Daily Excelsior

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For the Mexican daily newspaper, see Excélsior.

The Daily Excelsior is an English-language newspaper published from Jammu city, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It was established by S. D. Rohmetra and is being published since January 1, 1965. It claims to be the most widely circulated English daily newspaper in the state. It has a daily circulation of more than 250,000 according to its website.[1] Its current Editors are Kamal Rohmetra and Neeraj Rohmetra.

Online edition[edit]

It has an extensive website and an Internet edition which started in October 1998. The online archives go back to October 21, 1998. But unfortunately due to Virus Attack all of the archives till December 31, 2009 were lost and now only archive from January 1, 2010 are available on the online Edition.

Journalist death[edit]

On May 11, 2008 one of its photo journalists Ashok Sodhi was killed while photographing an armed confrontation between terrorists and security forces in the Samba District of Jammu & Kashmir. He’d moved closer to capture better coverage of the confrontation when a stray bullet hit him.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 44 years of Excellence: a Profile. Daily Excelsior.
  2. ^ In memoriam. Global Journalist. January 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Ultras strike at Samba. The Tribune. May 12, 2008.

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