News18 Lokmat

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Launched 6 April 2008
Owned by TV18 (Network 18)
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Slogan Dhays Janmansacha
ध्यास जनमानसाचा!
Country India
Language Marathi
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s) News18 India
News 18 Kerala
News18 Tamil Nadu
News 18 Assam/North-East
Website Official website
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Videocon d2h

News18Lokmat is a 24-hour Marathi-language news channel based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a joint venture between Network 18 and Lokmat Group, which runs the most read Marathi newspaper, Lokmat.[3]

News 18 Lokmat (formerly-IBN Lokmat) was launched on 6 April 2008, the Gudi Padwa day. The channel is headed by Prasad Kathe and Mahesh Mhatre.

IBN-Lokmat will embark on the principle of delivering news with the spirit of ‘Maharashtra Cha Mahachannel’

Some News18 Lokmat Shows[edit]

  • aaj Thalak
  • 'Sakaalchya Baatmya'
  • Bedhadak
  • ‘Maharashtra Naama’
  • Rashtra maharashtra
  • ‘Show Time

Shiv Sena attack

The offices of Hindi and Marathi TV news channels IBN-7 and News 18 Lokmat (formerly-IBN Lokmat) in Noida and Mumbai were attacked and vandalised by Shiv Sena activists on 20 November 2009 who also slapped the chief editor Nikhil Wagle in the face (footages of which were shown on the channel itself after the attack).[4] Shiv Sena attributed the attacks to the criticisms of Bal Thackeray by the news channel over his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut described the attacks as "spontaneous".,[5][6] although it was vivid to be a planned act by Sena out of frustration of past few tough days of elections. Shiv Sena claimed that the people involved in that spontaneous attack were beaten up by rented goons of the Nikhil Wagle as he was aware of the possible attack.


External links[edit] website