Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Urdu

Independence not result of Congress efforts & satyagraha alone — Hindu Right press lauds RSS role

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on the news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

Theatre society of DU’s BR Ambedkar College forced to drop Urdu name? Principal denies charge

College theatre society, which is said to have been named ‘Ilhaam (revelation)', was allegedly renamed ‘Aarambh (beginning)' Monday, following a 'diktat' from principal.

Bengaluru top cop who ‘fact-checked’ mantri on road-rage case transferred, govt denies ‘motive’

Decision comes month after IPS officer Kamal Pant took to social media to dispel rumours about communal angle to alleged road-rage incident that led to one person's murder.

Amravati violence, Delhi pollution, Kangana’s remarks — what Urdu press focussed on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Dabur, Fabindia should have stuck to their ads. Succumbing shows ‘liberal’ India lacks spine

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Tripura, Nawab Malik, demonetisation — what India’s Urdu press focussed on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Mohammad Iqbal, who wrote ‘saare Jahan se achha’, made modernity a dirty word for Muslims

Iqbal’s poetry was not art for art’s sake. He saw himself as a millenarian messenger for the restoration of Islamic supremacy.

Munawwar Rana’s son faked attack on self in a bid to frame false case on his uncles: UP Police

Police also said Munawwar’s son Tabrez Rana wanted to contest the Assembly elections from Tiloi and had planned the attack on himself to get security and media coverage.

Banned Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir apologises & Imran Khan wants all his govt events in Urdu

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

This Urdu newspaper was banned after criticising General Dyer. Here’s what it did next

In ‘Print and the Urdu Public’, Megan Eaton Robb writes about the impact and role of popular Urdu newspaper Madinah and how it pushed back against censorship.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.