India  /  Published 05.09.20

Valley voices Hindi fear

The Valley’s civil society has woken from a yearlong slumber to oppose a purported central government design to impose Hindi on Jammu and Kashmir and voice alarm at a “learning crisis&rdqu...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 03.09.20

Urdu to lose J&K special status

Urdu is set to lose its 131-year-old status as Jammu and Kashmir’s sole official language. The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday decided to include Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri and English as off...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Delhi High Court clears air on Urdu in FIR

Delhi High Court on Wednesday clarified that it had in an earlier order directed that FIRs should be registered in simple language, and only archaic Urdu and Persian words need to be avoided.A bench o...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.09.19

Panjab University Urdu ‘foreign’ protest

Panjab University’s Urdu department has objected to its proposed merger with those of various foreign languages, asserting that Urdu is not a foreign tongue but an Indian language like Hindi and Pun...
By PTI in Chandigarh

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.20

Power of anthems

If I hear “Hum Dekhenge” one more time, I’ll melt my Diwali candle stubs and pour wax into my ears. The thing with anthems is that you bump into them over and over again. Once playback technolog...
By Mukul Kesavan


West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

Platform for Urdu-medium students

Kashf, an intra and inter-school Urdu competition presented by Rehnuma-e-Niswaan, in association with The Telegraph Young Metro, saw around 20,000 students from 75 schools across Bengal taking part.M...
By A staff reporter

India  /  Published 15.06.19

When in Bengal, speak Bangla- People react to the CM's remark

Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that those living in Bengal must learn to speak Bengali, intensifying her movement against the BJP which she accuses of trying to defame Bengal and its cul...
in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.02.20

Urdu faces minority tag

The Prime Minister’s Office is considering a request to transfer the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language from the ministry governing education to that of minority affairs and is expected...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Doublespeak on Urdu

The present government just cannot let things be. It has now trained its sights on Urdu. The minister for minority affairs had suggested that the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language be shi...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

Humanity trumps Pak prejudice

119 Indians and 1 Pakistani. That is how the two countries are represented in a WhatsApp group of Urdu lovers spanning continents.At a time Pakistan-bashing is the norm on social media in India, the m...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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