Indo-Asian News Service

Indo-Asian News Service or IANS is a private Indian news agency. It was founded in 1986 by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the "India Abroad News Service" and later renamed.[1] Their main offices are located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The service reports news, views and analysis from the subcontinent about the country, across a wide range of subjects, to subscribers via the Internet.[2]

Indo-Asian News Service
FormerlyIndian Abroad News Service
Company typeNews agency
IndustryMedia, News media
FounderGopal Raju
Area served
OwnerSandeep Bamzai (Editor-in-Chief & CEO)

While IANS is primarily known as a wire service in English and Hindi, it also has a publishing division that currently produces newspapers and periodicals for other clients in the media industry. IANS also operates a mobile news service.[3][2]

In December 2023, Adani group acquired majority stake in the agency making it a subsidiary to Adani's AMG Media Networks.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Gopal Raju, 80, publishing pioneer"., Associated Press. April 12, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Indo-Asian News Service". Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  3. ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6.
  4. ^ Team, N. L. (2023-12-16). "After NDTV, Adani acquires 50.5% stake in news agency IANS". Newslaundry. Retrieved 2023-12-16.
  5. ^ "Adani acquires majority stake in news agency IANS". The Indian Express. 2023-12-16. Retrieved 2023-12-16.

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