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Wednesday, January 20, 2021



Renowned Urdu writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away

December 25, 2020 3:29 pm

The Twitter handle of Dastangoi Collective confirmed the news and informed that Faruqi breathed his last at his place in Allahabad at 11.20 am

Forty Years Ago: December 18, 1980

December 17, 2020 11:46 pm

At Muzaffarpur, the Delhi-bound Jayanti Janata Express had to be cancelled because some miscreants set fire to it. The fire was quickly brought under control. In Dalmia Nagar in Rohtas district, the telephone exchange and railway station were attacked.

‘Cold shoulder to Urdu’: Rajasthan teacher calls off march to Dandi after 9-point pact

November 23, 2020 7:11 am

For several years now, the Urdu teachers in Rajasthan have been making several demands, including regularisation of madrasa teachers.

Hindi’s century-long struggle to be recognised over a more powerful Urdu

September 14, 2020 8:11 pm

In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Urdu was the predominant language in those areas of the subcontinent that are today called the ‘Hindi belt’.

Rahat Indori passes away; revisit some of his best ghazals

August 12, 2020 9:27 am

The poet's words weaved magic, and early last year his line 'Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai', taken from ghazal ‘Agar khilaaf hain hone do' became the clarion call of the anti-CAA protests which erupted across the country

Popular Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain passes away in Hyderabad

May 28, 2020 10:19 am

Many of Hussain's books have been translated from Urdu to Hindi, English and other languages over the years.

Upload list of Urdu, Persian words in FIRs with meanings: Delhi HC

December 27, 2019 7:44 am

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said: “...we deem it appropriate to clarify that we have not opined against the use of Urdu words per se. Every language is entitled to command its own respect, and we are conscious of the richness of Urdu as a language.”

How Urdu travelled from being intrinsic to our daily life to one that is being declared a foreign tongue

October 07, 2019 8:20 am

It is generally believed that Urdu was born in the army camps of Delhi as a language that borrowed words from different languages so that soldiers from different parts could easily communicate with each other.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Date, history, importance, significance and celebration of this day in India

September 13, 2019 1:47 pm

Hindi Diwas 2019 Date: The Constituent Assembly of India had, in 1949, recognised and adopted Hindi — an Indo-Aryan language — as the official language of the newly formed nation.

In J&K, questions over whether Urdu will remain official language

September 04, 2019 9:44 am

Before August 5, Urdu was the official language of J&K state, while official transactions and orders were also conducted and issued in English.