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Urdu`s journey over centuries to be shown on television

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:07

`Dastan-E-Urdu`, a 13-episode miniseries will bring on television for the first time evolution of Urdu over centuries and will aim to break misconceptions about the language among the youth.

Poet translates Gita into Urdu couplets

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:18

A noted Urdu poet and author, who has translated the 700 verses of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into over 1700 Urdu couplets says, the sacred scripture is the biggest literature on worldly education in the country.

Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali`s mother passes away

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:25

Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said.

Tom Alter smitten by `beauty of Urdu`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 12:27

Thespian Tom Alter said that he learnt Urdu from his American Christian missionary father and read the Holy Bible in the language during his childhood days.

Minority affairs minister urges promotion of Urdu

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 10:08

There should be a campaign demanding primary education in Urdu for Muslims to promote the language, union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan said at an Urdu festival here.

IIMC commences course in Urdu journalism

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 15:06

To enhance the skill of media professionals working in Urdu language, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication has begun a five-month Diploma Course in Urdu Journalism.

Software in Urdu language launched

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:15

"Till the time we don't bring international standards in Urdu language tools, use it for chat or the way we use language for any other modern technology, it will not be valuable for kids," Sibal said while launching the software.

Development of Urdu responsibility of every Indian: Ansari

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:20

Vice-President Hamid Ansari inaugurated a national conference on Urdu at Bhiwandi and stressed the need for development of the "beautiful language".

Oman ruler`s website to be available in Malayalam, Urdu

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 19:42

The official website of Oman`s ruler will now be available in four foreign languages, including two Indian languages - Malayalam and Urdu.

First Urdu law dictionary released

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 13:42

`Kanoon Lugat`, an Urdu law dictionary, billed as a first of its kind in the country, was released here today in the presence of legal luminaries.

Technology should be used to promote, propagate Urdu: Ansari

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 20:27

Technology should be increasingly used to promote and propagate Urdu among the masses, especially students in schools, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Friday.

Nokia introduces Urdu language mobiles; priced at Rs 2,500

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:00

Finnish handset maker Nokia on Thursday unveiled its first mobile phone in India built primarily to target about 15 crore Urdu speaking population in the country.