The list below comprises of India’s Top 50 Best Online News Entities. These comprise of news websites, portals, news magazines, E-zines, online news services etc. The list “Top 50 Best Indian Online News Entities” (Aug 2021), compiled by the N4M Surveys and Reviews Team. The list has been ranked taking into account multiple factors like the sites DA, PA, Trust Factor (both Moz and Majestic), Alexa rankings, Spam scores etc. In an era of Fake news, efforts have been made to give more weightage to Trust Factor while shortlisting and raking.


New Delhi Television Ltd, much famous as NDTV, is the Indian news media company that focuses on primarily broadcast and digital news publication. The company is one of the legacy brands that has pioneered independent news broadcasting in India. Running high on public trust, NDTV is credited for launching the very 1st 24×7 news channel and the first lifestyle channel in India. The website provides the latest Indian news, Finance, Business, Bollywood, Cricket, T20, IPL, etc etc.

Founded: 1988
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founders: Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy
Subsidiaries: NDTV Convergence Limited, NDTV News Limited, 
Customer service: 011 2644 6666

2Times Of India

The Times of India is another one of the topmost Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media. The company proudly boasts of having a history of mre than a century and a half and falls in the 100+ yrs of existence club. Times of India is owned and managed by The Times Group which has many more digital media assets to it’s credit. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world.

Owner: The Times Group
Publisher: The Times Group
First issue date: 1838

3Indian Experess

Indian Express Ltd is another topmost Indian online news media publishing company. It publishes several widely circulated dailies, including The Indian Express and The Financial Express in English, the Loksatta in Marathi and the Jansatta in Hindi. 


Owner: Viveck GoenkaFounder: Ramnath Goenka
Founded: 1932
Customer service: 0120 665 1500
CEO: George Varghese (Aug 2013–)
Headquarters: Noida
Subsidiaries: iGear Financial Services Private Limited, Pune Infoport Private Limited

Hindustan Times is another one of the oldest Indian English-language daily newspaper introduced and founded in 1924 by Sunder Singh Lyallpuri. For those who might not know, Sunder Singh was the founder father of the Akali movement. He also launched the oft heard Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Province. The paper played integral roles in the Indian independence struggle as a nationalist newspaper and has been since then occupying a prime position amongst indian dailies. Diving into the digital era, the serves the populace with it’s digital coverage. News packages and photographic packages get disseminated to also serve the news websites on the lower rung in the hierarchy. 


Sister newspapers: Hindustan Dainik; Mint
Editor-in-chief: Sukumar Ranganathan
Owner(s): HT Media Ltd
Circulation: 1,072,966 daily (as of December 2019)
Headquarters: 18–20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, India


CNN-News18 is an Indian English-language news television channel founded by Raghav Bahl located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is currently owned by Network 18 and Warner Media. CNN provides international news and coverage for the channel, while IBN (Indian Broadcasting Network) focuses on primarily the Indian and local news reports. 

Awards: Indian Telly Award for Best News Anchor

Partner to CNN, IBN Live caters to the Indian and local news coverage. Online TV website now redirects to site. A comprehensive coverage of IBN includes news, videos, bollywood, music, politics, cricket, and blogs information.



India Today is one most trusted English language weekly, Indian news magazine covering politics, general news, lifestyle and entertainment. It is published by Living Media India Limited. It is the most widely circulated magazine in India as on date, with a claimed readership of approx. 8 million. In 2014, India Today launched a new online opinion-orientated site called the DailyO. 

Company: Living Media
Category: News magazine

This Online newspaper website today. includes the weekly covering politics, general interest news, and entertainment.

8The Hindu

An English-language daily newspaper, The Hindu is owned by The Hindu Group. The company is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It began as a simple weekly in 1878 and became a full fledged daily in 1889. With a glorious past and member of the elite 100+ yrs in existence club, it is one of the most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India. 

