Pope Francis studied English ''diligently'' for US visit

Pope Francis spent the summer "diligently" studying English ahead of his five-day visit to the US, the Vatican secretariat of its third in command, Monsignor Angelo Becciu said.

DNA: Is Hindi losing its importance to English?

Every year, 14th September is celebrated as Hindi diwas. Today, English language has completely overshadowed Hindi. So, is Hindi losing its importance to English?

Demand for English: Parents block Goa roads, stone buses

Several parents in Goa Friday blocked the main roads and bridges across the state and allegedly pelted some buses with stones while demanding English to be made the medium of instruction and government grants for every academic year.

Delhi University fifth cut-off: Varsity door still open for sought-after courses

Delhi University on Monday night released the fifth cut-off list for the 2015 academic session, with preferred colleges like Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Hindu, Kirori Mal and Ramjas keeping their doors open for courses like Economics, English, B.Com (Honours) and Psychology.

Immigrants should adopt American values, learn English: Bobby Jindal
Immigrants should adopt American values, learn English: Bobby Jindal

Himself son of an immigrant parents from India, two-term Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal believes that immigrants in the US should learn English and adopt American values.

English teachers in Punjab flunk English test

English school teachers in Punjab have flunked the English language test.

UG admissions delayed under Delhi University's SOL as varsity awaits UGC nod

Admissions to undergraduate courses under Delhi University's School of Open Learning (SOL) are once more caught in a delay this year as the varsity is waiting for UGC's go-ahead for launching the process.

UP government not against English: CM Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that his party was not against English but asked people to emphasise on the use of Hindi also in everyday work so as to not lag behind others using English language.

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.

No change in civil prelims pattern; aptitude test to stay: Govt

 The aptitude test will continue to be part of civil services preliminary examination and there is no change in the pattern as of now, it was officially stated here on Wednesday.

Bengali classic on Afghanistan now in English translation

Bengali classic "Deshe Bideshe," which provides an insight into Afghanistan's history and politics has now been published in a new English translation titled "In a Land Far from Home."

Daniel Radcliffe not marketable without his English accent
Daniel Radcliffe not marketable without his English accent

'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has been told that people don't want to see him in films unless he keeps his Engligh accent.

Zee Jaipur Lit Fest: Discrimination faced by young Hindi writers

On the fourth day of 2015 Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Zee Media raises a debate over the falling stature of Hindi language as a medium of expression among the upcoming writers. Why is Hindi losing its charm?

English useful but no substitute for mother tongue: UP Governor

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has favoured the use of "mother tongue" as the medium of instruction up to the secondary level while asserted that English is useful but could not be a substitute for the vernacular languages.

Everyone living in Britain should speak English: London Mayor

The Mayor of London has said that everyone living in the UK should be able to speak English and councils should drop the "multi-culty" practice of translating information into other languages, a proposal that could hit non-English speaking immigrants residing in the country.

Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder
Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder

English mid-fielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been one of the brightest stars for Arsenal this season, Friday asserted that he was inspired by former French goal-poacher Thierry Henry while he was practicing alongside him during his stint with the club in 2012.

Uttarakhand CM launches pilot project to improve English skills

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched a pilot project named "Unnati" aimed at improving English communication skills among students of government-run secondary schools.

Translation row: UPSC puts up reference details online

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has put details of the methodology used in translation of questions from English to Hindi language on its website to help the candidates of various competitive examinations conducted by it.

Lame Liverpool become Basel`s latest victims

Liverpool became the latest English club to fall victim to FC Basel as the Swiss side triumphed 1-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at the St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

India sets up language lab in Sri Lanka

Seeking to enhance education cooperation, India on Monday set up a language lab in Kandy, the second largest Sri Lankan city to help raise the general level of proficiency in English language.