National Herald to be relaunched

The National Herald will be relaunched along with two other newspapers -Navjeevan and Qaumi Awaz. The decision to relaunch the newspapers was taken at National Herald publisher Associated Journals Limited (AJL)'s board meeting on Thursday .A resolution to change the company's name and turn it into a not-for-profit organization was taken as well.
Congress treasurer and AJL chairman Motilal Vora said that the resolutionto convert AJL into a not-for-profit company was in pursuance of the company's revival plan of 2010. He said the proposal to change the company's name has been sent to the registrar of companies.“The company's new name is subject to approval of the agency concerned,“ he said, not specifying when the newspapers would be relaunched.
Jawaharlal Nehru had founded AJL in November 1937. In 2012, BJP functionary Subramanian Swamy filed a case before the Delhi HC alleging Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi had “taken over“ the defunct company's assets worth over Rs.2,000 crore in a “malicious“ manner. Swamy has named Vora, Congress general secretary Oscar Fernandes, journalist Suman Dubey and technocrat Sam Pitroda in the case besides the Gandhis.

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