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Parent companyNetwork 18
Country of originIndia
Headquarters locationMumbai, Maharashtra

Firstpost is an Indian online news and media website. The site is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18.[1]

The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received an investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries through a rights issue of up to 2,700 crore.[2]


In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed.[3][4] The event led to a media furor.[5] Thereafter on 31 May 2013, Firstpost took over a satirical website in undisclosed amount.[6]

As of April 2020, Jaideep Giridhar is the executive editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Sanjay Singh is the deputy executive editor.[7]


  1. ^ "About Network 18". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening purse strings for Network18". The Indian Express. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ Menon, Meena (9 June 2013). "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". Rediff. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ Aravind, Indulekha (16 November 2013). "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Firstpost buys current affairs satire portal". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  7. ^ "About Firstpost - Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 31 August 2018.