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

Ajit (Daily Ajit) is a Punjabi language daily newspaper published in Jalandhar, India.[1] The newspaper is run by Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust.[2] The newspaper was founded in 1941 in Urdu language.[3] Veteran journalist and ex-Rajya Sabha member, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, is the current editor-in-chief. In 2007–08, it claimed a circulation of more than 333 thousand.[4]


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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 a 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 the language was 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 charge. In 1996, a Hindi edition titled "Ajit Samachar" was commenced and in 2002 its website was launched.[5] Ajit established a new milestone in its historic journey by starting Hindi daily Ajit named "Ajit Samachar" to further widen the circle of its readership. It was a new and fresh message in the field of journalism. It is gratifying indeed, that Ajit Samachar, keeping its traditions alive has not only made big strides on the chosen path but has also been discharging its responsibilities in a very effective manner. This newspaper has widened the horizons of the group. Today it is successfully hosting its flag in Haryana Himachal and Jammu Kashmir.[6]


See also


  1. ^ "Badal lauds contribution of 'Ajit Newspapers' as the group launches Chandigarh Editions". yespunjab.com. 26 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ Damodaran, Harish (2008). India's new capitalists: caste, business, and industry in a modern nation. Palgrave Macmillan. The exceptions are The Tribune and Ajit. a Punjabi daily run by a Saini-Sikh
  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. ^ "Appendix I Dailies" (PDF). rni.nic.in. Registrar of Newspapers for India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  5. ^ "'ਅਜੀਤ' ਦਾ ਮਾਣਮੱਤਾ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ". Ajit. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  6. ^ "'अजीत समाचार". Retrieved 21 December 2018.