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List: Top Ten Daily Newspapers in India by Number of Readers

Date: April 2006

Source: IRS

Base: All daily newspapers published in India. The IRS survey uses an annual sample size of 240,000 covering 1,178 towns and 2,894 villages. The data represents fieldwork during the full year January to December 2005. The mid-point of the survey was June 1, 2005. Being a continuous survey, the reporting takes place every six months and figures are based on a moving annual total.

Notes: The 'Times Of India' was the only English language newspaper to make the top ten. The second largest readership for an English language paper was the 'Hindustan Times', with a readership of 784,000.

Newspaper Title

No. of Readers

Dainik Jagran

19.07 million

Dainik Bhaskar

14.57 m

Daily Thanthi

10.23 m

Amar Ujala

9.89 m


9.72 m

Malayala Manorama

9.35 m


8.10 m


7.94 m


7.65 m

Times of India

7.08 m

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