The Chenab Times

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The Chenab Times
The Chenab Times
The Chenab Times news website logo
TypeDigital news
Owner(s)Chenab Times Network
Founder(s)Anzer Ayoob
Editor-in-chiefAnzer Ayoob
Founded10 July 2017; 6 years ago (2017-07-10)
LanguageEnglish; Urdu; Sarazi; Bhadarwahi

The Chenab Times is a digital news and activist organisation in India founded in July 2017.[1] It is known for publishing news in endangered languages including Sarazi and Bhaderwahi languages.[2][3] Its founder and editor–in–chief is Anzer Ayoob.[4]

History[change | change source]

The Chenab Times derives its name from the Chenab river, which flows through the Chenab valley, which includes the districts of Doda, Kishtwar, and Ramban.[3]

It began in July 2017 and initially focused on topics relating to development, infrastructure, and healthcare, particularly in the Chenab Valley. The website now features current news from around the world, with a particular emphasis on video reports from Jammu and Kashmir.[5]

On 21 January 2021, The Chenab Times started daily short news round-up in various local languages of Chenab Valley, which includes Sarazi and Bhaderwahi with additional support of Urdu language.[3]

In 2022, The Chenab Times was nominated for the "Best News Portal Award" by the Pahari Core Committee, an amalgamation of fifteen literary groups in Jammu and Kashmir, for promoting the local Pahari languages.[3][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Chenab Times". Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. Naik, Mubashir; Hussain, Irshad (18 May 2022). "The Chenab Times attempts to preserve Bhaderwahi and Sarazi in Jammu & Kashmir". Frontline. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Zargar, Safwat (19 April 2022). "Making headlines: A news site in J&K is putting out daily bulletins in lesser-known languages". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  4. Aswani, Tarushi (24 April 2022). "'A Way to Reclaim Our Identity': How 'The Chenab Times' Is Using News to Preserve Dying Languages". The Wire (India). Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Farooq, Shadab (4 February 2022). "Meet the college dropout who runs a news portal in J&K". Two Circles. Retrieved 5 February 2022.