List of newspapers in Bangladesh

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This list of newspapers in Bangladesh is a list of newspapers printed and distributed in Bangladesh. Newspapers published in Bangladesh are written in Bengali or English versions. Most Bangladeshi daily newspapers are usually printed in broadsheets; few daily tabloids exist. Daily newspapers in Bangladesh are published in the capital, Dhaka, as well as in major regional cities such as Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal. All daily newspapers are morning editions; there are no evening editions in Bangladesh. Some newspapers offer online versions.

Daily newspapers[edit]

Bengali-language newspapers[edit]

Newspaper name Year
founded
Owner/Publisher Editor Region Circulation
English Bengali
Amrita Bazar Patrika অমৃতবাজার পত্রিকা 20 February 1868 (relaunched in 2006) Amritabazar Pvt. Ltd.[1] Mahmud Hossain National
Alokito Bangladesh আলোকিত বাংলাদেশ 2013 Alokito Media Ltd. Kazi Rafiqul Alam National
Gazipur Tribune গাজীপুর ট্রিবিউন 2016 Cloud Tech Ltd. Md Ahasanul Alam National
Daily Sangbad Konika দৈনিক সংবাদ কণিকা 1992 Daily Sangbad Konika Md. Anisur Rahman National
Amader Shomoy দৈনিক আমাদের সময় 2003 New Vision Limited[2][3] Abu Hasan Shahriar[3] National 177,000[4]
Amar Desh দৈনিক আমার দেশ 2004 Amar Desh Publications[5] Mahmudur Rahman[5][6][7] National 200,000[8]
Bangladesh Pratidin বাংলাদেশ প্রতিদিন East West Media Group[9] Naem Nizam[7][9][10] National 553,000[4]
Bhorer Kagoj ভোরের কাগজ 1992 Shyamal Dutta[6][11] National
Bonik Barta বণিক বার্তা Dewan Hanif Mahmud[12] National
Dainik Azadi দৈনিক আজাদী 1960 MA Malek MA Malek[11][12] Chittagong
Daily Bir Chattagram Mancha দৈনিক বীর চট্টগ্রাম মঞ্চ 1997 Syed Omar Farooq[13] Chittagong
Daily Destiny দৈনিক ডেস্টিনি National
Daily Dinkal[14] দৈনিক দিনকাল Rezwan Siddiqui[6] National
The Daily Inqilab দৈনিক ইনকিলাব A.M.M. Bahauddin[6][7][11] National 125,000[4]
The Daily Ittefaq দৈনিক ইত্তেফাক 1953 Ittefaq Group of Publications Ltd. Anwar Hossain Monju National 194,000[4]
The Daily Janakantha দৈনিক জনকণ্ঠ 1993 Mohammad Atikullah Khan National 164,000[4]
The Daily Jugantor[14] দৈনিক যুগান্তর Salma Islam[6][7] National 221,000[4]
Daily Manab Zamin দৈনিক মানবজমিন 1997 Matiur Rahman Chowdhury[6][7][11] National
Daily Naya Diganta দৈনিক নয়াদিগন্ত 2004 Alamgir Mahiuddin[6][7] National
Daily Sangram দৈনিক সংগ্রাম before 1971[15] Mohammad Abul Asad[6] National
Jai Jai Din যায় যায় দিন 1984[16] Kazi Rukanuddin Ahmed National
Kaler Kantho কালের কন্ঠ 2010 East West Media Group[17] Imdadul Haq Milon[7][10] National 250,000[4]
Daily Karatoa দৈনিক করতোয়া Mozammel Haque[11] National 33,190[4]
Prothom Alo দৈনিক প্রথমআলো 1998[18] Media Star Limited/Transcom Group Matiur Rahman[6][7][11][18] National 500,000[4][19]
Samakal দৈনিক সমকাল 2005 Golam Sarwar[6][7][11] National 164,000[4]
Shokaler Khobor সকালের খবর Rashid-un-Nabi[6] National
Suprobhat Bangladesh দৈনিক সুপ্রভাত বাংলাদেশ Suprobhat Media Limited Rousseau Mahmud Chittagong

English-language newspapers[edit]

Newspaper name Year
founded
Owner/Publisher Editor Circulation
The Bangladesh Today[20] 2002 Md. Jobaer Alam Iffat Hossain
Dhaka Courier[14] Enayetullah Khan
Dhaka Tribune 2013[21] Zafar Sobhan[21]
The Daily Star 1991 Mahfuz Anam[6][7][11] 41,150[4]
Daily Sun (Bangladesh) East West Media Group Amir Hossain
Financial Express (Bangladesh)[14] 1993[22] International Publications Limited Moazzem Hossain[6][7][11]
The Independent[14] Independent Publications Limited M. Shamsur Rahman[6][7][11]
New Age[14] Nurul Kabir[6][7]
The New Nation Mostafa Kamal Majumder[6][7]
News Today[14] Newscorp Publications Riazuddin Ahmed[6][7][11]

Online newspapers and portals[edit]

Newspaper Name Founded Date Owner/ Publisher Editor Circulation
English Bengali
Risingbd.com রাইজিংবিডি 2013
bdnews24.com বিডি নিউজ ২৪ 2005 Bangladesh News 24 Hours Ltd.
Banglanews24.com বাংলা নিউজ ২৪ 2010 East West Media Group Alamgir Hossain
BBC Bangla বিবিসি বাংলা বিবিসি
Bangla Tribune বাংলা ট্রিবিউন Kazi Anis Ahmed

