Regional Languages

  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee 4 days ago

    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...
  • Samsung Galaxy phones, Tab 3 to support 9 Indian languages August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Korean electronics major Samsung said its Galaxy range of smartphones and Tab 3 will support content and user interface in nine major regional languages of the country. While the Galaxy Grand, S4 and Tab 3 will support Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi...
  • DMK against new civil services exam norms March 13, 2013

    Chennai: Accusing the central government of trying to impose Hindi by making changes in the civil services exam norms, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the notification as it would filter out candidates from rural India. In a letter to the prime minister, the...
  • India needs a competitive civil service which requires to know English: Srivatsa Krishna March 12, 2013

    The new UPSC exam rules will close down linguistic concessions offered to all vernacular languages and will take into account the score of the English language paper in the final selection for top jobs. IAS Officer Srivatsa Krishna shared his perspective on the pros and cons of such steps. Q. I...
  • DMK opposes scrapping of regional language from UPSC exam March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Key UPA ally DMK on Tuesday joined a host of parties in opposing a UPSC notification for scrapping of regional language paper, describing it as an attempt to "impose" Hindi and that the move will affect rural aspirants. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, DMK chief M...
  • No regional language test in UPSC; BJP, Sena protest March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission's decision to scrap regional language test in its exams has led to a controversy and the BJP and the Shiv Sena are calling the decision anti-people. The UPSC had proposed aptitude and English papers instead of regional language paper in the exams. Both the...
  • PM's speech to be translated into regional languages September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to a bigger audience on FDI issue, the government has decided to translate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's September 21 Address to the Nation in over 20 languages and publish it in newspapers across the country. The Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP)...
  • State of the Nation: English, a way of life for Indians August 12, 2009

    At the end of this week, India will celebrate Independence Day. All through this Independence Day week, CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times present a survey on how Indian society has changed since Independence. On Tuesday, the topic of discussion was what Indians feel about the English language. The Supreme Court recently...
  • Lekhika takes technology to masses November 20, 2007

    New Delhi The best way of taking technology to the masses is to make it comprehensive by making it compatible to regional languages. Developed with Israeli help by government run CDAC, Lekhika 2007 supports ten Indian scripts and 3000 characters. It works on Windows, MAC and Linux. It types documents,...
  • Vernacular blogging: The way to connect September 15, 2007

    Chennai: It has been 10 years since the blogging revolution began on the Internet and now the word has spread beyond English. The bloggers in India are now putting their names on the blogosphere for good in many regional languages. ...
  • MSN India launches language portals September 22, 2006

    New Delhi: MSN India on Friday celebrated its sixth anniversary by launching regional language portals in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, besides making considerable changes to its India homepage. The company also unveiled Windows Live Messenger in these five languages and introduced Windows Live Domains....