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Auditor Report of Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Jagran Prakashan Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

2. The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these standalone financial statements to give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit.

4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder including the accounting standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report.

5. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

6. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view, in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

7. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Opinion

8. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2016, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

9. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure B a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs

3 and 4 of the Order.

10. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

(c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in Annexure A.

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors'' Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact, if any, of pending litigations as at March 31, 2016 on its financial position in its standalone financial statements - Refer Note 31 and 33.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts as at March 31, 2016.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended March 31, 2016.

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

(c) The title deeds of immovable properties, as disclosed in Note 12 on fixed assets to the financial statements, are held in the name of the Company except two cases of leasehold land and building having gross value of Rs. 527.96 lakhs and net value of Rs. 436.59 lakhs for which lease agreements are yet to be registered in the name of the Company, and immovable properties acquired pursuant to the Scheme of Amalgamation in earlier years, comprising seven cases of leasehold land and building having gross value of Rs. 1279.33 lakhs and net value of Rs. 719.69 lakhs for which the lease agreements are yet to be registered in the name of the Company, and three cases of freehold land and building having gross value of Rs. 915.99 lakhs and net value of Rs. 589.07 lakhs for which title is yet to be registered in the name of the Company.

ii. The physical verification of inventory excluding stocks with third parties have been conducted at reasonable intervals by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. The Company has granted unsecured loans, to two companies covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. There are no other companies / firms /LLPs/ parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act.

(a) I n respect of the aforesaid loans, the terms and conditions under which such loans were granted are not prejudicial to the Company''s interest.

(b) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated, and the parties are repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and are also regular in payment of interest as applicable.

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no amount which is overdue for more than ninety days.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of the loans and investments made, and guarantees and security provided by it.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Act and the Rules framed there under to the extent notified.

vi. The Central Government of India has not specified the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of income tax, professional tax, sales tax, value added tax, employees'' state insurance, service tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, duty of customs, duty of excise and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of sales-tax, service-tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2016 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Period to which the Forum where the Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (Rs.) amount relates dispute is pending

Income Tax and

Income Tax Act, 1961 15,741,674 Assessment Year 2013-14 CIT (Appeals)- Kanpur Interest

viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to any financial institution or bank or Government or dues to debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

ix. The company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer, further public offer (including debt instruments). In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the moneys raised by way of term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

x. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

xi. The Company has paid/ provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. As the Company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules, 2014 are not applicable to it, the provisions of Clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. The Company has entered into transactions with related parties in compliance with the provisions of Sections 177 and 188 of the Act. The details of such related party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required under Accounting Standard (AS) 18, Related Party Disclosures specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

xiv. The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xv. The Company has not entered into any non cash transactions with its directors or persons connected with him/her. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

For Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants LLP

Firm Registration Number: (012754N/N500016)

Chartered Accountants



Anurag Khandelwal

Partner

Membership Number-078571

Place: New Delhi

Date: May 30, 2016


Mar 31, 2015

1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Jagran Prakashan Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

MANAGEMENT''S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE STANDALONE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

2. The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these standalone financial statements to give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

AUDITOR''S RESPONSIBILITY

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit.

4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under including the accounting standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report.

5. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

6. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view, in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

7. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

OPINION

8. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2015, and its proft and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

REPORT ON OTHER LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

9. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2015'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

10. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

(c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2015 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor''s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact, if any, of pending litigations as at March 31, 2015 on its financial position in its standalone financial statements – Refer Note 32;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts as at March 31, 2015.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended March 31, 2015.

-Annexure to Independent Auditor''s Report

Referred to in paragraph 9 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even date to the members of Jagran Prakashan Limited on the standalone financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2015

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

ii. (a) The inventory excluding stocks with third parties has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. The Company has granted unsecured loans, to two companies covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. There are no other companies / firms / parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act.

(a) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the parties are repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and are also regular in payment of interest as applicable.

(b) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under to the extent notified.

vi. The Central Government of India has not specified the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of tax deducted at source, professional tax, labour welfare fund, sales tax ,value added tax, service tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund and employees'' state insurance , income tax, wealth tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, cess and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, duty of customs and duty of excise, value added tax or cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2015 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

-Amount (Rs.) Period to which the Forum where the dispute Name of the statute Nature of dues amount relates is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax and Interest 20,758,226 Assessment Year 2012-2013 CIT (Appeals)- Kanpur

Income Tax Act, 1961 TDS and Interest 3,381,698 Assessment year 2013-14 CIT (Appeals)- Kanpur

c) The amount required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund has been transferred within the stipulated time in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules made there under.

viii. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

ix. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

x. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year, are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

xi. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xii. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.



For Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants LLP

Firm Registration Number: (012754N/N500016)

Chartered Accountants



Anurag Khandelwal

New Delhi Partner

May 28, 2015 Membership Number: 078571


Mar 31, 2014

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Jagran Prakashan Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2014, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards notifed under the Companies Act, 1956 (the "Act") read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence, about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is suffcient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

6. In our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the accompanying financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2014;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the Profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

7 . As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003'', as amended by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

8. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards notifed under the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualifed as on March 31, 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 2 74 of the Act.

Annexure to Independent Auditors'' Report Referred to in paragraph 7 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even date to the members of Jagran Prakashan Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2014

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verifed by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verifed by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verifcation.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year.

ii. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verifed by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verifcation is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verifcation of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verifcation of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. (a) The Company has granted unsecured loan to one company covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loan aggregated to Rs. 1,500 Lakhs and Rs. 1,500 Lakhs, respectively. There are no other companies / firms /other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loan are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the party is repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and is also regular in payment of interest as applicable.

(d) In respect of the aforesaid loan, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh.

(e) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii)[(f) and (g)] of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the particulars of all contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

vii. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business.

viii. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

ix.(a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of provident fund and employees'' state insurance, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including investor education and protection fund, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of income- tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, and excise duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

x. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

xii. In our opinion, the Company has maintained adequate documents and records in the cases where it has granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiv. In our opinion, the Company has maintained proper records of transactions and contracts relating to dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments during the year and timely entries have been made therein. Further, such securities have been held by the Company in its own name or are in the process of transfer in its name, except to the extent of the exemption granted under Section 49 of the Act.

xv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year, are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

xvi. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied, on an overall basis, for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that the no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

xviii. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has created charge in respect of secured non convertible debentures, aggregating Rs. 15,000 lakhs outstanding at the year- end. The Company had also issued certain other unsecured non convertible debentures, aggregating Rs. 9,500 lakhs, which are outstanding at the year-end, in respect of which it is not required to create security or charge.

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 012754N Chartered Accountants

Anurag Khandelwal

Place : New Delhi Partner

Date : May 28, 2014 Membership Number: 078571


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Jagran Prakshan Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2013, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of ''the Companies Act, 1956'' of India (the "Act"). This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error,

Auditors'' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence, about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Basis for Qualified Opinion

6. We draw your attention to Note 13(a), regarding non-amortisation of the title ''Dainik Jagran'' owned by the Company (the "Title") and forming part of ''Intangible Assets'' in the financial statements aggregating Rs. 1,700 Lakhs (March 31, 2012: Rs. 1,700 Lakhs), over the ''finite'' life of the Title, which has not been determined by the management since the same is considered to be indefinite, resulting in non-compliance with Accounting Standard 26 - Intangible Assets. As the life of the title has not been determined, the impact of the aforesaid non-amortisation on the amortisation expense for the year, net profits for the year, earnings per share for the year, reserves as at the year end and the intangible assets as at year end are not ascertainable.

Opinion

7. I n our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the accompanying financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and except for the unascertainable effect of matter referred to in paragraph 6 above, give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2013;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

8. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003'', as amended by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order,

9. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) Except for the matter referred to in paragraph 6 above, we have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, except for the matter referred to in paragraph 6 above, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, except for the matter referred to in paragraph 6 above, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2013, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2013, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Act.

