The Telegraph
The Telegraph is an Indian daily newspaper founded and continuously published in Kolkata since 1982. It is published by the ABP Group
Ananda Publishers
Ananda Publishers is a large publishing group with headquarters in Kolkata. It publishes numerous Bengali books by many renowned authors. It has one of the largest stalls in the Kolkata Book Fair, and is often awarded a prize for its stall. Ananda Publishers is the division of ABP...

 and the newspaper vies with the Times of India for the position of having the widest widest circulation of any newspaper in Eastern India.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations
Audit Bureau of Circulations
The Audit Bureau of Circulations of North America is a non-profit circulation-auditing organization. It is one of several organizations, operating in different parts of the world, that audits circulation, readership, and audience information for the magazines, newspapers, and other publications...

, it has a circulation of 484,971 copies as of 2008.
The newspaper is the fourth most-widely read English newspaper in India (after Times of India, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 with roots in the Indian independence movement of the period ....

and The Hindu
The Hindu
The Hindu is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded and continuously published in Chennai since 1878. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.46 million copies as of December 2009. The enterprise employed over 1,600 workers and gross income reached $40...

) with a readership of 12.04 lakhs according to Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010.

The Telegraph mainly published from eastern India is noted for its extensive coverage of Indian foreign policy and its focused reporting on India's troubled North-East. The Telegraph is also published from Guwahati
Guwahati, Pragjyotishpura in ancient Assam formerly known as Gauhati is a metropolis,the largest city of Assam in India and ancient urban area in North East India, with a population of 963,429. It is also the largest metropolitan area in north-eastern India...

 and Jorhat
Jorhat is a city of Assam in India. Jorhat was established as a new capital in the closing years of the 18th century by the declining Tunkhungia Ahom Dynasty. Jorhat, as the name signifies, was just a couple of markets . Two parallel markets namely, Chowkihat and Macharhat, lay on the eastern...

 (to cater to the entire northeast), Siliguri (for North Bengal
North Bengal
North Bengal is a term used for the northern parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal. The Bangladesh part denotes the Rajshahi Division. Generally it is the area lying west of Jamuna River and north of Padma River, and includes the Barind Tract. The West Bengal part denotes Cooch Behar, Darjeeling,...

 and Sikkim
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayan mountains...

), Jamshedpur and Ranchi
-Climate:Ranchi has a humid subtropical climate. However, due to its position and the forests around the city, it is known for its pleasant climate. Its climate is the primary reason why Ranchi was once the summer capital of the undivided State of Bihar...

 (for Jharkhand
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east...

). The Telegraph comes with five editions Calcutta edition, South Bengal edition, North Bengal edition, Northeast edition (Guwahati and Jorhat splits), Jharkhand edition (Jamshedpur and Ranchi splits)..It also publishes TTIS,a newspaper mainly for the children.


The Telegraph was founded on July 7, 1982. The designer director of Sunday Times, London Edwin Taylor designed the newspaper provided a standard in design and editing. In 26 years, it has become the largest circulated English daily in the eastern region published from Calcutta. In 1982, M J Akbar the current editorial Director of India Today used to edit and designed the daily newspaper thus it had a major impact on newspaper journalism in India.

The Telegraph is published by media group Ananda Publishers
Ananda Publishers
Ananda Publishers is a large publishing group with headquarters in Kolkata. It publishes numerous Bengali books by many renowned authors. It has one of the largest stalls in the Kolkata Book Fair, and is often awarded a prize for its stall. Ananda Publishers is the division of ABP...

 closely associated with ABP Pvt. Ltd, the group also published Anandabazar Patrika
Anandabazar Patrika
Anandabazar Patrika is an Indian Bengali language daily newspaper published in Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai by the ABP Group. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.28 million copies making it the largest circulation for a single-edition, regional language...

(a Bengali language newspaper) since 13 March 1922. Apart from newspapers the group even published Bengali and English periodicals like Anandamela
Anandamela or, Anondamela, or, Anonodomela is a children's periodical in the Bengali language published by ABP Limited from Kolkata, India...

, Unish-Kuri
Unish Kuri, which literally means "nineteen twenty", targeted at teens and young adults, is one of the youngest fortnightly magazines published from ABP Ltd, publishers of Anandabazar Patrika and , of Kolkata, India, that took off as a new division, or wing of Anandamela, the 33-year-old legendary...

, Sananda, Anandalok
Anandalok is a Bengali magazine published by Ananda Publishers from Kolkata, India. The magazine is a filmy magazine. The periodocal is usually published on 15th and 30th of every month.Anandalok started in 25 January 1975, and was edited by Rituparno Ghosh...

, Desh magazine
Desh magazine
Desh is a Bengali language literary magazine published by Anadabazar Patrika Limited from India. This magazine, which is in publication since 1933, has been edited by editors like Sagarmoy Ghosh in the past. The present editor is Harsha Dutta...

