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101 Top Indian News Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Indian based News companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the News industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Indian News Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

YourStory

YourStory

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YourStory.com is a media platform that covers the startup ecosystem in India.

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Inshorts

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Inshorts is a news aggregator application that collects and summarizes news based on user behavior and preferences.

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Droom

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Droom is a tech and data science-driven online automobile marketplace.

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ScoopWhoop

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ScoopWhoop is an internet media company that creates and curates India-specific stories for a wider audience.

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Public App

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Public App is a social network for local information, including updates on local events, commerce, jobs, classifieds, and others.

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The Better India

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The Better India is an attempt to bring out the happy stories

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ThePrint

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ThePrint operates as a news, analysis, opinion, and knowledge venture.

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Editorji

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Editorji is a digital news player primarily focused on current affairs.

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NewsBytes

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NewsBytes is India’s only media-technology leveraging AI-powered engine to create content in multiple languages across formats.

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WION

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WION is a global English news channel from South Asia.

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Josh Talks

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Josh Talks is a startup that produces videos and events that that aims to empower each individual to dream big and achieve even bigger.

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Heckyl

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Heckyl provides real-time financial information, news analytics, and heatmaps of markets and businesses.

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Circle Internet

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Circle Internet offers locally relevant news and information services.

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Culture Machine

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Culture Machine is a media company that helps creators, brands, and traditional media firms reach the right viewers.

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AGW Bharat

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AGW Bharat is a new generation of Journalism and Broadcast Company that focuses on uplifting the role of youth in the World of Journalism.

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The Dollar Business

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TheDollarBusiness.com (TDB) is India’s First B2B foreign trade platform for Indian exporters & SMEs.

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MissMalini Entertainment

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MissMalini Entertainment is a multi-platform new media network dedicated to Entertaining, Connecting & Empowering young Indians.

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The Ken

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The Ken is India’s first subscriptions-only business news site

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FactorDaily

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FactorDaily is a technology news site based in India that provides insights on companies, culture, future, and lifestyles.

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Live Mint

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Live Mint is a newspaper in of Hindustan Time

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Dainik Jagran

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Dainik Jagran is a media and communications group.

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SureWaves

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SureWaves is a digital media company in the field of cloud computing technology providing solutions to the creative and ad agencies.

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New Emerging World of Journalism

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New Emerging World of Journalism is a platform for youngsters who are passionate about creative storytelling, video production.

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OneIndia | Greynium Information Technologies Pvt Ltd

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OneIndia is an online portal that provides up-to-date news, features, analysis, politics, business, sports, world news, and much more.

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Duta

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Duta is India’s fastest growing start up and an emerging international media company, serving millions of subscribers across the globe.

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Entrackr

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Entrackr is a new age media platform for entrepreneurs, startups and technology enthusiasts.

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People Matters

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People Matters is Asia’s largest and leading community platform for talent professionals in the arena of people and work.

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Awesummly

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Awesummly is an Artificial intelligence powered relevant content discovery and shortening app

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KabaddiAdda

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Kabaddi Adda is the adda for all Kabaddi enthusiasts looking for Kabaddi news, videos, players interviews, match reports, insights.

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Dailyhunt

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DailyHunt develops a mobile application software that gives updates on trending topics.

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Knocksense

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Knocksense which owns and operates an eponymous digital content platform.

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Accentium Web

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Accentium Web Pvt Ltd is a young and dynamic Internet company in India with a competent business and technical and a vision to be one of

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The Economic Times

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The Economic Times is a daily newspaper offering news about politics, economy, markets, and technology.

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WittyFeed

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Discover latest news from all around the world, trending stories on Lifestyle, Technology, Humor, Entertainment, Sports, Travel, Food etc

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BALKANI INFOTAINMENT PVT LTD

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Balkani News operates as an online media service company.

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DKODING Media

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Digital Media Company

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Chaaipani Media

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Chaaipani is a new-age media platform to discover, share, and positively act on inspiring stories of people around us.

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Juggernaut

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Juggernaut is a publishing company

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Times Internet

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Times Internet (TIL) is a digital product company and a digital venture of The Times of India Group.

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Hyperhire

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Hyperhire is a B2B End to End HR Solutions Platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence.

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TalkEsport

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TalkEsport is a global esports media and technology portal.

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KidzByte

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KidzByte is an Educational News App on Google Play.

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Bullet News

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A mobile app and platform delivering smart fast news in bullet points from news providers.

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YouthKiAwaaz

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YouthKiAwaaz, an online news and views platform

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Diligent Media Corporation

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Diligent Media Corporation is an India-based company that publishes daily newspapers.

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TechGraph

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Covering latest news, analysis, and opinions on Technology, Startups, Business and on Crypto’s from India and World.

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NDTV Limited

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New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian commercial broadcasting television network.

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Read Us 24×7

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Read Us 24×7 comes with the Latest News around the Globe.

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Inc42

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Inc42 is one of the leading tech media publications of India.

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Republic

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Republic TV is India’s most watched english news channel from its week of launch.

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Vigyaa

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Vigyaa creates, consumes, and shares a variety of content it shows anchor texts to relevant information that appear immediately.

