Anandabazar Patrika

Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali: [anondobadʒar potrika]) is an Indian Bengali-language daily newspaper owned by the ABP Group. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1 million copies as of July–December 2018.[2] Its main competitors are Bartaman, Sangbad Pratidin, and Ei Samay.

Anandabazar Patrika Group
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Front page of 5 March 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)ABP Group
Editor-in-chiefArup Sarkar
EditorIshani Dutta Ray[1]
Founded13 March 1922; 98 years ago (1922-03-13)
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Circulation1,075,057 daily[2] (as of July–December 2018)
Sister newspapersThe Telegraph
OCLC number187024438

A Bengali newspaper was published in 1876 in a small village of Magura at Jessore District in British India (now Bangladesh) by Tushar Kanti Ghosh and his father Sisir Kumar Ghosh. They named it Ananda Bazar after Tusharkanti's grandmother's sister Anandomayee. However, soon the newspaper died. In 1886, Ghose published another newspaper, named after his grandmother Amritamoyee: Amrita Bazar Patrika.[3]

Later in 1922 the newspaper Anandabazar Patrika was relaunched by proprietor Suresh Chandra Majumdar and editor Prafulla Kumar Sarkar. It was first printed on 13 March 1922 under their ownership and was against British rule.[4] In 1922 it first published as a four-page evening daily. The first colour printing was the features section. The internet edition of the newspaper was launched in 2001, which publishes news among the community. Also provides advertisement in the printed newspaper.[5] In 2010, Time Inc. entered into a license agreement with ABP Group to publish Fortune India magazine. This magazine publishes the Fortune India 500 list every year.[6]

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  1. ^ "Exit of Anandabazar Patrika Editor Heightens Concerns of Press Freedom, Staff Cutbacks". The Wire. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ananda Bazar Patrika Uniqueness: red ink printing" (PDF). Media Mimansa. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^‹See TfM›[failed verification]
  6. ^ India magazine

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