India's largest news agency, Press Trust of India is a non-profit sharing cooperative owned by the country's newspapers. PTI's subscribers include newspapers, television channels, the state-run All India Radio and Doordarshan, the national broadcaster, government organisations, websites and several media and non-media organisations. With a staff of 1300 including 400 journalists, PTI has over 70 bureaus across the country and corresondents in major cities in the world.
Besides its flagship English News Service, PTI also has PTI Photo Service and news service in Hindi, India's national language.
Press Releases are distributed to PTI subscribers through PTI wires that reach subscribers through satellite, the Internet and in some case e-mail.
Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their joint statement in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Subhash Chander Malhotra