Sunday, February 3, 2013


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

Dawn -Karachi

Izvestia -Moscow

Pravda- Moscow

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

Merdeka -Jakarta

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.