United News of India (UNI), one of the leading multilingual news agencies in India, introduced a news service in the Bengali language. ‘UNI Bangla’ commenced its journey as the first full-fledged Bengali news agency.
Ajay Kaul, Editor-in-Chief of UNI, said of the newly launched Bengali service, “I am very excited about the launch of UNI Service in the Bengali language. This adds to the bouquet of UNI’s Services, which are already in operation in English, Hindi, Urdu and Kannada languages. We have deliberately chosen Bangla News Service as our new venture considering the richness and historic importance of this sweet language. I am confident that this news service will be beneficial for the Bengali media outlets and the Bengali readers. We intend to continue to expand our multilingual footprint”.
For over six decades, the agency has been providing authentic news services to thousands of media outlets. Bengal has had a close association with this news agency since its inception. United News of India was founded under the tutelage and patronage of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the former Chief Minister of West Bengal.