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Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad Oppose Government Decision To Abolish Language Paper In Civil Services Exam

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said recognised languages would include Bodo or Bengali or any other tribal language of the state, and also Hindi as many people in Assam speak it.

Chief Minister Khattar Enrolls In Kurukshetra University To Learn Japanese

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

CM Khattar said he had a passion for learning foreign languages from the very beginning, so he has enrolled in the Japanese language course started by Kurukshetra University (KU).


Dharmendra Pradhan: Assam To Be Made Laboratory For Mother Tongue-Based Education

Pradhan further said that the Centre is striving to ensure parity in educational opportunities across the country, and to that end, a roadmap for creating 'Special Education Zones' is being prepared.

Zomato Reinstates Employee Terminated Over Language Controversy, CEO Says Tolerance And 'Chill' Needs To Be Higher

Oct 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Defending his decision, Goyal stated that this alone was not something the executive should be fired for. He added that the company’s executives are young and not experts on regional sentiments and languages.


From Accentuating Sexuality To Questioning Hierarchy, Mithu Sen's Works Of Art Explore Multiple Domains

Through her praxis of lingual anarchy, Sen reflects on issues of purposiveness, utility, translatability and communicability of language, and moves towards an examination by inflicting disorders of language.

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11 June, 2021

Searching For Your Dream Job? Here’s Why It Pays To Learn A Foreign Language

Soumitra Bose

Learning Chinese can get you a lucrative job as businesses across the world seek personnel with multi-language skills


29 January, 2021

Sikkim Govt Asks Schools To Introduce 11 Local Languages In Next Curriculum

Outlook Web Bureau

Previously, students in the state-run schools were given Bhutia, Nepali, Lepcha and Limbu as options for the second language, and now seven more would be added to the list.


10 November, 2020

'Lockdown' Declared Word Of The Year 2020 By Collins

PTI

Coronavirus and furlough also in dictionary's top 10 words of the year list.


04 September, 2020

Centre Moves HC For Review Of Its Direction To Publish Draft EIA In 22 Languages

PTI

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan on Friday issued notice to the environmentalist, on whose plea the high court had issued the direction, and sought his response by September 23.


09 August, 2020

'Was Asked If I Am Indian As I Don't Know Hindi': DMK Leader Kanimozhi Alleges Bias

PTI

The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi.


06 October, 2019

Khasi Film 'Iewduh' Becomes First From Meghalaya To Enter Busan Film Festival

Abdul Gani

'Iewduh', also known as Barabazar, is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade centres in northeastern India


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18 September, 2019

‘No Language Can Be Imposed’: Rajinikanth On Amit Shah’s Hindi Remark

Outlook Web Bureau

"A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language," Rajinikanth said.


14 September, 2019

'Hindi Not National Language': Karnataka Opposition Parties Oppose 'Hindi Diwas'

Outlook Web Bureau

A pro-Kannada outfit has warned of agitations from October 1 if the Centre 'imposes' Hindi in Karnataka.


30 August, 2019

After PM Modi's Language Challenge, Shashi Tharoor Responds In Style With 'Pluralism'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Thiruvananthapuram lawmaker revealed his choice of word and said that he would tweet a word daily in English, Hindi and Malayalam.


14 July, 2019

'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

Outlook Web Bureau

Senior journalist Pranabjit Doloi filed a complaint last Thursday against 10 poets of the genre, accusing them of labelling Assamese as xenophobic in their poems.


28 June, 2019

Opinion | NEP Afterthoughts: Can We Focus on Developing a Mother-Tongue-based Bilingual Model for Schools?

Deepti Sreeram

Though immersion in more than one language at an early age is useful towards learning more languages, this would only result in functional proficiency.


14 June, 2019

Those Living In Bengal Will Have To Learn To Speak In Bengali: Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors' agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.


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05 June, 2019

DMK Demands Tamil To Be Made Official Language In Central Govt Offices

Outlook Web Bureau

The proposal came a day after the Centre dropped the contentious provision of compulsory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states.


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Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin plays a shot during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden...

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BCCI secretary Jay Shah during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

Former Indian cricketer and BCCI President Saurav Ganguly during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden...

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BCCI secretary Jay Shah during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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Fire personnel check cyclone rescue and rehabilitation equipments before going to predicted landfall and affected districts, in view of Cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar.

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