North East  /  Published 12.03.20

August 15 deadline for tol, madarsas

The Assam government on Thursday announced August 15 deadline to close down all government-run Sanskrit tols and madarsas. Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the Assembly that while the madar...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

Heritage  /  Published 09.03.19

Scholars divided on translation of Buddhist text

According to modern historians, the text was originally compiled by the great Buddhist scholar Abhyakaragupta between the 11th and 12th centuries. Abhyakaragupta was associated with the Vikramasila-ma...
By Bitan Sikdar

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Asato ma sadgamaya goes to bench

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a constitution bench two petitions that have challenged the mandatory singing of two Sanskrit and Hindi prayers in the country’s 1,200 Kendriya Vidyalayas.Pet...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.12.19

‘Medieval’ tag on BHU bullies

Senior academics have condemned as “medieval” the way a group of students from Banaras Hindu University’s main Sanskrit faculty have succeeded in bullying the campus administration into removing...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Students stand by BHU professor

Dozens of Banaras Hindu University students as well as social activists and artistes of Varanasi have expressed solidarity with assistant professor of Sanskrit Feroze Khan and condemned the “anti-co...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


North East  /  Published 03.05.19

Kendriya Vidyalaya guardians push for Assamese

Guardians of students of a Kendriya Vidyalaya here on Friday decided to move the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), urging it to make Assamese a compulsory subject from classes I to X in its schools....
By A staff reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 19.01.20

Sanskrit to replace Urdu from Uttarakhand railway signboards

Names of railway stations written in Urdu on platform signboards in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit, the second official language of the hill state.The move is in keeping with the Railway ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.07.19

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan to teach language to 5 villages

The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, one of the three central institutes in the country promoting Sanskrit, has adopted five villages across the country to ensure people are able to converse in the langua...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Ramesh Pokhriyal's IIT speech & the claps he got

Why did the students clap? That is, why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side obviously. Like the students at the 65th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.12.19

BHU prof ‘attacked’ for backing Feroze

A Sanskrit professor at Banaras Hindu University has alleged he was attacked by a group of students on Monday afternoon because of his support for Muslim teacher Feroze Khan’s appointment to the dep...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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