Kantipur was Nepal’s first private-run Nepali broadsheet daily. It is the most sought-after newspaper for its credible news, features and critical analyses. With a daily readership of over four million Nepalis, Kantipur is the largest and the most influential national daily in the country.
Since April 1993, the paper has been publishing a Saturday special called ‘Koseli’, in which readers can find feature articles, short stories, poetry and book reviews. Another weekend adjunct, ‘Kopila’ (first out in March 2001) focuses on stories about children, to help enhance children’s reading ability and creativity. The latest special feature to be incorporated is ‘Hello Shukrabar’ (since 2008), which tries to satiate the hunger for information of the younger demographic.
With the recent federalization of Nepal, Kantipur now publishes seven different editions for each province, from its four printing presses across the country.
Kantipur has stationed more than 160 reporters across Nepal and has dedicated reporters in India, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and the UK.
A peerless product, Kantipur has always fought to safeguard the freedom of speech and our democratic values. Its news, opinion and feature pieces have held the powerful accountable—whether it be during unlawful dissolutions of parliament or during other autocratic times.