Prothom Alo is the most popular Bengali newspaper of Bangladesh. For courageous journalism, rich content and presentation it won the hearts of millions of readers. It started its journey from 4th November 1998. Its owner is Transcom group. This group is one of the big company in Bangladesh which is several kinds of products.
Matiur Rahman is the editor since its founding. Bengali ‘Prothom Alo’ means The first light. It’s named for Sulin Ganguly’s popular novel ‘Prothom Alo’. According to Wikipedia, It’s daily circulation is 525,000 (January 2013).
Not only print version, it’s online visitor is more than 1.6 million. Readers read from 200 different countries daily. It is a most popular online portal too of Bangladesh. 81.8% people read this paper from online through prothom-alo.com & eprothomalo.com. Prothom Alo Apps for Smartphone is very popular.
The Alexa ranking of Prothom Alo is 5 from Bangladesh & Bounce rate is 29.50 till 1st May 2014. It publishes from Dhaka, Chittagong & Bogra. But its head office situated in Karwanbazar in Dhaka.
Prothom alo own readers heart by its feature. Everyday this paper contain a feature page as supplement, such as Saturday Chutir Dene, Sunday Swapno Niye etc. Anisul Haque, famous writer of Bangladesh works here as a Deputy Editor.