Who owns the Media in India?

Times of India:

As of now, Indu Jain is the Chairman and CEO of Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd which holds the TOI. The Times of India is Indian English newspaper owned by The Times Group . It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain Family.

Both are owned by Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL), which is controlled by the Jain family. It owns Times Group, India’s largest media group. Since the ownership is dynastic, no wonder their editorial supports the dynastic political parties.

It is also often reported that Indu Jain is a follower of Sri Sri Ravishankar.

Republic TV:

Republic TV is a part of ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd., which was primarily funded by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Bharatiya Janata Party member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and the vice-chairman of the Kerala wing of the National Democratic Alliance.

Arnab Goswami is the Chief Editor of the Republic TV and it’s Hindi channel Republic Bharat.

India Today and AajTak;:

India Today was established in 1975 (during Emergency) by Vidya Vilas Purie (owner of Thompson Press), with his daughter Madhu Trehan as its editor and his son Aroon Purie as its publisher.

At present, India Today is also published in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. The India Today is English TV news channel and Hindi counterpart is Aaj Tak.

It is like official gazette of Congress Party. Any switch own to know who is where and doing what in Congress party. It’s program at 6pm called halla bol must be watched to see how an issue which went wrong during the day, is spun up to different version. The narrative set by this program is answered by Arnab in Republic Bharat at 7pm in program called ‘poochta hai bharat’.

Tak has a website title lallantop.com which is the mostly engaged in clearing up controversies , past or present relating to Nehru – Indira or descendants. Always check it for clarification.


CNN-News18 (originally CNN-IBN) is an Indian English-language news television channel founded by Rajdeep Sardesai located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It is currently owned by Network 18 reportedly owned by Mukesh Ambani who did first thing after taking over was to fire Sardesai. (An awardee of padma reward of Govt of India given by Congress)

Mirror Now:

Faye D’Souza is an Indian journalist and a television news anchor. She works as the executive editor of Mirror Now, which is owned by The Times Group. She has no commitment except to disagree BJP.

India TV:

India TV is a Hindi News channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The channel was launched on 20 May 2004 by Rajat Sharma and wife Ritu Dhawan. The channel is the flagship service of Independent News Service, which was co-founded by Sharma and Dhawan in 1997.

Rajat is class mate of Arun Jaitley, present finance minister. That explains it.


New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian television media company founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy, a journalist. In a talk on the 25th anniversary of NDTV, her husband James Prannoy Roy said that he joined NDTV a few weeks after Radhika had founded it.

James Pronnoy Roy is cousin of Arundhati Roy. Radhika is sister of Brinda Karat wife of Prakash Karat, leader of Communist party.

News X:

In March 2008 Peter Mukerjea founded INX Media launching news channel News X, entertainment channel 9X and music channel 9XM. In January 2009, News X is acquired by Indi Media Network, a Joint Venture between Nai Dunia owner Vinay Chhajlani and former BusinessWorld editor, Jehangir Pocha.

Presently it seems to have aligned with BJP but not as out right as republic.

iTV network:

iTV Network, is the common name for Information TV Pvt Ltd, a media group founded by Kartikeya Sharma. Presently, it owns 9 news channels, a Hindi daily, Aaj Samaj and a weekly newspaper, Sunday Guardian. Deepak Chaurasia is the chief editor and Ajay Shukla is chief editor (multimedia) of the group.


News 24 (India): Owned By B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd, Promoted By Ms.Anurradha Prasad & Her HusbandRajeev Shukla (RS MP Of INC). Anuradha Prasad is sister of IT and Law Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad. But make no mistake. It is always Congress first.

The news papers too have similar leaning. Unfortunately all English news channels are against BJP. Serious allegations of curruption against Rahul Gandhi were not even referred to by the media.

Hindi media is little supportive of BJP (see feature image) but the world reads English Media, hence they always miss the bus.

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