Ajit (newspaper)

Ajit
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TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Sadhu Singh Hamdard trust
Editor-in-chiefBarjinder Singh Hamdard
Founded1941
Political alignmentConservative, Punjabism, Sikhism
LanguagePunjabi
HeadquartersJalandhar, India
Sister newspapersAjit Samachar(Hindi daily)
Daily Ajit (Urdu)
Websiteajitjalandhar.com

Ajit Newspaper (Daily Ajit) is a Punjabi language daily newspaper, published from Jalandhar, India.[1] The newspaper is run by Sadhu Singh Hamdard trust.[2] The newspaper was founded in 1941 in Urdu dialect.[3] Veteran journalist and ex-Rajya Sabha member, Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard, is the current Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper. In 2007-08, it claimed a circulation of more than 3.33 Lakh. This newspaper is also called as a Voice of Punjab.

History

Ajit started its circulation with an Urdu language weekly edition in 1941 from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College Amritsar. Ajit Singh Ambalvi was its first editor. In November 1942, it became daily newspaper and began printing from Lahore. After independence, it moved its base to Jalandhar and Sadhu Singh Hamdard became its editor. In 1955, its name was changed to Ajit Patrika and language changed from Urdu to Punjabi. Later in 1957, its name was changed back to Ajit. After Hamdard's death in 1984, its present editor Barjinder Singh Hamdard took the charge.

Barjinder Singh Hamdard was earlier editor of Punjabi Tribune. In 1996, it started a Hindi edition titled "Ajit Samachar" and in 2002 started its website www.ajitjalandhar.com.[5]

Newspaper edition

  • Ajit Jalandhar
  • Ajit Kapurthala/Phagwara
  • Ajit Hoshiarpur
  • Ajit Banga
  • Ajit Gurdaspur/Batala/Pathankot
  • Ajit Amritsar
  • Ajit TaranTaran
  • Ajit Ludhiana
  • Ajit Chandigarh
  • Ajit Rupnagar
  • Ajit Patiala
  • Ajit Faridkot
  • Ajit Moga
  • Ajit Sangrur
  • Ajit Firozpur
  • Ajit Bathinda
  • Ajit Khanna
  • Ajit Barnala
  • Ajit Jammu & Kashmir
  • Ajit Jagraon
  • Ajit Magazine
  • Ajit Delhi
  • Ajit Muktsar
  • Ajit Mansa

See also

References

  1. ^ "launch of ‘Ajit’ and ‘Ajit Samachar’ editions from Chandigarh at the newly set up modern printing press". 
  2. ^ "The exceptions are The Tribune and Ajit. a Punjabi daily run by a Saini-Sikh", India's new capitalists: caste, business, and industry in a modern nation, Harish Damodaran, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
  3. ^ Daily Ajit (Urdu), Lahore 1942; chief ed., 1943-47; chief ed.; Daily Ajit, Jullundur, INFA press and advertisers year book,INFA Publications., 1968
  4. ^ "http://rni.nic.in/Appendix%20I%20Dailies.pdf" (PDF). rni.nic.in. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  External link in |title= ()
  5. ^ "'ਅਜੀਤ' ਦਾ ਮਾਣਮੱਤਾ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ". Ajit. Retrieved 21 November 2014.[1]
  6. ^ Punjabi, Newspapers. "www.onlinepunjabinews.com". Read All Punjabi Newspapers. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
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