Dainik Bhaskar caters to Ranchi via Jamshedpur

By Sumantha Rathore , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | August 30, 2010
On Friday, the Delhi High Court put an interim injunction on the publication of the Hindi newspaper, Dainik Bhaskar, in Ranchi

On Friday, August 27, the Delhi High Court put a stay on the publication of the Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, in Ranchi. The stay was in response to a petition filed by Sanjay Agarwal, co-owner of Dainik Bhaskar, objecting to DB Corp's use of the Dainik Bhaskar brand name without their consent.

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The injunction certainly dampened the spirits of DB Corp, which had launched the newspaper in Jharkhand on August 23, especially after it claimed to have 1.30 lakh paid subscribers in the market.

However, on Saturday morning, Dainik Bhaskar did reach its readers in Ranchi - but with a change. The print line read 'Printed from Ranchi' and 'Published from Jamshedpur' instead of 'Printed and Published from Ranchi'. In the masthead, the newspaper didn't specify the edition of the newspaper, while on August 23, 'Ranchi edition' was mentioned.

Jamsedhpur is just 105 kms away from Ranchi and it takes a little more than three hours to reach Ranchi from Jamshedpur

When asked, DB Corp officials declined to comment on the development, saying that the matter is sub-judice.