Editor: Suresh Nambath
Owner(s): The Hindu Group, and; Kasturi and Sons Limited
Publisher: N. Ravi
Founder: G. Subramania Iyer
First issue date: 1878
Founded: 20 September 1878; 142+ years ago


The Wire is an Indian nonprofit news and opinion website which publishes in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Urdu. It was founded in 2015 by Siddharth Varadarajan, Sidharth Bhatia, and M. K. Venu and is organized as a nonprofit organization named the Foundation for Independent Journalism. 

Website: TheWire

Created by: Siddharth Varadarajan
Owner: Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ)
Editor: Siddharth Varadarajan, Sidharth Bhatia and M. K. Venu
Headquarters: First Floor, 13 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg; Gole Market; New Delhi, DL 110001; India
Available in: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu
Launched: May 11, 2015; 6 years ago


Firstpost is primarily an Indian news and media website. The site is part of the much larger Network 18 media network owned by Reliance Group of Industries. The latter also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18. Firstpost covers the current India News, Breaking News on Business, India, World, Politics, Entertainment and Sports=


11Business Standard

Business Standard, India’s leading business site for Live Markets, Live BSE & NSE quotes, latest news, breaking news, political news, analysis and opinion on markets, companies, industry, economy, policy, banking and personal finance news and more

Business Standard is an Indian English-language daily edition newspaper published by Business Standard Private Limited, also available in Hindi. 

Website: Business Standard

Owner(s): Business Standard Private Limited
Editor: Shyamal Majumdar
Circulation: 189,000
Publisher: Business Standard Ltd
Founder(s): ABP Group
Headquarters: Nehru House; 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg; New Delhi 110002


News 24 is a 24-hour Hindi news television channel owned by B.A.G Films and Media Limited. It was launched in 2007 and it is free-to-air channel in India. News 24 changed its logo with a new design. 

Website: News24

Nominations: ITA Award for Best News Channel – Hindi


Latest News Headlines and Updates – DNA India Covers all the latest and breaking news on Politics, Business, Sports, Bollywood, technology & health from …

Website: DNA India


Outlook is a weekly general interest English and Hindi news magazine published in India. It provides the latest news and updates on politics, sports, cinema, cricket and business news from India as well as across the world. On Outlook you got to read the latest rom Bollywood & Politics news online.

Website: OutlookIndia

Editor: Krishna Prasad
Company: Rajan Raheja Group; (Outlook Publishing (India) Private Limited)
Former editors: Rajesh Ramachandran, Krishna Prasad, Vinod Mehta
Circulation: 4,25,000 (in 2014)
First issue: October 1995; 25 years ago
Language: English and Hindi
Based in: New Delhi

15Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded by Rajagopal Mudaliar in the 1930s & currently owned by Samagrah Commercial Pvt Limited. It is published in Hyderabad, Telangana, by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited. 

Website: Deccan Chronicle

Sister newspapers: Andhra Bhoomi
Owner: T. Venkattram Reddy
Founder: Rajagopal Mudaliar
Founded: 1938
First issue date: 1938
OCLC number: 302708964
Type of business: Daily newspaper


Oneindia is a large online portal that brings Breaking & Latest current news headlines from india on Politics, Sports, Current Affairs in India & around the world.

Website: OneIndia, simply referred to as Scroll, is an Indian Hindi and English language digital news publication owned by the Scroll Media Incorporation. 


Created by: Samir Patil
Owner: Scroll Media Incorporation
Editor: Naresh Fernandes; (, English); 
Sanjay Dubey; (Satyagrah, Hindi)
Launched: January 2014
Available in: English, Hindi

18The Financial Express

The Financial Express is an Indian English-language business newspaper owned by The Indian Express Group. It has been published by the Indian Express group since 1961. The Financial Express specialises in Indian and international business and financial news. Its editor is Sunil Jain.


