The paper, which carries the news of both home and abroad and views us some events which occur around us, is called news paper. It is one of the best inventions of modern science and called the storehouse of knowledge. Similarly, it is one of the blessings of modern life and it is our daily companion. Similarly, it is a part and parcel of our life because we cannot think of modern life without newspaper. Even, we cannot have our breakfast without reading newspaper of the day.
Newspaper was first published in china and during the reign of Queen Elizabeth it was first published in England. Before the English rule there was no particular newspaper in this sub-continent. The Indian gazette which was the first newspaper in Indo-Bangladesh was published in 1774. The Samachar Darpan is the first Bengali newspaper. The Christian missionaries of Sreampore published it. Now those days are gone by. Man has invented printing machine. Thousands of newspapers are being printed daily all over the world.
There are many kinds of newspapers. They are dailies, biweeklies, weeklies, monthlies and even quarterlies. The dailies contain news and views about the daily affairs of the whole world. There are some other papers which are known as periodicals and magazines. They contain literary articles. There are many English and Bengali dailies in our country. They are The Daily Star, The Bangladesh Observer, The Daily Independent, The New Age, The Financial Express, The Daily Prothom Alo, The Daily Somokal, The daily Janakantha, The Daily Jugantor, The Ittefaq, The Daily Destiny, The Jai Jai Din, The weekly Evidence, and so on.
Global distance has been removed. The world has become smaller. One part of the world has been linked up with another through newspaper. Newspaper if of great use to us. It serves the purpose of people of different sections. We get all sorts of information in the newspapers. We know through them what is going on the world around us. They give us news about politics, economies, culture, literature, games and sports of the whole world.
Newspaper is very useful to us. It has removed global distance. The world has become smaller. One part of the world has been linked up with another through newspaper. It gives us news of our own country and other countries. We get all sorts of information in the newspaper. We can learn about the progress of science, literature and arts. We can learn of what our rights and duties are. Newspapers help us to spread learning among the common people. Merchants can advertise their goods in newspapers and increase their sale. They can also learn the condition of trade in different places by reading newspapers.
Every thing in the world influences both good and dark sides on human life. Newspapers have some dark sides. Sometimes false and sensational news are published in the newspapers. These kinds of news create problems and disturb the peace of society.
In spite of having some demerits newspapers are very useful to us. Everyone should read newspapers every day. A newspaper is a great source of information and knowledge. Without a newspaper we cannot even think of our own life.