(Last Updated on : 12/01/2009)
The Times of India is a broadsheet English daily newspaper of India. Bennett and Coleman along with a group of companies is more popularly known as The Times Group which publishes, The Economic Times, Mumbai Mirror, the Navbharat Times and the Maharashtra Times.
The Times of India was set up on November 3rd 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce was started as a bi-weekly edition and was published every Saturday and Wednesday. It consisted of news from Europe, the Americas and the subcontinent. The daily editions of the paper were started from 1850 and in 1861; the name Bombay Times was changed to The Times of India.
After India`s independence, the ownership rights of the paper passed on to the industrial family of Dalmiyas and later it was taken over by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain group from Bijnore of Uttar Pradesh.
The supplements of Times of India are named according to the cities, like Delhi Times, Bombay Times, Lucknow Times, Bangalore Times etc. Other supplements that come with the Times Of India include Times Wellness, Education Times, Times Ascent, Times Drive, Times Property, Times Life and Times Classifieds.