Press and megazines of Andhra Pradesh

Press and megazines of Andhra Pradesh

Some important newspapers and megazines published in Andhra Pradesh are as follows:


Vaartha is a Telugu newspaper headquartered in Hyderabad, India. Vaartha means “news” in Telugu.Press and megazines of Andhra Pradesh

Vaartha was launched in 1996 with A.B.K Prasad as its first editor. It claimed to be the first Telugu daily in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to use Information Technology,[citation needed] allowing it to publish news that broke at as late as 4 a.m. Vaartha was initially popular, competing with Eenadu and Udayam. It now has a smaller circulation than Eenadu, Sakshi or Andhra Jyothy. Vaartha is produced by A.G.A Publications.


Prajashakti also spelled as Prajasakti is a Telugu newspaper that is published in Andhra Pradesh, India under Communist Party of India (marxist) [CPI (M)]. It started as a daily newspaper in 1981 with Vijayawada as the centre. Currently it is being published with nine centres (or editions) at Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati (city), Khammam, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Karimnagar and Ongole. It has a wide network of over 100 primary news-gathering centers across the state. Prajasakti has grown up in leaps and bounds and is now the largest circulated progressive daily among Telugu newspapers. On the 20th anniversary of Prajasakti, it went online and came much nearer to all those who are not within its reach in this global world.

Andhra Bhoomi

Andhra Bhoomi is a Telugu daily newspaper. It covers the whole of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with editions from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Anantapur, Karimnagar, Nellore, etc.

It was founded in 1960 by proprietors of Deccan Chronicle and is still owned by Deccan Chronicle.It also comes with a monthly magazine named Andhra Bhoomi Sachitra Vaara Patrika. With a circulation of 3,65,794, it covers all of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and some parts of South India with Bangalore (mainly). It is the Telugu version of English daily Deccan Chronicle. Both newspapers are owned by T. Venkatarami Reddy, who is the nephew of Congress MP T. Subbirami Reddy.

Andhra Jyothy

Andhra Jyoti also spelled as Andhra Jyothy is a Telugu daily newspaper published in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. KLN Prasad started the Andhra Jyothi newspaper in 1960. It is edited by K. Srinivas. Vemuri Radhakrishna is its Managing Director. It covers Anantapur, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Kadapa, Guntur, Nellore, Kurnool, Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, and Nalgonda within the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but it is also published in the state of Karnataka at Bangalore, and the state of Tamil Nadu at Chennai.



Swathi is a Telugu weekly women’s magazine. The magazine was launched in 1970. It was founded by Vemuri Balaram, who also edited the magazine. The publisher is the Swathi Publications and its headquarters is in Vijayawada. It is the largest circulated Telugu weekly magazine.

Krishna Patrika

Krishna Patrika is a Telugu-language newspaper founded by Indian freedom fighter, Konda Venkatappayya.

Krishna Patrika started publishing on 2 February 1902 by founders Konda Venkatappayyaand Vasu Narayana Rao as a weekly magazine. Venkatappayya edited till 1905. He had given the editorial responsibilities to Mutnuri Krishna Rao when he moved to Guntur.

The vernacular press played a glorious role in the Indian Freedom Movement. Several newspapers both in English and the regional languages, in different parts of the country, prepared the people for the freedom struggle by instilling among them patriotic fervour, indomitable courage and the spirit of heroic self-sacrifice.  In the Andhra region, among the Telugu journals, the Krishna Patrika played a prominent role in the freedom struggle. Krishna Patrika along with Andhra Patrika were two newspapers in Telugu, which were started in the early years of the 20th century and survived till the country became independent.

A unique feature of the Krishna Patrika was that it was started by a District Association. Its first issue came out on 2 February 1902, in accordance with a resolution of the Krishna District Association, passed in the year 1899. The Journal claimed that no other political association in the country was managing a newspaper for the purpose of political education. In 1909 the Krishna District Association gave up its ownership of the paper.


Eenadu is an Indian Telugu-language daily newspaper which is the largest circulated Telugu newspaper in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the State of Telangana of India. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q1 2012, Eenadu ranks at number six among the Indian language dailies with a total readership (TR) of 5,906,000.[3] Eenadu ( “This day”; “This country”, having two meanings in Telugu) was founded by the Indian media baron Ramoji Rao in 1974. Eenadu’s rapid expansion enabled diversification of its portfolio by venturing into other markets such as finance and chit funds (e.g. Margadarsi chits), foods (Priya Foods), film production (Usha Kiran Films), film distribution (Mayuri Films), and a group of television channels (ETV). All the businesses are organized under the Ramoji Group.

Andhra Pradesh (magazine)

Andhra Pradesh is an official monthly magazine brought by the Department of Information and Public Relations Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh. The magazine was started in 1952. It is published in English, Telugu and Urdu languages from Hyderabad.The magazine provides information regarding developmental activities undertaken by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It also features interesting articles of personality development, humor, career counselling, entertainment, short stories and poetry. There is an online edition of the magazine.


Kranti, which means “Revolution”, (and which is also transliterated as Kranthi), is an important Telugu language Maoist magazine published in Andhra Pradesh state in India. It is now the official joint organ of the AP State Committee—NT (North Telangana) Special Zonal Committee and the AOB (Andhra-Odisha Border) Special Zonal Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

The first issue of Kranti was published in October 1977, and it has continued ever since. It has played a very important role in spreading revolutionary ideas in the Telugu speaking areas of India. Once the Maoist movement in Andhra Pradesh gained momentum, the Indian state attacked the offices of the magazine in 1985. Since then Kranti has been banned, but has still been published secretly and illegally.

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