The Hindustan Times Ltd

India's foremost media conglomerate is home to the leading newspapers in the country - Hindustan Times (the flagship English daily) and Hindustan (Hindi newspaper). And it has a significant online presence with

The Hindustan Times Ltd. plans to consolidate itself as a vibrant and modern media powerhouse through strategic partnerships, ever-increasing scope of operations and a consumer focussed approach.


The flagship publication of the Group has editions from Delhi, Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata, thus, dominating the Northern, Eastern and Central regions of the country. It is printed out of eleven centres including Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Nagpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhagalpur, Patna, Ranchi and Raipur, reaching closer to the consumers.

Its New Delhi edition continues to be the single largest English daily edition in the country with a circulation of over 9.2 lakhs, while maintaining its leadership status in Delhi as the largest circulated English daily at 5.5 lakhs.


Hindustan Times believes in continuous improvement and providing greater value to its readers and advertisers. It has set many a standard for its competitors and will continue to do so in the years to come. It is the first smart-age newspaper in India to evolve into a new international size, sleeker and smarter, which ensures enhanced ease of reading and convenient handling.


In its endeavor to provide its readers with greater value, it has revamped its existing supplements and added new ones to its portfolio, offering a daily supplement catering to specific target audiences. Supplements like HT Estates (on real estate and interiors) are the first of their kind in their respective categories. The enlarged operations and enhanced look have also paid off with a substantial increase in circulation across the country.


In a major incentive for the advertisers as well as the readers, Hindustan Times has entered into strategic alliances with The Indian Express, Business Standard, Mid-Day and Deccan Chronicle. These alliances, along with its strong presence in North India, make it one of the most of the most formidable media players., a news led media portal is today one of the most popular port of call for news and infotainment content seekers on the Web. Besides carrying stories from the newspaper, the site has exclusive and in-depth coverage by its independent editorial staff. Its exclusive properties include, which is Asia's first tabloid on the Web; and, a popular destination for cricketing bytes. The site also provides sections written by popular columnists, along with in-depth web exclusives on politics, business, new economy, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle.


In another major achievement, is the only Indian media site featured amongst the top 10 international newspaper sites by Forbes for the third time running, ranking above the likes of International Herald Tribune.

The group's Hindi newspaper, Hindustan is the 9th largest read newspaper in the country. (Source: National Readership Survey 2002). The publication's readership has grown by an impressive 11% to 63.85 lakhs (NRS).


Hindustan has grown considerably from strength to strength and has gained significantly across markets. It remains the Number 1 daily in Bihar with a market share of more than 75% of the Hindi daily market. In Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, Hindustan has grown by 34%. Lucknow has been a trailblazer, recording an unprecedented growth of 169%.

The popular Hindi daily has also featured innovative advertising campaigns tailored to meet the specific needs of advertiss