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  • January

    9The DB Corp Public Issue is declared one of the best listings of 2009 and 2010,
    after its highly successful rise in the stock marketson 6th January 2010.

     

     

    August

    1The Group expands to Jharkhand on 22nd August, 2010, with Dainik Bhaskar’s Ranchi edition, opening with 1,35,000 subscribed copies on the first day.

     

     

    Octuber

    1D B Corp Ltd. launches Jammu edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 18th October, 2010

     

     

    December

    1D B Corp Ltd. launches Jamshedpur edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 12th December, 2010

    January

    1The Group launches 4 new editions of Dainik Bhaskar in Sri Ganganagar, Bhilwara, Alwar and Sikar, in January, 2011, establishing a significant stronghold on the state’s readership.

     

     

    April

    7The Group introduces Madhya Pradesh to its English newspaper, DNA, with the launch of the same in Indore in April 2011.

     

     

    July

    12D B Corp Ltd. launches 2nd edition of Divya Marathi by launching Nashik edition.

     

     

    September

    12D B Corp Ltd. launches 3rd edition of Divya Marathi by launching Jalgaon edition.

     

     

    October

    12D B Corp Ltd. launches 4th edition of Divya Marathi by launching Ahmednagar edition.

    April

    12D. B. Corp. Ltd. launches 5th edition of Dainik Divya Marathi by launching its Solapur edition.

    July

    12D B Corp Ltd. launches 6th edition of Dainik Divya Marathi by launching Akola edition.

     

     

    August

    12D B Corp Ltd. launches 7th edition of Dainik Divya Marathi by launching Amravati edition.

    January

    1The Group expands to its 14th state and launches the 37th edition of Dainik Bhaskar in Patna, Bihar.

    August

    1Dainik Bhaskar launches 3 new editions in Bihar – Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and Gaya.

     

     

    December

    1Dainik Bhaskar is India's largest circulated Newspaper Source: ABC JJ'15

  • May

    1The Group launches its Chandigarh edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 7th May, 2000, changing the English-dominated market and
    gaining a lead of 2.5 times over its English competitor.

     

     

    Jun

    1The Group introduces Dainik Bhaskar in Haryana on 4th June, 2000, with its Panipat and Hissar editions, leading to 13 separate district papers being certified.

    Jun

    1The Group consolidates its position as the no. 1 news daily in Haryana (IRS 2001) with its launch of Dainik Bhaskar’s Faridabad edition on 17th June, 2001

    January

    5The Group launches Divya Bhaskar, a Gujarati daily, in Ahmedabad, breaking the language barrier, debuting with 4.52 lakh copies and instantly replacing the 50-year established Gujarati paper. View case-study by IIM Ahmedabad.

    March

    5The Group launches an independent edition of Divya Bhaskar in Surat, Gujarat’s 2nd largest city, on 28th March, 2004.

     

     

    July

    5The Group introduces Divya Bhaskar to Maharashtra in July, 2004.

     

     

    August

    5The Group launches AHA! Zindagi, its first Hindi magazine on lifestyle and positive thinking.

     

     

    September

    5The Group launches Baroda edition of Divya Bhaskar on 12th September 2004.

     

     

     

    5In September 2004, the Group consolidates its Gujarati business with its first merger and acquisition - the 60 year old, highest circulated daily of Gujarat, Saurashtra Samachar.

    April

    5In April 2005, a new company, D. B. Corp. Ltd. is born, post the demerger of WPL (Writers and Publishers Limited) and
    Warbug Pincus’s investment.

     

     

     

    5In April 2005, D. B. Corp. Ltd. is given the license to launch its radio business in 17 stations, under its subsidiary, Synergy Media Entertainment Ltd. The radio channel, My FM offers potential advertisers an integrated advertising solution across 17 cities.

     

     

    October

    5Breaking the language barrier, the Group launches AHA! Zindagi in Gujarati after huge success of its Hindi edition.

     

     

    December

    5In December 2005, the Group forms its digital leg with a new web media company, DB Digital (then IMCL), as its subsidiary.

