HINDI

  • Actor Vikram sweating out the Hindi dialogues for 'I' October 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vikram, who has been dubbing for his upcoming Tamil film 'I' in Hindi over the last few days, is said to be putting in extra effort to get his lines right. He's apparently spending hours to prepare and dub in Hindi without an accent. "Vikram sir wants to get...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • Narendra Modi follows footsteps of Vajpayee, speaks in Hindi at UN September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday followed the footsteps of BJP patriarch and former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in addressing the UN General Assembly in Hindi. Modi, who has been holding diplomatic conversations in Hindi after becoming Prime Minister four months ago, spoke in Hindi during his 35-minute...
  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' September 23, 2014

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Elangovan welcomes Centre's decision to rollback circular on Hindi September 19, 2014

    Chennai: DMK Leader Elangovan welcomed Centre's decision to roll back its decision to make Hindi necessary in colleges across the country. He, however, criticised Centre for imposing a particular language on educational institutions. "That is what we have been telling. It should be left to the institution and college to decide....
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya opposes UGC's Hindi circular, says it's illegal September 18, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has strongly opposed the Universities Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular for compulsory Hindi in the colleges. In a statement she said "the UGC circular is unacceptable and illegal. The circular wouldn't apply for Tamil Nadu universities. Tamil Nadu universities under state government control...
  • TWTW: What makes on a dull day September 14, 2014

    CNNIBN's Cyrus Broacha shows what becomes news on a dull day. He talks to Hindi journalist about the news of the day. ...
  • NDA allies PMK, MDMK ask Centre to withdraw circular on Hindi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: PMK and MDMK, constituents of BJPled NDA, on Sunday protested against a Home Ministry circular to varsities that Hindi be taught along with English as a primary language, calling it another attempt to "impose" Hindi and sought its immediate withdrawal. PMK founder S Ramadoss and MDMK chief Vaiko, both BJP's...
  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Hasan Imran files defamation case against BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: TMC Rajya Sabha MP Hasan Ahmed Imran filed a criminal defamation charge against BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh. Singh had quoted reports appearing in Bangladeshi newspapers to allege that Imran used Saradha money to fund subversive programmes of JamateIslami party which were undertaken to try and dislodge the ruling...
  • Tripathi Hindi Bhavan to come up in Mumbai University September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stone laying ceremony of Dr Rammanohar Tripathi Hindi Bhavan and Dr Zakir Hussain Urdu Ghar was held at University of Mumbai. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane and Minorities Minister Arif Naseem Khan laid the foundation of the twin buildings on the university's Kalina campus on Monday. The district...
  • Opposition to 'Guru Utsav' brings imposition of Hindi, Sanskrit back into focus September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over 'Teachers Day' or 'Guru Utsav' could have been easily averted, if the Centre had made it clear that it is not mandatory for the schools in the very beginning. After many state governments ruled by the opposition including West Bengal have refused to issue a...
  • Karunanidhi slams Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav September 1, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. Karunanidhi said that the Centre was plotting to defeat the Tamil language by renaming the day in Hindi. He added that the government was seeking to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • HinduHindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Used 'Hindi' for Indians not 'Hindu', Najma Heptullah clarifies stand after facing criticism August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak for saying that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a national identity, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has been forced to issue a clarification. Defending her stand, Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Trigonometry in English suddenly seems like an alien subject: 11 problems only students from Hindi medium schools will understand August 26, 2014

    'You mean you didn't have any textbooks in English?' That's the first question most students in college ask their counterparts from Hindi medium schools. It is hard to imagine how someone read Mathematics, Biology and Psychology out of a Hindi textbook. How do they remember the definitions we learned by...
  • Chinese students flock to Gujarat to learn Hindi in wake of growing trade with India August 25, 2014

    Gandhinagar: With trade relations between India and China thriving, several Chinese nationals are now flocking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to learn Hindi. 22year old Li Chaoling, a BA student at China's Yunnan Minzu University is in India to learn Hindi. Growing business relations between India...
  • Government calls allparty meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an allparty meet on the UPS CSAT issue as there has been stiff opposition to the Centre's stand on it. Members of the Left, SP and BSP staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday opposing the government's stand on UPSC. Sources say...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • PM Modi calls meet on UPSC language row today August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With no solution in sight to the row over the Civil Services Preliminary exam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting once he returns from Nepal, to resolve the matter. Home Minster Rajnath Singh and MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh will be present at the meeting. The...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNNIBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed. Sources say...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants' exam preparation marred by protests July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test refuse to die down, several aspirants are unsure about the fate of the exam. It's been days since admit cards were issued for the UPSC preliminary exam. The students who should've been preparing are instead on the streets, protesting against...
  • What the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test controversy is all about July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Preliminary Examination, which is the first step towards joining the top echelons of bureaucracy, has taken an ugly turn with the issue being diverted to the linguistic fight. The structure of the CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is the...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants reject government's attempt to buy time July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission aspirants have rejected the government's attempt to buy time. They are demanding scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test. The government was forced to make a statement in Parliament on Friday, saying that the issue will be resolved in...
  • UPSC CSAT row escalates, aspirants detained, MPs raise issue in Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Several Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants protesting against the alleged language bias in the CSAT paper were detained by Delhi Police on Friday when they were marching towards Parliament. The aspirants were detained from near Rail Bhawan in central Delhi and taken to the Parliament...
  • UPSC language row rocks Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Parliament over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during Question Hour following Opposition's demand for a clarification by no other than the Prime Minister or...
  • Government asks UPSC aspirants to withdraw agitation over language bias July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the issuing of admit cards for the preliminary examinations should...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...