The News Minute

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The News Minute
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Founded2014; 8 years ago (2014)
FounderChitra Subramaniam, Dhanya Rajendran, Vignesh Vellore
Country of originIndia

The News Minute is an Indian digital news platform based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was founded by Dhanya Rajendran, Chitra Subramaniam and Vignesh Vellore in 2014. Apart from Karnataka, it also has bureaus in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.[1]


In a December 2015 interview with Sadhana Chathurvedula of Mint, Vellore mentioned that the website has currently hired 12 people to work in it. The News Minute had secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Raghav Bahl's company. They raised second round of undisclosed amount in 2019. It plans to use those funds to hire more reporters and editors as well as expand its coverage.[2] Vellore stated that The News Minute aims to make use of User interface (UI) "so as to keep the audience more engaged with the content we publish."[3]

Notable people


  • Geetika Mantri, Senior Editor of The News Minute won Project SIREN Award for journalists for her October 2020 article titled ‘How the coverage of Sushant Singh’s death was a disservice to mental health reportage[6]’.[7]
  • Anna Isaac has won the first prize from the International Committee of the Red Cross, New Delhi and Press Institute of India, Chennai, for her story, “Who gets to live? COVID-19 is causing moral distress among India’s doctors,”[8] published on May 14, 2021.[9]


  1. ^ "About Us". The News Minute. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ Chathurvedula, Sadhana (18 December 2015). "The News Minute raises angel funding from Quintillion Media". Mint. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ Vikas, S. N. (18 December 2015). "The News Minute secures angel funding from Quintillion Media". The Economic Times. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ Chaudhry, Lakshmi (26 April 2012). "Chitra Subramaniam and Bofors: The myth of the lone crusader". Firstpost. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Chitra Subramaniam joins Republic TV". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ Mantri, Geetika (16 October 2020). "How the coverage of Sushant Singh's death was a disservice to mental health reportage". The News Minute. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  7. ^ "TNM's Geetika Mantri wins Project SIREN Award for sensitive suicide reportage". The News Minute. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  8. ^ Isaac, Anna (14 May 2021). "Who gets to live? COVID-19 is causing moral distress among India's doctors". The News Minute. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  9. ^ "TNM's Anna Isaac wins PII-ICRC Awards for story on doctors' dilemma during COVID-19". The News Minute. 19 November 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2022.

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