The Daily Kalbela established under Kalbela Media Limited its place in the media scene of Bangladesh on January 25, 1991. It started its journey with a sense of challenge and a feeling of humility to serve this nation as a truly independent newspaper.The newspaper made its debut at a historic time when, with the fall of an autocratic regime, the country was well set to begin a new era towards establishing a democratic system of government which eluded Bangladesh for too long.
The Daily Kalbela carries on with the long-term responsibility is to strengthen public opinion on how the democratic system should work and how to sustain and nurture democratic norms effectively.It was a privilege for The Daily Kalbela to be part of a changing scene after the fall of military autocrat in early 1990s. With that privilege came an enormous responsibility of upholding the duties of a free press. The newspaper is proud to pursue that policy without relenting for the past 31 (approx..) years.
The uniqueness of The Daily Kalbela lies in its non-partisan position, in the freedom it enjoys from any influence of political parties or vested groups. Its strength is in taking position of neutrality in conflicts between good and evil, justice and injustice, right and wrong, regardless of positions held by any group or alliance.The paper believes to report events objectively, as it is, and without any fear and favor. It is committed to serve the people. That's why people whether in power or in opposition respect The Daily Kalbela.The Daily Kalbela advocates rule of law, human rights, gender issues, national interests, press freedom, transparency and accountability of people in the administration and in the world of trade and industry on which the newspaper has never compromised whatever the costs. No political powers can take it for granted and no one is given cause to doubt its fairness.
• Social and digital media contents
The Daily Kalbela may collect or receives information about its users to provide services designed to serve the user, to monitor and improve the services, for marketing or targeting advertisement etc. Such information may include name, address, phone number, email address, age, social network account etc. (“the Information”).
The Daily Kalbela does not sell, trade or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to any other parties except for those that assist The Daily Kalbela in operating its website, social media accounts conducting the business and serving the users. It may share visitor’s/reader’s personal information internally to understand the user base, promote the number of users and increase user engagement.
Provided The Daily Kalbela desires to use personal information in a different way than that described above it shall seek consent of the individual. The Daily Kalbela may release personally identifiable information if it is required to comply with Bangladesh’s laws.
Being well aware of its social responsibilities and duties, the newspaper works to ensure human rights to all, remove gender discrimination, advocate rule of law, press freedom, transparency and accountability in the administration and in the world of trade and industry and above all to uphold national interests. While working for these ends, The Daily Kalbela always maintains utmost sincerity and accountability to serve the nation the way it is bound by its norms and values.
Besides running news reports on these issues, The Daily Kalbela carries special reports, human-interest stories, features, articles and essays written by its staffs and other professionals and talents from across the country and abroad.
During different national crises, the newspaper played an important role to solve those to stop people's sufferings. As it remains alert of its social duties, The Daily Kalbela frequently organizes roundtables, seminars and discussions on the issues. It also works closely with the civil society for this end.
To promote young talents, The Daily Kalbela organizes debates and different competitions at school and college-levels and awards those who show excellence in different.
The newspaper is run a Board of Directors and shareholder comprising three members. Head of the body is called Managing Director while other member Directors.The Board of Directors only deals with income and investments of the newspaper but have nothing to do with policymaking. The responsibility of policymaking lies with the Editor.
The newspaper is run according to a policy composed in line with its objective and values. The policymakers take the decisions. Besides the editorial board, the managing editor, news editors and chief reporters also play important role in decision-making. Crucial decisions also come from the weekly meeting of reporters and sub-editors.
There are several sections in the newspaper-News, Reporting, Sports, Business, Editorial, Metropolitan, National Page, Magazine, Law and Our Rights, Lifestyle, Culture, Online, Multimedia, Establishment, Job Portal, Circulation, Advertisement, Computer Operator and Reading Section.Total of 250 staff are now working in these sections. Of them, 35 are female staff. Of the 25 sections, Magazine, Law and Our Rights, Life Style, Culture, and Computer Section are headed by women staffs. Besides, a number of women are working in different policy making positions of these sections.
The newspaper offers a very healthy working environment to its staff as it thinks a good working environment is the prerequisite of better output. The Daily Kalbela concentrates on improving inter-personal relationship among its staffs and holds different programmers for this end.Besides founding anniversary, the newspaper holds annual cultural program where its staffs join with their families and get to know each other better.
The Daily Kalbela Newspaper is a leading daily national newspaper in the Bangladesh. It's engaged in publishing, printing and distribution of daily & specialty products, and advertising materials in the Country. It operates printing, online, multimedia & media related all businesses. The newspaper derives key revenue from print advertising and circulation services.
Name of newspaper: The Daily Kalbela(Under the Kalbela Media Limited)
Editor & Publisher: Santosh Sharma
Address: New Market City Complex, Level-6, 44/1,Rahim Square, New Market, Dhaka-1205.