Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 10:24 AM
The first major English newspaper ever published in India had been Hicky's Bengal Gazette, published at Kolkata (then Calcutta) by James Augustus Hicky. He was an Irishman, who had been jailed for two years for owing money. However, he got in to the bad books of then Governor General of India, Warren Hastings and went to jail again. Hicky's Bengal Gazette ran for two years.