Kalerkantho Bangla Newspaper of Bangladesh

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Kaler Kantho is a popular newspaper in Bangladesh. This newspaper is owned by East West Media Group which is a sister concern of Bashundhara Group, a leading conglomerate in Bangladesh. The same group owns some other top news portals such as News24, Daily Sun, Bangladesh Pratidin, Banglanews24, and Radio Capital.

Maynal Hossain Chowdhury is the publisher of Kaler Kantho on behalf of East West Media Group Limited. Their headquarters is located at Plot No: 371/A, Block No: D, Bashundhara R/A, Baridhara, Dhaka -1229. You can also find them on social media including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.


Kaler Kantho started its journey on January 10 2010 under the editorship of Abed Khan. After one and a half years, Abed Khan resigned. Then Imdadul Haq Milan, a Bangladeshi novelist took the responsibility. Milan became the brand ambassador and director of East West Media Group. Shahed Mohammad Ali had become the editor of this newspaper in 2021.


Kaler Kantho has both online and print versions. They cover news in different regular categories such as Khobor (News), Banijya (Trade), Poralekha (Education), Shompadokiya (Editorial), Deshe Deshe (Home and Abroad), and many more. Along with the printed version, the online portal of this newspaper publishes news in a wide range of categories such as Islami Jibon (Islamic Life), Corporate Corner, Jatiyo (National), Jibonjapon (Lifestyle), Rajniti (Politics), etc. Besides, this newspaper includes feature pages. The paper is printed in broadsheet format.

Supplements and Features

Kaler Kantho includes some features and daily pages that are enriched with vast info and objective analysis. The feature pages include various news categories such as Tech Pratidin, Tech Bisshow (IT feature page), Oboshore (In Leisure), Poralekha (Education daily), Doctor Achen (Health), Dosh Dik (Literature), A2Z, Tin Tin Toon Toon, Mogoj Dholai, Ghorar Dim (Fun), Rongey Melay (Entertainment), and Kothay Kothay.


Kaler Kantho has both Bengali and English editions. But the printed version of this newspaper has a Bengali edition only. This newspaper does not offer any UK or US editions.


East West Media Group reports that the journal has reached its quota of 250,000 print copies. However, this was the very first year of publication. It is the third most circulated Bengali daily, with 290,200 copies distributed in May 2021.

Kaler Kantho’s online version is equally popular in Bangladesh. Besides, this newspaper is read online by hundreds of thousands of internet users from many countries. As of December 2022, this newspaper has received 9.4 million visits.

According to Similarweb monthly visit data, kalerkantho.com's biggest rival is dailynayadiganta.com, which had 3.7 million visits as of December 2022. With 471.8K visitors in December 2022, the second most comparable site is dailyjanakantha.com, and jugantor.com rounds out the top three with 6.9M.

dailyinqilab.com is the fourth most comparable site to kalerkantho.com, while mzamin.com is the fifth most similar website. In December 2022, dailyinqilab.com and mzamin.com got 3.0M and 3.8M visitors, respectively. The other five rivals in the top ten list are bd-pratidin.com, amadershomoy.com, samakal.com, dainikamadershomoy.com, and banglanews24.com.

App Products

Kaler Kantho offers apps for android and iOS. The android version of this app is very light and easy to use. This app will give you a flexible newspaper reading experience. The free app is menu driven. You can add news in your favorite. Along with the news menu, the app offers a photo gallery that is very exciting.


Abed Khan was the founding editor of Kaler Kantho. He is a prominent columnist and journalist. For several decades, he has been a key player in Bangladesh's journalism sector. He is the editor of The Daily Jagaran at present. He has written for several Bangladeshi publications, including Janakantha, Prothom Alo, and Bhorer Kagoj.

Imdadul Haq Milan had become the daily newspaper Kaler Kantho's editor after the resignation of Abed Khan in 2011. He is a journalist and novelist. He received the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1992 and the Ekushey Padak in 2019. In 1973, he published his debut story, Bondhu. Jabojjibon, his debut book, was published in Uttaradhikar magazine. Milan has released approximately 200 novels as of February 2019.

The present editor of this popular newspaper is Shahed Mohammad Ali. He is a well-known Bangladeshi journalist. In 1996, he began his journalism career as a subeditor at Bhorer Kagoj. He started working with Prothom Alo on September 1, 1998. During his 25-year career, he worked

Final Words

In comparison to other news outlets, Kaler Kantho is relatively new to the sector. But in this short span of time, this newspaper has got much reputation. In terms of circulation, this newspaper is the third most circulated newspaper in Bangladesh as of 2021. Kaler Kantho has hundreds of thousands of consistent readers.