The Group launches its Chandigarh edition of Dainik Bhaskar on 7th May, 2000, changing the English-dominated market and
gaining a lead of 2.5 times over its English competitor.
The Group introduces Dainik Bhaskar in Haryana on 4th June, 2000, with its Panipat and Hissar editions, leading to 13 separate
district papers being certified.
The Group consolidates its position as the no. 1 news daily in Haryana (IRS 2001)
with its launch of Dainik Bhaskar’s Faridabad edition on 17th June, 2001
The Group launches Divya Bhaskar, a Gujarati daily, in Ahmedabad,
breaking the language barrier, debuting with 4.52 lakh copies and instantly replacing
the 50-year established Gujarati paper. View case-study by IIM Ahmedabad.
The Group launches an independent edition of Divya Bhaskar in Surat,
Gujarat’s 2nd largest city, on 28th March, 2004.
The Group introduces Divya Bhaskar to Maharashtra in July, 2004.
The Group launches AHA! Zindagi, its first Hindi magazine on lifestyle and positive thinking.
The Group launches Baroda edition of Divya Bhaskar on 12th September 2004.
In September 2004, the Group consolidates its Gujarati business with its first merger and acquisition -
the 60 year old, highest circulated daily of Gujarat, Saurashtra Samachar.
In April 2005, a new company, D. B. Corp. Ltd. is born, post the demerger of WPL (Writers and Publishers Limited) and
Warbug Pincus’s investment.
In April 2005, D. B. Corp. Ltd. is given the license to launch its radio business in 17 stations, under its subsidiary,
Synergy Media Entertainment Ltd. The radio channel, My FM offers potential advertisers an integrated advertising solution
across 17 cities.
Breaking the language barrier, the Group launches AHA! Zindagi in Gujarati
after huge success of its Hindi edition.
In December 2005, the Group forms its digital leg with a new web media company,
DB Digital (then IMCL), as its subsidiary.
The Group launches its debut radio station,My FM, Jio dil se 94.3, in Jaipur on 28th May, 2006,
marking its venture into the new medium.
The Group launches Dainik Bhaskar in Punjab with its Amristar and Jalandhar editions
on 8th October, 2006, claiming the position of no.1 on day 1 yet again.
The Group introduces Rajkot to Divya Bhaskar on 1st November, 2006,
acquiring another strong base of readers.
Divya Bhaskar becomes the only Gujarati newspaper with 7 or more editions in the state, with its launch in Bhuj on 30th July, 2007.
In November 2007, the Group launches the first edition of its English newspaper,
DNA, in Ahmedabad as a franchise of D B Corp. Ltd.
MY FM extends its reach to 14 cities across India with the launch of Jodhpur station.
The Group strengthens its position in Punjab with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar’s Ludhiana edition on 15th December, 2007.
The Group consolidates its radio business with the network spreading across 17 radio stations and 7 states in January 2008.
The Group expands its business and reach even further in June 2008 with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar’sPali, Nagaur,
Bhilai, Ratlam and Shimla editions.
In June 2008, the Group expands its business in Madhya Pradesh with the launch of DB Star’s Bhopal and Indore editions.
In July 2008, the Group launches a national campaign ‘Zid karo, duniya badlo’ championed by MS Dhoni to celebrate 50 years
of Dainik Bhaskar, its flagship Hindi daily. The Group also initiates massive investment in upgrading printing infrastructure
across all markets.
In November 2008, the Group establishes Dainik Bhaskar as the largest newspaper in Greater Punjab (Chandigarh, Haryana,
and Punjab), due to its extensive use of the twin-contact program as well as itsstellar reporting.
The Group creates a magnificent benchmark in the printing industry by installing German-imported,
state-of-the-art KBA printing machines in Jaipur and Ahmedabad in July 2009.
In August 2009, the Chairman of the Group Mr. Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, is felicitated and awarded the
Rajiv Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, a great honour and prestigious laurel for the Group.
The Group launches DB Star’s Jodhpur edition on 15th August, 2009, expanding its business and readership in Rajasthan.
The Group introduces India Pride Awards on 9th October, a first-of-its-kind award event in the PSU segment.
D. B. Corp. Ltd. launches its maiden public issue from 10th December to 15th December,
creating a record oversubscription (over 39 times) for an IPO in 23 months.