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News and Media
The Parsi businessman
Bhimjee Parikh imported the first printing press into Bombay as early as
1670. Bengali newspaper Sangbad Kaumudi, published from
Calcutta was the first Indian Newspaper. The first vernacular newspaper in
Mumbai was the Gujarati daily Mumbai Samachar, published in 1822 by
Fardoonjee Marzban. Mumbai Samachar is still being published, and is India's
Times of India
were amongst the first English language newspapers and are still being
published. Indian newspaper Industry has come a long way since then and now
hundreds of newspapers in regional languages; Hindi and English are
published every day from India.
Indian electronic media came into existence in
1927 when two privately owned transmitters at Mumbai and Calcutta started
These were taken over by the Government in 1930.
In 1936 All India
Radio was established. Television made its debut in India when,
State owned television channel
launched on experimental basis from New Delhi on 15th August
1959. Early 1990s saw the first sprouting of satellite dishes on the
housetops, which was soon followed by cable TV revolution. Since1994 there
has been literal mushrooming of cable TV channels in India. 1990s truly
represent a decade of electronic media and information technology revolution
in India. A boom in Internet, cellular telephone and electronic media saw
India entering the new millennium as Information technology super power.
Increasingly the Internet is becoming a medium for news, views and
entertainment for a large number of people.