Chandrika (newspaper)

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Muslim Printing and Publishing Co Ltd
PublisherP K K Bava
Founded1934, Thalassery
CirculationMore than 500,000
Free online

Chandrika is a Malayalam newspaper run by the Muslim printing and publishing company, Kerala.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It is published from Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kottayam, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh, Bahrain, Dammam and Jeddah and was the first attempt to have a newspaper from Malabar Muslims to support the backward communities.


Chandrika was established in the year 1934 at Thalassery and it has celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in January 2011. Chandrika started publishing from Kozhikode in 1936.

Former Kerala Chief Minister Mr. C.H. Mohammed Koya was once the chief editor of Chandrika.

Former Union Minister Mr. E. Ahamed was once reporter of the daily and later served in the Board of Directors of the newspaper[7].


Chandrika (in Sanskrit) means blissful moonlight.

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  1. ^ RNI | Reg. No.55192/1993 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:KOCHI | Link:
  2. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/1996/03265 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:KANNUR | Link:
  3. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2005/18070 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | Link:
  4. ^ RNI | Reg. No.MAHMAL/2002/08696 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:MUMBAI | Link:
  5. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2009/30266 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:MALAPPURAM | Link:
  6. ^ RNI | Reg. No.KERMAL/2013/50001 | Name: CHANDRIKA | | Publication City:KOTTAYAM | Link:
  7. ^ HT Report on Mr. Ahamed