, Businessworld
Businessworld is the largest selling Indian business magazine, and the only business weekly in the country. Published by Ananda Publishers, whose most prominent publication is The Telegraph, Businessworld offices are located in New Delhi....

, The Telegraph in Schools and Career.


The Telegraph today offers, in addition to its extensive national, international, and business news a wide variety of reading material on special interests. In weekdays the Kolkata edition of the newspaper comes with 35 to 45 pages including all supplements and on weekend it comes with 60 pages.

The Kolkata edition of the newspaper has a daily 16 pages color supplement (in tabloid format) called T2. Every day of the week except Sunday, the T2 mainly talks about fashion, food, films, television, arts, culture etc.

The Telegraph has introduced 8 pages color section called Metro devoted solely to Calcutta and its people. This appears from Monday to Sunday. Apart from local news the Metro also reports on the social and cultural events in the city. On every Sunday Telegraph includes a matrimonial section.

Regular supplements of Telegraph Kolkata edition include:
  • Knowhow (Monday) - a two-page section on science, computers and health.
  • Jobs (Tuesday) - a tabloid on jobs available, on how to approach interviews with interviews on those succeeded and those who take interviews.
  • Telekids (Wednesday) - an exciting eight-page color tabloid for children.
  • CareerGraph (Thursday) - a special four-page color guide for students and graduates on the lookout for jobs and career opportunities.

  • Proper TT (Friday) - a one-page section with information related to property and real estate.
  • Personal TT (Saturday) - four pages of entertaining weekend reading in color.
  • Graphiti (Sunday) - a thirty-two page color magazine. In addition there is a seven-page section called 7days and four pages of The Telegraph Classifieds in color.

  • TeenTT - sixteen page school edition for school children

Subscription policy and pricing

The ABP group started offering Telegraph and Anandabazar Patrika in a joint subscription for half-yearly or yearly payment at a cheaper price. Also the group provides some exciting prizes for customers who wants subscription of their popular periodicals or newspapers in half-yearly or yearly payment.

Price of The Telegraph from Monday to Saturday is Rs 2.50 and on Sundays the price is Rs 5.00.


The newspaper is the first to use run-of-press colour and the first in India to win prestigious global print awards like the SNAP
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and IFRA
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People associated with the Telegraph

  • Dr Ashok S Ganguly, current Chairman
  • Aveek Sarkar, Chief Editor of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications.
  • Dipankar Das Purkayastha, MD & CEO
  • Githa Hariharan
    Githa Hariharan
    Githa Hariharan is an Indian author and editor based in New Delhi. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1993.-Biography:...

    , author & Columnist
  • Swapan Dasgupta
    Swapan Dasgupta
    Swapan Dasgupta is a senior conservative Indian journalist. At various points in his career, he has held senior editorial posts at The Statesman, The Telegraph, The Times of India, The Indian Express and most recently India Today, where he was Managing Editor till 2003...

    , Columnist
  • Ramachandra Guha
    Ramachandra Guha
    Ramachandra Guha is an Indian writer whose research interests have included environmental, social, political and cricket history. He is also a columnist for the newspapers The Telegraph , and The Hindustan Times.-Early life and education:Born in Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India in 1958, Guha studied...

    , Columnist and writer
  • K.P Nayar, Columnist
  • Sunanda K. Datta-Ray
    Sunanda K. Datta-Ray
    Sunanda K. Datta-Ray has been a leading Indian newspaperman and journalist for half a century. He has been Editor of The Statesman and has also written for the International Herald Tribune and Time Magazine. He was Editor-in-Residence at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He was Editorial...

    , Columnist
  • Ashok V. Desai, Columnist
  • Sabyasachi Ghosh, Vice-President, Advertisement Sales — Dailies, oversees the advertisement marketing activities of The Telegraph
  • Rudrangshu Mukherjee
    Rudrangshu Mukherjee
    Rudrangshu Mukherjee is an Indian historian and author who is presently Opinions Editor for The Telegraph newspaper, Kolkata.-Academics:Rudrangshu Mukherjee studied at Calcutta Boys' School, Presidency College, Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford.His D.Phil...

    , Editor, Editorial Pages, The Telegraph, oversees the editorial pages and the book review section of The Telegraph
  • Khushwant Singh
    Khushwant Singh
    Khushwant Singh is a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. Singh's weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", carried by several Indian newspapers, is among the most widely-read columns in the country....

     - An editorial writer whose column With Malice towards One and All
    With Malice towards One and All
    With Malice towards One and All was the weekly column series published by celebrated Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh in the leading English daily of India, occupying two full length columns on the editorial page of the Saturday edition....

    appears in the Friday edition.

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