The Telegraph India



The Telegraph India is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper published in India. Headquartered in Kolkata, the newspaper was founded in 1875 as The Indian Telegraph by Scottish-born Canadian journalist Arthur Crawford and was subsequently renamed The Eastern Telegraph. It was sold to Ramkrishna Dalmia, who in turn sold it to the founder of The Statesman, Vijaypat Singhania. In 2002, following the death of Vijaypat Singhania, his family split the group into two separate businesses: The Statesman moved to Chennai and was renamed The New Indian Express, while the Kolkata-based paper was renamed The Telegraph.

In 2003, The Telegraph began publishing simultaneously from New Delhi and Kolkata editions, a practice that has since been discontinued. In December 2004, it launched a free bilingual magazine called the Chennai Telegraph, published simultaneously from Chennai and Kolkata. It was later converted into a supplement of the main paper.

The newspaper is owned by ABP Pvt Ltd., which also publishes The Statesman in Calcutta and other newspapers such as Dinamani, Samayam Tamil, and The Hindu. ABP Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of the ABP Group.

The Telegraph was initially liberal in its editorial policy, but from 1995 onwards followed a more conservative line, mirroring the trend at The Times of India.

As of November 2005, it had an average daily circulation of 256,185 copies across India and overseas. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India), it had a circulation of 184,000 copies as of March 2006.