Top 5 newspapers of Assam

Newspaper has played an important role in the life of human beings since its birth. It has always been a major source of remaining informed about the happenings around the world. It is mainly a publication, issued on a regular basis, either once a week or daily. It provides information about the surroundings as well as opinions about any event and news.

History of newspaper in the state of Assam dates back to some 160 years, which started with "Arunodoi", which was first published in the year 1846 from Sibsagar. After this, many newspapers have been published, some still survive and some disappeared in due course of time. However, these periodicals and publications contributed remarkably to both Assamese language and society. Later, in the year 1882, a weekly newspaper was published by Hemchandra baruah, named “Assam News”. It was published in both English and Assamese language; however, it lasted for just 3 years and several news papers and periodicals were published thereafter. “Dainik Batori” is the first daily newspaper, which was published on 12th August 1935 by Shivaprasad Barua, a Tea industrialist. Today, a number of newspapers are published both in Assamese as well as English language. Top 5 newspapers of Assam are listed below:

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune is counted among the leading newspapers of Assam. It is an English daily, which is published from Guwahati and Dibrugarh and is one of maximum circulated newspapers of not only Assam but of entire North-Eastern region. Assam Tribune was founded by Radha Govinda Baruah in the year 1939, which was first published from Guwahati and at present, it is published from both the cities. It is one of the best newspapers of the whole North-Eastern region. With a large readership, this newspaper has gained immense popularity over the years.

Asomiya Pratidin

With a huge readership, Asomiya Pratidin ranks no. 1 among Assamese daily newspaper. It is distributed across Assam with 4 editions, which are published from Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and North Lakhimpur. It is one of the most read newspapers of the state and has been providing information and news to every nook and corner of the state.

The Sentinel

After Assam Tribune, Sentinel is one of the popular English daily newspapers of Assam. Launched in the year 1983, this newspaper has come a long way and has become popular all over North-East. 5 editions are published at the same time from Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Itanagar and Shillong. Shri Dhirendra Nath Bezboruah, the former President of The Editors' Guild of India served as senior Journalist in this newspaper for several years.

Amar Asom

Another popular newspaper of Assam is Amar Axom, which is edited by Homen Borgohain. It is an Assamese daily newspaper, published by G.L Publication and is quite popular among the people of Assam. This newspaper is published from Guwahati and Jorhat and is circulated all over the state.

Dainik Agradoot

One of the oldest newspapers of Assam, Dainik Agradoot is still popular among the readers. It is a daily newspaper which has 3 editions, published from Guwahati, Tezpur and Jorhat. With headquarters at Dispur, this newspaper has a huge readership and Kanak Sen Deka is the Editor-in-chief, who has contributed remarkably in building a strong readership base.


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