Dinamalar

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Dinamalar
Dinamalar
TypeNews Paper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerT.V. Ramasubbaiyer
FounderT.V. Ramasubbaiyer
PublisherR Lakshmipathy
EditorR Krishnamurthy
FoundedSeptember 6, 1951
LanguageTamil
HeadquartersChennai, India
Official websitehttp://www.dinamalar.com
 
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Dinamalar
Dinamalar
TypeNews Paper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerT.V. Ramasubbaiyer
FounderT.V. Ramasubbaiyer
PublisherR Lakshmipathy
EditorR Krishnamurthy
FoundedSeptember 6, 1951
LanguageTamil
HeadquartersChennai, India
Official websitehttp://www.dinamalar.com

Dinamalar (Tamil: தினமலர்) is a daily newspaper published from Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Trichy, Erode, Vellore and Salem from Tamil Nadu state, India. Dinamalar was founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer.[1] T. V. Ramasubbaiyer (1908–1984) started the news paper in Trivandrum in year 1951 to voice for the cause of merging of Tamil speaking southern region of India around Kanyakumari district with Madras presidency.

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History

In 1956, T. V. Ramasubbaiyer moved his operations to Tirunelveli. He opened editorial units in Tiruchirapalli in 1966 and Madras in 1979.[2] Dinamalar is run as a partnersip firm by the sons of T. V. Ramasubbaiyer

Dinamalar Digital

Currently Dinamalar.com has more than 20.43 million visits & 192 million page views every month. Dinamalar foray into mobile application had got tremendous response from the users. Dinamalar has its own exclusive app for iPhone & iPod Touch (Dinamalar), for iPad (Dinamalar for iPad), for Android mobiles based Mobile phones like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, Motorola, Acer, Dell, ... etc., and for Android Tablet App Windows app

Sub-domains

E-Paper

The Dinamalar paper website offers their everyday newspaper in online readable format as E-Paper[3] Its website gives 360° view of the Mosques, Temples and churches in Tamil Nadu.[4]

Cinema

Dinamalar Cinema[5] provides news form the Tamil Cine World called Kollywood. It is furnished with Wallpapers, Movie news, Trailers and Celebrity interviews.

Supplements

Dinamalar is bundled with supplements, usually 32 page booklets, on Friday and Sunday of every week.[citation needed] It also releases special issues during national holidays. The price of the daily is higher during these days than normal weekdays.

Siruvarmalar

Dinamalar carries Siruvarmalar,[6] a supplement aimed towards children, every Friday. Siruvarmalar features scientific facts and stories depicted by pictorials. It is targeted at the children with a lot of pictorials and sketches. It also has short stories and games that earn random winners a lot of prizes. Starting Feb.4, 2011, Siruvarmalar was relaunched as a black & white comics magazine containing serialized stories.

Varamalar

Varamalar[7] is bundled with Dinamalar on Sundays. Varamalar covers the popular trends in the society and also features short stories. It is basically a weekly round up of news and entertainment in Tamil. Also on Sundays the main daily is split into two sections, each of them resembling a regular daily by featuring unique front pages and complete articles.

Computer Malar

This is a supplementary issue of Dinamalar that provides information on technologies in Tamil. This is the only Tamil weekly dedicated to Technology news.[8]

Controversy

South Indian Film Artistes' Association vs. Dinamalar

In October 2009, Dinamalar had published an article claiming that several Tamil film actresses were involved in prostitution. Pictures and names were also published in the paper. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association immediately petitioned to have the editor, Lenin, arrested. The SIFAA also staged a rally, condemning Dinamalar. The editor of the newspaper, Mr. Lenin was arrested.[9] He was released on the next day due to a petition from Chennai Press Club, Madras Union of Journalists, Press Trust of India and The Indian Newspaper Society which stated that his arrest was completely unwarranted and was done to please popular film stars. Dinamalar also stated that they only delivered news obtained from ethical journalism and there was no secondary agenda.[10]

Anti muslim stance-Publishing cartoons for Prophet Muhammad

On Monday 8th September 2008, Dinamalar's supplementary edition Computer malar carried the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad.[11] This was considered as an attempt to appease the Hindutva forces and to provoke the sentiments of Muslims who consider love towards Prophet Muhammad is above their life.

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