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Deepika, a Malayalam language newspaper, is one of the oldest newspapers published in India.[1] Started in 1887, it is the oldest Malayalam newspaper now in circulation.[2] Deepika publishes editions from Kottayam, Kochi, Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.[3]

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TypeDaily Newspaper
Owner(s)Rashtra Deepika Ltd.
EditorFr. Boby Alex Mannamplackal
Founded15 April 1887 by Nidhiry Mani Kathanar
Political alignmentCentre Left
LanguageMalayalam, English
Free online


Deepika was founded in 1887.

In April 1992 an evening edition, Rashtra Deepika, was added to the newspaper group.[4]

Deepika completed 125 years of service in 2012. Earmarking this golden lettered milestone, Deepika started various kinds of celebrations. One of the major attractions was the special Cartoon exhibition by Raju Nair was held at Thiruvananthapuram in February. Renowned artist Kanhayi Kunhiraman inaugurated the exhibition. People from all walks of life visited the exhibition hall. Bishop of Neyyattinkara, Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel was among many others who visited the exhibition.[5][6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Press Inside Outside
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
  3. ^ "Deepika - About Us". Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Rashtradeepika : Malayalam Evening daily". Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ Reporter, Staff (15 February 2012). "Laughter and thinking in equal doses". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Annals of a glorious past - IBNLive". 12 November 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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