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Sunday, March 12, 2006

New Urdu daily from Mumbai

Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily has announced that it plans to launch new edition from Mumbai. The paper will appear on stands on April 1.

This is a wonderful news as it has been a long time since Mumbai or any other metro saw the launch of a standard Urdu paper. After Blitz weekly ceased its publication, no major newspaper was launched from Mumbai where a sizeable Urdu readership exists.

With Urdu Times and Inquilab doing well, the third newspaper will help expand readership. It also proves that Urdu is alive and kicking. What we need is just to subscribe to at least one daily, a weekly and a periodical. Every Urdu-speaker should do this.