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Dainik Jugasankha

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

  • Bijoy Krishna Nath, or BK Nath, is chairman of the Dainik Jugasankha Group and edior-in-chief of Dainik Jugasankha[4]
  • Nilotpol Choudhury is executive director of the Dainik Jugasankha Group
  • Arijit Aditya is editor of Dainik Jugasankha[4]
  • Partha Bhattacharjee is the news editor of Dainik Jugasankha
  • Md Taz Uddin is the sports editor of Dainik Jugasankha

Former Staff

  • Baidyanath Nath was the first editor of Dainik Jugasankha[3]
  • Atin Das was the former editor of Dainik Jugasankha[5]

Literary award

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]

  • 2014 Literary Prize: Swarnali Biswas Bhattacharjee
  • 2013 Literary Prize: Atin Das, poet and former editor of Dainik Jugasankha[5]
  • 2012 Literary Prize: Usharanjan Bhattacharjee[6][7]
  • 2011 Literary Prize : Dr. Topodhir Bhattacharjee, former VC of Assam University, Silchar.
  • 2010 Literary Prize: Bikash Sarkar[8]


  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. 3.0 3.1 "Baidyanath Nath’s statue inaugurated". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Bengali literary, cultural meet concludes". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "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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