Samacharbharti began its operation in 1967 supported by the governments of Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Karnataka which held almost fifty per cent of its shares. Jayaprakash Narayan was its first Chairman. In 1973, it started an annual reference manual in Hindi called “DeshAurDuniya”. It also had a feature service “Bharati”. On 26 July 1975, during the emergency period, the government of India took a decision to merge SamacharBharti with Press Trust of India, United News of India and Hindustan Samachar to form a single nationalised news agency of India. The employees’ unions of the four agencies passed the resolutions accepting the idea of forming a single news entity. Finally in February 1976, SamacharBharti was merged along with other three agencies to form a nationalised news agency, Samachar.
SamacharBharti News Agency
SamacharBharti service supplies news, sport, entertainment and images stories, delivered in multi-format for various print and digital platforms. Its current editor is Shailendra Singh. who was appointed in January 2013.
SamacharBharti provides a stream of content on wires, delivers packages for use online, or designs and delivers ready-to-publish pages for use in print. This media content now includes video and interactive graphics. Samacharbharti also going to start photo news services.
- News reportersfile stories every day, from breaking news to show business and human interest stories.
- In sports,SamacharBharti reports on the major events around the world including cricket,tennis, golf, rugby, horseracing and key football tournaments.
- SamacharBharti’s entertainmentjournalists gather celebrity coverage, star interviews and independent reviews.