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  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time 3 days ago

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Malayalam book on M F Hussain translated into Arabic, English July 1, 2014

    Dubai: The story of acclaimed painter Maqbool Fida Hussain, written in Malayalam by an Indian journalist, has now been translated into Arabic and English in the UAE. The Department of Culture and Information of the Sharjah Government published the translated version of the book originally written in Malayalam by E M...
  • Microsoft shows off realtime Skype translator May 28, 2014

    Rancho Palso Verdes: Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a realtime, spokenword translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages...
  • India signs treaty to facilitate published works for blind May 1, 2014

    Geneva: India has signed the "Marrakesh Treaty" to facilitate access to published works for blind, visually impaired or print disabled persons. The treaty was signed on Wednesday at a ceremony organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) during the 27th session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Veena Ish,...
  • Crossword Book Award 2013 Shortlist Announced November 20, 2013

    Crossword Bookstore in Association with Principal Retirement Advisors announced the shortlist for the prestigious The Crossword Book Award 2013. This shortlist was announced across four categories which include Indian Fiction, Indian NonFiction, Indian Translation & Children's Writing. The Crossword Book Award had also earlier released the ten shortlisted books for...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book November 1, 2013

    The Venetian merchant Niccol de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...
  • Twitter silently introduces Bing translation for tweets July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Twitter has silently added automatic language translation powered by Bing for tweets on the website. Now when you see a tweet in a foreign language, you will be able to grab its translation from Microsoft's search engine. No official announcement regarding partnering with Bing for the translations was made by...
  • Online translation on the rise; changing lives April 7, 2013

    Online translation on the rise; changing lives California: You might use Google Translate to read a hardtofind Manga comic book or to decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in rural Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall...
  • 'Sounding Off' is simple, brisk and engaging November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: AR Rahman was still a branded name before his Oscar win, but one man who was completely stranger to the common music lovers was the sound designereditor Resul Pookutty, who suddenly became the talk of the town after Slumdog Millionaire won prizes for its sound department at 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)...
  • SSC: Junior Translator (JTL) Exam July 17, 2012

    Staff Selection Commission undertakes a combined all India open examination for the recruitment of Junior Translators (CSOLs) / Junior Hindi Translators (in Subordinate Offices). Scheme of the exam The examination consists of two parts: PART I: Written Examination, carrying 400 marks PART II: Personality Test (Interview), carrying 100 Marks. Names of posts, classification, pay band...
  • Full text of the threat letter Sanjay Joshi received July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP leader Sanjay Joshi on Monday claimed he received a threatening letter among the many such messages he has been getting from unknown sources. Joshi quit the BJP last month citing pressure from Narendra Modi. A vociferous Modi detractor, Joshi's resignation was the price the Gujarat CM...
  • Now, Mahabharata in contemporary English July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Wellknown economist Bibek Debroy is addressing a growing need among youngsters bred on English as their staple tongue: He is translating the Indian epic Mahabharata in 11 volumes into contemporary English. Unusual for a fulltime economist, who is a research professor at the Centre for Policy Research, an economic...
  • The Economist Crossword Award's longlist June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Economist and Crossword in association with Principal Retirement Advisors & Standard Chartered Bank released the list of entries for the 'The Economist Crossword Book Award 2011' across all the four categories of Indian Fiction, NonFiction, Translation and Children's writing. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs...
  • The Crossword Book Award's longlist announced June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Economist and Crossword in association with Principal Retirement Advisors & Standard Chartered Bank released the list of entries for the 'The Economist Crossword Book Award 2011' across all the four categories of Indian Fiction, NonFiction, Translation and Children's writing. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs...
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poems translated into German May 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of humanity, has now been translated into German. A bilingual UrduGerman book of Faiz's poems has been launched by the Goethe Institut in Karachi, Dawn...
  • Gmail gets automatic message translation feature May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Here is good news for Gmail users. Now, users will be able to conveniently comprehend emails they receive in other languages as Google has announced to roll out the automatic translation feature for all Gmail users over the next few days. "Since message translation was one of the most...
  • Software turns spoken English into 26 languages March 15, 2012

    London: Computer giant Microsoft has reportedly created a software dubbed the "Universal Translator" that can convert English language spoken to it into 26 different languages. Frank Soong and Rick Rashid from the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington created the software which can also speak in the user's own voice,...
  • New sensibilities emerging in literary translation February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In Kerala, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is among the most popular novelists thanks to his translated works in Malayalam. Translations of popular fictions, nonfictions and classics are much in demand in India and adorn bookshelves in many urban homes like status tags. For the translator, it is no easy...
  • Knowledge should not be banned: Kabir Bedi October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor Kabir bedi has started a protest opposing Delhi University's decision to remove late poet and translator AK Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation' from its history syllabus. "I have signed petition opposing Delhi University's removal of of AK Ramanujan's '300 Ramayans' from...
  • Crossword Book Award shortlist announced July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The shortlists for the Vodafone Crossword Books Award was announced across five categories in New Delhi on Wednesday. The categories are: Fiction, NonFiction, Translations, Children's Books and Popular Choice. The last of these has been revamped, with the top 5 fiction and top 5 nonfiction bestsellers at Crossword stores...
  • Google Translate adds five Indian languages June 22, 2011

    Washington: Google has extended its translation services to five more Indian languages Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu besides Hindi potentially increasing its reach to over 500 million people. "Beginning today, you can explore the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent with Google translate, which now supports five new...
  • Google unveils instant translation app January 14, 2011

    London: Google has unveiled a mobile phone application that allows users to translate chats instantaneously. Google Translate can use devices running its Android operating system to allow translation of English to Spanish and vice versa. Users will have to punch a key to activate the translation between sentences, but Google expects the...
  • China bans foreign words in local media December 22, 2010

    Beijing: China has banned the use of foreign words, particularly English ones, in the Chinese media. The ban order, which applies to newspapers, publishers and websiteowners, was issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), the People's Daily reported. According to the GAPP, abuse of foreign languages, particularly the use...
  • Koni: The rise of the underdog September 14, 2010

    Strangely, all I remember of the cinematic adaptation of Koni, which I saw at least a couple of decades back, is the battle cry of swimming coach Kshitish Sinha egging on a tired protg fight Koni, fight! And yet, this is the defining peg of the story of an impoverished...
  • What's in a name? More than you might think November 17, 2009

    London: A Londonbased translation firm is offering parentstobe the chance to check the meaning of prospective baby names in other languages to avoid inadvertently causing their offspring future embarrassment. Celebrity couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might have thought twice about naming their daughter Suri if they'd known that it means...
  • Ent Wrap: Scarlett gets engaged to beau Ryan May 6, 2008

    From the French bestowing Knighthood on singer Kylie Minogue to Scarlett Johansson getting engaged and Hugh Jackman talking about his new movie Deception we've got the babes, the bad guys and the buzz on our Entertainment wrap of the day. ...
  • Answers and winners of The Really Tough Movie Quiz April 25, 2008

    Last week on The Really Tough Movie Quiz, we asked you how well do you know your popular Hollywood flicks. Here are the answers and the winners. Question 1: In Never Been Kissed, Drew Barrymore plays Josie Geller, a reporter who goes undercover at a high school to get a story....
  • 5 big tech innovations on the anvil! April 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Imagine a mobile phone that reads your mind! Or a device that can translate a speech instantly or a 3D Internet in which you can walk the aisles of supermarkets, bookstores and DVD shops! It may sound a distance future, but according to IBM Research, they are the...