Samakal is one of the most Famous Bengali Newspaper in Bangladesh which is started publishing in 31 May, 2005. Popular journalist Golam Sarwar is the editor of Samakal till now from when it started. Recently he awarded ‘Ekushey Padak’ for his contribution in journalism.
As of 2007, the circulation of Samakal is around 2,00,000. Bengali word ‘Samakal’ means current time, contemporary something. The owner of Samakal is Times Media Limited of Ha-meem Group and Publisher is A k Azad (Abul Kalam Azad). Times Media Limited has another initiative of media. The name of their visual media is Channel 24.
The office of Samakal situated in 136, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka. It also print from here. 3,17,777 people like Samakal in its Facebook page. Its price is 10 Taka like Prothom Alo and Kaler Kantha.
It is famous for its feature page also, such as Kaler Kheya. It is the most popular literary magazine of current period in Bangladesh. Prominent young poet Masud Hassan edited this supplement.
The other weekly supplements are Nandan, Shaili, Campus etc. According to Alexa.com Samakal is in Number 44 in Bangladesh, Global ranking is 10,294 till 5th may 2014. 89.2% people read it in online.
Daily Samakal has e-paper also. Their epaper is also very popular. Epaper is actually looks like a real newspaper as we can see it electronically via computer and internet connection. And obviously e-paper is environment-friendly.