Google Searches News Archives
Google News Archive Search opens the Archives of leading media publications from around the world.
Find archived information from newspapers, magazines, and research sites with Google News Archive Search. Narrow your search for specific dates and sources with Google News Archive Advanced Search.
Here's an example: Read a 1947 article from Time on India's freedom.
I found a link to a news report in The Telegraph, UK on India's 1983 Cricket World Cup win.