Purvanchal Prahari (Hindi: पूर्वांचल प्रहरी) was the first ever Hindi language daily of the North East published by the GL Publications Ltd. About half a million Hindi-speaking people live in the North Eastern region in closer harmony with local multi-ethnic population. GL Publications was established in 1988 in Guwahati by Mr. GL Agarwalla, a businessman and philanthropist.
Purvanchal Prahari was launched on 16th May, 1989. This is the only Hindi daily in the region with ABC certification. The current circulation figure as per ABC certificate is 21,579.
GL Publications since its establishment has transformed itself into one of the largest media houses of the North East. Four daily newspapers come out of this publication house reaching out a wide readership in the region.
The three other dailies are Amar Asom (Assamese) established on 21st April, 1997, The Meghalaya Guardian, an exclusive English daily for Meghalaya, established on 1st January, 1990 and The North East Times, another English daily for the entire region started on 2nd October, 1990.