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Parent companyNetwork 18
Headquarters locationMumbai

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]

The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received an investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) 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 furore.[5]

As of July 2017, BV Rao is the Editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Sanjay Singh is the Deputy Executive Editor in Delhi and Jaideep Giridhar is the Deputy Executive Editor.[citation needed][6]


  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 Business. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ Aravind, Indulekha (16 November 2013). "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "About Firstpost - Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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