    May

    5The Group launches its debut radio station,My FM, Jio dil se 94.3, in Jaipur on 28th May, 2006,
    marking its venture into the new medium.

     

     

    October

    5The Group launches Dainik Bhaskar in Punjab with its Amristar and Jalandhar editions on 8th October, 2006, claiming the position of no.1 on day 1 yet again.

     

     

    November

    5The Group introduces Rajkot to Divya Bhaskar on 1st November, 2006, acquiring another strong base of readers .

    July

    5Divya Bhaskar becomes the only Gujarati newspaper with 7 or more editions in the state, with its launch in Bhuj on 30th July, 2007.

     

     

    November

    5In November 2007, the Group launches the first edition of its English newspaper, DNA, in Ahmedabad as a franchise of D B Corp. Ltd.

     

     

    December

    5MY FM extends its reach to 14 cities across India with the launch of Jodhpur station.

     

     

     

    5The Group strengthens its position in Punjab with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar’s Ludhiana edition on 15th December, 2007.

    January

    5The Group consolidates its radio business with the network spreading across 17 radio stations and 7 states in January 2008.

     

     

    Jun

    5The Group expands its business and reach even further in June 2008 with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar’sPali, Nagaur,
    Bhilai, Ratlam and Shimla editions.

     

     

     

    5In June 2008, the Group expands its business in Madhya Pradesh with the launch of DB Star’s Bhopal and Indore editions.

     

     

    Jun

    5In July 2008, the Group launches a national campaign ‘Zid karo, duniya badlo’ championed by MS Dhoni to celebrate 50 years of Dainik Bhaskar, its flagship Hindi daily. The Group also initiates massive investment in upgrading printing infrastructure across all markets.

    July

    5The Group creates a magnificent benchmark in the printing industry by installing German-imported, state-of-the-art KBA printing machines in Jaipur and Ahmedabad in July 2009.

     

     

    August

    5In August 2009, the Chairman of the Group Mr. Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, is felicitated and awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, a great honour and prestigious laurel for the Group.

     

     

     

    5The Group launches DB Star’s Jodhpur edition on 15th August, 2009, expanding its business and readership in Rajasthan.

     

     

    October

    5The Group introduces India Pride Awards on 9th October, a first-of-its-kind award event in the PSU segment.

     

     

    December

    5D. B. Corp. Ltd. launches its maiden public issue from 10th December to 15th December, creating a record oversubscription (over 39 times) for an IPO in 23 months.

  • September

    1The Group launches the Bilaspur edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 2oth September, 1993.

    January

    1Dainik Bhaskar gains the position of No. 1 in Madhya Pradesh and is also declared India’s fastest growing daily.

    December

    1The Group launches in Rajasthan on 19th December, 1996, with its Jaipur edition of Dainik Bhaskar, using an innovative
    twin-contact program for research, opening to a circulation of 1.72 lakh on day 1 and replacing the leading existing brand instantly.View case-study .

    April

    1The Group extends its readership in Rajasthan with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar in Ajmer on 6th April.

     

     

    August

    1The Group launches Jodhpur edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 3rd August.

     

     

    August

    1The Group launches Bikaner edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 16th October.

    January

    9The Group introduces Udaipur to its leading Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, making this the 5th edition in the state.

    March

    9The Group launches Dainik Bhaskar’s Kota edition on 6th March, 1999.

  • January

    9Dainik Bhaskar establishes itself as the largest newspaper in the city of Bhopal through its responsible reporting, engaging editorial content and superlative printing.

    March

    9The Group launches its flagship Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, in Indore on 5th March, 1983,
    changing the newspaper landscape of the city.

    October

    9The Group launches its flagship Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, in Raipur, tapping into a new base of readership.

  • January

    9The Group installs India’s first Web Offset machine in Bhopal, taking a remarkable step in the world of printing.

  • August

    9The Group launches its debut edition of Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar on 13th August, 1958, in Bhopal.

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