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Punjab Kesari is a Hindi-language newspaper published from many centres in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi in India. It is owned by the Punjab Kesari group (The Hindsamachar Ltd.). It is one of the four newspapers started by the group; the other three are Hind Samachar in Urdu, Jagbani in Punjabi languages and Navodaya Times in Hindi languages from Delhi NCR.

Punjab Kesari
Punjab Kesari header with the photos of late founders Lala Jagat Narain and Romesh Chander
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherThe Hindsamachar Ltd.
EditorVijay Chopra (Jalandhar) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (Delhi)
Political alignmentLiberal
HeadquartersJalandhar, Delhi
Circulation1,159,489 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
WebsiteJalandhar, Delhi

The newspaper was established by Lala Jagat Narain and later on his elder son Romesh Chander took over the reins. However, during the days of terrorism in Punjab, both were assassinated, in 1981 and 1984 respectively.[2]
During those days of terrorism, Punjab Kesari continued to work against terrorism. The management also established Shaheed Parivar Fund (martyrs' welfare fund) to provide help to the terrorism-affected families.[3]

Publication centresEdit

The newspaper has a daily circulation of approximate 15,71,000 copies which are printed from the following locations:

Punjab Kesari on internetEdit

Digital Portals: publish news on their respective websites from two different places in India, i.e., Delhi on and Jalandhar on[6] As per Alexa, a web traffic data and analytics, Jalandhar group's website is ranked 952[7] in India and Delhi group's website is ranked 9425[8] in India on 17 March 2018.

Bollywood Kesari: Delhi group launched a Bollywood niche website under the brand name Bollywood Kesari.[9] Its Facebook page has over 800k likes.[10]

Cricket Kesari: Delhi group launched a Cricket niche website recently under the brand name Cricket Kesari[11] and Its Facebook page has over 121k likes.[12] sports punjab kesari site is:

Shayari: Delhi group also launched a Shayari specific Facebook page named Shayari[13] and it already has over 94k likes.

Prominent columnistsEdit



  1. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ NT-Oct22,2013 The Struggle
  3. ^ 108th Shaheed Parivar Fund
  4. ^ Jalandhar Edition
  5. ^ Delhi Edition
  6. ^ Rahul Kumar (13 November 2014). "Big interview: Amit Chopra of Punjab Kesari". PrintWeek. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ "How popular is". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ "How popular is". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  9. ^ "बॉलीवुड केसरी". Punjab Kesari (पंजाब केसरी). Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Bollywood Kesari". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  11. ^ "क्रिकेट केसरी". Punjab Kesari (पंजाब केसरी). Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Cricket Kesari". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Shayari". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  14. ^ Daily Page 2 : Shekhar Gurera's Pocket Cartoon Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  15. ^ Tuesday Weekly Editorial : Poonam I Kaushik Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  16. ^ Monday Weekly Editorial : Vineet Narain Punjab Kesari 15/09/2014
  17. ^ Sunday Weekly Editorial : Virendra Kapur Punjab Kesari 14/09/2014
  18. ^ Tuesday Weekly Editorial : B G Verghese Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  19. ^ Friday Weekly Editorial : Kalyani Shankar Punjab Kesari 15/09/2014
  20. ^ PK Social Media, Jalandhar PKJ online
  21. ^ PK Social Media, Delhi Punjab Kesari (National)
  22. ^ AKC as MP Ashwini Kumar Chopra for Karnal