The Tribune (Chandigarh)

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The Tribune
Voice of the People
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Front page, 1931
TypeDaily newspaper [1]
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s)Tribune Trust
Founder(s) Dyal Singh Majithia
PublisherTribune Trust
EditorRajesh Ramachandran
Founded2 February 1881;140 years ago (2 February 1881)
Political alignment Centre-left politics
Language English
Headquarters29-C, Chandigarh, India (previously Ambala)
Country India
Circulation 1826000+ [2]
Sister newspapers Dainik Tribune
Punjabi Tribune
OCLC number 36205400

The Tribune is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Chandigarh and New Delhi. It was founded on 2 February 1881, in Lahore, Punjab (now in Pakistan), by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five persons as trustees. [3] It is a major Indian newspaper with a worldwide circulation. [4] [5] [6] [7] In India, it is among the leading English daily for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. [8] The present editor of The Tribune is Rajesh Ramachandran. He was appointed on 14 May 2018. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine. Ramachandran succeeded Harish Khare, who was appointed editor-in-chief of the Tribune Group of newspapers on 1 June 2015, [9] serving until 15 March 2018. [10]


The Tribune has two sister publications: Dainik Tribune (in Hindi) and Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi). R. K. Singh is the Editor of Dainik Tribune and Sahitya Akademi Award winner and prominent Punjabi playwright Swaraj Bir Singh is the editor of the Punjabi Tribune. The online edition of The Tribune was launched in July 1998, and the online editions of the Punjabi Tribune and Dainik Tribune were launched on 16 August 2010. [11]

All three newspapers are published by the Tribune Trust. Narinder Nath Vohra is the current president of the Tribune Trust, which comprises S. S. Sodhi, S. S. Mehta, and Gurbachan Jagat as trustees.

The Tribune has had Kali Nath Roy, Prem Bhatia, Hari Jai Singh, H.K. Dua, and Raj Chengappa among others, as its editors-in-chief in the past.

Similar to most Indian newspapers, The Tribune receives most of its revenue from advertisements over subscriptions. [12]

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