Hindustan Times is the name of an English language newspaper published before the country achieved independence. The newspaper played a crucial role in the achieving independence. Hindustan Times was established with the efforts of Sunder Singh Lyallpuri, who was also the founder of the Akali movement and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. The newspaper was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and K. M. Panikkar was its first editor, Devdas Gandhi son of Mahatma Gandhi was on the editor's panel. It is one of the fastest-growing media company listed in National Stock Exchange as well as Bombay Stock Exchange. The first issue of the newspaper was published from Naya Bazar, Delhi that is presently known with the name of Swami Sharda Nand Marg.
Hindustan Times is powered by 'HT Media Ventures Limited'. It has 3.7 million readers in the country and ranked second in terms of readership after 'Times of India' newspaper. The newspaper got published from different Indian cities which are New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Bhopal and Chandigarh from where it is further distributed to other parts of the country. The newspaper contains news from all around the world and contain pages like region, HT Nation, HT Sports, HT World, in the main edition that comes with additional other other editions titled as 'HT City' which contains entertainment news, celebrity news and fashion styles etc. The Hindustan Times newspaper has centrist political alignment. The corporate headquarters of this company is situated in New Delhi, India.
The newspaper has got number of sister publications in the form of newspapers and magazines. These are 'Mint' an English business newspaper, 'Hindustan' a Hindi newspaper, 'Kadambani' a literary magazine that is published monthly, 'Nandan' a children's magazine that is also published once in a month. The postal and official address, email address and phone number (helpline) of Hindustan Times service center is given above. The helpline of Hindustan Times service center may or may not be toll free.