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Way back twenty-six years ago, Odia journalism witnessed the dawn of a new era in 1984, when Sambad was launched as the first vernacular morninger of the state. And, as they say, the rest is history.

With many firsts to its credit, SAMBAD, not only brought about a revolution in the media industry of Odisha but also set new standards in Odia journalism. Sambad, is no longer a newspaper but a movement for socio-economic changes. Riding on the support of the readers Sambad today is the No.1 Odia daily a household name for substance and style.

Sambad, with a circulation of more than 4.5 lakhs and a huge readership of nearly 64 lakhs, published from eight centers.

SAMBAD is Odisha’s most widely read and the largest circulated Odia daily. Started in 1984, being the first to introduce offset printing technology in the state, it has 8 editions now. The ABC and IRS figures also testify to Sambad’s No.1 status. Daily 5 lakhs + copies of Sambad are circulated across Odisha. The readership of Sambad is nearly 70 lakhs. Sambad is popularly known as the household daily of Odisha. SUPRABHAT – A leisure reading and informative page is having focus on subjects like Health/Science, Achievements/Innovations, Women/fashion, Agriculture, Society and Philosophy/Spiritual matters. The page 2 of Sambad is known as ‘Supravat’. E2 (EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT) is the First-of-its-kind to bring out a broadsheet pull-out every Friday along with Sambad featuring employment opportunities with educational information. E2 is targeting the students and jobseekers of Odisha. Its circulation and readership is same with Sambad across Odisha. SAMBAD MAHANAGAR – Sambad Mahanagar is the Broadsheet covering Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities. News, happenings, current affairs, interaction with readers is featured in its pages. RABIBAR – Rabibar is the Sunday section of Sambad. It features updates of Odia and Hindi movie industry, entertainment, jokes, literature, stories & leisure reading articles. The 16 page tabloid targets the households of Odisha. It is circulated along with Sambad in each Sunday. PILANKA SAMBAD: Pilanka Sambad is an innovative bilingual (Odia and English) 8 page tabloid published on all Mondays featuring stories, poems, quiz, cartoons, riddles, essays, inventions and achievements etc. YUVA SAMBAD– It is a for the Young, by the Young and of the Young supplement. It is the first English tabloid with an Odia daily for school going children as well as for graduates and postgraduates. KATHA – Katha is a popular monthly Odia literary magazine that carries short stories, fictions authored by eminent, well-known and promising writers of Odia literature. PAURUSHA – A household Odia digest featuring articles from science to religion, inventions to literature that caters to readers of all age groups. Further PAURUSHA also carries a section called ‘KISHOR PAURUSHA’ which contains literary articles for teenagers. e-Paper is now online. Digital initiative that gives innumerable visits. This is an initiative by Sambad for the readers round the globe providing Sambad with all its supplements and magazines at a mouse tip. Sambad Editions: Bhubaneswar : Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh Cuttack: Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada Angul: Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar Balasore : Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj Berhampur: Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal Jeypore: Koraput, Malkangiri, Nowrangpur, Rayagada Sambalpur: Sambalpur, Bargarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada Rourkela: Sundergarh.