The Statesman

The Statesman is one of India's oldest English newspapers.

It was founded in Kolkata in 1875 and is directly descended from The Friend of India. The Englishman was merged with The Statesman in 1934. The Delhi edition of The Statesman began publication in 1931. The Statesman is a leading English newspaper in West Bengal. The Sunday Statesman has a circulation of 230,000.

The Statesman Weekly is a compendium of news and views from the Kolkata and Delhi editions.

Printed on airmail paper, it is popular with readers outside India. The Statesman has distinguished itself through objective coverage of events, its value as an honest purveyor of news emphasised at times of crisis.

The Statesman prevailed, as the truth must prevail, and remains a favourite of readers in Kolkata and other parts of India. The Statesman is the first English newspaper to invest in plant and machinery in the state.

The Statesman is a founding member of Asia News Network, a grouping of 15 Asian newspapers that have joined hands to for coverage of Asian events through Asian eyes.

The Statesman Ltd.
Regd Office: Statesman House,
4 Chowringhee Square
Kolkata 700 001.

Phone (++9133) 2212 7070
Fax: (++9133) 2212 6181
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