Gang-rape documentary: SC asks advocate to respond

The Supreme Court on Monday granted two weeks time to one of the two advocates, accused of making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case, to file response to a plea of women lawyers' body which has sought action against them.

India, Germany to encourage teaching of each other's languages

India and Germany have agreed to encourage the teaching of each other's languages within the framework of their national policies in the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German as third language in government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools.

India's secularism cannot be 'shaken' due to language: Modi

Against the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German in government run schools in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight said India's secularism is not so weak that it will be "shaken" because of a language and there was a need for having "self-confidence".

Uttarakhand Governor calls for digitising Sanskrit texts

 Ancient Sanskrit texts are treasure trove of knowledge rich in philosophical content, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul on Friday said and flagged the need to digitise and make them available to the rest of the world through the Internet.

Sanskrit being popularised in CBSE-affiliated schools abroad: HRD Minister
Sanskrit being popularised in CBSE-affiliated schools abroad: HRD Minister

Sanskrit is not only being popularised in schools in the country but also abroad in all CBSE-affliated schools, the government on Wednesday said.

Save Braj Bhasha from extinction, demand scholars, artistes

Under a combined onslaught of Hindi and English, the popular local dialect Braj Bhasha, identified with Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha, is facing extinction.

Efforts being made to encourage Sanskrit: Haryana minister

The BJP government in Haryana is making efforts to encourage Sanskrit language in schools, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Tuesday.

Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi wins Sahitya Akademi Award

Eminent Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi has been conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for 2014 for his ‘Kanakalochanaha’ collection of short stories, a statement said Wednesday.

Sessions on computational electronics held at ISC

A session on Computational Electronics on the second day of the 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) here today received an encouraging response from students.

Why did ISC wait 100 years to discuss ancient science: Bhatkar

Emphasising the importance of ancient Indian science, computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar on Sunday asked why it took so long for the Indian Science Congress to discuss the issue.

Ancient Indian science theories based on logic: Javadekar
Ancient Indian science theories based on logic: Javadekar

Mumbai: Ancient Indian scientific theories were based on minute understanding of observations of centuries and based on experience and logic, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Sunday.

Encounter-accused cops learn spoken Sanskrit in Gujarat jail

IPS officers PP Pandey and DG Vanzara, accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Thursday completed a course in Sanskrit-speaking at the Sabarmati central jail here.

Central University of Orissa to launch MA in Sanskrit

Considering the importance of the ancient language, the Central University of Orissa, Koraput, is all set to launch a new post graduate course in Sanskrit from the next academic session.

SC accepts Centre's offer to end row over German in KV schools
SC accepts Centre's offer to end row over German in KV schools

The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the proposal mooted by the Centre that KV students of class VI, VII and VIII will not have to take examination for third modern Indian language Sanskrit in this academic session and they may continue to study German as an optional subject.

No exam of third language in 2014-15: KVS to SC

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there will be no examination for the third language in this academic session (2014-15) for those students who have to take Sanskrit midway in place of German.

Germany confident India will find "practical solution" to language issue

Germany on Thursday voiced confidence that the Modi government will find a "practical solution" to the issue of dropping German language as an alternative to Sanskrit in central schools.

CPM MP opposes decision to replace German with Sanskrit in KVs

CPI-M on Tuesday protested in Rajya Sabha against government's decision to replace German with Sanskrit in class XI and class XII in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

CPI-M accuses BJP, RSS of using education to communalise society

The CPI(M) on Friday accused BJP and RSS of trying to communalise the society by using education to "indoctrinate" young minds with an objective of converting the country into a "rabidly intolerant Hindu Rashtra."

KVS to teach Sanskrit in Classes XI, XII

After replacing German with Sanskrit as third language from Classes VI to VIII, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to revive a policy of teaching Sanskrit in Classes XI and XII.

Sanskrit Vs German: SC to resume hearing today

The Supreme Court will resume hearing, Monday, on the petition filed against government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.