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MUMBAI: Network18’s local news portal has seen a rapid growth in its user base. The digital destination claims to have more than 10 million unique users in last month and focuses on state-wise news in various regional languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu. More languages are to be added such as Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.

The primary growth of has come from its Hindi language portal.

As a changing trend, a lot of content is being consumed through mobile devices and that has added to the growth of the portal facilitating any content, anywhere. Complementary to major growth coming from mobile medium, 74 per cent of its audience are young readers below the age of 34 while 26 per cent are above the age of 40. Though the audience is fairly dominated by males but female share is growing and is at 17 per cent as per October numbers.

Network18 Digital CEO Manish Maheshwari attributes the success of to the product’s unique & single minded proposition to cater to the news & happenings of reader’s locality, district, city and state. He said, “ is a platform to provide news at district level to its readers & in the language in which one prefers. We aspire to cover India inch by inch. Digital growth will come from vernacular languages and through mobile medium and is uniquely poised to benefit from both these factors.” also contains high quality video news content and live TV content of popular ETV channels in respective states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Haryana.