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Times of India Newspaper

Updated on January 16, 2013

Times of India, the Largest Circulation English Newspaper in the World

The Times of India may not be as well known in the English-speaking world as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today or the UK's Daily Mail, but when it comes to circulation, this paper beats them all. The Times of India has been certified by ABC (the Audit Bureau of Circulation) as being the world's largest-selling broadsheet newspaper printed in English. With more than 2 million papers sold daily, The Times of India is going strong.

1838: The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce is launched by a British syndicate.

1855: Telegraph service starts in India and the paper signs an agreement with Reuters for "raising news coverage and lowering subscription rates."

1861: Paper is renamed The Times of India after it acquires two smaller rival papers.

1902: Paper moves into its current offices opposite Victoria Terminus.

1915: Price for the paper is cut from four annas to one anna as new rotary machines increase supply.

1946: Paper becomes Indian-owned and the editorial policy becomes openly nationalist.

1949: Matrimonial ads, known as "Catches and Hatches," are introduced.

1950: Paper's crest is changed from the lion and unicorn symbol of imperial Britain to two elephants, and anew credo - Let Truth Prevail - is adopted.

1991: The Times of India is chosen as one of the world's six greatest newspapers by the BBC.

1996: Timesofindia.com launched.

1997: Mumbai edition carries its first color photograph.

2003: Delhi edition becomes the first paper in India to go all-color.

The daily circulation of Times of India is over 2 million

If you prefer to read your news online, The Times of India ePaper is an exact replica of the printed version, with a few digital enhancements. For instance, you can enlarge any article or image and you can search the archives for previous copies of The Times of India, The Economic Times or The Mumbai Mirror.

Do You Read The Times of India?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I came across TOI because I was researchig to write an article about Suraj Sharma; the newcomer Ang Lee picked to star in his film adapation of Lif of Pi. I have to say it's cool reading!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Bhavya

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Bhavya

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      no but i want to read

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      yes

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      nikitakapoor 

      6 years ago

      I have been reading TOI since past many years, great lens! :)

      Do checkout my lens on India sometime and do let me know how do you feel about it! www.squidoo.com/what-to-see-in-india

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      supersiva 

      6 years ago

      Time of India is one of my favorite daily read newspaper.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I READ TOI BECAUSE IT HAS INDIA IN IT. THE DAY IT LACKS INDIAN COLORS

      I SHALL CHANGE JURISDICTION. PRESENTLY ITS INDIA`S FAVORITE.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I READ TOI BECAUSE IT HAS INDIA IN IT. THE DAY IT LACKS INDIAN COLORS

      I SHALL CHANGE JURISDICTION. PRESENTLY ITS INDIA`S FAVORITE.

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      melissiaoliver 

      6 years ago

      Really interesting lens, thanks for sharing!

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      Ahdilarum 

      6 years ago

      They revolutioned the market by entering the new cities for just One rupee, to capture the market, just made competitors also to drop the cost..

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      read times of india..no supply of paper in my location..How to get it regularly??

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ITS MY NEWSPAPER, COMPLETE IN ALL RESPECTS EVEN SPEAKING TREE. THANKS

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I have never seen this paper, but now I am going to check it out. By the way, your lenses are always intelligent and provide a lot of great material.

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      LisaDH 

      6 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for the compliment. :-)

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      Nandagopal LM 

      6 years ago

      I am regular reader of The Times of India since its Coimbatore edition was started nearly a year back. I was one of thousands of readers in South India desperately longing for an English newspaper that offers a balanced opinion of news in contrast to The Hindu which offered one sided opinion favoring the left of political side. I particularly read with interest the articles of Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar. Congratulations to the Times of India for being the largest selling English Newspaper in the world. Keep it up.

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      dilipsvarma 

      6 years ago

      Prefer the Indian Express!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ya

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ya..... regularly

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ya..... regularly

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Am a regular reader of TOI. Glad to read about it here. Thank you and Good day.

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      kguru1979 lm 

      7 years ago

      very nice lens .. Being an Indian, I am happy to see such lenses.. Really it is a good news paper here in India. ...

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Most of News we can read from this news paper. this ois the complite news analysys paper than others

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      brettq42 

      7 years ago

      @"indians...." - How much do you think will come to indians? 2000 per head -Yeah sure. It will be divided into binary trees of n-nodes amongst the politicians

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      AllyVuitton 

      7 years ago

      I've never read it - it does sound interesting though!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      very good

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      very good

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      "Indians are poor but India is not a poor country".

      Say one of the swiss bank directors.

      He says that "280 lac crore" of Indian money is deposited in swiss banks.

      It can be used for 'taxless' budget for 30 years.

      It can give 60 crore jobs to all Indians.

      From any village to Delhi 4 lane roads.

      Forever free power suply to more than 500 social projects.

      Every citizen can get monthly 2000/- for 60 yrs.

      No need of World Bank & IMF loan.

      Think how our money is blocked by rich politicians.

      We have full right against corrupt politicians.

      Itna forward karo ki pura INDIA padhe.

      Take this seriously, You can forward jokes, then why not this?

      Be a responsible citizen.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I try to read Times from USA everyday , but the constant intrusion of ads such as Shadi & Lufthansa takes the pleasure away & i give up .

      Pl find a way ti defeat these intrusions

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @LadyFlashman: hi this is ash here plz talk to me.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i read the times of India for my general knowledge. the news if times of India are so good. our knowledge increase very much due to this news. am a b.b.a. student the news in times of India related to business helps me very much in my study. i read this newspaper daily . my knowledge of English also increases due to reading this newspaper. the times of India also published the advertisement related to jobs this this advertisement of jobs also helps the student for finding the jobs.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I read this news paper on daily basis coz the coverage of news and most important is bangalore times color page which contains horoscope n soduku i like very much.. if the same thing display online is is good. as i am currently in USA. unable to see the color pages from here

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      poutine 

      7 years ago

      No, but I would love to if it was free.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      yes i read it and find very clasy 2 read

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: yea right....then ull say our PM is anti-muslim

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      LadyFlashman 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      I read it in India and enjoyed it!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Times of India was one of the most preferred news paper few years ago and now it has lost its values. We find only advertisements/classified more than the news articles. Even the entire front page is used for advertisement. now a days I feel I am reading a ad-mag/yellow pages when I read as I need to search for articles in the midst of advertisements.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      It is an anti-Hindu newspaper

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Sir, This is daily reader of your newspaper residing in chennai. This is a negative feedback. This given sudoku puzzle in the page 4 of chennai times dated June 5 i.e today is absolutely wrong in the third column . Wrong wid the number 3 in third column. Pls check from the next time . Thank u . This is well-wisher and fan of your news paper !!!

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