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News sources

The Library has subscriptions to a number of leading Indian national and regional newspapers. These include:

The Times of India| which is available on Factiva from 1986 onwards. Note that the current LSE subscription only allows five concurrent users. If this number is exceeded a search box will not appear and you will need to try again later. The Times of India website| provides free access to an archive of most articles from 2001 onwards.

SOAS| Library provides free access to an electronic version of the Times of India 1838-2003. Remote access not possible.

Hindu |is also available via Factiva from 1989 onwards.

Over 40 other regional and national newspapers can be cross-searched using NEXIS.| These include the Times of India from 2010 onwards and the Kashmir Times from 2009 onwards. To see the full range of titles log onto Nexis. Choose sources, browse by country, then select the news sub-section under India.

Also available is the Economic and Political Weekly. In print |from 1976 onwards at H8 and online from 1966| onwards.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports
|The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for over 70 years, the South Asia section includes India. Coverage runs from 1974 to 1996.

Search for information on Asian newspapers held in other UK libraries using the UKIRA site| which specialises in mapping a wide range of resources relating to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa held in university, special and public libraries in the UK. The more general COPAC| union catalogue which includes books, newspapers and journals from major academic and research collections in the UK will also have some useful information.

A growing number of blogs and online news services also cover India. Here are some recommended examples:

India Real Time |
This is from the Wall street Journal and contains the latest analysis, economics, business, finance and political news.

India Knowledge@Wharton|
Produced at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the newsletter includes articles covering business, economics, law and public policy.


India News


Indian government press releases  

  • Day two of rescue and relief operation in the wake of earthquake
    The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a follow-up meeting today, to review the progress of relief and rescue operations following the major earthquake yesterday. The meeting was attended by the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, the Union Minister for External Affairs, Smt Sushma Swaraj, the Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, the National Security Advisor,
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flag off AC Double Decker Bi-weekly express train between Anand Vihar and Lucknow
    The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh flagged off the Air-conditioned Double Decker Bi-weekly superfast express train No.12584/12583 between Anand Vihar Terminal and Lucknow Jn. from Anand Vihar Terminal station, here today. The Union Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhkar Prabhu presided over the function. Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, the Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri Mahesh Giri and senior Railway officials were also present on the occasion.


India Real Time

  • Nepal Earthquake Survivors Tell Their Stories
    Survivors of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal spoke to India Real Time via telephone about their experiences of the magnitude-7.8 tremor.
  • What 1934 Told Nepal to Expect About the Next Big Quake
    On Jan. 15, 1934 at 2.28 a.m. local time, the strongest earthquake to hit Nepal in 68 years shook the Himalayan nation, killing more than 10,000 people. Decades later, the impact of that temblor and calculations about population growth since it took place were used to predict what would happen if a similar-sized quake hit again.