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets,

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification,

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year,

ii. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business,

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. Discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material,

iii. (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans, to two companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregated to Rs. 2598.25 Lakhs and Rs. 2098.25 Lakhs, respectively. The Company has not granted any secured/ unsecured loans to firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act,

(b) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company,

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the parties are repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and are also regular in payment of interest as applicable,

d) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh, (e) The Company has taken an unsecured loan, from one company covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregated to Rs. 1,275 lakhs and Rs. 1,275 lakhs, respectively. The Company has not taken any secured/ unsecured loans to firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(f) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company,

(g) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the Company is regular in repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and is also regular in payment of interest, as applicable.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system,

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the particulars of all contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered,

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time,

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed thereunder,

vii. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business,

viii. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is in the process of preparing cost records in respect of its products for which the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub-section 1 of Section 209 of the Act pursuant to The Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 notified by the Central Government of India vide notification dated June 3, 2011,

ix. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of provident fund, employees'' state insurance and sales tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including investor education and protection fund, income tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of sales- tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, and excise duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2013 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (Rs.in Lakhs)

Income-tax Act, 1961 Tax not deducted on certain payments 326.83

Income-tax Act, 1961 Tax not deducted on certain payments 1,357.31

Name of the Statute Period to which the amount Forum where the relates dispute is pending

Income-tax Act,1961 January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009 Supreme Court

Income-tax Act,1961 April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 Supreme Court

x. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

xii. In our opinion, the Company has maintained adequate documents and records in the cases where it has granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiv. In our opinion, the Company has maintained proper records of transactions and contracts relating to dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments during the year and timely entries have been made therein. Further, such securities have been held by the Company in its own name or are in the process of transfer in its name, except to the extent of the exemption granted under Section 49 of the Act.

xv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year, are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

xvi. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied, on an overall basis, for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that the no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

xviii. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has created charge in respect of secured non convertible debentures, aggregating Rs. 15,000 lakhs issued during the year and outstanding at the year-end. The Company had also issued certain other unsecured non convertible debentures, aggregating Rs. 9,500 lakhs, which are outstanding at the year-end, in respect of which it is not required to create security or charge.

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number:301112E

Chartered Accountants

Usha Rajeev

Place : New Delhi Partner

Date : May 28, 2013 Membership Number: 87191


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Jagran Prakashan Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2012, and the related Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of 'The Companies Act, 1956' of India (the 'Act') and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we further report that:

(i) (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verifed by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verifed by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

(ii) (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verifed by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confrmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verifcation is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verifcation of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verifcation of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

(iii) (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans, to two companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregates to Rs. 1,000 Lakhs and Rs. Nil respectively.

(b) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the parties are repaying the principal amounts as stipulated and are also regular in payment of interest, where applicable.

(d) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh.

(e) The Company has taken unsecured loans, from one company covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregated to Rs. 9,500 Lakhs and Rs. 9,500 Lakhs, respectively.

(f) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(g) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the Company is regular in repaying the principal amounts, as stipulated, and is also regular in payment of interest, as applicable.

(iv) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, no major weakness have been noticed or reported.

(v) (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is in the process of preparing cost records in respect of its products for which the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub-section 1 of Section 209 of the Act pursuant to The Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 notifed by the Central Government of India vide notifcation dated June 3, 2011.

(ix) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of provident fund, employees' state insurance and sales tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including investor education and protection fund, income tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2012 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Period to Forum Name Amount Nature of which the where the of the (Rs. in dues amount dispute is statute Lakhs) relates pending

Tax not January Income- deducted 1,2009 to High Court tax Act, 326.83* on certain March 31, of Alla -habad 1961 payments 2009

Tax not Income- April 1, 2009 deducted High Court tax Act, 1,357.31* to March 31, on certain of Allaha -bad 1961 2010 payments

* Decided in favour of the company vide order dated May 23, 2012.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2012 and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company has maintained adequate documents and records in the cases where the Company has granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year.

(xvi) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

(xvii) On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year.

(xix) The Company issued unsecured non-convertible debentures, aggregating Rs. 9,500.00 Lakhs which are outstanding at the year-end, in respect of which it is not required to create security or charge.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

(xxi) During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

4. We draw your attention to Note 12(a), regarding non- amortisation of the title 'Dainik Jagran' owned by the Company (the "Title") and forming part of 'Intangible Assets' in the financial statements aggregating Rs. 1,700 Lakhs (March 31, 2011: Rs. 1,700 Lakhs), over the 'fnite' life of the Title, which has not been determined by the management since the same is considered to be indefnite, resulting in non-compliance with Accounting Standard 26 – Intangible Assets. As the life of the title has not been determined, the impact of the aforesaid non-amortisation on the amortization expense for the year, net Profits for the year, earnings per share for the year, reserves as at the year end and the intangible assets as at year end are not ascertainable.

