Dinamalar is an Indian Tamil daily newspaper founded in 1951. It has an average circulation of 942,812 (ABC Jan-June 2016). It is a newspaper founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer in 1951. The operations were moved to Tirunelveli in 1957. The newspaper is printed in 10 cities in Tamil Nadu and Bangalore, with a circulation of 942,812. Cities include Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Pondicherry, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore.
Cobrapost released an undercover investigation in 2018 that exposed the executives of Dinamalar promoting Hindutva and the agenda of the RSS and BJP. Director Lakshmipathy Adimoolam said his family’s loyalty to these groups had hurt their business. In July 2021, Dinamalar published fake news claiming that a new union territory called Kongu Nadu was going to be created in western Tamil Nadu.
It has been involved in two controversies. In 2008, a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad led to protests from Islamic groups. In 2019, Dinamalar’s headline on the Sri Lanka Easter bombings report was seen as mocking Christians and Jesus, leading to backlash and objections from readers. It expressed regret for this incident.