|Owner||Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tamilnadu State Committee|
Theekkathir is a Tamil newspaper and the organ of the Tamil Nadu State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Theekkathir published from Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli.
When CPI(M) was formed in 1964, Theekkathir became the official organ of the Party’s Tamil Nadu state committee and its regular edition was launched in 1969 at Madurai, the stronghold of the Party. Theekkathir became a daily newspaper in 1971.
The paper’s second edition started from Chennai in 1993. Its third edition started from Coimbatore in 2007. The fourth edition from Tiruchirappalli was launched as a conclusion of the August campaign.