The first newspaper in India was James A. Hickey’s Bengal Gazette published in 1780 in Calcutta.
The largest number of newspapers are published in the State of Uttar Pradesh and the language in which the maximum number of newspapers are published is Hindi.
The oldest existing newspaper in India is Bombay Samachar published in 1822 in Gujarati. The oldest existing English daily is the Times of India (1838).
Malayala Manorama enjoys the distinction of being the newspaper with the highest circulation and the Times of India is the largest selling English daily.
There are four main news agencies in India. They are (1) Press Trust of India (PTI) (2) United News
of India (UNI) (3) Samachar Bharati and (4) Hindustan Samachar. PTI and UNI supply news in English and the other two are operating through the medium of Hindi and other Indian languages.
The Press Trust of India was the first news agency in India.
Some Important Newspapers and places of publication :
The Statesman Calcutta; -New Delhi
The Times of India Mumbai’ -New Delhi etc.
The Hindustan Times -New Delhi
The Pioneer- Lucknow
The Bombay Samachar -Mumbai
Peoples Daily -Beijing
The Hindu -Chennai, Coimbatore, Etc.,
The Amrita bazar Patrika- Calcutta
The Indian Express -Chennai-Madurai etc.,
Daily Thanthi -Chennai-Madurai etc.,
The Patriot -New Delhi
The Tribune -Chandigarh
The Times -London
Al Ahram -Cairo
The Daily News -New York
Le Monde -Paris
PIB - Press Information Bureau
ABC - Audit Bureau of Circulation
No newspapers are published from Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep.
Anand Bazar Patrika has the largest circulation among single edition dailies.