The Assam Tribune

The Assam Tribune is an Indian English daily newspaper published from Guwahati and Dibrugarh, Assam. With over 700,000 copies of current circulation and a readership of over 3 million, it is the highest circulated English daily in northeastern India. The newspaper was founded way back in 1939 in Gauhati.

The Assam Tribune
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TypePrivate
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Prafulla Govinda Baruah (100%)
Founder(s)Radha Govinda Baruah
Editor-in-chiefPrafulla Govinda Baruah
Founded4 August 1939; 81 years ago (1939-08-04)[1]
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersTribune Buildings, MRD Road, Chandmari, Guwahati, Assam, India
Circulation7,00,000+
Sister newspapersDainik Asam
Asam Bani
Websitewww.assamtribune.com
Free online archivesepaper.assamtribune.com
The Assam Tribune building

HistoryEdit

First published on 4 August 1939[1] in Gauhati by Radha Govinda Baruah as a weekly newspaper under the editorship of Lakshminath Phookan,[2] it is now published simultaneously from Guwahati and Dibrugarh as a daily. It has a huge readership in Assam and is the most popular newspaper in the North-East India.[citation needed] The Assam Tribune has a wide reach in terms of circulation figures as well as the reliability of the news matter. In 2014 it celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in the presence of India's Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

The present editor is Prafulla Govinda Baruah, son of Radha Govinda Baruah, and P. J. Baruah is the Executive Editor.

ControversyEdit

On 28 March 2021, a day after the first phase of polling for the 2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election, the newspaper ran a frontpage ad claiming the BJP would win all the Upper Assam constituencies along with seven other newspapers. The Congress party claimed that the ad was a ploy to “influence and deceive” voters ahead of the remaining phases of the election; a violation of Representation of the People Act, 1951 and Election Commission of India's directives.[3] Speaking on the controversy, editor Prafulla Govinda Baruah told The Telegraph that “The advertisement came in late.”[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Deepali Barua (1994). Urban History of India: A Case Study. Mittal Publications. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-81-7099-538-8.
  2. ^ "A glorious journey". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Assam Assembly polls | Congress lodges FIR against Sonowal, Nadda, 8 Assam newspapers over BJP advertisement". The Hindu. PTI. 29 March 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 29 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Assam Assembly elections 2021: Ad in garb of news predicts BJP win". The Telegraph. 29 March 2021. Archived from the original on 29 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.