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For the Congress, silence is not golden (Comment)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Any one in India who heard the live telecast of Barack Obama's speech at the national convention of the Democrats in the US on Friday would have noted how his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Former NIA chief Radha Vinod Raju is dead (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 21 (IANS) Radha Vinod Raju, the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and one of India's finest police officers, died here early Thursday due to lung ... Read more...

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A British school where pupils speak 31 languages


June 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A primary school in Britain has its own quality of "unity in diversity". Its pupils speak 31 different languages including Bangla and Sylheti forms of Bengali, ... Read more...

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Parrikar backs regional languages in Goa schools


June 6th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Defending his newly-proposed policy on medium of instruction (MoI), Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday said he would strongly back regional languages like Marathi and Konkani, as ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza dubs for first Bengali film (With Image)


April 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) While most Bollywood actresses have asked for voice artists to dub for their Bengali films, Dia Mirza chooses to be different. She has taken ... Read more...

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Kids with mother tongue English a minority in British schools


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Children whose mother tongue is English are now in the minority at more than 1,600 schools across England, and Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil are among ... Read more...

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Byaari film wins National award


March 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The first movie in the Byaari langauge, titled "Byaari" has been jointly named the best film at the 59th National Award announced on Wednesday. The award ... 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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India, Bangladesh plan joint event on mother language day


February 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will jointly hold the International Mother Language Day at the no-man's land along the border here Tuesday in an effort to enhance the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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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British school gets award set up by Napoleon


January 1st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) A school in London where pupils learn all subjects in both French and English has won a prestigious award founded by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.The Ecole ... Read more...

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A big southern director eyes Bollywood (With Image)


December 17th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Tamil film director Vishnuvardhan Kulasekaran, who has made half a dozen films in the southern movie industry, including an impressive debut in Telugu films with ... Read more...

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Censor board denies charges on Marathi film certification


November 15th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after its office here was ransacked allegedly by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supporters, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Tuesday denied the party's ... Read more...

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English forcing Kannada schools to shut shop


November 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Karnataka, an attractive destination for engineering and medical education, is caught in a piquant situation -- dwindling student strength in Kannada-medium schools.Kannada is the mother ... Read more...

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Legendary Lata not ready to call it quits


June 5th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) She is 81 and scoffs at any talk of retirement. After working for seven decades, recording songs for over 1,000 movies and singing in more than ... Read more...

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Riteish Deshmukh to make Marathi movies


May 28th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Marathi cinema is going through a difficult phase and Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh is planning to give it the much-needed boost by launching a production house ... Read more...

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Anti-English protestors block highway in Goa


May 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) A group of protestors blocked the national highway in Goa to protest the state government's decision to give grants to schools where English is the medium ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa’s medium of instruction issue takes communal turn


May 24th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Goa's already vexed medium of instruction issue has now taken a communal turn. A spokesperson for the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM), which is backing ... Read more...

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CBSE results: Delhi’s Urdu-medium schools do well


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Hampered by non-availability of textbooks in the students' mother-tongue, lack of teachers, and cramped accommodation, Delhi's Urdu-medium schools have still managed to post pass percentage ... Read more...

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Shivram Yadav back to his roots, wields megaphone for Bhojpuri movie (With Images)


May 18th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) After trying his hand in Hindi cinema with not-so-known films like "Patth" and "Game", director Shivram Yadav has forayed into the Bhojpuri movie industry with ... Read more...

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Delhi meeting to discuss Goa’s linguistic deadlock


May 12th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Union Minister for Human Resources Development Kapil Sibal will chair a meeting next week to resolve the vexed medium of instruction (MoI) issue in Goa, a ... Read more...

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Another Hindi row starts in Nepal


April 10th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Three years after Nepal erupted in violence and saw the rift between its hill and plains people deepen over Vice President Paramananda Jha taking his oath ... Read more...

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Malaysia most proficient in English in Asia, 9th globally: Survey


April 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) Malaysia has been rated most proficient nation in the use of English language among Asian countries where English is not the mother tongue. It stands ... Read more...

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Goa Church backs English as teaching medium


March 30th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) The Goa Church, which runs more than 100 educational institutions in the state, has backed English as a medium of instruction while supporters of regional languages ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari stresses on working of ‘three language formula’


March 29th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday dwelt upon the working of the "three language formula" in the country.Addressing after releasing a book entitled 'Sahastra Varson ... Read more...

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Fissures in Goa coalition over medium of instruction


March 26th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Fissure have begun to appear in Goa's Congress-led coalition government over the controversy related the medium of instruction (MOI) in schools.The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a ... Read more...

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Ramdev backs regional languages over English in schools


March 25th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Yoga guru Swami Ramdev Friday backed regional languages Konkani and Marathi as the medium of instruction in schools in Goa that is witnessing heated public debate ... Read more...

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English, regional languages battle it out in Goa


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) The battle between English and regional languages as the medium of instruction in Goa is heating up.After thousands of supporters of the English language as the ... Read more...

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Thousands in Goa demand English as medium of instruction


March 21st, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, mostly parents of school-going children and nearly all of Goa's Catholic legislators, converged here Monday demanding that grants must be given to primary ... Read more...

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English or Konkani: Goa debates on what to use in schools


March 20th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Lawmakers and parents in Goa are debating whether English or mother tongue Konkani should be the medium of instruction (MOI) in schools upto Class 8.Education ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog’ kids back in shanties - with Oscar dreams


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Their crowning glory at the 81st Academy Awards over, it's back to the grimy routine of Mumbai shanties for little Azharuddin Shaikh Ismail Usman and ... Read more...

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Bengal pays homage to ‘Language Day’ martyrs


February 21st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Monday observed "Language Martyrs' Day" paying homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka in 1952.The day ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

English-reading software introduced in seven schools


February 18th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) To improve written and spoken English and comprehension of the language among students in schools, a read-to-me software has been introduced in seven schools in the capital.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening


February 16th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The rickshaw, the common man's traditional transport in Bangladesh, will occupy the centre stage in Thursday's Cricket World Cup opening ceremony here. The captains of all participating teams ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up film city


February 12th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) Giving a boost to the Punjabi film industry, the Punjab government has given its approval to set up a world-class film city in the neighbouring Mohali town. ... Read more...

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