The Dinalipi was first published in the year 1981. The daily Odia newspaper is owned by Suryo Media a private company that was started by Mr. Amarendra Dash. The Dinalipi is more than a business venture, it is an institution. For us the newspaper is not merely a profit making venture but an important pillar of democracy. In a democratic society it is very important that there should be various avenues and sources for delivering information and analysis, and it is this role that the Dinalipi seeks to fulfill.
We have carved a niche for ourselves and we have avoided being percieved as belonging to any particular political party or a specific ideology. Nor do we seek to shamelessly run after circulation and defend practices of “Yellow Journalism” by shifting the blame on market demand. In the age of information it is critical for an institution such as a daily newspaper not to be debased by the demands of the market. We at the Dinalipi want to usher in an Odia Renaissance, awakening Odia society and restore our past glory and history. We as a team are not happy with the progress that we have made in the past 75 years as a state, out of which 65 years we were a state in independent India. We have a mission along with our readers to usher a new era in the history of our people.
The chief editor of Dinalipi is Mr. Batakrishna Tripathy and the editor is Mrs. Annapurna Dash. The newspaper is printed at Suryo Printing Press, Bhubaneswar by Mr. Arun Kumar Dash. We have all relevant registration with the state and central government and our circulation figure of 85,000 has been verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The schedule of the weekly focus pages are given below:
Monday & Wednesday – Economic News: Focus is on local, national and international economic stories. A special thrust is given to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and we seek to highlight the entreprenurial skills in Odisha.
Tuesday – Health & Science: A highly popular section amongst our readers, focus stories provide valuable health and scientific tips to readers.
Thursday and Friday – Cinema, Art and Culture: Covering the latest in the field of Cinema, Theatre, Art and Music. A special focus is given to artists from Odisha.
Saturday – Literature “Srijani”: Focus is on promoting and showcasing the best in Odia literature. This is a good platform for young Oriya writers and poets to showcase their talents to the world.
Sunday – Womens' Page “Tapaswani”: Focus on women related issues however it is not limited to simply covering the problems faced by women, or questioning the role of women in our society. This page seeks to celebrate womanhood/feminism. We aspire to be the leading voice of the Odia woman.