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Newspapers register 5.8 per cent growth

Newspapers register 5.8 per cent growth
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The registered publications in India recorded growth of 5.8 percent over previous year with Hindi publications claiming a combined circulation of over 25 crore followed by English at over six crore, according to the latest annual report of the RNI, released here on Tuesday.

New Delhi: The registered publications in India recorded growth of 5.8 percent over previous year with Hindi publications claiming a combined circulation of over 25 crore followed by English at over six crore, according to the latest annual report of the RNI, released here on Tuesday.

Bengali newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika is ranked the largest circulated daily in the country. Releasing the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) report,

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said that media has vastly expanded and there are different angles to the same news. "The dividing line between news and opinion is becoming very weak.

It is time for the print media to strike back," Jaitley said. The minister said that newspapers mainly accounted for overall growth of 5.80 percent recorded by registered publications and contribution by perodicals was less. According to Press in India 2014-15, the 59th annual report of Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI), there were 1,05,443 registered publications in total. The number of new publications registered in 2014-15 was 5,817.

It said the two largest circulated dailies were Anand Bazar Patrika, Bengali, (Kolkata edition) 11,78,779 copies and Hindustan Times, English (Delhi edition) 10,18,367.

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