Dainik Jugasankha

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Dainik Jugasankha, also transliterated Dainik Yugashankha, (Bengali: দৈনিক যুগশঙ্খ) is a Bengali daily newspaper published simultaneously from Guwahati, Silchar and Dibrugarh. With a circulation of around 150,000 copies, it is one of the top ten newspapers in Assam.[1]


Dainik Jugasankha was founded by Barta Bhagirath Baidyanath Nath, or Baidyanath Nath, in 1950, where it was published from Silchar. The newspaper expanded in the 21st century publishing from Guwahati beginning in 2000 and then from Dibrugarh in 2006.[2][3]


Current Staff[edit]

Former Staff[edit]

Literary award[edit]

The Dainik Jugasankha Group presents an annual literary prize for the Bengali language, Jugasankha Sahitya Puraskar, that is described as prestigious and it began awards for journalists in 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "IRS Q2 2011: Top 10 dailies in Assam". Best Media Info. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2013-04-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ Afsana Amin Khan Soma (2013-03-16). "Newspapers of Barak Valley" (blog). Barak Valley Students & Youth Association. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Baidyanath Nath’s statue inaugurated". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Bengali literary, cultural meet concludes". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ a b c "Journalists awarded". Sentinel Assam. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Usharanjan Bhattacharjee to receive Jugasankha Award". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Jugasankha Award presented". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Jugasankha Literary Award to Bikash Sarkar". Assam Tribune (India). 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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