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 558,465 Daily[2] (as of December 2013)
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 three other simultaneous editions,- published daily from three major towns of West Bengal—Siliguri, Burdwan and Midnapore. Bartaman is the second-most widely read Bengali newspaper in India after Anandabazar Patrika.[3]

History[edit]

The newspaper was founded on 7 December 1984 by Barun Sengupta, a former Anandabazar Patrika journalist. Mr. Sengupta died on 19 June 2008 at Kolkata.[4]

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.

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