- The first newspaper in India was James Augustus Hickey’s Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser published in 1780 in Calcutta.
- James Augustus Hickey is considered as the “father of Indian press”.
- 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.
- On July 1, 1822 the first Gujarati newspaper the Bombay Samachar was published from Bombay.
- The oldest existing newspaper in India is Bombay Samachar published in 1822 in Gujarati.
- The first newspaper in an Indian language was the Samachar Darpan in Bengali.
- The first Hindi newspaper, the Oodunt Marthand began in 1826.
- 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.
- The first Tamil newspaper, Swadesamitran, was launched in the year 1899.
- The Press Trust of India (PTI) was the first news agency in India.
- Hindustan Times (HT) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924.
- The Hindu is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1878.
- Malayala Manorama was founded in the year 1888 and first published as a weekly on 14 March 1890.
- Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) (ABC) certifies and audits the circulations of major publications, including newspapers and magazines in India. Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) was founded in the year 1948.
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