The Daily Prothom Alo (প্রথম আলো) is a major daily newspaper in Bangladesh, published from Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Bangla language. Prothom Alo is the second largest (based on circulation) newspaper in Bangladesh. According to National Media Survey 2014, conducted by MRB Bangladesh, more than 4.9 million people read the print edition of Prothom Alo every day. The online portal of Prothom Alo is the most visited Bangladeshi and Bengali website of the world. It started its journey on 4 November 1998.
Prothom Alo was founded on 4 November 1998. The circulation of Prothom Alo grew from an initial circulation of 42,000 to a circulation of a half million copies. From press facilities located in Dhaka, Chittagong and Bogra, around 5,00,000 copies (as of March ‘2014) are circulated each day. According to National Media Survey 2012, everyday 5.1 million people read the print edition of Prothom Alo. The claimed readership of the print edition of this newspaper is 9.6 million.