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Maharashtra Times
महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Times Group
PublisherThe Times Group
EditorParag Karandikar
Founded18 June 1962; 60 years ago (18 June 1962)
Circulation1,000,000 daily
Sister newspapersThe Economic Times
Navbharat Times
The Times of India
Ei Samay
Mumbai Mirror
Vijaya Karnataka

Maharashtra Times (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स), colloquially referred to as 'Ma Ta' (मटा) from its Marathi initialism, is a Marathi newspaper based in Mumbai, India. It is one of the largest selling daily Marathi newspapers in the country and part of The Times of India group.

According to the IRS 2005 survey, Maharashtra Times enjoys the second largest readership in Mumbai. Other than The Times of India, Maharashtra Times is the only newspaper in Mumbai which has more than one million readers in the city.


Maharashtra Times has 6 editions from 6 major cities in Maharashtra namely - Mumbai (including Vasai-Virar), Pune, Thane (including Navi Mumbai), Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur. In May 2020, they stopped their Ahmednagar, Jalgaon and Kolhapur editions due to COVID-19.


  1. Times Property
  2. Maifal
  3. Sanvad
  4. Mumbai Times, Aurangabad Times
  5. Thane Plus, Navi Mumbai Plus, Vasai-Virar Plus
  6. Pune Plus, Nashik Plus, Nagpur Plus

Closed Supplements

  1. Pune Times, Nashik Times, Nagpur Times, Thane Vishesh (due to New supplement)
  2. Kolhapur Times, Ahmednagar Times, Jalgaon Times (editions are closed)