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India Today
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30th anniversary issue of India Today
Editor-in-chiefAroon Purie
Madhu Trehan (founding editor)
Categories News magazine
Circulation 1,600,000 [1]
PublisherLiving Media India Limited
First issue1–15 December 1975
Company Living Media
Country India
Based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh [2]
ISSN 0254-8399

India Today is a weekly Indian English-language news magazine published by Living Media India Limited. [3] [4] It is the most widely circulated magazine in India, with a readership of close to 8 million. [5] In 2014, India Today launched a new online opinion-orientated site called the DailyO. [6]



India Today was established in 1975 [7] by Vidya Vilas Purie (owner of Thompson Press), with his daughter Madhu Trehan as its editor and his son Aroon Purie as its publisher. [8] [9] At present, India Today is also published in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. The India Today news channel was launched on 22 May 2015.

In October 2017, Aroon Purie passed control of the India Today Group to his daughter, Kallie Purie. [10]


Falsely reports Ramayana, Mahabharata to be taught in Saudi Arabian schools

In 23 April 2021, India Today and more several Indian media channels were reported that Saudi Arabia will add Ramayana, Mahabharata to the country's new education curriculum "Saudi Vision 2030". Later found it was fake news as Alt News published FactChecking article. [11] [12]

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