Shiv Sena unaware Urdu is madrasas students' mother tongue: Najma Heptulla

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Thursday sought to downplay Shiv Sena's demand that madrasas should be barred from using Urdu and Arabic as their medium of instruction, saying the saffron party was "unaware" that Urdu was their mother tongue and added she will speak to Sena leaders. "Urdu is mother tongue of those who are learning in madrasas.

Rediscover old tales in a forgotten language at Dastangoi Festival in Delhi

Dastango Aamir & Dastango Affan performing 'Dastan-e-Amir Hamza' at Dastangoi Festival

Plight of Hindus in Pakistan: Why is world silent over this discrimination?

Pakistan government has failed to protect religious freedom and Hindu community is living in constant fear in Pakistan.

White House launches anti-bullying campaign in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

The White House has teamed up with a Sikh and an Asia Pacific community group to launch a public awareness campaign to address bullying in six languages including Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Delhi govt reconstitutes Urdu Academy

The Delhi government has reconstituted the Urdu academy with renowned academicians, performers and poets and announced a threefold increase in artistes' pay.

Former Urdu editor still grapples with Charlie Hebdo episode

Six months after the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the incident continues to haunt Shirin Dalvi in Mumbai. The former editor of Urdu newspaper "Avadhnama" Dalvi is an indirect victim of the damage wreaked by the attack.

PIL to replace 'archaic' Urdu words from police proceedings

 Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses of the Centre and city police on a plea seeking directions to replace "archaic and difficult words and phrases of Persian and Urdu language" with simple Hindi or English words for day-to-day work at police stations.

Indian launches Urdu mobile app for Haj pilgrims

 An Indian scholar has launched an Urdu mobile application for smartphone users which provides information related to Haj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia.

Gujarat govt hikes price of first language textbook for primary schools

Gujarat Government on Wednesday increased the prices of first language textbook of primary schools of five mediums except Gujarati, officials said.

I have died many times before death, wrote 'innocent' Christian man hanged in Pak jail

I have died many times before death, wrote 'innocent' Christian man hanged in Pak jail

A Christian man who was arrested, tortured into confessing the crime and sentenced to death was executed in Pakistan's Lahore in early hours of Wednesday morning after 23 years of languishing in jail.

Show big heart, accept responsibility: Pak leader to India

Hoping that the leaderships of India and Pakistan would show courage to rectify their complicated relationship, Pakistani politician Waleed Iqbal on Friday said that India should show a big heart and accept the responsibility if it wants to become a superpower.

'Spy' pigeon from Pakistan detained in Pathankot

Police said on Friday they have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage.

Salman Khan to tweet in Hindi, Urdu

Salman Khan to tweet in Hindi, Urdu

Here’s some good news for fans of Salman Khan. The hunk of an actor, who is gearing up for the release of his next Eid release- Bajrangi Bhaijaan- will soon start tweeting in Hindi and Urdu.

Schools with at least 10 minority students to appoint Urdu teacher: Harish Rawat

One Urdu teacher each will be appointed in every school where the number of minority students is 10 or more, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said. 

Charlie Hebdo cartoon row: Two newspaper vendors arrested, granted bail

Two newspaper vendors have been arrested for allegedly selling the copies of an Urdu daily, which created a storm by reprinting a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad which was originally published by a French magazine.

Charlie Hebdo cartoon: Bail of Urdu daily's editor extended, says being hounded

A Mumbai court on Wednesday extended the the bail of the Editor of an Urdu daily, at the centre of a controversy over publishing a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad, even as she wrote a blog to admit the "mistake" and seek "forgiveness", while claiming she was being "hounded and harassed".

First Urdu woman journalist of MP Khalida Bilgrami passes away

Madhya Pradesh's first Urdu woman journalist Khalida Bilgrami passed away here due to old-age related problems, her family said.

Urdu teachers to be appointed in all schools in Bihar

The Bihar government on Monday announced that it will appoint Urdu teachers in all state-run school in a bid to promote the language.

Bihar to appoint Urdu teachers in all govt schools: Jitan Ram Manjhi

The Bihar government will appoint Urdu teachers in all government schools in the state to promote the language, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Sunday.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sudhir Chaudhary talks about Urdu language

On the second day of the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Sudhir Chaudhary talked about Urdu language.