Dainik Jugasankha, also transliterated Dainik Yugashankha, (Bengali: দৈনিক যুগশঙ্খ) is a Bengali daily newspaper published simultaneously from Kolkata, Guwahati, Silchar, Siliguri and Durgapur. With a circulation of around 150,000 copies, it is one of the top ten newspapers in Assam.[1]

History

Dainik Jugasankha was founded by Barta Bhagirath Baidyanath Nath, or Baidyanath Nath, in 1950, where it was published from Silchar. The newspaper expanded in the 21st century publishing from Guwahati beginning in 2000 and then from Dibrugarh in 2006.In the middle of 2015, Kolkata Edition of Dainik Jugasankha started. In 2016, Jugasankha started publishing its Siliguri Edition. [2][3] From 2019, Dibrugarh Edition became only a print edition and Durgapur Edition started its function.

Literary award

The Dainik Jugasankha Group presents an annual literary prize for the Bengali language, Jugasankha Sahitya Puraskar, that is described as prestigious and it began awards for journalists in 2013.[4]

Other Activity

Dainik Jugasankha promotes sports activities. Jugasankha Prize money Cup Football Tournament (started in 2005) and Baidyanath Nath Memorial Trophy Prize money Cricket Tournament (started in 2001) are two inter-school sports tournaments which are organised by DSA, Silchar.

References

  1. ^ "IRS Q2 2011: Top 10 dailies in Assam". Best Media Info. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ Afsana Amin Khan Soma (16 March 2013). "Newspapers of Barak Valley" (blog). Barak Valley Students & Youth Association. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Baidyanath Nath's statue inaugurated". Assam Tribune (India). 21 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Journalists awarded". Sentinel Assam. 24 March 2013. Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Usharanjan Bhattacharjee to receive Jugasankha Award". Assam Tribune (India). 17 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Jugasankha Award presented". Assam Tribune (India). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Jugasankha Literary Award to Bikash Sarkar". Assam Tribune (India). 24 March 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.