The Madras Courier

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The Madras Courier
Owner(s) Richard Johnson
Publisher Richard Johnson
Founded October 12, 1785
Language English
Headquarters Madras, Madras Presidency, British India

The Madras Courier was the first newspaper to be published in Madras, Madras Presidency, British India and one of the first in India.It was the leading newspaper of its time and was the officially recognized newspaper for printing Government notifications. It first appeared in the English language on October 12, 1785. It was started by Richard Johnston.Hugh Boyd was its first Editor.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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