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|Founder(s)||T. V. Ramasubbaiyer|
|Founded||September 6, 1951|
|Circulation||9,42,812 (as of ABC Jan-Jun 2016)|
Dinamalar was founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer on September 6, 1951 at Thiruvananthapuram. The operations were moved to Tirunelveli in 1957. New editorial and printing units were opened in Tirunelveli (1957),Tiruchi (1966), Chennai (1979),Madurai (1980), Erode (1984),Pondicherry (1991),Coimbatore (1992),Vellore (1993),Nagercoil (1996), Salem (2000).
The newspaper is printed in 10 cities in Tamil Nadu namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Pondicherry, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore. as well as in Bangalore, Karnataka and Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. As of 2016, the newspaper has a circulation of 9,42,812.
The following supplements are published by Dinamalar:
|Monday||Feature/Magazine||Nidhi(Personal Finance), Kalvi malar, Pattam (Students magazine)|
|Tuesday||Feature||Velaivaaipu malar (Employment opportunities)|
|Wednesday||Feature||Malar (Health), Vivasayamam (Agriculture special)|
|Thursday||Feature||Ariviyal malar (Latest tech), thiraimalar
|Friday||Feature/Magazine||Siruvar Malar (Children's magazine), Metro (Chennai Metro)|
|Saturday||Feature/Magazine||malar (Spiritual magazine), Kanavu Illam (Real Estate)|
|Sunday||Feature/Magazine||Varamalar (Family magazine), Cinema Pakkam, Kannamma (Women empowerment feature)|
|All days||Feature||Astrology, Thozhil (Business page), District Supplement, Tea kadai bench (Political Gossip)|
|Specials||Magazine/Tabloid||Diwali malar, pongal malar, Navrathri special, Varuda malar (Year guide)|
In October 2009, Dinamalar published an article claiming that several Tamil film actresses were involved in prostitution along with pictures and names. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association petitioned to have the senior sub editor arrested and staged a rally condemning the same. The senior sub editor of the newspaper, Lenin was arrested. He was released on the next day on protests from Chennai Press Club, Madras Union of Journalists, Press Trust of India and The Indian Newspaper Society. Dinamalar stated that the news was obtained from ethical sources and there was no secondary agenda.
In May 2018,During cobra post Pan-India investigation revealed connections between BJP and Dinamalar,where the Editor mentioned "We have a lot of same wavelength with the BJP family is around true Hindu family. We believe in Hindu spirituality"