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Samachar is a popular Indian news website. It was created originally by Rajesh Jain, then sold to Satyam in November 1999. It is a news gggregator site that collects headlines and news articles from various Indian and international sources. The news coverage of the site offers ranges across business, sports, movies, videos and technology.
Samachar provides news in eight different Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi.
Rajesh Jain graduated in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1988, and obtained his Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1989. He launched IndiaWorld, the largest collection of India-centric websites in 1995 (Samachar.com, Khel.com, Khoj.com etc.), which he sold to Satyam Infoway, in November 1999, in one of Asia’s biggest Internet acquisitions.