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South Asian Daily and Weekly Newspaper Websites (non-exhaustive list)

 

India

Newspapers

Hindustan Times: New Delhi - Founded in 1924, it is by far the most popular newspaper in the capital, and remains the Times of India's main rival to this day. It has a serious tone and an editorial line fairly close to the government.

The Hindu: Madras - A centre-left daily known for its independent analysis and balanced stance. Its website is a pioneer of the genre and a reference, regularly updated.  Portal to the group's publications (Frontline; Business Line).

Frontline: Bimonthly magazine dealing with political and economic news. Founded in 1984, this Madras magazine belongs to the group of the great southern daily newspaper "The Hindu." Critical of the government, this magazine defends independent positions.

Business Line: Website of the economic and financial daily newspaper of The Hindu group.

Times of India: Founded in 1838 in Bombay, the Times of India is the world's leading English-language daily newspaper (2,150,000 copies on average) and remains the country's leading newspaper.

Economic Times: Daily. One of the country's largest economic dailies; based on the model of the "Financial Times."

Navbharat Times: The leading national daily newspaper in Hindi.

Indian Express: "India's Only National Newspaper." This newspaper, with a more austere layout than its rival, the Times of India, is known for its investigations into political and financial scandals. Its motto is "Journalism of courage". The group of the same name publishes, like its competitor, a business daily, "The Financial Express", and about twenty other newspapers and magazines.

The Financial Express: Economic and financial daily newspaper of the Indian Express group.

The Statesman: Calcutta - The "Largest Newspaper in West Bengal," as it presents itself, is intended to be the Bengali spokesperson within the framework of the Indian Union.

The Pioneer: Delhi - This old daily newspaper (1865) has regained a new lease of life since 1991. Lively, modern, informed, it is a serious competitor of the more compact "Hindustan Times".

The Telegraph: Calcutta - This independent newspaper founded in 1982 is the largest English-language daily newspaper in the eastern part of the Union. Its Metro pages offer valuable information about the life of Calcutta and its people.

The Asian Age: Launched in 1994, and distributed in New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta. It also publishes an exclusively British edition, a source of information for the Indian diaspora in London.

The Deccan Herald: Bangalore. Important daily newspaper in South India.

Deccan Chronicle: Hyderabad. English daily.

Business Standard: It is "India's most respected economic daily newspaper, with the fastest growth rate."

Milli Gazette : A daily for the Muslim community in India. 

Portals and Miscellaneous

Samachar: Website dedicated to the Indian, national and regional press. Thematic sections provide links to newspapers published in English and vernacular languages: Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, etc. It provides links to a range of other Indian sites.

Down to Earth: Bimonthly created in May 1992 by science journalist Anil Agarwal. "Down to Earth" provides information focused on ecological and development problems in the South.

India Today: Weekly. 3.5 million readers, appreciated for its independence, freedom of tone, humour and systematic coverage of the entire Indian Union. The internet version of the magazine includes the full articles and offers an updated information service six times a day. The magazine has become a press group that publishes, among other things  Aajtak(Hindi version of magazine India Today), Business Todayand "Computers Today".

Outlook: This liberal and independent magazine, created in 1995, has become the most widely read English-language general news weekly in the country. The electronic edition of the weekly includes all the articles in the paper version.

Tehelka: With a team of journalists who have chosen to leave headlines such as the weekly "Outlook", Tarun Tejpal, the editor-in-chief of the webzine has embarked on a hunt for corruption. Closed for a while, the site now survives by giving access to the text of the articles only to subscribers.

The Week: This weekly, general information magazine in English language in the State of Kerala. It belongs to the group of the weekly Malayala Manorama, the most widely read in the country (1,140,000 copies), written in Malayalam.

Economic and Political Weekly: A weekly magazine for current events and political and economic reflection.

Good News India :« A site dedicated to reporting little known stories of positive action and quiet endeavor by Indians ».

