Q.: What is the document that is required to book a missing person advertisement in a newspaper?
Ans.: A scanned copy of the First Information Report (FIR) is a mandatory requirement of the publication to get the advertisement published.
Q.: I want to place an advertisement of my daughter who is missing from Delhi in Navbharat Times. Please tell me the process to book the advertisement.
Ans.: For a missing person advertisement a scanned copy of the FIR is compulsory. This advertisement is released in a classified display format. Select the category, location and the newspaper and go on to the compose page. Create the ad with the help of ad samples which appear alongside the compose page. Attach an image of the person. Then select the release date, preview the entire booking and complete the payment process. For any other query call at 9810904604 or mail at email@example.com
Q.: I want to release an advertisement of my missing wife in Times of India Mumbai. Please help me to compose the matter for the advertisement.
Ans.: The Ad matter can be composed using ad samples. The matter should include complete information of your wife such as her age, complexion, height and what she was wearing when last seen, and if she has visible distinguishing mark. Attach a picture with contact details. Please note if you are planning to reward the finder do not mention the amount. You are only required to write: Finder will be suitably rewarded.
Q.: My brother is missing from his home town in Bihar. I want to book an advertisement in the missing person category. Please suggest a suitable newspaper.
Ans.: The suggested newspaper is ‘Hindustan Hindi’ which is the largest-read Hindi daily in Bihar. The wide circulation of Hindustan speaks of its popularity. Its editions are spread across 6 regions in the states of Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Uttarakhand. Please send us all the details of the missing person along with a photo so that we can design the ad and quote you the cost. As soon as we receive the payment we will let you know the publishing date.
Q.: I am trying to help my maid to find her husband who is missing from Dehradun. Suggest the newspaper and the procedure.
Ans.: The newspapers suggested are Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran. This is a classified display advertisement. You are required to mail us a scanned copy of the FIR and details of the person, i.e. physical appearance, age, height, the clothes worn at that time and attach a latest picture. The complete address and the contact number should be mentioned so that the finder can contact you easily. We will design the matter and send you the cost of the advertisement. As soon as we receive the payment the ad will be published.
Q.: I have booked an advertisement in the missing person column in Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru edition. Is it possible to keep the advertisement on hold till I inform you the date of release. The payment has been done?
Ans.: The payment has been received by us and the advertisement can be put on hold till you intimate us about the date of release. In case the rate card of the publication changes, you will be charged according to the new rate and will have to pay the balance amount if any before the ad is published.
Q.: I wish to publish a missing person advertisement in a national newspaper with maximum coverage. Please advise.
Ans.: While giving a missing person advertisement, the newspaper and its edition should be chosen very carefully. The advisable national newspapers are Times of India, Hindustan Times for northern and western India, The Hindu for the southern region and The Telegraph for the eastern region.