The Daily Ittefaq (Bengali: দৈনিক ইত্তেফাক translit. Doinik Ittefak) is a Bengali-language daily newspaper. It is one of the most circulated newspapers in Bangladesh. This newspaper is printed by Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited. The Weekly Ittefaq was first published on December 24, 1953 by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Yar Mohammad Khan, its founders and publishers and also the founders and treasurers of Bangladesh Awami League. As both were actively involved politics and the anti-Pakistan movement, they appointed Tofazzal Hossain, who was working in Kolkata at the time, as its editor. Following a legal dispute with the original owners in which Tofazzal Hossain won. Manik Mia was declared owner of the publishing license of the Weekly Ittefaq. Tofazzal Hossain subsequently acquired a new license under the name of The Daily Ittefaq. Hossain died on June 1, 1969; the newspaper was subsequently managed by his two sons, Mainul Hosein and Anwar Hossain. Ownership was returned to Manik Mia’s sons after nationalization on August 24, 1975. Today, Anwar Hossain is the editor. Ittefaq features all the standard sections of a modern daily newspaper like political news, sports, education, entertainment and general and local news.