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According to the Registrar of Newspapers for India, there are 1,10,851 registered publication in India as of 31 March 2016.[1] This is a list of the newspapers in India by readership according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q4 2019.

Readership vs Circulation

Readership figures tend to estimate the number of people who actually read the news paper, vis a vis circulation figures that try to estimate the number of copies sold. Typically, readership tends to be 2.5 times circulation, though this may be higher or lower depending on individual cases.[2]

Note: The details specified on this page may not be up to date.


These figures are compiled by Media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q4 2019.[3]

List of newspapers

Rank Newspaper Language City Average Issue Readership[4]
2019 (in millions)
1 Dainik Jagran

(दैनिक जागरण)

Hindi Various cities and states 16.872 Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
2 Dainik Bhaskar

(दैनिक भास्कर)

Hindi Various cities and states 15.566 D B Corp Ltd.
3 Hindustan


Hindi Various cities and states 13.213 HT Media (Hindustan media ventures ltd.)
4 Amar Ujala
(अमर उजाला)
Hindi Various cities and states 9.657 Amar Ujala Publications Ltd.
5 Malayala Manorama
(മലയാള മനോരമ)
Malayalam Various cities and states, Dubai and Bahrain 8.478 Malayala Manorama Company Ltd.
6 Dina Thanthi
Tamil Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Mumbai and Dubai 7.379 Founded by S. P. Adithanar
7 Lokmat
Marathi Various cities of Maharashtra and Goa 6.285 Lokm 5.863 Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
9 The Times of India English Various cities and states 5.560 The Times Group
10 Mathrubhumi
Malayalam Kerala, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi 4.849 The Mathrubhumi Group
11 Eenadu
Telugu Various cities and states 4.569 Ramoji Group
12 Sakal
Marathi Various cities in Maharashtra 4.101 Sakal Media Group
13 Gujarat Samachar
(ગુજરાત સમાચાર)
Gujarati 7 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai and New York City 3.265 Lok Prakashan Ltd.
14 Sakshi
Telugu Various cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 3.247 Jagati Publications Ltd.
15 Ananda Bazar Patrika
(আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা)
Bengali West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in India 3.032 Ananda Publishers
16 Dinamalar
Tamil Various cities in Tamil Nadu 2.905 Dinamalar Publications Ltd.
17 Sandesh
Gujarati 5 cities in Gujarat and in Mumbai 2.884 The Sandesh Ltd.
18 Prabhat Khabar
(प्रभात खबर)
Hindi Various cities in Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal 2.872 Neutral Publishing House Ltd.
19 Bartaman Bengali 2.750
20 Divya Bhaskar
(દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર)
Gujarati 2.679
21 Pudhari Marathi 2.591
22 Vijaya Karnataka
(ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ)
Kannada Bangalore 2.588 The Times Group
23 Dinakaran Tamil 2.502
24 Punya Nagari Marathi 2.455
25 Praja Vani Kannada 2.135
26 Deshabhimani
Malayalam 2.094
27 Maharashtra Times Marathi 1.701
28 Andhra Jyothi


Telugu 1.628
29 Punjab Kesari
(पंजाब केसरी)
Hindi Various cities in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh 1.611 The Hindsamachar Ltd.
30 Hindustan Times English Various cities and states 1.543 HT Media

See also


  1. ^ Office of the Registrar of the newspapers for India website
  2. ^ "Circulation vs readership". The basics of selling newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ (PDF) ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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