Hindustan Samachar


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Hindusthan Samachar is the first multilingual news agency in India subscribed by more than 200 newspapers and almost all the news channels including Door Darshan (DD). It was set up in 1948 by S. S. Apte,[1][2] offering its services in 10 languages: Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi. In 1951 the Government of Bihar subscribed to the Hindustan Samachar, followed by many states in India. All India Radio and Radio Nepal were once subscribers. A year after a state of emergency was declared in India in 1975, Hindustan Samachar was merged with Press Trust of India, United News of India and Samachar Bharati to form the media monopoly Samachar.

Hindusthan Samachar
TypeMulti Lingual News Agency
IndustryNews media
FounderS. S. Apte
Key people
Ravindra Kishore Sinha - Chairman


  1. ^ "Founders of VHP". Vishwa Hindu Parishad (UK). Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "About Us". Hindustan Samachar. Retrieved 9 September 2014.


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  2. Mehta, D. S. (1979). Mass Communication and Journalism in India. Allied Publishers. ISBN 9788170233534.
  3. Kumar, Keval J. (2000). Mass Communication in India. Jaico Publishing House. ISBN 9788172243739.
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  6. Jones, Derek, ed. (2015). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Routledge. ISBN 9781136798634.
  7. Sharma, Diwakar (2004). Mass Communication: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century. Deep and Deep Publications. ISBN 9788176295079.

Further readingEdit

  • Noise In The Wires, Outlook India, 21 January 2002
  • Best of times for the RSS, it aims for makeover at 90, Hindustan Times, 12 October 2014

External linksEdit

  • Hindustan Samachar (Hindi)
  • Hindustan Samachar (English)