19The Business Line

The Business Line, also known as Hindu Business Line is a business newspaper that is published by Kasturi & Sons. The publishers, the famous Hindu group is located in Chennai, India. The website covers priority industry verticals, such as Agriculture, Automotive, Aviation, IT and many more in it’s widely read weekly specials.


20The Quint

The Quint is another quite famous English and Hindi language general news and opinion website. It was founded by Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapur after their exit from Network18. The publication’s team and journalists have won several awards, particularly the three Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards and two Red Ink Awards. 

Website: The Quint

CEO: Ritu Kapur
Employees: ~200 (April 2020)
Date launched: 2015
Available in: English & Hindi
Created by: Raghav Bahl, Ritu Kapur

21Free Press Journal (FPJ)

The Free Press Journal (FPJ) is an English language daily newspaper. It was established in 1928 by Swaminathan Sadanand, who also happened to be its first editor. Initially produced to complement a news agency, the Free Press of India, it was a supporter of the Independence movement. It’s published in Mumbai, India.


Sister newspapers: Navshakti
Associate editor: S. S. Dhawan
Editor-in-chief: G. L. Lakhotia
Circulation: 154,000
Publisher: Indian National Press
Founded: 1928
Headquarters: Free Press House, Free Press Journal Marg, 215, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

22The Asian Age

The Asian Age is an English-language daily newspaper with editions published in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. It also prints an “international edition” in London. It was launched in February 1994. The same publishing company also produces the Deccan Chronicle. 

Website: The Asian Age

Editor: Seema Mustafa
Sister newspapers: Deccan Chronicle
Editor-in-chief: Aditya Sinha
Publisher: Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited
Founder(s): M. J. Akbar
Circulation: 1,000,000
Founded: February 1994

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Founder: R Husain
Publisher Co: N4M Media
Year Founded: July 2016
Language: English

24The National Herald

The National Herald is an Indian newspaper published by The Associated Journals Ltd and owned by Young India Limited a company by Indian National Congress. It was founded by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938 as a tool to win independence. 

Website: The National Herald

Publisher: The Associated Journals Limited
Editor-in-chief: Zafar Agha
Owner(s): Associated Journals Limited, Shiva Publications
Founded: 9 September 1938
Founder(s): Jawaharlal Nehru
Political alignment: Indian National Congress
Headquarters: New Delhi

25ABCR News

ABCR news is an online english news platform. It provides latest news covering various categories of day to day life, such as politics, health, lifestyle etc.

26Orissa Post

Odisha News – Odisha’s Topmost English Daily News Paper and website. Gets you Odisha Breaking News, Updates, Headlines of Politics, Entertainments, Sports, Business and much more.

27Daily Excelsior

The Daily Excelsior is another English language newspaper with a promulgated website. It is published from Jammu, a city in the Indian UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The Daily Excelsior was established by Shri SD Rohmetra. The newspaper has a rich history and has been in publication since 1st January 1965 with it’s online website keeping pace with the latest technological trends.

Website: Daily Excelsior

Current editors: Kamal Rohmetra and Neeraj Rohmetra.

28Asian Times

Asian Times is one of the leading news websites in the industry which reports on everything related to the Business and Startup sector around the world. Get the latest breaking news & top news stories from India on Politics, Current Affairs, Sports, Entertainment, and more. Read breaking news & stay up to date with Asian Times.


Newsblare is a global news magazine especially organized to provide realistic News, Opinions and Business ideas.

30ND News Express

Latest news from India and around the world, Get top India news headlines, Cricket news, Indian politics and government, business news and more.


Address: B2,B10 Jnakpuri New Delhi, Janak Puri, 110011

31Quint Daily

The Quint is an online only news portal that covers the length and breadth of India and brings to its readers the latest in Indian News, Sports News, Political News, Bollywood News, Gadget News, Food and Travel related news, articles etc.


32Navhind Times

The first English newspaper of Goa. It started publishing in 1963 immediately after the liberation from Portuguese Rule. Today, the Navhind Times is the highest circulated Goa’s main leading English daily


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