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Surat Darpan is a newspaper published from Surat, Gujarat. It is also spread over the entire Gujarat region in the union territories of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ankleshwar, Navsari, Valsad (Vapi) and Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli.

Surat Darpan is a newspaper giving first priority to the news of the migrant Hindi speaking states living in Surat, so that they can read the news here and of their village in their own language as well.

It covers news, not only of Surat and South Gujarat but also of states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand etc. Feature supplements related to women, youth, health, film etc. are published regularly.

The objective of the newspaper is to publish news in a positive and constructive way, without resorting to unwarranted sensationalism and gossip. It has set up its own standard of responsible journalism.

Surat Darpan Youtube Channel

Surat Darpan also has a YouTube channel which has more than 82 thousand subscribers. Many of its videos have become popular.

The objective of the newspaper & Youtube channel is to publish news in a positive and constructive way, without resorting to unwarranted sensationalism and gossip. It has set up its own standard of responsible journalism.

Follow are policy related to various topics related to our business, company and products.

Fact-Checking Policy

Fact Checking Policy
a) Surat Darpan ensures that any of its journalists do not voluntarily or willingly undertake plagiarism or distort any facts in the content published by us.

b) We always make sure that we only publish such information in our content that is accurate. This is a very important aspect, not only to facilitate the readers, but also to sustain the credibility and trustworthiness of Surat Darpan. This maintenance of accuracy is ensured by taking various steps such as investigating uncertain information and researching upon questionable assumptions.

c) We make sure that all our content is appropriate, collected from a reliable source, contains evidence to support the facts and honest. We don’t try to speculate in the matters that we don’t have much information about.

d) All our news items/stories are reviewed by a number of sub-editors, editor to ensure accuracy. We have a multi-level fact-checking system where we don’t let any erroneous information reach our readers.

e) We always seek verification from reliable sources to confirm information, especially that which is related to matters of personal interest of individuals and which can create a deviation from our goal of reporting the events exactly as they happen.

f) If any information published by us proves to be incorrect, we try to alter the news item as soon as possible. We try our best not to misguide our readers knowingly in any way. We acknowledge serious faults made by us and correct them quickly and appropriately.

Ethics Policy

Ethics Policy

Surat Darpan is committed to the highest ethical standards. Fairness and accuracy are among our core values. But nothing stands above the need to maintain our integrity. The public’s trust — our most important asset — depends on it.

This document provides general guidance to Surat Darpan staffers on the many difficult ethical questions that arise in the course of doing our jobs. But because not every situation can be anticipated, it is useful to keep two particular guidelines in mind.

1.) None of us should act in ways that could damage the news organization’s credibility. Many complicated issues – from political involvement to attribution to freelance policy – can be navigated easily with that principle in mind.

2.) Any situation that raises questions of credibility must be discussed with a the editor.

We are all collectively responsible for ethical standards. Any employee who is aware that a fellow staff member has committed ethical violations should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the editor.

Professional Activities and Standards


Surat Darpan strives to operate with fairness, accuracy and independence. To that end:

Whenever possible, we seek opposing views and solicit responses from those whose conduct is questioned in news stories.

Errors, whether made by the reporter, editor or source, are acknowledged promptly in a straightforward correction, not disguised or glossed over in a follow-up story. Corrections explain, to the extent possible, how the errors happened.

Reporters or photographers identify themselves to news sources. In the rare instance when circumstances suggest not identifying ourselves, a senior editor must be consulted for approval.

We do not plagiarize, whether it is the wholesale lifting of someone else’s writing or the publication of a press release as news without attribution.


We attribute information to unnamed sources only when news value warrants and it cannot be obtained any other way.

When forced to rely on unnamed sources, we avoid letting them be the sole basis for a story. We do not allow unnamed sources to make personal attacks.

We describe the unnamed source in as much detail as possible to indicate the source’s credibility. Simply attributing a comment to “a source” is inadequate.