Suspended publications[edit]

  • Shersha Kagoj and Sheershanews.com, the government suspended the weekly and its online website in 2011 after releasing the editor Ekramul Haque after four months in prison[6][23]

Defunct newspapers[edit]

  • Ajker Kagoj (Bengali: দৈনিক আজকের কাগজ; "Today's Paper"), a Bengali-language newspaper published in the modern approach between 1991-2007
  • The Azad (Bengali: দৈনিক আজাদ; "Daily Free"), a Bengali-language newspaper published between 1936-1992
  • The Bangladesh Observer, an English-language daily published between 1949-2010 and last edited by Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury[6]
  • Kishore Bangla, a Bengali juvenile weekly published between 1977-1983

News agencies[edit]

Before 1972, news agencies in Bangladesh were local branches of international agencies.

Regional news networks[edit]

  • Asia News Network, a cooperative of primarily Asian newspapers that share news items with members

Monthly/weekly newspapers and magazines[edit]

Monthly Bandhan-construction, Real estate, Interior & Architecture related Popular Monthly Magazine

  • Forum, a human rights oriented magazine published between 1969-1971, re-established in 2006
  • Weekly SheershaSamachar Bengali weekly Magazine Published & Edited by Mir Billal Acting Editor is Mohammad Shahidul Islam Mollah
  • Holiday, an English-language weekly newspaper[14]
  • ICE Today, an English-language fashion and lifestyle magazine
  • Likhoni, a Bengali current affairs magazine published since 2013
  • Monthly Bahgalir Ekushea, a Bengali current affairs magazine published from Brahman Baria since 2016
  • Perspective
  • ShikkhaBichitra, a national weekly newspaper on education, human resource and socio-economic development; published since 1993
  • Weekly Alokito Chattagram, a Bengali current affairs magazine published from Chittagong since 2004
  • Weekly Blitz, an English-language tabloid weekly founded in 2003 and edited by Salah Choudhury[14][28]
  • Weekly Nayapodokkhep, a Bengali weekly
  • Weekly Renaissancea National Bengali weekly Magazine Published & Edited by H.N.M Shafiqur Rahman. Acting Editor is Abul Hossain Mahmud.
  • Weekly Shaptahik, a Bengali weekly magazine published from Bangladesh since 2007[29][30]
  • Weekly Shomoyer Shathe
  • The Weekly View, a bilingual newspaper published in Bangla and English from Brahmanbaria since 2005; publisher and editor is Sheikh Md. Shahidul Islam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amritabazar.com/
  2. ^ "Nayeemul no longer publisher of Amader Shomoy". New Age. Dhaka. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Hasan Shahriar Amader Shomoy Editor". banglanews24.com. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bangladesh Pratidin tops circulation list". The Daily Star. 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "New owners take over Amar Desh". The Daily Star. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s New Age (2010-06-06). "27 editors condemn Amar Desh closure". Dhaka Mirror. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "15 editors concerned". The Daily Star. Dhaka. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Bangladesh arrests editor of top pro-opposition daily". livemint.com. Agence France Presse. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  9. ^ a b "Nayem Nizam made Protidin acting editor, Peer Habibur executive editor". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 2011-11-16. Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  10. ^ a b "Imadadul Haq Milon, Nayeem Nizam made editors". banglanews24.com. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "13 editors condemn death threat to Golam Sarwar". New Age. Dhaka. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  12. ^ a b "New management board for BSS". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  13. ^ "First Page" প্রথম পাতা. Daily Bir Chattragram Mancha. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Blitz emerges as one of the fastest growing newspapers in Bangladesh". Weekly Blitz. 2012-10-31. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  15. ^ Yusuf, Ananta (20 February 2015). "Story of the Bangla Press". The Daily Star. 
  16. ^ Rahman, Golam; Ahmed, Helal Uddin (2012). "Newspapers and Periodicals". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  17. ^ "Bashundhara Group to bear medication for journo Nikhil Vhadra". The New Nation (Bangladesh). 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  18. ^ a b "Bangladesh through Matiur Rahman of Prothom Alo's eyes". Adgully.com. 2013-04-22. 
  19. ^ "Current Circulation". Prothom Alo. 2012-09-01. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  20. ^ "About Us". The Bangladesh Today. Retrieved 2015-04-11. 
  21. ^ a b "Dhaka Tribune set to launch 19 April". natunbarta.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  22. ^ Khan, Maswood Alam (2012-04-18). "Time to look back and ahead as FE comes of age". Financial Express. 
  23. ^ "Newspaper editor freed after three months, immediately re-arrested". Reporters without Borders. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  24. ^ "BSS Profile". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  25. ^ "Managing Director and Chief Editor's Profile". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  26. ^ "About-UNB". United News of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  27. ^ "Hasina, Khaleda greet bdnews24.com". bdnews24.com. 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  28. ^ Choudhury, Sohail (2013-03-15). "Not Only God, Fear us Too!". Sun of India. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  29. ^ "Shaptahik". Media Directory BD. 
  30. ^ "Weekly Shaptahik". Weekly Shaptahik. 

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