(Last Updated on : 24-02-2014)
Based in Delhi, Press Trust of India or PTI is the largest news agency in India. This organization is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 450 Indian newspapers and has employed a group of staff counting about 2,000 writers spread across 150 offices nationwide. Press Trust of India took over the Indian operations of the Associated Press and Reuters immediately after the independence of India on August 15, 1947. It provides news coverage and information of the region in both English and Hindi.
Press Trust of India exchanges information with several other news agencies in both India and abroad. The bodies with which Press Trust of India works are the several news agencies based outside India, such as Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, The New York Times Company and Bloomberg. Major Indian subscribers of PTI include the All India Radio, Times of India, the Hindustan Times, the Indian Express and Doordarshan. PTI has a wide global presence with offices in Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, Beijing, Islamabad, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, New York and Washington D.C. Press Trust of India is the exclusive news agency in South Asia which operates its own communication satellite, an INSAT, to broadcast news and information.