Dainik Jugasankha

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Dainik Jugasankha, also transliterated Dainik Yugashankha, (Bengali: দৈনিক যুগশঙ্খ) is a Bengali daily newspaper published simultaneously from Kolkata, Guwahati, Silchar, Siliguri and Durgapur. With a circulation of around 150,000 copies, it is one of the top ten newspapers in Assam.[1]


Dainik Jugasankha was founded by Barta Bhagirath Baidyanath Nath, or Baidyanath Nath, in 1950, where it was published from Silchar. The newspaper expanded in the 21st century publishing from Guwahati beginning in 2000 and then from Dibrugarh in 2006.In the middle of 2015, Kolkata Edition of Dainik Jugasankha started. In 2016, Jugasankha started publishing its Siliguri Edition. [2][3] From 2019, Dibrugarh Edition became only a print edition and Durgapur Edition started its function.


Current Staff[edit]

  • Bijoy Krishna Nath, or BK Nath, is chairman of the Dainik Jugasankha Group and editor-in-chief of Dainik Jugasankha[4]
  • Nilotpol Choudhury is executive director of the Dainik Jugasankha Group
  • Arijit Aditya is Editor of Dainik Jugasankha[4]
  • Partha Bhattacharjee is the News Editor of Dainik Jugasankha
  • Md Taz Uddin is the Sports Editor of Dainik Jugasankha
  • Bikash Sarkar

Former Staff[edit]

  • Baidyanath Nath was the first editor of Dainik Jugasankha[3]
  • Atin Das was the former editor of Dainik Jugasankha[5]

Literary award[edit]

The Dainik Jugasankha Group presents an annual literary prize for the Bengali language, Jugasankha Sahitya Puraskar, that is described as prestigious and it began awards for journalists in 2013.[5]

  • 2014 Literary Prize: Swarnali Biswas Bhattacharjee
  • 2013 Literary Prize: Atin Das, poet and former editor of Dainik Jugasankha[5]
  • 2012 Literary Prize: Usharanjan Bhattacharjee[6][7]
  • 2011 Literary Prize : Dr. Topodhir Bhattacharjee, former VC of Assam University, Silchar.
  • 2010 Literary Prize: Bikash Sarkar[8]

Other Activity[edit]

Dainik Jugasankha promotes sports activities. Jugasankha Prize money Cup Football Tournament (started in 2005) and Baidyanath Nath Memorial Trophy Prize money Cricket Tournament (started in 2000) are two inter-school sports tournaments which are organised by DSA, Silchar.


  1. ^ "IRS Q2 2011: Top 10 dailies in Assam". Best Media Info. 2011-10-04. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  2. ^ Afsana Amin Khan Soma (2013-03-16). "Newspapers of Barak Valley" (blog). Barak Valley Students & Youth Association. Retrieved 2013-04-02.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Baidyanath Nath's statue inaugurated". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  4. ^ a b "Bengali literary, cultural meet concludes". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  5. ^ a b c "Journalists awarded". Sentinel Assam. 2013-03-24. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  6. ^ "Usharanjan Bhattacharjee to receive Jugasankha Award". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  7. ^ "Jugasankha Award presented". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  8. ^ "Jugasankha Literary Award to Bikash Sarkar". Assam Tribune (India). 2010-03-24. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2013-04-02.

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