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Dinamalar is a National Tamil daily newspaper. It was founded in 1951.[1] Dinamalar has an average circulation of 9,42,812 (ABC Jan-June 2016)[2]

TypeDaily Newspaper
Owner(s)Family owned
Founder(s)T. V. Ramasubbaiyer
Founded6 September 1951
HeadquartersChennai, India



Dinamalar was founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer on 6 September 1951 at Thiruvananthapuram. The operations were moved to Tirunelveli in 1957.[3] New editorial and printing units were opened in Tirunelveli (1957), Tiruchi (1966), Chennai (1979), Madurai (1980), Erode (1984), Pondicherry (1991), Coimbatore (1992), Vellore (1993), Nagercoil (1996), Salem (2000).


The newspaper is printed in 10 cities in Tamil Nadu namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Pondicherry, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore.[3] as well as in Bangalore, Karnataka and Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. As of 2016, the newspaper has a circulation of 9,42,812.[2]


The following supplements are published by Dinamalar:

Day Supplements Description
Monday Feature/Magazine Vaniga malar
Tuesday Feature Bakthi malar
Wednesday Feature None
Thursday Feature None
Friday Feature/Magazine Siruvar Malar (Children's magazine), Metro (Chennai Metro)
Saturday Feature/Magazine Velai vaippu malar
Sunday Feature/Magazine Varamalar (Family magazine), Cinema Pakkam, Kannamma (Women empowerment feature)
All days Feature Astrology, Thozhil (Business page), District Supplement, Tea kadai bench (Political Gossip)
Specials Magazine/Tabloid Diwali malar, pongal malar, Navrathri special, Varuda malar (Year guide)


In October 2009, Dinamalar published an article claiming that several Tamil film actresses were involved in prostitution along with pictures and names. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association petitioned to have the senior sub editor arrested and staged a rally condemning the same. The senior sub editor of the newspaper, Lenin was arrested.[4] He was released on the next day on protests from Chennai Press Club, Madras Union of Journalists, Press Trust of India and The Indian Newspaper Society. Dinamalar stated that the news was obtained from ethical sources and there was no secondary agenda.[5]


  1. ^ "Dinamalar founder's contributions recalled". The Hindu. 26 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "About us, Dinamalar". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Dinamalar editor arrested". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Dinamalar press release". Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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