Additionally, whenever possible readers are told the reason the source requested or was given anonymity.

A reporter must identify any unnamed source to his or her editor, and the editor must bring the story to a senior editor for discussion and approval.

To the extent possible, we apply our own standards regarding unnamed sources when we publish stories produced by other news organizations, wire services, blogs or independent journalists. If these stories conflict with our policy on unattributed sources, we try to contact the originating news agency for more information. When we rely on information distributed via social media, we verify the identity of the poster.


Quotations are always be the exact words that someone spoke, with the exception of minor corrections in grammar and syntax. Parentheses and ellipses within quotations are rarely appropriate and can almost always be avoided.

We generally explain when a quote was received in a manner other than an interview: via e-mail, in a prepared statement, in a televised press conference. If we conduct an interview through a translator, we identify quotes received in that manner.

We do not make it sound as if a source made a statement to our reporter if it came to us through a third party.


Bylines, datelines and credit lines accurately convey to readers the source of our reporting.

In multiple bylines, the first name is generally that of the reporter who wrote the article or contributed the largest portion of it. We treat material from other news organizations the same way.

When a reporter writes an article based in part on wire service reports, the article carries the reporter’s byline and credits the wire service in a tagline. If the reporter independently reports the facts of the story, the byline can stand alone. If the reporter simply inserts local material, the byline should be the originating source with a reporter’s credit in a tagline.

When adding a quote from another news organization, particularly if it is exclusive information or an anonymous quote, indicate the source.


As a general rule, we pay our own way.

We pay for meals and drinks shared with news sources and for meals that are covered as news events.

Staff members accept complimentary meals that are supplied at press events.

Staff members accept free admission to plays, concerts and other performances and sporting events only for the purpose of reviewing or covering them for our publications.

We pay for transportation and other expenses necessary for the performance of professional duties when possible.


Employees may accept gifts or free services as Items of token if returning them would be awkward. Books, compact discs, sample food products, software or other items sent to us for review purposes are accepted as news releases. These items may never be sold for personal profit.

Online and Outside Activities


Staff members should avoid online and real-world activities that could conflict with their jobs.

In an age when everyone shares everything — particularly on social media — staff members must be mindful that espousing viewpoints on public issues in public forums casts doubt on their impartiality and the news organization’s credibility. To our audience, what we post online — even on an ostensibly private social network — is the equivalent of news reporting, and should follow the same rules. Whether it’s a tweet, a response to a reader comment, or an in-depth story, online content must be fair and balanced, and it ought to avoid overt expressions of opinion, unless offering opinion is an explicit part of a staffer’s job.

In some common-sense circumstances, staffers may post opinions about topics that are sufficiently distinct from their job duties (a housing reporter could do movie reviews on her blog, for instance). Loktej understands that many employees share opinions intended only for a small group of friends, and that occasionally those opinions may inadvertently find a wider audience. The point of these guidelines is not to curtail expression, but rather to protect the credibility of this news organization. Good judgment and an appreciation of the organization’s prerogatives will generally keep employees on the right side of the guidelines.


Employees should not have a financial connection to anything they cover, whether it be owning stock or other form of investment, holding an outside job, or receiving a fee for service or preferential treatment that has an economic value. Conflicts involving the financial interests of spouses or close family members should also be avoided. Any situation that might pose a conflict of interest must be discussed in advance with a the editor.


Freelancing by staff members is permissible, with some restrictions. Staffers may not work for media that are in direct competition with our products. Direct competition is defined as news publications or news sites that originate in our city of Surat. Any questions as to what constitutes “media in direct competition” should be addressed with the editor; exceptions can be authorized only by the editor.

Freelance work must be performed outside of regular work hours. For reporters who cover news beats during the day, that might mean reporting and writing at night or on days off. For a sports or arts writer, it might mean working before a game or event, or after it has ended and all coverage has been filed.

