Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali
Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali

Remnants of ancient Indian pottery, beads and even Indian DNA found in human bones point to thriving trade and social contacts between India and Bali dating back to more than 2,000 years.

Sanskrit words make Ajay Devgn feel lucky!
Sanskrit words make Ajay Devgn feel lucky!

Ajay Devgn approaches his films in a very unique way. The actor who has two National Awards to his credit, is apparently in favour of using Sanskrit words as titles for his films.

'Make Sanskrit or any classical language mandatory in schools'

An RSS-affiliated body has suggested changes in education policy to make studying Sanskrit or other classical languages like Arabic, Persian, Latin or Greek mandatory in schools for at least four years.

Rajasthan govt transfers 40 Urdu teachers to teach Sanskrit

The Rajasthan government has transferred about 40 Urdu teachers to the post of Sanskrit teachers in its schools, drawing sharp criticism.

Sanskrit a world view, not just language: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Sanskrit is not a mere language but a world view.

Sanskrit should be propagated to purify minds of people: Swaraj
Sanskrit should be propagated to purify minds of people: Swaraj

Sanskrit scholars from 60 countries began a five-day conference here today with an inaugural speech by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who suggested that Sanskrit should be propagated so that "it purifies the minds of the people and thus sanctifies the whole world."

Union govt more interested in show-off: Akhilesh Yadav

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today supported a demand by Sanskrit scholars to accord central varsity status to Varanasi-based Sampoornand University but took a dig at the Centre saying those who have to do it are more interested in show off.

Delhi CM meets newly-constituted governing bodies of academies

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met the members of the newly-constituted governing bodies of Hindi, Sanskrit and Bhojpuri-Maithili Academies.

DD News to telecast news programme in Sanskrit over weekends

In order to attract a niche audience and meet the long standing demand from a section of its viewers, Doordarshan is set to launch a news programme in Sanskrit on weekends.

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.