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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Starting a Newspaper in India- Info on offices of Registrar of Newspapers

STARTING A PAPER

Printing and publishing of newspapers and periodicals within India are governed by the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 and the Registration of Newspapers (Central) Rules, 1956.

According to the Act, no newspaper or periodical should bear a title which is the same or similar to any other newspaper or periodical already being published, either in the same language or in the same State, unless the latter is also owned by the same person.

In order to ensure compliance of this condition, the Government of India has appointed the Registrar of Newspapers, also called the Press Registrar, who maintains a register of newspapers and periodicals published in India.

The Office of the Registrar of Newspapers for India is headquartered in New Delhi, and has three regional offices at Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai to cater to the needs of publishers in all corners of the country. Addresses of the offices and the areas under the purview of each are given below:

1. The Office of RNI, West Block 8, Wing 2R.K.Puram, New Delhi - 110 066 Phone No.2610 7504/26108432, Fax No.26176553 Headquarter verification the following states.Jammu & Kashmir,Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana,Chandigarh, Delhi,Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan.and Entire country. For cirulation,

2. The Regional Office of RNI, MSO Building, Block 'DF', 2nd Floor, PO:CC Block, Salt Lake, CALCUTTA-700064, Phone No.337 8494
For: West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,

3. The Regional Office of RNI, A - 1 Wing, Ground Floor, New C.G.O. Complex, CBD Belapur, New Mumbai - 400 614. Phone No.27572953
For: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa,Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

4.The Regional Office of RNI, B Block, B Wing, 1 Wing, (B-2-B), CGO Complex, Rajaji Bhavan, Besant Nagar, CHENNAI - 600 090 Phone No.24911275.
For: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, . Lakshadweep.

The Press Registrar is assisted by a Deputy Press Registrar and four Assistant Press Registrars one each at the headquarters and the regional offices. There is also a Senior Circulation Officer and five Circulation Officers two at headquarters and one each in the regional offices to assist the Press Registrar in assessing the circulation claims of newspapers.
https://rni.nic.in/stapap.asp

15 comments:

  1. sir i want to start a local classifieds weekly paper can you give some information regarding how to start,etc.


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    vishal
    info.ssves@gmail.com

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  2. how i can know that whether this name is registered or not.

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    1. Mr NEW THOUGHT
      pl visit https://rni.nic.in/

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  3. MANY CHANGES HAVE COME. PL VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF REGISTRAR OF NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA

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  4. JUST APPLY LIKE A NEWS PAPER.
    PL VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF REGISTRAR OF NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA
    https://rni.nic.in/

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  5. Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!











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  6. I want to start a E-Journal. I may register my title with google. It is enough to start or I register my title with RNI? Can you reply to enable me to start the E-Journal.

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  7. sir i want to start a local classifieds weekly news paper in our city can you give some information regarding how to start,etc.

    thanks
    nijam
    nijam.moyna@yahoo.in

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  9. hello Sir,
    I want to start weekly classified newspaper in my district please assist regarding this

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  10. sir i am nagesh r setty from bangalore like to start news paper press in bangalore i like to get assisted by u pla do the needfull thank you 09845382846

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  11. sir i am mangesh kasabekar from mumbai like to start my owan news paper in mumbai i like to get assisted by u pls do the needful....
    my email id me.mangesh@rediffmail.com
    thanking you

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  12. Sir how much time it takes to register a newspaper in india

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  13. sir i want to start a local classifieds weekly paper in dehradun can you give some information regarding how to start,etc.


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    deepak sharma
    deepak2009sharma60@gmail.com

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  14. Sir i want to start my own English newspaper in Kashmir so i need financial Assistance and I am also working in a newspaper as a Layout Designer in kashmir

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