Dainik Bhaskar has rubbished media reports about the daily shutting down its Delhi edition. The media reports had stated that September 1 would be the last day of Dainik Bhaskar’s Delhi edition. The reports further said that some of the daily’s national bureau editors and special correspondents have either been asked leave or shifted to Bhopal and other editions.
When contacted by exchange4media, a spokesperson from Dainik Bhaskar affirmed, “This is totally incorrect news; rather than closing down the edition, we are planning to add a few thousand copies to our national edition.”
He further said, “Dainik Bhaskar is expanding is reach and planning to launch in Bihar soon.”
The reports about Dainik Bhaskar shutting down its Delhi edition had surprised many since the Hindi daily has been performing consistently well in every IRS quarter. As per the IRS Q3 data, Dainik Bhaskar recorded an Average Issue Readership (AIR) of 14,491,000, up from 14,448,000 in Q2, adding 43,000 readers.