Navbharat Times (NBT) is a leading and one of the largest circulated as well as widely read Hindi language newspapers of Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow. It is from the stable of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, which also publishes other renowned dailies including The Times of India, The Economic Times, Maharashtra Times and also magazines such as Filmfare and Femina. NBT is one of the oldest products of the group. The first issue of Navbharat Times hit the stands on 3rd April, 1947, the year India gained its independence.
NBT has a circulation of over 4.23 lakhs (source: JJ-10, ABC India) in Delhi and a strong readership of 19.7 lakh readers. Hindi being the second language in Mumbai; NBT circulates to 130,000 copies in the Greater Mumbai area (source JD-10, ABC India) and attracts 470,000 NBT readers according to the industry benchmark ? the Indian Readership Survey (source: IRS Survey R4, 2010). NBT has been the number one newspaper in the respective cities since its inception.