is an Indian English-language
published by Business Standard Ltd (BSL) in two languages, English and Hindi. The Newspaper
primarily covers India
and international business
, and financial news and issues.
The main English-language edition comes from 12 regional centres - Mumbai
, New Delhi
, and Kochi
- and reaches readers in over 1,000 towns and cities across India.
Started in 1975 in Kolkata by the Ananda Publishers
group, Business Standard
was hived off
as a separate company in 1996.
It was then bought by Mumbai-based financial investors led by the Kotak Mahindra Bank
, after which began a phase of rapid expansion with the launch of new editions.
T. N. Ninan was editor from 1993 to 2009, when he took up the editorship of The Economic Times
. In January 2010, Ninan became chairman
and editorial director of BSL and was succeeded as editor of Business Standard
by Dr Sanjaya Baru. He was the media advisor of Prime Minister Manmohan Sing. The paper which is India's second largest business daily employs around 200 business journalists, including A K Bhattacharya and Shyamal Majumdar.In establishing a pedigree of strong financial journalism, Business Standard
also publishes articles by Bimal Jalan
, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India
; Shankar Acharya
, former chief economic advisor to the Government of India
; Deepak Lal
, professor of... Read More