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Congress Party published a commemorative edition of the National Herald

.Chennai:13/6/17: The National Herald was established in Lucknow on 9th September 1938 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India as an English daily. Nehru was the first editor of the paper. It was a nationalistic paper, mouth piece of Congress Party and suffered heavily under the British rule. It had two of the most respected journalists as its editors: K. Rama Rao and M. Chalapati Rau, who was the longest serving editor. Feroze Gandhi served the paper for some years as its Managing Editor. The paper ceased operations in 2008 due to ‘financial constraints’. T V Venkitachalam was the editor then.
There have been plans to revive the paper. The web edition was made functional last year.
on, 12 June 2017 Congress Party published a commemorative edition of the National Herald to mark the 70th year of Independence. Vice President Dr Hamid Ansari inaugurated it in the presence of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
The official launch of the edition and formal print re-launch of the newspaper will be in New Delhi on June 20th by President Dr Pranab Mukherjee. The paper for the time being will be published as a weekly. Neelabh Mishra is the editor-in-Chief of the paper now

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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