The Hindu is launching its Hubli edition on July 16, 2010. This edition is The Hindu’s 14th edition and the third in Karnataka. The Hindu’s other editions are in Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, New Delhi, Vizag, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Vijayawada, Mangalore, Tiruchirapalli and Kolkata.
The new edition covers the districts of Hubli-Dharward, Belgaum, Uttara Kannada, Haveri, Davangere, Chitradurga, Bellary, Koppal, Gadag, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Goa state and other centres such as Kolhapur, Pune, Solapur.
The Hindu, started in 1878 as a weekly, became a daily in 1889 and from then on has been steadily growing to a circulation of 1,466,304 copies (ABC: July-December 2009) and a readership of about 4.06 million.