Our staffers must not scoop our news organization. Breaking news, enterprise stories and noteworthy items about the people and organizations we cover must be reserved for this organization.

Information published by Surat Darpan may be recast to appear in a national publication. The writer should be identified as a Surat Darpan staffer and the editor must be notified when staffers use the news organization for identification purposes in freelance work, even for a publication that is not a direct competitor.

When freelancing for a print publication, it is important not to allow the publisher to automatically claim online rights. There are cases where a print publication does not compete with the paper, but the publication’s online site does. Check with the editor before granting online rights.


Staffers may make reasonable use of company equipment or resources while freelancing for outside publications.

What is “reasonable”? Using a computer after work hours.

What is “not reasonable”? Using photo department resources to process and deliver images shot for a freelance assignment.


When invited, Surat Darpan staff members are permitted to speak before trade groups, community organizations, etc., but should not accept speaking fees. Instances where a staff member will be permitted to accept expenses or fees as part of a speaking engagement will be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with a the editor using ethics — not economics — as the overriding factor.

If the presentation is a professional seminar before a group of peers, staff members are permitted to accept expenses for travel.


Employees shall not use their positions with Surat Darpan to get any benefit or advantage in commercial transactions or personal business for themselves, their families, friends or acquaintances.

Employees shall not use the company name, reputation, phone number or stationery to imply a threat of retaliation or pressure, to curry favor or to seek personal gain.


Employees shall not write, photograph, illustrate or make news judgments about anyone related to them by blood or marriage, or with whom they have a close personal relationship or a business relationship. This does not apply to first-person stories or stories in which the relationships are clearly spelled out.


The editor will take a constructive rather than punitive approach to potential violations whenever appropriate. All incidents, however, will be need to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Corrections Policy

Corrections Policy
Surat Darpan always ensures the delivery of accurate and exact information, but human errors may sometimes be evident in what we publish. For this, we have an effective corrections policy. We strive to respond in a quick manner to the corrections needed in the errors made by us. We make sure that we correct the error as soon as it is brought to our notice. This is done with the sole purpose of accurate information transmission to our readers.

Updating a Report

Whenever we make any major changes in any of the articles, we make sure that we put notes on the article if necessary, to notify the readers that the story has been updated. It is our foremost purpose to serve our readers, and hence we make it a practice to provide them the necessary clarification by rectifying the errors in our articles.


If, by any chance, we are required to make a change in any article, caption or headline, we not only do that as soon as possible but also publish a correction explaining the need for the said change, if find it necessary.


Sometimes it so happens that the journalists have undertaken their job properly and have brought all the correct factual information, but the language used to present the facts has been unclear. In such case, we make sure that the language is rewritten and corrected.

Editor’s Notes

In case of an article that is factually and ethically erroneous and requires the Editor’s focus, Surat Darpan ensures that the Editor provides a note to the readers explaining the issue correctly and rectifying the error.

Take-down Requests

If any article or subject matter is inaccurate, we ensure its speedy correction after investigating the matter. When we use publicly available personal information of any individual, we may review take-down requests of the involved person if he id under threat of physical harm because of the existence of such news material.

If you find any inaccurate information in any story we have published is, please contact the editorial team via email at .

Ownership & Funding Info

Ownership & Funding Info
Surat Darpan is committed to transparency in our ownership structure and funding sources.

Surat Darpan registered office in Surat, India. Started in 2011, the company proprietor and owner is Yajuvendra dubey.

Surat Darpan was started was a Hindi Evening Newspaper in 2005 and converted into a Morning Daily Newspaper in 2011. Since then, It has a been published regularly and has become mouth piece of the Hindi speaking people of the region. is its Online News Portal with a focus to provide interesting Local and National-Intentional News & Eeb Stories.

Surat Darpan has a prime source of revenue from advertisements in its Print Edition and Online News Portal, apart from the sell of Newspapers.

Surat Darpan Hindi Daily RNI No. : GUJHIN/2011/41602
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