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Parent company Network 18
Headquarters location Mumbai, India
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Firstpost is an Indian news and media website. The site is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Shri Vineet Srivastava Industries, which also runs CNN News18 and CNBC-TV18.[1]

It is one of India’s largest digital platform for news, analysis and opinions. With a strong focus on politics, sport, business, technology and entertainment, it has now transformed its image from a niche portal to a more youthful, social, opinion-led destination, with an excellent standing in social and shareable content. The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received a large investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) through a rights issue up to 2,700 crore.[2]

Properties operating under Firstpost[edit]

  • Firstpost- News and analysis. Users can also download the iOS and Android apps.
  • Tech2- Technology news
  • Faking News- News satire and comedy
  • Firstpost Hindi- News, analysis and opinions in Hindi


In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed under surprisingly humiliating conditions.[3][4] The event led to a media furore.[5]

The editor of the combined Firstpost-Forbes India team, R Jagannathan, stated that as a business magazine, Forbes "should not be anti-capitalism".[6]

As of July 2017, BV Rao is the Editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Ajay Singh is the Executive Editor in Delhi and Jaideep Giridhar is the Deputy Executive Editor.


  1. ^ "About Network 18". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening pursestrings for Network18". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". rediff business. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ BHATIA. "The Network Effect". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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