Daily Samakal Bangladesh Newspaper Online

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Samakal is a popular Bangladeshi daily newspaper. This newspaper publishes news both in Bangla and English though the print version contains Bangla news only. Times Media Limited and Ha-Meem Group are the owners of this newspaper. Its publisher is Abul Kalam Azad.

The newspaper has sections for Business Development, event management, and promotion. These sections supervise a variety of social, cultural, and promotional events, seminars, television shows, round table conferences, and other activities.

This publication features regular columns from well-known columnists. Every week, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury writes for Kaler Ayna. Another writer for the paper is Hasan Azizul Huq, a well-known fiction writer from the subcontinent. Other prominent columnists in this vernacular newspaper are Shahriar Kabir, Abu Ahmed, Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, Economist Anu Muhammad, Badruddin Omar, and Dramatist Mamunur Rashid.

The headquarters of Samakal is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. To reach out to their online portal, visit www.samakal.com.


The Daily Samakal started its journey in 2005. Its founding editor is Golam Sarwar. At present, the acting editor of Samakal is Muzzammil Hossain. He took the post on 1st December 2021. Since the newspaper's inception in 2005, its journalists had worked despite numerous threats. Goutam Das, the bureau chief in Faridpur, was assassinated in 2005. In 2006, governing party cadres entered Samakal's Rajshahi bureau headquarters and abused its bureau chief.


Samakal publishes news in print as well as online. This newspaper covers news in many categories including Bangladesh, Rajniti (Politics), Arthoniti (Economy), Antarjatik (International), Khela (Sports), Binidon (Entertainment), Sharadesh (Country), Motamot (Opinion), Rajdhani (Capital), Jibonshoili (Lifestyle), Chattagram, Stock Market, Football, Middle East, Europe, UK, America, Africa, Environment, Law and Justice, Tech, Business, Trade and Commerce and many more. The paper is printed in broadsheet format.

Supplements and Features

Samakal releases some popular supplements. Kaler Kheya is one of them. It is a weekly supplement that is one of the most popular literary magazines in the present era. The other weekly supplements of this newspaper are Shaili, Nandan, Techline, Taka Aana Pai (Economy), Monchabaire, Alor Pathojatri, and Ghassfaring (for children). This popular newspaper has a reader organization named Suhreed Samabesh.

Samak publishes feature news along with its regular news. It covers features news in a lot of news areas such as technology, opinion, politics, education, environment, literature, and many more.


Samakal has both Bengali and English editions online. But the printed version contains news in Bengali language only. This newspaper does not offer UK or US editions in print. But the online portal includes special news for Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, America, and the UK. Bangladeshi expatriates can get the latest news from Samakal as this newspaper has a cosmopolitan vibe.


Samakal had a circulation of about 200,000 as of 2007. Now, the circulation has increased more. The top competitors of this popular newspaper are Kaler Kantho, Jugantor, Manab Zamin, etc. Samakal is good for its extensive news articles with a plethora of information.

According to Similarweb monthly visit data, Samakal received 3.1M visitors as of December 2022. jugantor.com is samakal.com's top rival in December 2022, with 6.9M visitors. The second most comparable site is kalerkantho.com, with 9.4M hits, while the third most similar site is dainikamadershomoy.com, with 1.0M.

mzamin.com is the fourth most comparable site to samakal.com, while banglatribune.com is the fifth most similar website. In December 2022, mzamin.com and banglatribune.com had 3.8M and 5.0M hits, respectively.

App Products

The Daily Samakal offers an official mobile application for its news portal. Through this app, you will get the latest news and headlines from Bangladesh and around the world. Read the hot news on Bangladesh, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on. The app provides special reports, photos, videos, and interactive guides.

The Samakal app is very light and easily customizable. The app is menu-driven. You can read both Bangla and English news on this application. This application includes the magazine ‘Kaler Kheya’. So, this app will undoubtedly give you a smooth newspaper reading experience.


Golam Sarwar is the founding editor of the Daily Samakal. He is also the Jugantor’s founding editor. In 2014, he got Ekushe Padak. During his student life, he was involved with journalism. His career began with the Azadi as a university correspondent. He has worked for several newspapers in Bangladesh. He has published several books including Rongin Balloon, Amar Joto Kotha, Shompadoker Jobanbondi, etc.

After renowned journalist Golam Sarwar passed away in 2018, the editorship at Samakal became vacant. Then Mustafiz Shafi took over the post. After Shafi resigned, Muzammil Husain became the acting editor. Since December 2021, Muzzammil Husain has been serving as the acting editor of this popular newspaper.

Final Words

Bangladesh Pratidin is one of the most popular Bengali newspapers published in Bangladesh. In terms of circulation, Bangladesh Pratidin is the country's largest Bangla daily. Every day, more than 500,000 readers are being delivered printed copies. The UK and the US editions have given this newspaper a new dimension.