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Rediscovering the ancient Indian art of handwriting


September 5th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the age of iPads and electronic notebooks, a NGO is promoting the art of writing with the aim of resdiscovering the "great civilizational history" ... Read more...

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English mass-market books tap Hindi speakers (Feature)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Popular books in English are cutting through the language barrier to reach Hindi speaking readers in north India.Five commercially successful titles, "Hello Bastar", "The ... Read more...

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Diplomatic poetic literature: A growing creativity


July 27th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A growing tribe of Indian diplomats is seeking emotional refuge in poetry and creative literature to battle workplace blues and the stress of decision ... Read more...

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iStream.com to bring Euro 2012 live on the internet in India


June 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Euro 2012 European football championship will be streamed live on the internet in India thanks to a tie-up between Neo Sports, the official broadcast ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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Why sing in English: Honey Singh


May 8th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Punjabi rapper 'Yo Yo' Honey Singh believes the Indian entertainment industry is self-sufficient and can do without international celebrities. He has openly challenged international rapper ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh wants Hindi in apex court


May 5th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 5 (IANS) BJP leader Rajnath Singh Saturday advocated the introduction of Hindi and other Indian languages in the Supreme Court of India.Singh, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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New US envoy to India says hello in 10 languages


April 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Nancy Powell, who will be the first female American ambassador to India, arrives in New Delhi this week with an intimate video message of greetings subtitled ... Read more...

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PM promises youth, children access to quality books


March 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Oxford University Press officially celebrated its centenary in India Wednesday with a pledge by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to provide people, particularly the ... Read more...

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Bilingual dictionaries to promote India’s mother tongues


March 12th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with ... Read more...

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Promote mother tongue, AMU academics say


February 21st, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 21 (IANS) It is vitally important to educate children in their mother tongue, experts said at a seminar where other speakers called on the government to promote Urdu.Aligarh ... Read more...

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Congress promises free water, power in Goa manifesto


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Free water and electricity to poorer sections of society are two of the key promises made by the Congress in its poll manifesto, released Monday, ahead ... Read more...

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India a growing market for Hollywood films


February 15th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) From superspy thrillers to animation films to action adventure offerings, a barrage of Hollywood movies is releasing in India. Though the viewership is still ... Read more...

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Darshan sparks interest with ‘Chingari’ (Kannada Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Chingari"; Cast: Darshan, Deepika Kamaiah, Bhavana, Teju, Ramesh Bhat, Sumitra, Srujan Lokesh, Yashas Surya and Praveen; Producers: Mahadev, Manu Gowda; Screenplay Writer-Director: Harsha; Camera: H.C. Venu; Composer: Hari Krishna; Rating: ... Read more...

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Special ‘Gitanjali’ to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


February 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) A special edition of "Gitanjali", the Nobel Prize-winning anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, was Saturday launched by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as part ... Read more...

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Asha compares Ravi Shankar’s looks to Tagore


January 31st, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) When singing legend Asha Bhosle came face-to-face with 92-year-old sitar maestro Ravi Shankar after a long time here Tuesday, she couldn't help but compare his ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle, Gulzar named among 10 People of The Year


January 31st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) From classical stalwarts like Pandit Jasraj, Hariprasad Chaurasia, L. Subramaniam and Zakir Hussain, to celebrated singers like Asha Bhosle, Yesudas and Shubha Mudgal -- 10 ... Read more...

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A dialogue between Hinduism and Buddhism through fiction


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Diplomat and writer Pavan K. Varma, the author of 16 books, is campaigning for literature in the mother tongue. And his debut fiction, set in ... Read more...

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Government committed to promote Sanskrit: PM


January 5th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said his government was committed to promote Sanskrit, a "misunderstood language", which is "the spirit of India"."Sanskrit is the ... Read more...

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National anthem becomes disabled-friendly


December 27th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Exactly a century after it was first sung, India's national anthem has now become accessible to the hearing impared.Mumbai's Ali Yavar Jung Institute for Hearing Handicapped ... Read more...

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Indian American launches a virtual tutoring portal


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Though originally aimed at teaching Hindi to Indian children in the US, an Indian American has launched a virtual tutoring portal for teaching various academic levels ... Read more...

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Indian languages fest ends


December 18th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The curtain came down on the three-day Samanvay IHC Indian Languages Festival here Sunday with a call to renew the literary fraternity's commitment to promoting ... Read more...

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Spotlight turns on Indian language writing (With Image)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The quest for a brand Indian literature and a new national link language sparked a thoughtful discourse at the inaugural session of 'Samanvay - the ... Read more...

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Assamese writer Indira Goswami passes away


November 29th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Noted Assamese writer Indira Goswami, who had been a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, died here early ... Read more...

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Indira Goswami: writer, peace broker and teacher (Obituary)


November 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) A noted Assamese writer, a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, and a teacher -- Indira Goswami played ... Read more...

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Guide book to tackle child abuse released


November 19th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) What is the difference between "good touch" and "bad touch"? A guide book that talks about different types of violence faced by children and ways ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wikipedia plans various initiatives in India


November 18th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) India would be the focus this year for Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the multilingual reference website Wikipedia, with plans for several initiatives to make knowledge more ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle enters Guinness World Records


October 21st, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle entered the Guinness World Records Thursday for the most single studio recordings. The 78-year-old has reportedly recorded up to 11,000 solos, ... Read more...

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IGNOU gives India first sign language training centre


October 4th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A first-of-its-kind sign language training centre for the deaf was Tuesday inaugurated along with a Sindhi language and cultural centre by the Indira Gandhi National ... Read more...

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World Wide Web consortium sets up India office


September 15th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) India office was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot Thursday.W3C is engaged in development ... Read more...

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Vijayan targets Guinness record with multi-lingual album


September 11th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Business honcho East Coast Vijayan, a household name in the Middle East and to all music lovers, is seeking to enter the Guinness World Records by ... Read more...

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50,000 palm-leaf manuscripts ‘pages’ preserved in Tibet


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 22 (IANS) More than 50,000 "pages" of palm-leaf manuscripts, written in Sanskrit and other ancient Indian languages, have been preserved in Tibet.Since 2006, officials have completed the registration, ... Read more...

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Trade union leader M.K. Pandhe is dead (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) M.K. Pandhe, a veteran leader of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), died here early Saturday following a massive heart attack, the Marxist trade ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel recommends transparency in Sahitya Akademi awards


August 17th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Wednesday recommended that the existing selection process for Sahitya Akademi awards - the highest literary honour in the country - be re-examined ... Read more...

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Smuggled Indian pan masala poses cancer threat to Africa


July 28th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) African teenagers, especially school kids, are addicted to Indian 'gutka' and pan masala smuggled into their countries, an Indian health ministry official said here Thursday, ... Read more...

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