Urdu declared official language in Bengal
Kolkata: Urdu was on Monday declared as official
language in West Bengal in respect of certain districts where
Urdu-speaking population exceeds 10 per cent.
The state Assembly passed the West Bengal official
language (amendment) bill, 2012, declaring Urdu as official
language in respect of certain districts where the population
of urdu-speaking people exceeds 10 per cent as a whole or part
of the district like sub-division or block.
Moving the bill, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who
holds minority affairs department, said that the state
government had earlier given official language status to
She said the state government had already decided to
given official language status to Gurmukhi and Santhali
A bill to this effect would be brought in the next
session of the House, she said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 24 dead after boat carrying 40 capsizes in river Ganga in Patna; many still missing
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: What characteristics define a true leader?
- Tourists flock to Manali as snowfall takes a short break
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Assembly elections: BJP likely to announce its first list of candidates for UP, Uttarakhand
- Abhishek Bachchan reveals the moment when Aishwarya Rai said 'yes' to him
- India vs England, 1st ODI: As it happened...
- India vs England, 1st ODI: Ravichandran Aswhin steals the show with huge six — WATCH
- Petrol price hiked by 42 paisa per litre, diesel by Rs 1.03 a litre