Newspapers in Nepal

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events. The most commonly recognized part of the fourth estate is the news media. Here we will talk about newspaper of Nepal.
Newspapers were developed in the 17th century, and since then they are the primary medium to transfer news to the public. Talking about Asia, first record of newspaper were found in 1768 AD used by British East India Company. Bengal Gazette was the first newspaper published in 1780 from India. Nepal's First Newspapers Sudha Sagar published in Shrawan, 1955 BS.
Newspaper in Nepal
Newspaper of Nepal


History of Newspapers in Nepal

The development of the media goes parallel with the political changes of any country in the world. Prime Minister Janga Bahadur Rana had imported a hand press, it was used after 48 years to publish the first newspaper of Nepal "Sudha Sagar". And Different newspaper were published during the Rana period, including Gorkhapatra.
Gorkhapatra was first published on 14th of Baisakh, 1958 B.S. as a weekly newspaper. There were no any other source of information(media) to inform the people and it was the period when general people are far from the reach of education.
Nepal Guardian is the first English monthly magazine which was published from Kathmandu in 2010 BS (1948 AD).
Gorkhapatra became daily from 2017 Falgun 7 (after 59 years of its publication). Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post, the first broadsheet national dailies from the private sector were published in 2049 Falgun 7th.

Sudha Sagar, First Newspaper of Nepal

As we already mentioned Sudha Sagar is the first newspaper in Nepal. During the Rana Period, Prime Minister Junga Bahadur Rana had visited Europe and imported a hand press. He visited Europe in 1907 BS. This hand press was used to print "Sudha Sagar".
Sudha Sagar was a monthly literary magazine published as the first print media outlet from Nepal. It was published in Shrawan, 1955 BS. Sorry! we could not gather more information. We would love to hear from you if you have some information we could add here.

National newspaper of Nepal

Newspaper those are circulated through the whole country is considered as to be a National newspaper. Newspaper serving a certain region or a city are Local newspaper. Here are some of the National newspapers:
  • Gorkhapatra (गोरखापत्र)
  • Kantipur (कान्तिपुर)
  • Annapurna Post (अन्नपुर्ण पोस्ट)
  • Nagarik (नागरिक)
  • The Himalayan Times
  • The Kathmandu Post
  • República
  • The Rising Nepal

English newspaper of Nepal

Newspaper published in English language are also popular with in Nepal. There are various news media publishing newspaper in Nepali as well as English version. Here are some of the English newspaper:
  • The Himalayan Times (Daily) est. 2001
  • The Kathmandu Post (Daily) est. 1993
  • República (Daily) est. 2009
  • The Rising Nepal (Daily) est. 1965
  • Nepali Times (weekly) est. 2000
  • The Annapurna Express

Online newspaper

In the current moment, News websites are the most popular websites in Nepal. And Online news websites are earning much better, and turn other 100 news sites being registered as News site
There are more than 100 (may be 1000s) online news portal in Nepal. We will list some of the most popular here:
  • Onlinekhabar.com
  • Kantipurdaily.com
  • Ratopati.com
  • bigulnews.tv
  • Annapurnapost.com
  • deshkonews.com
  • nagariknetwork.com
  • Purbelinews.com
  • and 100... more

Conclusion

History of newspaper in Nepal starts with a imported hand press. Nepali press played an important role in the political awareness and changes with in Nepal. In this age of information, peoples should get the right news at right time and various newspapers are fulfilling peoples need. Thank you!

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