Aajkaal was started in 1981 by Abhik Kumar Ghosh, and was part of the transformation of the Indian newspaper industry in the 1980s. Aajkaal is a Bengali newspaper from Kolkata, India. It is simultaneously published from Kolkata, Siliguri, and its Tripura edition is published from Agartala. Aajkaal strives to survive in a very competitive newspaper market in West Bengal with the secured nook created by its leftist aspects and sports news. It also doesn't publish astrological prediction. Legendary journalist Sri Gour Kishore Ghosh was the first editor of this newspaper. Ashok Dasgupta is the present editor of the newspaper also he is a renowned sports journalist.