Firstpost is an Indian news and media website. The site is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18.[1]

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Logo of Firstpost
Parent companyNetwork 18
Country of originIndia
Headquarters locationMumbai, Maharashtra

The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received an investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries through a rights issue of up to 2,700 crore.[2]


In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed.[3][4] The event led to a media furor.[5] Thereafter on 31 May 2013 Firstpost took over a satirical website in undisclosed amount.[6]

As of April 2020, Jaideep Giridhar is the executive editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Sanjay Singh is the deputy executive editor.[7]


  1. ^ "About Network 18". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening pursestrings for Network18". The Indian Express. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ Menon, Meena (9 June 2013). "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". Rediff. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ Aravind, Indulekha (16 November 2013). "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Firstpost buys current affairs satire portal". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  7. ^ "About Firstpost - Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Official website