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Bartaman Patrika (Bengali: বর্তমান) is an Indian Bengali daily newspaper published from Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Bartaman Pvt. Ltd. Apart from the Kolkata edition, the newspaper has three other simultaneous editions, published daily from three major towns of West Bengal - Siliguri, Burdwan and Midnapore. Bartaman is the second-most widely circulated Bengali newspaper in India after Anandabazar Patrika.[2]

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Front page of 20 January 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Bartaman Pvt. Ltd
EditorSubha Dutta
FoundedDecember 1984; 34 years ago (December 1984)
Political alignmentIndependent[1]
Headquarters6, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700105, India
Circulation639,371 daily[2] (as of July–December 2018)


The newspaper was founded on 7 December 1984 by Barun Sengupta, a former Anandabazar Patrika journalist. Sengupta died on 19 June 2008 at Kolkata.[3]

Since April 2002, Bartaman Patrika has published an online version.


Bartaman's main competitor is Anandabazar Patrika, published since 1922. Bartaman holds second position after Anandabazar Patrika in West Bengal, by readership and circulation; its daily circulation is roughly about 40% of that of Anandabazar Patrika.


  1. ^ "World Newspapers and Magazines". Archived from the original on 31 December 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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