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Digit

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Digit is the largest online personal technology community in India.

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Squad Capitals

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Squad Capital is an Internationally recognized Indian Startup corporation that Web designing, Android and iOS app developing company.

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Techcircle in

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Techcircle.in is dedicated to covering technology business.

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Eattreatonline

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Eattreatonline.com is a online food industry .

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Indiatimes.com

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Indiatimes is an online news portal that posts trending stories on politics, sports, entertainment, technology, business, health, and more.

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ZAPR

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ZAPR is a fast growing media-tech startup and is India’s largest media consumption repository and audience targeting platform.

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Living Local

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Mumbai-based hyperlocal social discovery platform

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GoThru News

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Content Aggregator – Mobile App

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Fossbytes

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Fossbytes is one of the fastest growing tech media startups of India.

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India Today Group

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India Today Group is a Noida-based diversified media group.

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The Times Of India

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The Times of India is an English language daily newspaper published in Mumbai, Ahmadabad, and Delhi.

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Sarthak Entertainment

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Sarthak Entertainment operates and broadcasts a television channel rural and urban people of Odisha.

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iStream.com

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We’re an online #video service bringing the best #News (Live + VOD), hit #TV Shows and blockbuster #Movies in multiple languages.

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HT Media

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HT Media is an Indian mass media company.

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Hindustan Times

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Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by Rajya Sabha M.P. and Shobhana Bhartia.

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Hindustan Media Venture

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HMVL specializes in the printing and publication of newspapers and periodicals.

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NewsX

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NewsX is a 24-hour English news channel. It is owned and operated by Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter of iTV Network.

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Business standard.com

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Business standard.com is the online website of Business Standard, a daily business newspaper that provides information on many categories.

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Indian Express Group

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Indian Express Limited is an Indian news media publishing company.

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The Creative Crew

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The Creative Crew is a branch from DAPULSE, LLC a talent management department.

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Newslaundry

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Newslaundry is an independent media website that shares news articles and videos, reviews, and comics on varied topics.

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Fibre2fashion

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Fibre2fashion is a B2B portal based in India dedicated to the textile, garment, and fashion industries.

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Daily Updates

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We are the fastest-growing digital destination with news, views and reviews.

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MediaNama

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MediaNama provides news & analysis of Telecom, Internet, Media and Gaming businesses in India.

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Plash Digital Labs

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Plash is a personalized news aggregator for mobile devices, delivering news and information from several newspapers, blogs and magazines.

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Applancer

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Daily Updates on Blockchain News, Bitcoin News, upcoming & Ongoing ICOs, cryptocurrency market, Ethereum news, FinTech news etc.

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Onionfans PTE.LTD

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A tech media and venture capital management organization connecting China and India

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Wirally.com

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Wirally.com is a platform for independent bloggers to get discovered as it engages readers with content of their interest.

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Grasp Anything

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The rising youth e-newspaper, a product of graspanything.com, is a leading e-newspaper among the youth of the country.

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Woofihub Media

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Woofihub is a multi-functional digital media platform which brings to you latest and viral news from all over the world.

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Rediff

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Rediff is an Indian breaking news and content portal site.

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The News Minute

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They bring you news and perspectives from across India and the globe.

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AMBCrypto

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AMBCrypto provides the latest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News.

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Analytics Insight

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Media, branding and technology platform with a unique focus on insights, trends, and opinion from the world of data-driven technologies.

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Live Law

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Live Law is a comprehensive Legal News Portal covering Indian Courts, Lawyers, Law Firms, Law Schools and Legal Developments In India.

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The Hindu

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The Hindu, a national newspaper of India, was started in 1878 and caters to a readership of about 22.58 hundred thousand across India.

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Alt News

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AltNews.in is an Indian fact checking website.

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Star India Pvt Ltd

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Star TV is an online extension of the television channel and its media.

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Aleph Digital Solutions

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Aleph Digital Solutions operates pebble a hyper local content marketplace and localheading a news site.

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Prokerala

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Ranked as one of the most visited Indian website that provides a wide variety of updated content.

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Trak.in

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Trak.in is written by Arun Prabhudesai, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 1996.

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Governance Now

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Governance Now is a multimedia initiative for participatory reportage and analysis related to the governance of all institutions in India.

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Omnicuris

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Omnicuris provides online medical CME courses for doctors with credit points and medical news.

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VCCircle

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VCCircle Network is an online financial media and information group with presence in news, data, events, and training.

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Broadsheet

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Broadsheet is a media platform that breaks down news stories, finds and curates the best content from global news sources, and more.

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Tech Aedgar

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Tech Aedgar is an e-news media company that publish tech news, technology updates, product reviews, rumours etc. in mainstream site.

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Vikatan

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Vikatan is a media production company providing magazines, enlightening books, television content, and a website.

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Expanrr

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Expanrr is a digital media platform focused on improving entrepreneurs’ lives by educating and motivating them.

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Asian Times

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Asian Times is an Indian News Website Founded by Nishit Sangwan.and Pratham Singh

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The Free Press Journal

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The Free Press Journal is one of the oldest English Daily newspapers from Mumbai with a heritage of more than 80 years.

Written by Mark Fitz

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