated English-language newspapers in the world. According to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, it ranks 3rd amongst the largest selling newspapers in any language across the world. It also has the largest readership in India. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., owned by the Sahu Jain family. Indu Jain is the current Chairperson of The Times of India.

2.Hindustan Times (HT) is second most popular English daily newspaper in India. It was founded in 1924. The Hindustan time came to prominence around the time of India’s freedom movement. HT has a readership that gives it second place for most widely read English newspaper in India (after The Times of India). It is most popular in northern India. Editions of Hindustan times are published from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna and Ranchi. Hindustan Times is owned by Birla family and managed by Shobhana Bhartia. It has a number of supplements such as Brunch, HT City, HT Education etc. Barkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi, Khushwant Singh, Karan Thapar are among the notable columnists who write for HT.

3.The Hindu is an English daily newspaper founded and published from Chennai since 1878. It is the third most widely read newspaper in India. The Hindu has its widest reach in southern India, especially in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In 1995, The Hindu became the first Indian newspaper to have an online edition. It is printed at 17 locations across India. This includes Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Mangaluru,Tiruchirapalli, Kolkata, Allahabad, and Kozhikode. The Editor of the Hindu from 2012 till the present is Siddharth Varadarajan.

4.The Telegraph is an English daily newspaper founded and published in Kolkata (Calcutta) since 7 July 1982. It is published by the ABP Group. It competes with the Times of India for the position of the widest circulated newspaper in Eastern India. The newspaper stands fourth in the line of most-widely read English newspaper in India.The Telegraph provides extensive coverage of Indian foreign policy. It also focuses on India’s troubled North-Eastern regions. The Telegraph is also published from Guwahati , Jorhat , Siliguri , Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar and has six different editions. The present editor of The Telegraph is Rudrangshu Mukherjee.

5.Deccan Chronicle is English daily published in Hyderabad by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited. Deccan Chronicle is also published from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Supplements of Deccan Chronicle are “Hyderabad Chronicle”, “TV Guide”, “Sunday Chronicle”, etc. It started printing the International Herald Tribune in Hyderabad in 2004.

6.Daily News and Analysis (DNA) is an English broadsheet daily launched in 2005 and published from Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur and Indore. It is the first English daily in India to publish an all-color page format as it targets the youth. It is owned and managed by Diligent Media Corporation.

7.The Economic Times is the world’s second most widely read English business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal. It is published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Economic Times was started in 1961. The Economic Times is published simultaneously from 12 Indian cities including—Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune etc. the paper focuses on Indian economy and various discussions related to business and economy. The current Editorial Director of The Economic Times is Rahul Joshi. The Economic Times is characterized by its salmon-pink paper.

8.Mumbai Mirror is the most widely read compact format newspaper in Mumbai. It is owned by the Times Group. Mumbai Mirror was launched by The Times Group in 2005 at the gateway of India. Mumbai Mirror has sister editions in Ahmedabad, Pune and Bangalore. The sale of Mumbai Mirror initially was quite poor but it was circulated as a part of The Times of India in Mumbai till it gained popularity. The present Editor of the Mumbai Mirror is Meenal Baghel.

9.The New Indian Express is published by the Express Publications and based in Chennai. It was founded in 1932 as the Indian Express. Ramnath Goenka was the owner of the Indian express till his death in 1991. After that, the Goenka family split up into 2 separate companies. In 1999, the southern editions of the Indian Express became The New Indian Express. The newspaper is known for its anti-establishment tone. The New Indian Express is published from different centres in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

10.The Tribune is an English daily from Chandigarh. It was founded on 2 February 1881, by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia in Lahore, in the then undivided India. Now it is run by ‘The Tribune Trust’ comprising five persons as trustees. In India, it is the leading English daily for the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Chandigarh. Raj Chengappa is the Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers.




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