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Coordinates: 26°28′50″N 80°18′07″E / 26.48050°N 80.30200°E / 26.48050; 80.30200 Dainik Jagran (Hindi: दैनिक जागरण) is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It is the largest read newspaper in India and the second-largest newspaper in India by circulation as per Audit Bureau of Circulations (India).[2]

Dainik Jagran
दैनिक जागरण
Dainik Jagran cover 03-28-10.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Language Hindi
Headquarters Jagran Building, 2, Sarvodya Nagar, Kanpur-208 005, India
Circulation 3,632,383 Daily[1] (as of Jan − Jun 2016)
OCLC number 416871022
Website jagran.com

Dainik Jagran has now been the most read daily newspaper in India for the 25th consecutive time.[3] It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as one of the most read newspapers in the world.[4] It was named the most credible newspaper source in India in a survey commissioned by BBC-Reuters.[5]

The newspaper is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid Day in 2010[6] and Naiduniya in 2012.[7]

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HistoryEdit

The newspaper was launched in 1942 in Jhansi during the Indian freedom struggle (Quit India movement) by Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, JC Arya and Shri Gurudev Gupta a nationalist, to voice nationalistic sentiments.Their legacy was carried forward by literary stalwarts like Narendra Mohan who has carried forward the paper’s editorial legacy.

In 1947, a second edition made its appearance in Kanpur. Kanpur news in Hindi Amar Ujala [8] In a succession of planned expansions, Rewa and Bhopal editions were added in 1953 and 1956. Gorakhpur was added in 1975, followed by Varanasi, Allahabad, Meerut, Agra, Aligarh and Bareilly in the 1980s, and finally Delhi in 1990. After this Dainik Jagran ventured out into other states like Uttarakhand, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. Puran Chandra's vision was also realised through the group's educational initiatives at both the junior and senior levels.

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