5. Further to our comments in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) Except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, we have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualifed as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 74 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto, give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and except for the unascertainable effect of matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the company as at March 31, 2012;

(ii) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the Profit for the year ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash fows for the year ended on that date.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 301112E Chartered Accountants

Usha Rajeev

New Delhi Partner

May 26, 2012 Membership Number F-87191


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Jagran Prakashan Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2011, and the related profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and Significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of ‘The Companies Act, 1956’ of India (the ‘Act’) and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we further report that:

(i) (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

(ii) (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

(iii) (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans, to three companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregates to Rs. 3,751.50 lakhs and Rs. 651.50 lakhs respectively.

(b) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the parties are repaying the principal amounts as stipulated and are also regular in payment of interest, where applicable.

(d) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh.

(e) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, the question of commenting on the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans including regularity of repayment does not arise.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

(v) (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year, which have been made at prices which are not reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

(viii) The Central Government of India has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

(ix) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities. .

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2011 and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company has maintained adequate documents and records in the cases where the Company has granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year.

(xvi) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

(xvii) On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year.

(xix) The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and no debentures were outstanding at the year- end.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

(xxi) During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by the Management.

4. We draw your attention to Note 5 on Schedule 20B, regarding non-amortisation of costs, aggregating Rs. 1,700 Lakhs (March 31, 2010: Rs. 1,700 Lakhs), of the title ‘Dainik Jagran'owned by the Company (the "Title") and forming part of ‘Intangible Assets'in the financial statements, over the ‘finite'life of the Title, which is considered as indefinite by the management, and has not been determined; resulting in non-compliance with Accounting Standard 26 - Intangibles - referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act. As finite life of the title has not been determined, the impact of the aforesaid non amortisation on the net profits for the year and the net assets as at year end is not quantifiable.

5. Further to our comments in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) Except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, we have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

(b) Except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, the impact of which is not quantifiable, in our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) Except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2011 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2011 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 74 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto, except forthe matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, the impact of which is not quantifiable, give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the company as at March 31, 2011;

(ii) in the case of the profit and Loss Account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.



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Firm Registration Number: 301112E

Chartered Accountants

Usha Rajeev Partner

Membership Number F-87191

Kanpur

May 28, 2011


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Jagran Prakashan Limited ("the Company") as at March 31, 2010, and the related Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of ‘The Companies Act, 1956’ of India (the ‘Act’) and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we further report that:

(i) (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

(ii) (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verifiled by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of veriifcation is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

(iii) (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans, to three companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount involved during the year and the year-end balance of such loans aggregates to Rs. 1,146.50 lakhs and Rs. 671.50 lakhs, respectively.

(b) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(c) In respect of the aforesaid loans, the parties are repaying the principal amounts as stipulated and are also regular in payment of interest, where applicable

(d) In respect of the aforesaid loans, there is no overdue amount more than Rupees One Lakh

(e) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, the question of commenting on the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans including regularity of repayment does not arise

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system

(v) (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year, which have been made at prices which are not reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and nature of its business

(viii) The Central Government of India has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

(ix) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues including investor education and protection fund, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other materia

statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of income-tax, sales- tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2010 and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

(xii) The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year.

(xvi) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

(xvii) On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year.

(xix) The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and no debentures were outstanding at the year-end.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

(xxi) During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by the Management.

4. Further to our comments in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) Subject to the matter explained in paragraph 5 below, we have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, subject to the matter regarding non- compliance with the provisions of Accounting Standard 26, Intangible Assets, as stated in paragraph 5 below, the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2010 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualifed as on March 31, 2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub- section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, subject to the matter stated in paragraph 5 below, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and give a true and fair view in conformity with The accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2010;

(ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date

5. As explained in note 5 on Schedule 20B to the financial statements, Title-Dainik Jagran ("the Title") amounting to Rs. 1,700 Lakhs included under intangible assets is carried at cost and is not being amortised over its useful life, which in our opinion is not in accordance with the provisions of Accounting Standard 26 as prescribed by the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.. Accordingly, pending amortisation of the Title over its estimated useful life, any adjustments to the financial statements that may arise consequent to such amortisation are not currently quantifable.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 301112E

Chartered Accountants

usha Rajeev

Partner

Membership Number F-87191

Kanpur

May 27, 2010

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