Anandabazar Patrika

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Anandabazar Patrika Group
আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকার লোগো.svg
Front page of 5 March 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) ABP Group
Editor Anirban Chattopadhyay
Editor-in-chief Arup Sarkar
Founded 13 March 1922; 94 years ago (1922-03-13)
Political alignment Independent[1]
Language Bengali
Headquarters 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata-700001
Circulation 1,117,927 Daily[2] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
Sister newspapers The Telegraph
OCLC number 187024438

Ananda Bazar Patrika (Bengali: আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা; Bengali: [anɔnd̪ɔbadʒar Pɔt̪rika]) is an Indian Bengali language daily newspaper published in Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai by the ABP Group. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.1 million copies as of Jul-Dec 2015.[2] Presently, the newspaper is edited by Anirban Chattopadhyay after Aveek Sarkar resigned. Its main competitors are Bartaman, Sangbad Pratidin, Ei Samay.

The paper was founded in 1922 by its inaugural editor Prafulla Kumar Sarkar and the founder proprietor, Suresh Chandra Majumdar. It was first printed on 13 March 1922 and was against British rule.[3] In 1922 it first published as a four/page evening daily. The first colour printing (the features section). News comes to a standstill as ABP faces a 51-day strike. The internet edition of the newspaper was launched in the year 2001.[4] In 2010, Time Inc. entered into a license agreement with ABP Group, one of India’s largest media conglomerate to publish Fortune India magazine.This magazine is publishing the famous Fortune India 500 list every year.[5] ABP Group launches Ebela, a Bengali tabloid.

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