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Aajkaal (pronounced: Bengali pronunciation: [aːdʒkaːl] and its evening edition Sandhya Aajkaal) is a Bengali newspapers in Kolkata, India. Aajkaal is simultaneously published from Kolkata, Siliguri, and its Tripura edition is published from Agartala. The newspaper was started in 1981 by Abhik Kumar Ghosh, and was part of the transformation of the Indian newspaper industry in the 1980s.
Aajkaal strives to survive in a very competitive newspaper market in West Bengal with the secured niche created by its leftist perspective and sports news. But nowadays some observers[who?] feel that the quality of its sports news has deteriorated. It is also one of the very few Indian dailies which do not publish astrological predictions. Of late, it has gone through a format change to incorporate more analytical features.
The first editor of the newspaper was legendary journalist Sri Gour Kishore Ghosh. The present editor is Ashok Dasgupta, a renowned sports journalist and first of his ilk to become a full-fledged editor of an Indian daily.
- Chowdhury, Manosh (September 6, 2003). "Travel Writing. Cricket, Communism, Consumerism and Krishna... Kolkata and Dhaka, we and they, are similar, yet different. The differences have similarities, and the similarities show up interesting differences.". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2008-04-28. Discusses the rivalry between and the news judgments of different newspapers in Kolkata, include Aajkaal.
- "Bowled over by the spat. Regional Roundup.". Business Standard. September 30, 2005. Retrieved 2008-04-28.[dead link] Discusses how rival Bengali newspapers covered a cricket spat.
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