Eight years after it stopped publishing, National Herald on Monday resumed operations, though in a digital format. The Associated Journals Limited (AJL) on Monday announced the launch of National Herald’s English website.
The National Herald newspaper was established by Jawaharlal Nehru. The decision to relaunch National Herald, Hindi daily Navjivan and Urdu newspaper Qaumi Awaz was taken on January 21. In August, AJL had appointed senior journalist Neelabh Mishra as its new editor-in-chief.
“The website will follow the same editorial vision and principles as that of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It remains committed to furthering the values it has always cherished and the best values of the Freedom Movement — that of building a modern, democratic, just, equitable, liberal and socially harmonious nation, free of sectarian strife,” a statement by AJL said.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said the relaunch is a befitting tribute to Nehru on his birth anniversary.