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The 12 July 2012 front page of Dhina Thanthi
|Founder||S. P. Adithanar|
|Publisher||Sivanthi Adithan on behalf of Thanthi Trust|
Dhina Thanthi (Tamil: தினத்தந்தி , pronounced as "Dhina Thandi") is a reputed daily Thamizh newspaper in Nellai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, 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 neighbouring 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 )
Dinathanthi 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.
In 1942, Dhina Thanthi (Daily Telegraph) 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 modelled 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. 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.
Dhina 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.
Daily Thanthi's circulation during Dec 2012 was 16,14,471 copies (certified by ABC):
The various supplements that come along with Dinathanthi are as follows:
|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.
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