Dina Thanthi
Daily Thanthi
Front page of Daily Thanthi on 12 July 2012
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Thanthi Trust
Founder(s)S. P. Adithanar
Founded1 November 1942 (1 November 1942)
Political alignmentSocialism and Liberal Conservatism
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Circulation1,714,743 Daily[1] (as of JAN - JUN 2016)

Dina Thanthi (English: Daily Mail; known as Daily Thanthi in English) is a Tamil language daily newspaper. It was founded by S. P. Adithanar in Madurai in 1942. Dina Thanthi is India's largest daily printed in the Tamil language and the ninth largest among all dailies in India by circulation.[1] It is printed in 16 cities across India and also prints an international edition in Dubai.


Dina Thanthi was established in Madurai in 1942 by S. P. Adithanar.[2]


This daily newspaper is published from 16 cities in India namely Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur and Vellore. In the second half of 2015, the newspaper has a circulation of 1,714,743.

An international edition is printed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the Middle East market.[3]

Circulation by editions

Edition Average
Chennai 4,98,188
Madurai 1,27,182
Coimbatore 1,23,910
Vellore 67,981
Trichy 1,02,751
Tirunelveli 1,32,083
Salem 1,25,528
Cuddalore 68,811
Bangalore 62,040
Puducherry 30,536
Erode 57,552
Nagercoil 1,08,571
Thanjavur 94,754
Dindigul 52,290
Tirupur 43,119
Mumbai 19,447


The various supplements that come along with Daily Thanthi are as follows:

Day Supplements
Daily Dt next for chennai edition only, English version(from 1.11.2015)
Sunday Devadai
Tuesday Aruldharum Anmeegam
Wednesday Plus 2, SSLC model Questions (Aug to Feb)
Saturday Muthucharam, Ilaignar Malar, Mugavari (real-estate and construction technology news)

It also carries a special supplement and conducts programmes for students to prepare for board examinations and other competitive exams.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ "About us, Daily Thanthi". Daily Thanthi. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ Staff Reporter. "Leading Tamil newspaper now available in UAE". Khaleej Times.
  4. ^ "Daily Thanthi's career awareness program "Vetri Nichayam"". livechennai.in. Retrieved 25 July 2015.