Logo of The Daily Kantipur
|Founded||In 1993 by Shyam Goenka|
Kantipur's publishers report that the circulation of this newspaper is just above 350,000 copies per day. It is regarded as one of the most widely read newspaper in Nepal, as well as a good source of information of homeland for Nepali diaspora.
The newspaper which began publishing on 7th Falgun, 2047 B.S. along with its sister publication "The Kathmandu Post" is often credited for taking lead in institutionalizing free press and professional journalism in the country.
Kantipur has been praised for its stance towards multi-party democracy and press freedom in Nepal but also has faced government scrutiny and repression. After publishing then rebel leader Babu Ram Bhattarai's article on Royal Massacre, government arrested then editor Yuvraj Ghimire and other management team members.
In June 2010, Kantipur accused the Indian Embassy of interfering with its coverage by punitively withdrawing advertisements from the company and delaying shipments of newsprint from India intentionally.
Sudheer Sharma is the current editor-in-chief of the newspaper since 2008.
Kantipur also publishes three supplements, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays called Shukrabar, Kosheli and Kopila, Shukrabar is targeted mainly towards youth with articles on gadgets, fashion and trends, Kosheli is a variety, while Kopila's targeted towards kids with puzzles, arts, stories, etc.
It is owned by Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd.. The same company owns the following media outfits as well:
- Kantipur Television Network in partnership with 4 other people
- Kantipur FM 96.1, A FM radio, transmitted over the mid and eastern Nepal
- eKantipur.com, A Webportal
- Various Newspapers and magazines in Nepali: Nari (नारी), Nepal Weekly (नेपाल), Saptahik (साप्ताहिक).
- "Kantipur editor, publishers arrested". Human Rights Server. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Attacks on Press: Nepal". Committee to Protect Journalist. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
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