Bartaman

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Bartaman
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Bartaman
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Front page of 20 January 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Bartaman Pvt. Ltd
Editor Subha Dutta
Founded December 1984
Political alignment Independent[1]
Language Bengali
Headquarters 6, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700 105
Circulation 534,603 daily
Official website bartamanpatrika.com

Bartaman Patrika (Bengali: বর্তমান) is an Indian Bengali daily newspaper published from Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Bartaman Pvt. Ltd. Apart from the Kolkata edition, the newspaper has four other simultaneous editions, published daily from four major towns of West Bengal—Siliguri, Burdwan, Malda and Midnapore. Bartaman is the second-most widely read Bengali newspaper in India after Anandabazar Patrika.[2]

History[edit]

The newspaper was founded in December 1984 by Barun Sengupta, a former Anandabazar Patrika journalist. Mr. Sengupta died on 19 June 2008 at Kolkata.[3]

Since April 2002, Bartaman Patrika has published an online version.

Competition[edit]

Bartaman's main competitor is Anandabazar Patrika, published since 1922. Bartaman holds second position after Anandabazar Patrika in West Bengal, by readership and circulation, it's daily circulation is roughly about 40% of that of Anandabazar Patrika.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Newspapers and Magazines". Worldpress.org. Archived from the original on 31 December 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006. 
  2. ^ "Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 — Quarter 1". Newswatch.in. June 30, 2010. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.bartamanpatrika.com/archive/2009/january/140109/content/main6.htm