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Maharashtra Times ( ) is 9th largest selling Marathi daily newspaper based out of Mumbaimarker, Indiamarker. It is owned by Bennett, Coleman & Co. or The Times Group, the largest media house in India.

According to the IRS 2005, Maharashtra Times enjoys the second largest readership in Mumbaimarker, Indiamarker. Other than The Times of India, Maharashtra Times is the only newspaper in Mumbai which has more than one million readers in the city.

Maharashtra Times' first editor was D B Karnik. In the late 1960s, he was replaced by Govindrao Talwalkar. During Talwalkar's tenure, which stretched into 1990s, the newspaper achieved its zenith primarily due to Talwalkar's editorials. Some of the leading editorials written by Talwalkar have been anthologized.

The paper, in its heyday, had among its contributors some of the most respected names of the day in Marathi literature such as Durga Bhagwat, Kusumagraj and P. L. Deshpande.

It's Current Editor is Mr. Bharatkumar Raut, a Member of Indian Parliament on the political support of Shivsena


For many years, 'Patra Nave Mitra' (It's not just a newspaper but a friend) was the tagline of the newspaper. Its editorial and letters to the editor features have been acknowledged as one of the best in Maharashtra. It also has an Marathi elocution competition which is conducted state wide and is quite reputed.

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