The Company was incorporated on July 9, 1918 under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 as a public limited company under the name 'The Behar Journals Limited' and received the certificate of commencement of business on January 14, 1919. On November 17, 1987 the name of the Company was changed to 'Searchlight Publishing House Limited' to reflect to make the name of the Company more in consonance with its publication, 'Searchlight'. Subsequently, the name of Company was changed to its present name 'Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.' to reflect the expanded business activities intended to be undertaken by the Company and to be in consonance with the prevailing industry trends and a fresh certificate of incorporation to this effect was issued on November 11, 2008.
|1918||Incorporation of our Company as The Behar Journals Limited' by individuals including Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Mr. Sachidannand Sinha and Mr. Syed Hassan Imam, who were the founder Directors of our Company.|
|1919||Commencement of business of our Company.
Commissioning of printing press at Patna.
Commencement of printing and publishing of English newspaper, Searchlight'.
|1947||Commencement of printing and publication of Hindi daily Pradeep' at Patna.|
|1986||Commencement of printing of Hindi daily Hindustan' and the English daily Hindustan Times' on behalf of The Hindustan Times Limited' at Patna.
Termination of printing and publication of the Hindi daily Pradeep' and the English daily Searchlight'.
|1987||Name of the Company changed to Searchlight Publishing House Limited', in order to capitalize on the name earned by its publication Searchlight'.|
|2000||Commencement of printing of Hindi daily Hindustan' and English daily Hindustan Times' from Ranchi location, in terms of a printing agreement with the holding company and publisher of the said publications The Hindustan Times Limited'|
|2008||Name of the Company changed to Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.', so as to reflect the expanded business activities of our Company.|
|2009||Acquisition of Hindi business‘ from HT Media comprising of Hindi daily newspaper, Hindustan' including Ravivasriya Hindustan'; magazines Nandan' and Kadambini'; and internet portals of the said publications, including all assets, liabilities and employees pertaining to the said Hindi business.||2010||The Company came out with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares, aggregating Rs. 270 Cr., and got listed on BSE & NSE on 21st July, 2010|