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Jagran Prakashan Ltd (JPL) is India’s leading media and communications group, with its main interests across Newspapers, Outdoor, Internet, Magazines, Below the Line marketing solutions, and Mobile Value Added Services.
Dainik Jagran is the flagship brand of the company. The genesis for Dainik Jagran was in the year 1942. In today’s dynamic media world , where consumers have an unprecedented array of choices, Dainik Jagran stands out as a brand that is the choice of millions of Indians as they start their day. With a readership of over 55 million, it has been the largest read daily of India for the last consecutive 23 rounds of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS). With 37 editions, Dainik Jagran covers 11 states of India. It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as the Largest read daily in the World. Not just the largest read, Dainik Jagran has also been voted as the Most Credible Source of News in a BBC-Reuters survey.
i-next, India’s fastest growing compact daily in bilingual format, has caught on to the pulse of the Young at Heart. In a very short span of time, it has captured the imagination of people who look out for newer opportunities and seek deeper probes into the more relevant issues of changing India of today. It now covers 12 prominent cities in 4 states of India through its various editions. It distinctly stands apart from its competitors due to its beautiful packaging of news, attractive layout design and the versatility of news & features. These accomplishments have made I next the pulse of today’s Youthful India wherever its present.
City Plus is the Weekly English Tabloid from the group. It is an English News-Information-Entertainment paper with 38 editions from Delhi, NCR, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad ,targeting premium geographic localities. An aesthetically designed all colour newspaper editorially cover a variety of topics from Food, Fashion, Lifestyle, etc. Apart from this, it also has reader interactivity through Contests, Coupons, Puzzles, Quiz, Crossword, Games, Polls, Suggestions.
MiD-DAY is India’s No.1 Afternoon paper from Jagran Prakashan Ltd. (JPL). MiD DAY has been the quintessential break the YUMPI (Young Urban Mobile Professionals across India) takes in the middle of their work day. MiD-DAY is printed from Mumbai, Pune. Over the last couple of years, the newspaper has been on a mission to up its engagement quotient with the YUMPI. Whether it is local news, career guidance, dream homes, a look at what’s on in the city or tips on style at work, MiD DAY’s sections have it all, alongside staple news and amusers like comics and crosswords, all presented in a YUMPI friendly way.
MiD-DAY Gujarati is the Gujarati Tabloid from Jagran Prakashan Ltd. With its unique content and engaging activities, it caters to the affluent Gujarati Community of Mumbai. It is positioned as a complete family newspaper with content for everyone. Apart from the other areas, the newspaper also has a dedicated business segment focusing on share market as majority of the community trade in these markets.
Inquilab is India’s No.1 Urdu Newspaper. Inquilab has 12 editions covering Maharashtra, Delhi, UP & Uttarakhand and is further expanding. Inquilab made its appearance in 1938. An underground newspaper during the freedom struggle Mr. Abdul Hamid Ansari, a freedom fighter, wanted to use the medium of Urdu to educate the Muslims and fight against British rule.
Nai Dunia is a leading Hindi daily being published from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The newspaper was launched in 1947 and has, over the years, attained a pre-eminent status as a Hindi daily in the print media in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Naidunia has multiple editions published from Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Raipur and Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Placed amongst the Top 10 Hindi newspapers in India, and has been one of the fastest growing newspapers in the market.
Sakhi is a premium women’s magazine targeted at upwardly mobile & outgoing women in the upper segment of the socio-economic class. The Sakhi reader retains her cultural values but is contemporary and modern in her outlook. The magazine also highlights the role of women in modern times & helps them in coping with the outside world.
Jagran Engage is the OOH division of JPL which specializes in Out of Home media solutions across India. Jagran Engage covers 900 + towns spread across 370 districts in 27 states. Engage offers comprehensive Out-Of-Home (OOH) solutions to prospects & customers through its bouquet of offerings of Hoardings &Billboards, Unique Street Furniture, Transit & Mobile Media besides innovative & ambient to suit specific client requirements.
Jagran Solutions

Jagran Solutions is the division that leads work in the Below the Line Marketing Solutions or Experiential Marketing area . Jagran Solutions has been at the forefront of transformation; transforming imagination into realities & ideas into beliefs. Awarded with numerous awards at various national and international platform like PMAA & AIPA, Jagran Solutions specializes in providing versatile, complete and measurable solutions in ensuring an immersive, interactive and experiential integrated marketing plan applicable to activations, corporate events, conventions, product launches, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and contests.

As a responsible corporate citizen, JPL supports a specifically dedicated organization, Pehel to discharge its social responsibilities and provide social services such as organizing workshops/seminars to voice different social issues, health camps/roadshows for creating awareness on the social concerns and helping underprivileged masses. Pehel is working with various national and international organizations such as World Bank on various projects to effectively discharge the responsibilities entrusted by the company. The company has also been assisting trusts and societies dedicated to the cause of promoting education, culture, healthcare, etc.
The group foray into the internet space has been through “jagran.com” which is the largest Hindi portal its category. We have entered into a strategic alliance with Yahoo India to launch a co-branded site. This we believe will reshape the online Hindi news and current affairs landscape -- in terms of compelling customer experience and user engagement. Jagran.com is the largest language site in India with over 60 mn page views/month with 37 pages per visitor and a unique user base of 1.6 mn per month
Under the banner of Jagran Foundation there are a series of initiatives that would help towards the larger cause of nation building. The first in the series of such initiatives is Jagran Forum – our first step towards “Thought Leadership”. The 1st Jagran Forum was on Democracy, Development and Social Inclusion. The 2nd Forum was on “Democracy and Conflict Resolution in Asia”. The 3rd Forum was on “Democracy : Challenges of Consensus Building”. All were attended by dignitaries from across India and the World including the Prime Minster and Vice President of India.
Jagran Research Centre (JRC) was established in May, 1996 as independent and premier multidisciplinary research & consulting organization. JRC is also involved in publishing reference books and magazines. These books include Jagran Yearbooks, Country and Statewise statistical databank, Jagran Josh monthly magazine and others.
Punjabi Jagran, the Punjabi language daily from Jagran. This language has great acceptance in the Punjab, and it therefore makes an automatic choice for us to complete our bouquet for Punjab. With the launch of Punjabi Jagran, we have added newer readers, newer markets and strengthen the Jagran presence in complete Punjab.