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WHICH IS THE BEST NEWSPAPER TO READ & STUDY DAILY?

Question:

I wanna ask to the members of UPSC Portal and to everybody in general. I live in Amritsar, Punjab and want to prepare for UPSC Civil Services, Bank PO and many other competitive exams.
I also wanna prepare for Interviews for several job offers and for Interviews in general.

WHICH IS THE BEST NEWSPAPER TO READ & STUDY DAILY SO THAT I CAN IMPROVE MY ENGLISH AND ALSO KEEP MYSELF ABREAST OF ALL THE CURRENT AFFAIRS ?

I am naming some of them here which are all I have access to and can get from my News hawker daily.

1.) The Hindu
2.) The Times of India
3.) Hindustan Times
4.) The Tribune (Punjab Region)
5.) Indian Express

Also I wanna ask, WHICH IS THE BEST BUSINESS NEWSPAPER TO GO ABOUT ON A DAILY BASIS AND WHICH BUSINESS DAILY SHOULD NEVER BE MISSED ON A DAILY BASIS ?

1.) The Economic Times (Published by Times of India Group)
2.) Business Standard
3.) Business Line (Published by Hindu Group)
4.) Financial Express (Published by Indian Express Group)
See, the problem with THE HINDU is that I live in Amrisar and THE HINDU comes from Delhi. So, it comes to my home one day late.

For eg. Today's newspaper will come tomorrow and Today I will get yesterday's paper. With such a problem, you don't wanna read a newspaper which is already one day old as you lose interest in it.

The mind wants to read latest news and news from previous day which come in today's paper But with THE HINDU, it news goes to be two days old.

That's the only problem, That's why I currently receive The Times Of India daily from my news hawker.

Apart from The Hindu & Business Line again from Hindu, all other newspapers come on time.
That is the only problem because of which I take Times of India daily otherwise I would have definitely subscribed to The Hindu.

Below are my opinions about each Newspaper which I mentioned above.

1.) HINDUSTAN TIMES --> I don't take Hindustan Times which looks like an incomplete newspaper to me. It's more like a tabloid. The business section and the world section is really incomplete.

2.) TIMES OF INDIA --> The newspaper which I take currently. It is Okay and completes all my requirements be it Local, Editorials, Nation, World, Business and Sports. I take it because it comes daily and on time and after The Hindu, it is the second best newspaper to read.

3.) THE HINDU --> According to many people and even according to me, the best newspaper and the most popular newspaper for students and for those who want to prepare for competitve exams.
The only problem being, that it comes one day late and you lose interest in it the next-to-next day when you finally get to read it.
So I don't take it currently.

4.) THE TRIBUNE (Punjab) --> It's a more of a Local newspaper which comes only in the Pujab region. It has relatively simple language and covers almost all the requisite, relevant and valid news which anybody needs on a daily basis.
But I do not take it because I want to do a relatively more tough newspaper with tough language.

5.) THE INDIAN EXPRESS --> The other sections are okay but here we get daily Editorials from The Economist Newspaper Or Magazine of America, which we don't get in any other newspaper.
That would make it really cool because even The Hindu or The Times Of India does not have that. Currently I don't get it.


Regardint the Business newspapers,

The Economic Times is the most popular and I think it will really help me so I am thinking to start taking it from my news hawker daily.

The Business Standard is also good but I can't do two of them, so I will not take it.

The Business Line has the same problem that The Hindu has, in that, it comes one day late, so I won't take it.

The Financial Express is nothing in front of The Economic Times or The Business Standard so I won't take it.

But in the end, I don't get the time to do two newspaper daily, so I am thinking to fulfill all my business needs from the business section of The Times Of India and just do ONE NEWSPAPER DAILY PROPERLY AND THAT WOULD BE THE TIMES OF INDIA WHICH UNLIKE HINDU COMES TO MY HOME ON TIME.

It's been a long post but I think I made myself clear on my Newspaper strategy.

MOST IMPORTANT
Please reply & comment and share your views, thoughts and opinions with me by sending me email and reply to me as much as you can.

Also which newspaper do you people take, which one do you like to read on a daly basis and what do you like or hate about different newspapers in general.

Reply at the earliest,


SO, PLEASE REPLY AT THE EARLIEST WITH ALL YOUR VIEWS AND OPINIONS AND HELP ME MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE ABOUT WHICH ONE IS THE BEST GENERAL AND WHICH ONE IS THE BEST BUSINESS NEWSPAPER TO READ AND STUDY DAILY ?

I'll be highly thankful,

Your Friend and Fellow IAS Aspirant,
Yuvraj
Amritsar, Punjab


Answer:

Yuvraj

When you have done such a nice analysis about your requirements, options, constraints etc, i don't think you need any advice or suggestions ...
I think you have already made up your mind & u r just checking with others about your apprehensions.


Regards
Surinder
 

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