Regional Press

Goa:
www.navhindtimes.com

Western Bengal:
www.sambad.com(in Bengali)

Kashmir:
www.kashmirtimes.comand Kashmir Chronicle
 

Rajasthan:
www.rajasthanpatrika.com(in Hindi)

Maharashtra:
Maharashtra Times(in Marathi)

TamilNadu :
www.thinaboomi.com(in Tamil)
www.dinamalar.com(in Tamil)

Karnataka:
www.udayavani.com(in Kannada)

Kerala:
www.mathrubhumi.com(in Malayalam)

 

Pakistan

Dawn: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad - A daily newspaper created in 1947 by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, father of the nation and first president. It is one of the first Pakistani English-language newspapers. It belongs to the Pakistan Herald Publications group, also founded by Mr. A. Jinnah. Other titles of the group include the Star, an English evening newspaper, as well as the Herald, general monthly magazine.

The Frontier Post : Peshawar- A daily newspaper that covers national news but also that of the North-West Frontier, of which Peshawar is the capital, and provides valuable information on neighboring Afghanistan. It also offers opinion articles and analyses on the Muslim world. The site includes the paper edition.

The Nation: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad - The main English-language daily newspaper in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan. The newspaper is owned by the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, while the other titles are Nawa-i-Waqt, an Urdu-language daily newspaper, and Phool, an Urdu-language monthly.. www.nawaiwaqtgroup.com (in Urdu)

The News: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad - This daily newspaper, founded in 1991, is progressive in its political and economic stances and offers interesting observations and analyses on political and social issues. The News belongs to the Jang Group of Publications, the country's largest press group, and other titles include Jang, the most widely read Urdu newspaper in the country, and Daily News, the first English-language daily newspaper in the evening.

Newsline: This Karachi monthly magazine, founded by the famous journalist Razia Bhatti, focuses its investigations on the country's political and social problems. It is the work of a group of journalists defending press freedom in Pakistan.

PakistanToday: California, USA - Weekly - A political journal founded in 1993, based in the United States and devoted to Pakistan, South Asia, and the Muslim world. It is appreciated for its committed and free tone. The site provides access to all articles published in the paper version.

TheFriday Times: Lahore - Defining itself as "bold, independent and serious", the magazine does not hesitate to address difficult but crucial issues for Pakistani society today, such as Islamism, the political role of the army, the Kashmir dispute and relations with India.

Pakistan News Service: Information site available only on the Internet. 

 

Bangladesh

 

The Daily Star: Daily newspaper in English with the motto "The right of the people to be informed." Its supplement, Star Weekend Magazine, offers interesting cultural articles. The site offers all the pages of its paper edition and its weekend supplement.

The New Nation: The second most widely distributed English-language daily newspaper in Bangladesh. It is distinguished by its political analysis and seriousness. Close to the opposition and very critical of the rise of Islamism and the government's negligence. The New Nation belongs to the group Ittefaq and is headed by lawyer Mainul Hosein. A reference site.

The Independent : an English-language daily newspaper published in Dhaka.  It is owned by Beximco Group of Bangladesh. Its weekly supplement: Stethoscope.

 

Sri Lanka

 

Sri Lanka Daily News: An English-language government daily newspaper with wide circulation.

Sunday Observer:  Weekly magazine published by the government.

The Island: An independent English-language daily newspaper. It belongs to the Upali group. Also publishes the daily newspaper in Sinhala, Divaina

The Daily Mirror: An English-language daily newspaper, quite close to the conservative party (UNP). Founded in 1961, it had to stop publishing in 1979 before being relaunched in 1999 by the Wijeya group, which also publishes the SundayTimes, Lankadeepa(first daily newspaper in Sinhala) and the monthly Wijeya Pariganika

News Portals

The Lanka Page

The Colombo Page

 

Nepal

 

The Kathmandu Post: An English-language daily newspaper, appreciated for its critical tone. Belongs to the group Kantipur.

The Himalayan Times

Gorkhapatra:This government daily is the oldest in Nepal.

TheRising Nepal: English-language daily newspaper.

Nepalnews.com: Information portal on Nepal

 

 

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