Press Trust of India ( PTI) is the largest news agency in India. It is headquartered in [1 ] New Delhi and is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 450 Indian newspapers and has 984 full-time employees, as on January 8, 2014. [2 ] It employs over 400 journalists and 500 part-time correspondents located in most of the district headquarters in the country. [3 ] A few correspondents are based in major capitals and important business centres around the world. It took over the operations of the [4 ] Associated Press from Reuters soon after India's independence on August 15, 1947. It provides news coverage and information of the region in both English and Hindi. Its corporate office is located at Sansad Marg, New Delhi and registered office in D N Road, Mumbai.
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It exchanges information with several other news agencies including 100 news agencies based outside India, such as
Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and The New York Times Bloomberg L.P.. Major Indian subscribers of PTI include , The Hindu , the Times of India , the Indian Express , Hindustan Times The Statesman, The Tribune, the All India Radio and Doordarshan. PTI has offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Dubai, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, New York and Washington D.C.. [5 ]
Press Trust of India is the only news agency in
South Asia which operates its own communication satellite, an INSAT, to broadcast news and information.
Its current chairman is K N Shanth Kumar.
History of PTI [ edit ]
Associated Press of India, PTI's forerunner floated by K C Roy, often called the first Indian news agency
takes over operations of API but still uses API credit line Reuters
API registered as a private limited Indian company wholly owned by Reuters
1947, August 27
Press Trust of India incorporated in
1949, February 1
PTI begins news services, taking over operations from
API but still maintains links with Reuters.
PTI becomes a free agent, independent of
PTI Economic Service is launched
UNI, Samachar Bharati and Hindusthan Samachar merge under pressure during emergency to become ' Samachar'
PTI and the other three news agencies go back to their original units to restrart independent news operations
PTI Feature Service launched
Science Service launched
PTI launches Scan, on-screen news display service
PTI service launched for subscribers in
Computerisation of news operations starts PTI service launched for subscribers in UK
PTI-Bhasha launched, making it bi-lingual, a concept started by Samachar Bharati.
Experimental broadcast of news and pix via
Insat-IB begins, Computer system made fully operational
Stockscan I launched
PTI photo service launched
PTI Mag launched
PTI Graphics service launched
PTI launches StockScan II
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
PTI introduces photo-dial up facility
PTI celebrates Golden Jubilee. PTI goes on
PTI launches internet delivery of its news and photo services
PTI KU-Band VSAT system for delivery of its news and photo services Launched
PTI launches NewsView for delivery of its news (.txt and .xml) and photo services.
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