Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Malegaon press

This developing town has seen many fluctuations in the past. The locals have also tried their hand in journalism and today there are Urdu and Marathi newspapers in good number.

Beedari was Malegaon's first Urdu newspaper. It was started by Maulanad Abdul Hameed Numani in 1935 and did well in its earlier editions but was shut down after a few years. The paper focused more on ethics, religion, social issues etc and had soon become the mouth-piece of the masses.

Daily Urdu Newsapapers: There are half a dozen Urdu newspapers that cover almost all the aspects of life. Shamnama is the most popular tabloid followed by Discipline, both eveninger. Other daily tabloids are Tarjuman-e-Urdu and Roznama. These city centric newspapers carry stories on current topics, politics, education, crime, sports, health, transporation etc. The papers are priced between 50 paise and Rs two.

Daily Marathi Newsapapers: There are five daily Marathi newspapers including Dinkar, Baale Killa, Mokshini Varta, Sair Samachar and Mausam Girna. The papers are priced between Re 1 and Rs three.

Weekly Urdu Newspapers: Over 50 weekly newspaers are registered but hardly a few of them make it to the stands. Awami Awaz, owned by former MLA and minister Nihal Ahmed, is one of the most popular weekly newspapers. Bebak has completed its 50 years. Al-Bayan is a religous newspaper which is being printed for the last 25 years regularly. Another socio-religous paper is Anwar. Haashmi Awaz, another weekly consists of political and social stories. It is being printed in the city for the last 20 years. The papers are sold betweeen Rs two and Rs five.

English Newspaper: City's first English newspaper, The Robo Age, was started by Abdul Lateef Ansari, a retired vice principal of a junior college. The newspaper has completed its 10 years of publication last November. It contains stories on current issues and its analysis, short stories, profile of well known personalities, general knowledge, puzzles, coverage on science and technology etc. The paper was launched to motivate students for competitive examination and also carries general review of such exams. The paper costs Rs two.

Children's Weekly paper: Khair Andesh is the oldest children's newspaper. It contains fictiional stroies and the reali life stories of world legends and the news makers. Bazm-e-Atfal is another paper for for children.


  1. urdu news paper al bayan that is religous. I like this news paper.from where we can get.I want address for yearly subcribtion.