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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.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me first :)

Monica said...

oops i meant me first :D

Monica said...

oops i meant me first :D

Rohit said...

Hey Adnan,

I like your blog. Do you mind if I blogroll it?

(Actually, I just *have* linked to it from my blog, but if you don't want that, I will remove the link).

Regards,
Rohit

फ़ानूस / فانوس / Faanuus said...

Aadab aarz,

Just found your blog and I like it.

I am an American, but I am working hard to learn Urdu. I love ghazals and the challenge of reading them. In my opinion, they are one of the best literary creations.

I have never been to India or Pakistan, but I work for an Indian off-shore consulting company.

I publish a blog in English, Urdu, and Hindi called Nuur-e-Faanuus. Faanuus is my takhallus. I try to find shers that can be applied to project management. I also occasionally publish a cultural piece on Urdu.

Since you are an engineer, I thought that the project management/Urdu poetry aspect of the blog might interest you.

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Blog: http://nuur-e-faanuus.blogspot.com
RSS: http://nuur-e-faanuus.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Aadab-e-tasleemat aur khuda hafiz,

Faanuus

Anonymous said...

A Hyderabad based urdu newspaper siasat editor mr amir ali khan and mr mazhar and mr alamdar were involved in a sex racket today as exposed by MIM floor leader in the state assembly in which a young girl was sold to alleged sex racket after being brought in a trap by offering her a scholarship and then taking her to a farmhouse and raping her which are seirous offenses and even forcing her parents not to file a police complaint and threating them with dire consequences.

Anonymous said...

HYDERABAD BASED MUNSIF AND SIASAT URDU DAILY EDITORS GRAB WAQF LANDS
Urdu Media War and the Wakf properties tussle in Hyd ; MiM Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi
(Friday, Dec 09, 2005 - 09:00 pm) TeamMedia war among Urdu dailies was taken to Assembly in Hyderabad, when MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi accused Siasat and Munsif Urdu daily owners of grabbing Wakf properties and demanded stern action against them.Mr Owaisi armed with statistics and details of all Waqf Lands which are being encroached upon said govt is going soft on these editors as they are trying to threaten the govt through there newspapers .In the same breath, He also alleged that no action was taken against grabbers of Wakf properties in city and outside including Viceroy Hotel, Shaam and Sensation theatres, local reports inform. Turning his ire on owners of rival Urdu dailies, Siasat and Musif, he said, "Mr Zahid Ali Khan has illegally encroached Wakf property. He is a white collar land grabber. Why is the government keeping quite? You should put them behind bars." Shifting his heat on another Urdu daily Munsif owner, he remarked, "Mr Khan Lateef Khan...the double Khan.. too has encroached Wakf properties housing Santosh and Sapna theatres, yet no action has been taken. The government should take stringent action against encroachers of Wakf properties," he alleged. Reacting to Mr Owaisi's demand, minister for minorities welfare Mohd Fareeduddin assured that the government would enquire into the matter and would not "spare anyone however big he might be." Referring to allotment of land to one Tajuddin, he said the land was given on a lease for three years for agricultural purposes and the renewal would depend on the government He also accused them of trying to cover there illegal grabbing of land by bribing some high officals in the govt

Anonymous said...

HYDERABADS SIASAT URDU DAILY EDITOR IN SEX RACKET