Firstpost is an Indian news organisation. The Indian news operations are a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-IBN and CNBC-TV18.
The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received a large investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) through a rights issue up to ₹2,700 crore.
In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed under surprisingly humiliating conditions. The event led to a media furore.
The editor of the combined Firstpost-Forbes India team, R Jagannathan, stated that as a business magazine, Forbes "should not be anti-capitalism".