Dainik Jagran is a Hindi language daily broadsheet newspaper in India. It is 3rd in India and 17th worldwide for the largest circulation of a daily newspaper
Dainik Jagran was founded by Puranchandra Gupta in Jhansi in 1942. In 1947 Dainik Jagran shifted its headquarters to Kanpur, where it launched its second edition on 21 September 1947. The Rewa and Bhopal editions were added in 1953 and 1956. In 1975, publication of Gorakhpur edition started, followed by Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow in 1979. In 1984, Meerut edition was launched, followed by Agra in 1986, Bareilly in 1989 and Delhi in 1990. Between 1997 and 2006, eighteen new editions were added, and through 2007-08, six new editions were launched.
More than 55.7 million people read Dainik Jagran making it the largest read daily in India. Currently, Dainik Jagran’s 37 editions are published across eleven states of India. Its editions are published from the following places:
• Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Satna, Saugor
• Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur, Jhansi, Varanasi, Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur
• Jharkhand: Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur
• Uttarakhand: Dehradun
• Punjab: Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar
• Haryana: Panipat
• Bihar: Patna, Bhagalpur
• Himachal Pradesh: Dharamshala
• West Bengal: Siliguri
• Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu
The paper's website, Jagran.com, also carries content aimed at teenagers, cooks, upwardly-mobile women, education, Bollywood, and local news.
In April 2010, the Press Council of India found Dainik Jagran guilty of publishing advertisements masquerading as news before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh popularly known as Paid News. The council said that Dainik Jagran published a one-sided news item in the form of an advertisement in favour of an opposition candidate of the Rashtriya Parivartan Dal. In a statement, the Press Council said "There was beyond doubt a possibility of confusing the voters when the elections were just a day away and all campaigning had stopped", adding "the act was not only unethical by journalistic standards but also violated election laws."