The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five eminent persons as trustees. The Tribune is the largest selling daily in North India.
This is the largest selling daily in North India. Its stated policy is to publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are stated to be the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 125-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).
The Trustees of The Tribune are:
- Mr Justice R. S. Pathak, Former Chief Justice of India, President
- Mr R. S. Talwar, IAS (retd)
- Dr R. P. Bambha , Former Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University
- Mr Justice S. S. Sodhi, Former Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court
- Mr N. N. Vohra,IAS (retd)