regional languages

Kusum Ansal foundation awards new Hindi, Tamil authors


July 11th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Writers Usha Kiran Khan and K. Vittal Rao will be honoured with the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman for their literary works, "Sirjanhaar" and "Vaazvin Sila Unnathangkal", ... Read more...

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Content aimed at rural masses can make MVAS a $10 bn industry


July 8th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The mobile value added services (MVAS) business in India is in need of a paradigm shift and generation of regional content aimed at rural masses ... Read more...

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Theatre re-invented to celebrate Gulzar’s legacy (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Theatre is continuously trying to re-invent itself, especially at a time when performances and live mediums are becoming rare and scarce, says noted writer-poet, lyricist ... 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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Kashmir government to urge Gojri’s recognition as official language


June 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to recommend that Gojri - spoken by some 20 lakh tribal Gujjars and Bakkarwals in the state - ... Read more...

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Passport Seva Kendra opens in Guwahati


April 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A passport service centre opened in the city Tuesday to handle the growing number of applications from the northeastern region.The Passport Seva Kendra, set up by ... Read more...

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Take pledge to look after health, says Manmohan


April 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said every citizen should have access to affordable health care and asked citizens to take a pledge to look ... 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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Grassroots Comics: The new voice for rural issues


February 19th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Comics have long been considered a medium of entertainment, but soon the caricatures may become a powerful medium for campaigning and spreading awareness about various ... Read more...

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Indian bookscape: New sensibilities emerging in literary translation


February 12th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In Kerala, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is among the most popular novelists - thanks to his translated works in Malayalam. Translations of popular fictions, non-fictions and ... Read more...

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Rushdie affair: Wimpish government fails to stop bigots (Comment)


January 28th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
There was much less of a furore when "The Satanic Verses" was banned in 1988. Some major newspapers even approved of it. The probable reason for endorsing what would now be ... Read more...

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Vote for clean candidates, Aamir says


January 10th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will urge people not to vote for candidates with criminal background in upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa ... Read more...

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‘Prarthane’ entertains and educates; must watch (Kannada Movie Review)


January 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Prarthane"; Cast: Anant Nag, Prakash Raj, Pavitra Lokesh, Master Manoj, Master Sachin, Ashok, Sudha Murthy, B.C. Patil and Dinesh Mangalore; Screenplay writer-Director: Sadashiva Shenoy; Producers: G.C.Pushpa and N. Harish; Story ... Read more...

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Language theatre on centre-stage at META 2012 awards (With Image)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's unsung regional theatre will be at the centre of attention at the seventh annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), one of the leading ... Read more...

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Roadmap aside, urgent issues await Sonia in Goa


December 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi, at her public rally here Saturday, promises to lay out Goa's roadmap for a quarter century ahead, there are ... Read more...

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Black flags to greet Sonia Gandhi in Goa


December 15th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Intellectuals, literatteurs, educationists, retired bureaucrats and freedom fighters will greet Congress president Sonia Gandhi with black flags during her brief visit to Goa on Dec ... Read more...

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Freedom fighters to skip Goa liberation celebrations


December 8th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Freedom fighters who battled the Portuguese before the colonial rulers were eventually chased out of Goa by the Indian Army plan to boycott the high-profile ... Read more...

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Regional cinema should get prime slots at IFFI: Kannada filmmaker


November 30th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada filmmaker P. Sheshadri Wednesday lambasted the organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for giving step- motherly treatment to regional filmmakers ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri film, now with an Iranian twist


November 30th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Now, here's a Bhojpuri film with an Iranian twist. "He", a well-received Bhojpuri film screened at the 42nd edition of the IFFI, based on a 13-year-old ... Read more...

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Ecelectic mix and new cinema tech on show at IFFI


November 30th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Every year IFFI strives to be different and succeeds. This year too, from movie buffs to filmmakers to students, everyone is lapping up the variety ... Read more...

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On-road protests to lend new focus to Goa film fest


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) While on-screen scores of internationally acclaimed films will scorch the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) beginning Wednesday, an air of discontent against the ... Read more...

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English theatre is waning: Rajit Kapoor


November 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Organisers giving more emphasis on staging plays in regional languages is gradually causing English theatre to wane, according to eminent theatre personality and actor Rajit Kapoor."English ... Read more...

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‘DAM999′ screenplay in Oscar library


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The screenplay of "DAM999", a film about the 1975 Banqiao dam disaster in China that killed around 250,000 people, has found a place in the ... Read more...

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Indian language literature goes to Frankfurt Book Fair


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) In a first showcase of Indian indigenous writing, a literary panorama featuring works by over 30 language writers will be on display at the Frankfurt ... Read more...

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I-Day: PM to unfurl national flag at Red Fort


August 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday will unfurl the national flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort to celebrate India's 65th Independence Day. He ... Read more...

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Polaris Software eyes $100 mn revenue by 2016


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Financial technology company Polaris Software Lab Ltd. hopes to earn $100 million in five years by offering its core banking solution (CBS) and other software on ... Read more...

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NBT should reach the grassroots: Director


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Book Trust (NBT) will have to reach down to the grassroots level with everybody's efforts and cooperation, its director M.A. Sikander has said.Addressing ... Read more...

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Goverment kicks off campaign against bidis


July 28th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Thursday launched a nationwide campaign through the mass media to make people aware of the ill-effects of smoking bidis, an official said.Developed with ... Read more...

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‘DAM 999′ set for Nov 14 release


July 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 25 (IANS) "DAM 999", directed by mariner Sohan Roy, is all set to hit the theatres Nov 14.Billed as the first international movie by mariners, it ... Read more...

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Intelligentsia protest Goa government’s ‘anti-people’ policies


June 18th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Scores of freedom fighters, litterateurs and retired bureaucrats held a protest against the "anti-people" policies of the Goa government here Saturday even as the state celebrated ... Read more...

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Now, watch Nat Geo in Tamil


June 16th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) After Bengali and Telugu, the National Geographic Channel is now available in Tamil, as a result of the channel's quest of strengthening its regional ... Read more...

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Goa freedom fighters oppose patronage to English


June 13th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) Freedom fighters in Goa have threatened to boycott state celebrations of the Goa Revolution Day June 18 in protest against the government's decision to allow ... Read more...

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Anti-English protestors threaten Goa shut down Monday


June 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Agitators have vowed to shut down Goa Monday in protest against the government's decision to provide grants to schools where education is imparted in English.Bharatiya ... Read more...

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I’m not retiring, says Lata


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A media report claiming that octogenerian Lata Mangeshkar is planning to retire has upset the singing legend who is surprised how a reputed newspaper could ... 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...

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