Dainik Jugasankha

Dainik Jugasankha, also transliterated Dainik Yugashankha, (Bengali: দৈনিক যুগশঙ্খ) is a Bengali daily newspaper published simultaneously from Guwahati, Silchar and Dibrugarh. With a circulation of around 150,000 copies, it is one of the top ten newspapers in Assam.[1]


Dainik Jugasankha was founded by Barta Bhagirath Baidyanath Nath, or Baidyanath Nath, in 1950, where it was published from Silchar. The newspaper expanded in the 21st century publishing from Guwahati beginning in 2000 and then from Dibrugarh in 2006.In the middle of 2015, Kolkata Edition of Dainik Jugasankha started. [2][3]


Current Staff

Former Staff

Literary award

The Dainik Jugasankha Group presents an annual literary prize for the Bengali language, Jugasankha Sahitya Puraskar, that is described as prestigious and it began awards for journalists in 2013.[5]

Other Activity

Dainik Jugasankha promotes sports activities. Jugasankha Prize money Cup Football Tournament (started in 2005) and Baidyanath Nath Memorial Trophy Prize money Cricket Tournament (started in 2000) are two inter-school sports tournaments which are organised by DSA, Silchar.


  1. "IRS Q2 2011: Top 10 dailies in Assam". Best Media Info. 2011-10-04. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  2. Afsana Amin Khan Soma (2013-03-16). "Newspapers of Barak Valley" (blog). Barak Valley Students & Youth Association. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  3. 1 2 "Baidyanath Nath's statue inaugurated". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  4. 1 2 "Bengali literary, cultural meet concludes". Assam Tribune (India). 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  5. 1 2 3 "Journalists awarded". Sentinel Assam. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  6. "Usharanjan Bhattacharjee to receive Jugasankha Award". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  7. "Jugasankha Award presented". Assam Tribune (India). 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  8. "Jugasankha Literary Award to Bikash Sarkar". Assam Tribune (India). 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2013-04-02.

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