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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.

The many moods of the moon; Urdu poetry’s favourite muse

July 22, 2019 9:18 am

Love, beauty, yearning and despair -- The moon is a multipurpose muse, at once a symbol of ishq (love), taqwa (piety), tanhaai (loneliness), hairat (wonder), khushi (happiness) and arzoo (longing).

Mumbai: Urdu B.Ed students a worried lot after being told to do internships in Marathi

July 05, 2019 9:41 am

Some students have also complained about being made to write their internal exams for History and Geography in Marathi.

Pune: Festival of Urdu literature, music to start on Tuesday

October 10, 2017 6:59 am

The festival will start from October 10 to 12, at Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, Hirabaug, at 7.30 pm and October 13 at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha at 9.30 pm. The show is compiled and directed by Om Bhutkar, and managed and co-produced by Wide Wings Media.

A three-day conference at JNU aims to highlight the presence of Urdu in pop culture

September 07, 2017 11:01 am

While Urdu is typically celebrated as a language of romance and classical poetry by the greats — Ghalib, Mir and Faiz, it has a lesser-acknowledged popular-culture presence in film songs, detective fiction, ghazals, mushairas, qawwalis and even as poetry inscribed on trucks.

Urdu is language of entire country, sad that it has become a politicised issue: Hamid Ansari

August 15, 2017 11:37 pm

"It is the language of the entire country," Hamid Ansari said, adding that nowadays there were Urdu speaking people in Canada, the US, Australia and other parts of the world.

Teaching Urdu at home: A calling for some, distraction for others

July 29, 2017 4:03 am

The Urdu literacy centre was launched in 1988 by the Urdu Academy as a scheme to eradicate illiteracy under the National Policy on Education. Inaugurating a new session Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “You aren’t just teachers, you are ambassadors of the way of life.”