Deccan Herald

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Deccan Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited
Founder(s) K.N.Guruswamy
Founded 1948
Political alignment Independent
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Circulation 253,108 Daily (January–June 2014)

Deccan Herald is an English daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is published by the Printers (Mysore) Private Limited and has a number of editions in Bengaluru, Hubballi, Davanagere, Hosapete, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalburgi and Delhi.[1]


Deccan Herald was started in 1948 by Mr. K N Guruswamy, with the famous journalist Pothan Joseph as its founding editor. Its sister publications are the Prajavani daily newspaper, the weekly magazine Sudha and the monthly magazine Mayura, all of which are published in Kannada. The head office of the Deccan Herald is on MG Road, Bengaluru.

The ABC certified figures for the first half of 2009 put the daily paid circulation (number of bought copies as opposed to number of copies read) at 214,797. According to the Indian Readership Survey 2013, Deccan Herald is among the top ten most widely read English language newspapers in India, with an average daily readership of 458,000 (338,000 in Bengaluru city).

The launch of its Delhi edition in December 2011 marked Deccan Herald's first venture outside Karnataka, though the paper admits that it will find it very hard to compete in what is India's most competitive newspaper market with 15 newspapers on the market already.[2]

Deccan Herald launched a mobile version of their website in 2013.[3] Deccan Herald also launched their Android app[4] and iPhone app in 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "About Us". Printers Mysore. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Deccan Herald among top 10 English dailies". 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Deccan Herald - Android Apps on Google Play". 
  5. ^ "DeccanHerald on the App Store". 

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