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The Economic Times
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Times Group
PublisherBennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
EditorBodhisatva Ganguli
Founded6 March 1961; 60 years ago (1961-03-06)[1][2]
HeadquartersTimes House, DN Road, Mumbai, India
Circulation359,142 daily[3] (as of December 2019)
Sister newspapers
OCLC number61311680 Edit this at Wikidata

The Economic Times is an Indian English-language business-focused daily newspaper. It is owned by The Times Group. The Economic Times began publication in 1961. As of 2012, it is the world's second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after The Wall Street Journal,[4] with a readership of over 800,000. It is published simultaneously from 14 cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Pune, Indore, and Bhopal. Its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. This newspaper is published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. The founding editor of the paper when it was launched in 1961 was P. S. Hariharan. The current editor of The Economic Times is Bodhisattva Ganguli.[5]

The Economic Times is sold in all major cities in India.[6][page needed] In June 2009, it launched a television channel called ET Now.[7][8]


  • 1960s and 1970s: P. S. Hariharan (1961-1964), D. K. Rangnekar (1964-1979)
  • 1980s: Hannan Ezekiel, Manu Shroff (1985-1990)
  • Early to mid 1990s: Jaideep Bose,[9] T. N. Ninan,[10] Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
  • 2004: Rajrishi Singhal and Rahul Joshi
  • 2010 to 2015: Rahul Joshi[11]
  • 2015 till date: Bodhisatva Ganguli[12]

See also


  1. ^ Far Eastern Economic Review. Review Publishing Company Limited. 1987. p. 4.
  2. ^ Bhattacherje, S. B. (2009). Encyclopaedia of Indian Events & Dates. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. A230. ISBN 978-81-207-4074-7.
  3. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Auletta, Ken (1 October 2012). "Citizens Jain - Why India's newspaper industry is thriving". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Toms, Manu P (26 August 2015). "Bodhisatva Ganguli new executive editor of The Economic Times". VCCircle. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Abram, David; et al. (2013). The Rough Guide to India (9th, Revised ed.). London: Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-4093-6670-6.
  7. ^ Indiantelevision Dot Com Private Limited (19 January 2009). "Times Group's biz channel is ET Now". Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Sruthijith KK (17 June 2009). "A New Channel Is Born: ET Now Goes On Air with 'The Economic Times Advantage'". Gigaom. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "TOI Executive Editor Jaideep Bose all set to move out". exchange4media. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Agarwal, Deepa (December 2017). "Eye on India: T. N. Ninan Weighs In on India and Its Prospects". Khabar. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Toms, Manu P (20 August 2015). "Rahul Joshi quits BCCL, to join Network18 as CEO News". VCCircle. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Hasan, Abid (26 August 2015). "Following Rahul Joshi's exit, ET elevates Bodhisatva Ganguli to Executive Editor". exchange4media. Retrieved 2019.

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