Which was the first newspaper to be published in India?

A. Bombay Samachar

B. Bengal Gazette

C. Udant Martand

D. None of the above

Correct Answer : Bengal Gazette

Hicky’s Bengal Gazette was an English-language weekly newspaper published in Kolkata (then Calcutta), the capital of British India. It was the first newspaper printed in Asia.

Hicky tried to cover everything that might be important to Calcutta. He devoted many pages to politics, world news, and events in India.

He wanted his paper to serve society, so the first topic he ventured into was city improvement. He published articles calling on the Company to invest more on infrastructure, road construction, and general sanitation.

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