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Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
(PTI) is the largest news agency in India.[1] It is headquartered in New Delhi
New Delhi
and is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 500 Indian newspapers and has more than 1,000 full-time employees, as on January 22, 2016.[2][3] It employs over 400 journalists and 500 part-time correspondents located in most of the district headquarters in the country.[4] A few correspondents are based in major capitals and important business centres around the world. It took over the operations of the Associated Press
Associated Press
of India from Reuters
after India's independence
India's independence
in 1947.[5][6] It provides news coverage and information of the region in both English and Hindi. Its corporate office is located at Sansad Marg, New Delhi
New Delhi
and registered office in D N Road, Mumbai.


1 Overview 2 History of PTI 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External links


PTI building in New Delhi, India

It exchanges information with several other news agencies including 100 news agencies based outside India, such as Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, The New York Times
The New York Times
and Bloomberg L.P.. Major Indian subscribers of PTI include The Hindu, Times of India, the Indian Express, the Hindustan Times, The Statesman, The Tribune, the All India Radio
All India Radio
and Doordarshan. PTI has offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Dubai, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, New York and Washington D.C..[7] Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
is the only news agency in South Asia
South Asia
which operates its own communication satellite, an INSAT, to broadcast news and information. Its current chairman is Viveck Goenka.[8] History of PTI[edit]

Time Event

1905 Birth of Associated Press
Associated Press
of India (API) floated by K C Roy, often called the first Indian news agency[9]

1919 Reuters
takes over operations of API but still uses API credit line

1945 API registered as a private limited Indian company wholly owned by Reuters

1947, August 27 Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
incorporated in Madras

1949, February 1 PTI begins news services, taking over operations from API but still maintains links with Reuters.[5][6]

1953 PTI becomes a free agent, independent of Reuters

1976 PTI Economic Service is launched

1976, February PTI, UNI, Samachar Bharati
Samachar Bharati
and Hindustan Samachar merge under pressure during emergency to become 'Samachar'.[10]

1978, April PTI and the other three news agencies go back to their original units to restrart independent news operations

1980, July PTI Feature Service launched

1981, October PTI Science
Service launched

1982, November PTI launches Scan, on-screen news display service

1984 PTI service launched for subscribers in United States

1985 Computerisation of news operations starts PTI service launched for subscribers in UK

1986, February PTI-TV launched

1986, April PTI-Bhasha launched, making it bi-lingual, a concept started by Samachar Bharati

1986, August Experimental broadcast of news and pictures via Insat-IB begins, Computer system made fully operational

1987, August Stockscan I launched

1987, October PTI photo service launched

1992, August PTI Mag launched

1993, August PTI Graphics service launched

1995, March PTI launches StockScan II

1996, February PTI invests for the first time in a foreign registered Company, Asia Pulse, which provides an on-line data bank on economic opportunities in Asian countries

1997, December PTI introduces photo-dial up facility

1999, March PTI celebrates Golden Jubilee. PTI goes on Internet

2003, September PTI launches internet delivery of its news and photo services

2007, July PTI KU-Band VSAT system for delivery of its news and photo services launched

2010, March PTI launches NewsView for delivery of its news (.txt and .xml) and photo services

See also[edit]

United Press of India United News of India Samachar Samachar Bharati Hindustan Samachar Asian News International, another major news agency based in Delhi


^ Embassy of India (Moscow) – NEWS AGENCIES Archived 2009-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Full Time, Employees. "Employee details of PTI". Employees Provident Fund Organisation. Retrieved 1 February 2014.  ^ Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
(PTI) (news agency) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia ^ Press Trust of India, (PTI). "Overview of PTU". Press Trust of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014.  ^ a b About PTI, Press Trust of India, retrieved 14 March 2017. ^ a b News Agencies: Their Structure and Operation (PDF), UNESCO, 1953, pp. 16–18  ^ Press Trust of India ^ "Hormusji N. Cama new PTI Chairman, Riyad Mathew vice-chairman". The Hindu. 2015-09-14. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-09-24.  ^ News Agencies: Their Structure and Operation (PDF), UNESCO, 1953, p. 10  ^ Shrivastava 2007, p. 51.


Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9781932705676.  Mehta, D. S. (1979). Mass Communication and Journalism in India. Allied Publishers. ISBN 9788170233534.  Kumar, Keval J. (2000). Mass Communication in India. Jaico Publishing House. ISBN 9788172243739.  Aggarwal, S. K. (1989). Media Credibility. Mittal Publications. ISBN 9788170991571.  Kanung, Chitra (2001). Freedom Under Assault. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 114. ISBN 9788176482264.  Jones, Derek (Editor) (2015). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Routledge. ISBN 9781136798634. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Sharma, Diwakar (2004). Mass Communication: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century. Deep and Deep Publications. ISBN 9788176295079. in 1990 pti started sending news with the help of satellite.

External links[edit]

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Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz) Agência Brasil (Brasília) Agenzia Fides (Vatican City) Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (Rome) allAfrica.com (Mauritius) Anadolu Agency (Ankara) Austria Press Agency (Vienna) Asian News International (New Delhi) Asia News Network (Bangkok) Athens-Macedonian News Agency (Athens) Algeria Press Service (Algiers) Belga (Brussels) Bloomberg (New York) Bolpress (La Paz) CBC (Ottawa) Catalan News Agency (Barcelona) Canadian Press (Toronto) Catholic News Agency (Denver) Catholic News Service (America) Central News Agency (Taipei) Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Hamburg) EFE (Madrid) Kenya News Agency (Nairobi) Kyodo News (Tokyo) Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi) Interfax (Moscow) Inter Press Service (Rome) Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) MTI (Budapest) News Agency of Nigeria (Abuja) Pakistan Television (Islamabad) PAP (Warsaw) Lusa (Lisbon) Maghreb Arabe Press (Rabat) PanaPress (Dakar) Press Association (London) Press Trust of India (Delhi) RIA Novosti (Moscow) Swiss Telegraphic Agency (Bern) TASS (Moscow) Tanjug (Belgrade) Télam (Buenos Aires) Tunis
Afrique Presse (Tunis) United Press International (Washington, DC) United News of India (New Delhi) Vietnam News Agency (Hanoi) Xinhua (Beijing) Zenit (Rome) Zee Media Pvt (Mumbai)

European Alliance of News Agencies (Geneva)

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