Business Standard is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published by Business Standard Ltd (BSL) in two languages, English and Hindi. Founded in 1975, the newspaper primarily covers India and international business, and financial news and issues. The main English-language edition comes from 12 regional centres, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Pune, Lucknow, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, and Kochi—and reaches readers in over 1,000 towns and cities across India.
A Hindi Business Standard is published from eight centres across northern India: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Raipur. Its content can be accessed at bshindi.com.
Business Standard sells 217,000 copies daily( English and Hindi included)
ACNielsen’s survey of the Upper middle class and Rich Market in India places Business Standard next to The Economic Times in total readership.
The paper has a reputation for reliable reporting responsible journalism, stimulating page of analysis and editorial comments. It has pioneered the ranking of the wealthiest Indians (the Billionaire Club) and provides an auto-mobile magazine as a free monthly supplement.
In 2006, BSL began to produce a Sunday edition that is now published in four centres.
The Hindi edition was launched in February 2008 from seven centres stretching from Mumbai in the west, running across the Hindi Belt, and to Kolkata in the east.
BSL also publishes various periodicals, including BS Motoring, Indian Management and the Asian Management Review.