History of Times of India
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.
Editions and Publications of Times of India
Times of India along with its other group of companies, known as The Times Group, also publishes ‘Ahmedabad Mirror’, ‘Bangalore Mirror’, ‘Bangalore Times’, ‘Delhi Times’, ‘The Economic Times’. The Times of India has its markets in major cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Panaji, Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Trichy, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
Times Group Network include ‘Speaking Tree’ which is a spiritual network proposed to set aside spiritual seekers to link the spiritual seekers with established specialists. Others include ‘Healthmeup’ which is a health, diet, and fitness website and Cricbuzz which is a website focused on the cricketnews.
Times of India Film Awards
Times of India Film Awards is an award for the work in Film Industry decided by a global public vote on the nomination categories. Times of India Film Awards was introduced in 2013 and awarded for the second time in 2016.
Notable employees of Times of India are Shashi Tharoor, Chetan Bhagat, R. K. Laxman, Sham Lal and so on.