Hindi

  • Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu officials on PIL on languages 07-07-2014 08:24 PM

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a PIL seeking to declare all the 22 languages found in Schedule VIII of the constitution as National and official languages of the Union of India. A Division Bench of...
  • Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 03-07-2014 01:06 PM

    Three cousins from Kerala go on to finding their dreams in the critically-acclaimed Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days'. Directed by 'Kerala Cafe' filmmaker Anjali Menon, 'Bangalore Days' revolves around the three cousins. Starring noted actors Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen, the...
  • In defence of Angrezi: Modi speaks the language of Macaulayputras

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Now that PM Narendra Modi has made an unexpected speech in the language of the Macaulayputras at a moment of national pride when PSLV blasted...

  • Language row at JNU, students say 'forced to fill mess forms in Hindi' 27-06-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: After the government was hit by it, the language row has now erupted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Left students leaders claim that all students including those from non-Hindi speaking states are being forced to fill mess forms in Hindi. The university says that it is running short...
  • Imposition of Hindi as the 'national' language makes me believe that Karnataka is an independent nation

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    The indoctrination that Hindi is India's national language is widespread. Despite there being no mention of it in the Constitution, and despite clarifications by the...

  • SP government always in favour of Hindi, Urdu: CM Akhilesh Yadav 20-06-2014 11:34 PM

    Amid controversy over Centre's move to give priority to Hindi on official social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadavtoday said the SPgovernment and the party had always been in favour of Hindi and Urdu. "I presented my budget in Hindi itself. But when we are in favour of Hindi...
  • Hindi row: Government issues clarification after uproar by political parties 20-06-2014 11:11 PM

    The Ministry of Home Affairs' directive that Hindi be used in all official social media posts has sparked a row. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's comment showed a dislike towards the English speaking classes. Thus, leading many to believe the focus was somewhere else. There were extensive protests from the...
  • Hindi first: Are political parties playing politics of language? 20-06-2014 10:25 PM

    Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The government also added that the directive...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Modi government 20-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Facing criticism from various sections, government on Friday said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindi-speaking states... Hindi is not being...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 20-06-2014 10:02 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre hikes railway fares by 14.2 pc, freight charges by 6.5 pc 20-06-2014 08:52 PM

    A week after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to prepare themselves to face some hardships, the Centre has increased Railways fare on Friday. The fare has gone up by 14.2 per cent for passengers and 6.5 per cent for the freight. It will be effective from June...
  • Hindi first: Are Netas playing politics of language? 20-06-2014 08:10 PM

    Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. CNN-IBN takes calls...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only for Hindi-speaking states, clarifies government 20-06-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The...
  • Venkaiah Naidu blames Congress for Hindi directive 20-06-2014 06:31 PM

    Chennai: Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has blamed the previous Congress for the directive promoting Hindi across India. Speaking to the media he said "I don't know why this controversy is happening. We have not done anything. This circular was issued on March 10. We weren't...
  • Congress opposes Hindi push, warns of backlash 20-06-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday attacked the government for directing officials to use Hindi in social media, warning that this will lead to a backlash in non-Hindi speaking states. "There will be a backlash in non-Hindi states, in particular in Tamil Nadu... The government is advised to proceed with...
  • Use all languages on social media: CPI-M 20-06-2014 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: The CPI-M today criticized the government decision to use Hindi as the sole medium of communication for government information on social media. A statement from the Communist Party of India-Marxist said this went "against the principle of linguistic equality and is an injustice to other national languages. "The...
  • Census dispels Hindi myth, only 25 pc in India claim Hindi is their mother tongue 20-06-2014 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The newly elected BJP led NDA government's eagerness to promote Hindi on social media platforms has led to a controversy dividing the people on language lines. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has defended the Centre's decision to promote Hindi. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has...
  • Full text: The Official Languages Act, 1963 20-06-2014 01:00 PM

    THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT, 1963 (AS AMENDED, 1967) (Act No. 19 of 1963) An Act to provide for the languages which may be used for the official purposes of the Union, for transaction of business in Parliament, for Central and State, Acts and for certain purposes in High Courts. Be...
  • Hindi directive row escalates; Maya, Jaya oppose Modi government's move 20-06-2014 12:57 PM

    Chennai: The age-old 'linguistic war' in the Indian society has reached a new level altogether with the Union Home Ministry issuing directives to use Hindi for interactions on the social media and different voices emerging from regional parties on the issue. While DMK chief Karunanidhi had on Thursday strongly opposed...
  • Hindi directive row: Jaya tells Modi to 'make sure English is used on social media' 20-06-2014 12:01 PM

    Chennai: The 'linguistic war' has got bigger with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa writing to the Prime Minister asking him to make English the medium of communication on social media and not Hindi as directed by the Home Ministry. "As you are aware, as per the Official Languages Rules,...
  • Naqvi on promoting Hindi language 20-06-2014 11:36 AM

    In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted as it was increasing being perceived that only the English speaking were the intelligent lot. ...
  • Need to dispel the perception that only English speakers are intelligent: BJP 20-06-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: Adding fuel to the ongoing 'linguistic war', Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that a person who speaks Hindi was considered illiterate while the English speaking populace was considered elite. In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be...
  • No directive that Hindi must be the dominating language: MHA 19-06-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju dismissed any directive issued by the government to declare Hindi as the dominating language. "The controversy on Hindi is unwarranted. There is no directive that Hindi must be the dominating language. We want every language to get due importance," he...
  • Promoting Hindi doesn't mean we are discouraging other languages: MHA 19-06-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rebuffed DMK chief Karunanidhi's charges that it is treating non-Hindi speakers as second class citizens. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarified the ministry's stand over the matter by saying that the government was not promoting Hindi at the cost of...
  • Focus on India's development rather than 'promoting' Hindi: DMK to PM 19-06-2014 12:14 PM

    Chennai: Linguistic chauvinism seems to be rearing its ugly head in India once again. DMK chief Karunanidhi has lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government at the Centre for giving Hindi priority over other languages for official use. The veteran leader has criticised the directives from Ministry of Home...
  • 'You suck as much as the grammar of that fake tweet': Shah Rukh Khan has a meltdown on Twitter 19-05-2014 12:47 PM

    Mischief managed. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan rarely reacts to political controversies on Twitter. But on Sunday, he was so enraged over a comment he claimed he did not make, he found it imperative to clear his stand, losing it in the process. This is how the story unfolded. Actor...
  • Watch: Vivek Oberoi dubs for Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' 08-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Don't be fooled by his charming good looks, actor Vivek Oberoi has a darker side as well. After portraying the role of a sinister bad guy in 'Krrish 3', he will now give his voice to the super-villain Max Dillon aka Electro for the Hindi version of the upcoming film...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are...
  • Nargis Fakhiri works on her Hindi, stays away from cat fights 23-03-2014 04:09 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhiri, who is still struggling to speak Hindi fluently, has dubbed in her own voice in her upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero' and says the language is not blocking offers. "There is no less offers because of my language problem. If I get a script, I understand...
  • Why are the MPs from Karnataka not opening their mouths in Parliament?

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Of late, after the civil-society driven anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of the educated middle class, there have been wide spread debates about the educational...