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Kantipur (Nepali: कान्तिपुर) is a Nepali language daily newspaper, published from Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Bharatpur of Nepal simultaneously. It was founded by Shyam Goenka.Yubaraj Ghimire, (n.d.), Nepali Media at Crossroad: Can they Mediate Constitution-Making and Peace Processes?, Nepal Democracy. Accessed July 23, 2016 Kantipur s publishers report that the circulation of this newspaper is just above 453,000 copies per day. It is regarded as one of the most widely read newspaper in Nepal, as well as a good source of information of homeland for Nepali diaspora. Sudheer Sharma has been the editor-in-chief of the newspaper since August 6, 2019 (Second time joined after nearly one and half year). The other sister publications of Kantipur Daily are Nari Magazine(Monthly Magazine), Nepal Magazine(Weekly Magazine), Saptahik(Weekly Magazine).


Kantipur which was first published on 7th Falgun 2049 B.S. (18 February 1993) along with its sister publication The Kathmandu Post, is often credited for taking the lead in institutionalizing free press and professional journalism in the country. Kantipur has not only been praised for its stance towards multi-party democracy and press freedom in Nepal but also has faced government scrutiny and repression.


After publishing the rebel leader Babu Ram Bhatta Rai's article on the Royal Massacre in 2001, the government arrested the editor Yuvraj Ghimire and other management team members (directors- Kailash Sirohiya and Binod Gyawali) .
In June 2010, Kantipur accused the Indian Embassy of interfering with its coverage by punitively withdrawing advertisements from the company and delaying shipments of newsprint from India.
In March 2018, the Kantipur daily was subpoenaed by the Chief Justice of Nepal Gopal Prasad Parajuli. The Kantipur's Editor-in-chief, Chairman, a Company Director and a reporter appeared before the Supreme Court of Nepal, as the Kantipur daily was accused of contempt of court for a series of articles indicating that the Chief Justice of Nepal Gopal Prasad Parajuli had given different dates of birth on several official documents.


Kantipur also publishes three supplements, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays called Shukrabar, Kosheli and Kopila. Shukrabar is targeted mainly towards youth with articles on gadgets, fashion and trends. Kosheli is a variety, while Kopila is targeted towards kids with puzzles, arts, and stories.

See also

  • Nagarik
  • Gorkhapatra
  • Kathmandu Post

Social media

  • Kantipur Daily Instagram
  • Kantipur Daily Twitter
  • Kantipur Daily Facebook
Category:Nepali-language newspapers
Category:Daily newspapers published in Nepal
Category:1993 establishments in Nepal

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