India has more than 120 million Internet users and growing rapidly. As internet connectivity becomes more accessible and affordable and with quick penetration of broadband in India, more and more people nowadays only rely on various news sites offered in English and local languages.
Below are some top news websites in India ranked by its popularity.
Indiatimes is a news website from leading indian media company times group. The print editions of various newspapers published by the times group like Economic Times, Times Of India, Navbharat Times and Vijay Karnataka can be accessed from this site. Shopping, job search, and email services are some of the other sections available on this site. The site offers news around the world and also covers sections such as sports, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and business.
In.com is a part of Network18 group, which is a mass media company active in television, print, internet, film and e-commerce business in India. The site offers news stories from various sections such as politics, elections, sports, regional news and much more. IBN Live is a leading news channel in India which is also known as CNN IBN (Cable News Network-Indian Broadcasting Network )
New Delhi Television Limited is a leading Indian news channel. NDTV.com is an official website provides the latest news as it happens. All the top stories of the day are listed serially and the important events are covered under featured stories and latest stories section with videos. Various recipes from different parts of the country are described and updated weather information is available.
More sites: Hindi News
This is an online portal that offers news in English and all the many local Indian languages. Visitors can access city wise news by just clicking on the city of their choice. The site offers news from categories such as sports events, travel, entertainment, business, lifestyle and more. They also have online classified section.
It is a website in from Dainik Bhaskar Group (D B Corp Ltd.), which is India’s leading mass media company. Their website is offering political, economic, sports, entertainment and business news from across the country. This one’s particularly popular among locals seeking news in their preferred language.
This site of the India Today group has news from its various publications like Money Today, Women Today and Business Today. India Today is renowned news weekly in India.. The Take 5 section features the most important news stories from India and around the world. The group is also offering news services through their news channels like Aaj Tak and Headlines today.
This site from Indian daily “The Hindustan times” contains great visuals of the latest events from around the country and the world. Columns, opinions, and analysis of the latest developments by renowned journalists are among the distinguishing features of this site. The company was founded in 1926. In 2007, they also started business newspaper called mint in collaboration with the wall street journal.
More sites: Live mint
India.com is a part of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, which is a mass media company offering news channel and many other services. India.com offers general news in variety of categories including business, travel, health, sports and more.
More sites: Zee news
This site by one of India’s oldest newspaper focuses mostly on news from South India in general and Tamil Nadu and Kerala states in particular. The company also has other publications like the Sportstar, Businessline, and Frontline.
More sites: The Business Line
Rediff.com was founded in 1996 as a portal offering various web services. This is one of the oldest sites in the country offering the latest news in categories like sports, business, politics and business.
This site by one of India’s leading vernacular dailies is a favorite among Telugu-speaking people residing in various parts of the country and world. This site has links of various useful sites like the Andhra Pradesh police, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Apsrtc, etc.
Sify Technologies Limited is an Internet provider in India offering news on their portal sify.com. The website offers important political, business, movie, and sports news. In 1999, the company acquired news website Samachar.com which now offers news syndication from leading news sites.
It is an online tabloid with gossips on movie stars and political figures from AP. Content is substandard but is popular among the youth.
Indianexpress.com is a news site from Indian daily “The Indian express”, which is published from 9 cities of India. It offers news about India, world, tech, politics, fashion, cities of India and much more.
DNA is an abbreviation of Daily News and Analysis (DNA). This site has news from its print edition with the same name. One can enjoy a quick wrap up of the latest happening here. Visitors can express their opinions, debate, share comments, and also cast their votes on a particular topic on this website. The site is joint venture of Zee group and Bhaskar group, which also publishes broadsheets from 6 different cities of India.
The site from Malayalam daily “Malayalama Manorama”. It is offered in local language Malayalam and English. It covers news about Kerala state, indian, world, business, politics, cricket and much more.
Jagran.com is part of Jagran Prakashan Limited, the group, which publish leading hindi broadsheet Dainik Jagran. Dainik Jagran is most circulated news paper since years according to local readership survey. Their website offers news in local language (Hindi) and covers all aspects.
More sites: Mid day
This site from English daily “Deccan Chronicle” contains news, events, and developments pertaining to South India in general and Andhra Pradesh state in particular. It covers news on business, politics, lifestyle, business, tech and world.
More sites: Financial Chronical
ABP News was earlier known as star news, which was joint venture of multination mass media company news corp. and Indian TV channel group STAR TV of ABP Group. In 2012, they ended their joint venture and thus STAR news became ABP News (Anandabazar Patrika Program News)
More sites: Hindi
Staying in touch with the latest happenings locally and globally is essential to success in today’s world. Knowledge is power and this has never been true than in the current times with a deluge of information from various sources.