Tara Newz

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Tara Newz
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Tara Newz logo
Launched21 February 2005 (2005-02-21)
Owned byGovernment of West Bengal, India[1]
Picture format480i, 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Broadcast areaAll Bengali-speaking countries
HeadquartersKolkata, India
and Bangladesh
Formerly calledTARA Newz
Sister channel(s)TARA Muzik
TV Southasia

Tara Newz (Bengali: তারা নিউজ; also known as Tara News) was a 24-hour Bengali language news channel, covering local news of West Bengal and Bangladesh as well as national and international news, operated by Broadcast Worldwide Limited, a public limited company, with other channels under its umbrella, viz. TARA Muzik, and TV Southasia. Tara Newz was formally launched on 21 February 2005, the International Mother Language Day.[2]

It was nationalized on 23 May 2013.[1] The channel was shut down on 15 April 2013.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "WB govt to acquire Tara group channels". indiablooms.com.
  2. ^ Anil Wanvari. "Indian Television Dot Com - Tara wins accolades for its telefilms". IndianTelevision.com.
  3. ^ http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/in-teary-spectacle-on-tv-the-crisis-of-bengal-s--chit-fund-media-/1103065/0