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NaiDunia (नईदुनिया), is a Hindi newspaper owned by NaiDunia Media Ltd. NaiDunia (meaning New World) was born on 5 June 1947 at Indore, just before the dawn of independent India, most aptly timed and named. It was established by freedom fighters Pandit Krishnakant Vyas and Mr Krishnachandra Mudgal. Pandit Krishnakant vyas was its first Chief Editor, also, along with the founder. Further Mr Babu Labhahcnd Chhajlani, Basantilal Sethia and Narendra Tiwari joined and the newspaper then trod its path to popularity in the most turbulent post-independence time.
NaiDunia was first in Indore to install a teleprinter machine of Press Trust on 4 December 1948. NaiDunia pioneered distribution of newspapers in rural areas through milk vendors who traveled to Indore every morning and while going back to their villages carried NaiDunia along for distribution.
In 1962 NaiDunia had its own printing facility at Indore. It was a period of tough competition. The team at NaiDunia was not of technocrats but at the same time was willing to adopt the best technology available globally. NaiDunia installed India’s first rotary offset machine in 1967. In 1979 a highly advanced photo composing set up was commissioned.
In 1987 a laser comp system was adopted and the page composing was finally shifted completely onto computers in 1995. In the era of modernization NaiDunia also gave equal importance to the quality and versatility of its news and presentation.
School of Journalism
During the 70s and 80s NaiDunia attained the stature of "School of Journalism" from which the strongest pillars of Hindi journalism graduated, like Rahul Barpute, Rajendra Mathur, Abhay Chhajlani, Prabhash Joshi, Dr Shyam Sunder Vyas, and many more. This was the time when NaiDunia became more and more successful.
1997 marked 50 years of NaiDunia. The Golden Jubilee year was celebrated with fervor. NaiDunia had scaled new heights by then. The then President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma and Prime Ministers H.D. Devegauda and Indra Kumar Gujral attended the celebrations. In 1997 NaiDunia also became the first Hindi newspaper of India to launch an internet edition.
After 2005, NaiDunia spread its wings across the states of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. NaiDunia has its presence in the major cities of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Indore, Bhopal (NavDunia), Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur and Bilaspur.
April 2012 – a new beginning
In April 2012, Jagran Prakashan Limited (JPL) acquired NaiDunia.
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