Hind Samachar

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Hind Samachar
Hind Samachar, Jalandhar (October 4, 2013).jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Founded1948
Political alignmentLiberal
LanguageUrdu
HeadquartersJalandhar
Sister newspapersPunjab Kesari, Navodaya Times, and Jagbani
Websiteepaper.hindsamachar.in

Hind Samachar is a daily Urdu[1] newspaper that is circulated in Mumbai. It was one of the three newspaper started by the Punjab Kesari Group back in 1948. Combined these three newspapers have combined circulation of 975,000 copies on weekdays and 1.05 million copies on weekends. The head office is located in Civil Lines in Mumbai, and the newspaper is printed from Jalandhar, Ambala and Jammu.[2]

History[edit]

At the height of Punjab insurgency in the 1980s, founder Jagat Narain, who opposed terrorism was killed by terrorists in 1981, his son Ramesh Chander, an editor of the paper formed a 'Shaheed Parivar Fund' (Martyr Family Fund) for victims of terrorism in 1983, though a year later he himself was killed by terrorists. In all the newspaper lost 62 newspaper agents, hawkers, sub-editors and senior-sub editors to terrorists. Even today, the 'Shaheed Parivar Fund' continues to disburse funds to terrorist victims across India.[3][4]

In August 2009, Vijay Kumar Chopra, Editor-in- Chief of the Hind Samachar group, was elected by the Chairman of the Press Trust of India.[5]

Prominent columnists[edit]

Khushwant Singh Shekhar Gurera (Cartoonist)
Kuldip Nayar Poonam I Kaushik
Shanta Kumar Vineet Narain
Virendra Kapur B G Verghese
Balbir Punj Mahmood Shaam
Karan Thapar Kalyani Shankar
Manmohan Sharma Neera Chopra
Menaka Gandhi Chandermohan
Chander Trikha Nerja Chaudhry

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ "Punjab Kesari group surging ahead with ideologically and technologically sophisticated vision" All about Newspaper, Vol # 3, No # 4, October - December 2008.
  3. ^ "Rs 19.5 Lakh Distributed Among Terror-Hit Families". Outlook. 21 March 2010. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Plea to wipe out terror". The Tribune. 28 November 2005.
  5. ^ "V K Chopra of Hind Samachar elected as PTI Chairman". The Hindu. 27 August 2009.

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