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Daily Thanthi தினத்தந்தி
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The 12 July 2012 front page of Daily Thanthi
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Thanthi Trust
Founder(s) S. P. Adithanar
Publisher Sivanthi Adithan on behalf of Thanthi Trust
Founded 1942 (1942)
Language Thamizh
Headquarters Chennai, India
Circulation 8.2 million
Official website www.dailythanthi.com

Daily Thanthi (Tamil: தினத்தந்தி , pronounced as "Dhina Thandi") is a reputed daily Thamizh newspaper in Nellai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Madurai, Erode, Dindigul, Trichy, Salem, Nagercoil, Cuddalore, Vellore, Pondicherry and Thanjavur. It is owned by Mr.B. Sivanthi Aditanar. It was founded by S. P. Adithanar, a lawyer trained in Britain and practised in Singapore, with its first edition from Madurai in 1942. The publication spread over Tamil Nadu and the neighboring states of Puducherry and Karnataka. In 1940, he opened editions in Madras, Salem and Thiruchi. While the Salem attempt failed, the Tiruchirapalli edition had to be reopened in 1954.1

Daily Thanthi became one of the largest Tamil language dailies by circulation within a few years; it has been a leading Tamil daily since the 1960s. It has today 15 editions with the latest being the Mumbai Edition. It is the highest circulated Tamil language daily in Bangalore and Puducherry, and one of the largest in Tamil Nadu, Daily Thanthi's circulation during (December 2012) was 16,14,874 copies certified by [Audit Bureau of Circulations - ABC).It has the largest readership base amongst Tamil Newspapers with 73,53,000 readers spread across the Tamil Diaspora. (Source : IRS 2010 R1 )

Daily Thanthi has been a tool for the students of Tamil Nadu in securing good marks in their board exams.

  • It issues a book called 10th, +2 Vina Vidai Book, on every Wednesday during the second part of the year. The model question papers of all the subjects of Standard 10 and 12 are provided with answers along with the question papers of board exams that are conducted previous year.
  • It conducts a programme called 'Vetri Nichayam' once in a year during the summer vacation that provides useful facts to the students to take a good decision about their future studies.

History

In 1942, Daily Thanthi (தினத்தந்தி) was started in Madurai with simultaneous editions in Madras, Salem and Tiruchirappalli. It was founded by S.P. Aditanar, a lawyer trained in Britain. He modeled Daily Thanthi on the style of an English tabloid- The Daily Mirror. He aimed to bring out a newspaper that ordinary people would read, and which would encourage a reading habit even among the newly literate. In the past, the daily newspaper which was printed in Madras reached the southern Tamil region after at least one day. Daily Thanthi used the public bus system to distribute the paper throughout the south Tamil region and capitalized on the hunger for war news that arose after Singapore fell to the Japanese.

Daily Thanthi became one of the largest Tamil language dailies by circulation within a few years; it has been a leading Tamil daily since the 1960s. It has today 15 editions. It is the highest circulated Tamil daily in Bangalore. It issues a book called 10th, +2 Vina Vidai Book, on every Wednesday during the second part of the year. The model question papers of all the subjects of Standard 10 and 12 are provided with answers along with the question papers of board exams that are conducted previous year.

Circulation - Edition wise

Daily Thanthi's circulation during Dec 2012 was 16,14,471 copies (certified by ABC):

Edition Average
Chennai 4,53,290
Madurai 1,19,530
Coimbatore 1,45,972
Vellore 64,369
Tiruchirappalli 98,566
Tirunelveli 1,50,428
Salem 1,15,060
Cuddalore 57,398
Bangalore 60,893
Pondicherry 25,226
Erode 53,663
Nagercoil 1,11,474
Thanjavur 87,643
Dindigul 50,606
Mumbai 20,123

Supplements

The various supplements that come along with Daily Thanthi are as follows:

Day Supplements
Sunday Gnayiru Malar, Kudumba Malar
Friday Siruvar Thanga Malar, Velli Malar
Saturday Muthucharam, Ilaignar Malar
  • Apart from this, the book related to astrology called 'Tamil Madha Jothidam' is issued every second week of Monday.

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeffrey, Robin (24 March 2000). India's newspaper revolution. C. Hurst & Co. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-85065-383-7. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 

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