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Al Qaeda releases new video, says war on Indian cities key to victory in Kashmir

Mehmood, in the 42-minute video recorded in Urdu, said it was necessary for "the jihadi movement to strengthen and expand its activities in the region and target Indian interests.

Dec 27, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

Corporator takes oath in Urdu; BJP, BSP workers clash in Aligarh

Recently, BSP leader and newly-elected Meerut mayor Sunita Verma categorically stated that national song Vande Mataram will not be sung ahead of the board meetings.

Dec 13, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

I've a genuine interest in learning Urdu: Jacqueline Fernandez

She has Sri Lankan roots, grew up in Bahrain and is now loving her life in Bollywood. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she has embraced everything that Mumbai has to offer and now she has a keen interest to learn the "beautiful" Urdu language.

Aug 23, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

Include Urdu as regional language in NEET 2018-19 session: Supreme Court to Centre

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to include Urdu as a language for 2018-19 session of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam.

Apr 13, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Supreme Court seeks reply of Centre, MCI on plea to conduct NEET in Urdu

A plea suggesting making Urdu as a medium for NEET 2017.

Mar 03, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Supreme Court refuses to hear plea to include Urdu in NEET

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) seeking inclusion of the Urdu language in the NEET.

Feb 23, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Shah Rukh Khan to receive honorary doctorate from Urdu varsity

University said Shah Rukh Khan and founder of Rekhta Foundation Rajiv Saraf will be given honorary doctorates for their extraordinary contribution in the promotion of Urdu language and culture.

Dec 26, 2016, 08:06 AM IST

Karnataka: 13 more Sri Rama Sene activists held for raid at school over 'forced' Urdu, Arabic classes

Thirteen more Sri Rama Sene activists were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the 'raid' on a school here over alleged forcible teaching of Urdu and Arabic languages, taking the total of arrests in the case to 16, police said.

Aug 03, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

Newspapers fail to hit stands in Kashmir Valley for second day

 Local newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second day in curfew-bound Kashmir after the government's alleged "clampdown" on the media.

Jul 17, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh govt goof-up, accidentally names an Urdu university after Pak scholar

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the ‘Moulvi Abdul Haq Urdu University Bill-2016’ in the House.

Mar 31, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Pakistan should have adopted Punjabi as national language: Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD), a front group of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), has questioned Pakistan's decision to adopt Urdu as its national language in a country where majority of people speak Punjabi language.

Mar 06, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

Sangh Parivar has problem not just with 'Azadi' but all words having Urdu, Persian origin: CPI (M)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Mohd Salim on Friday said the Sangh Parivar has a problem with the word `Azadi` and all words which originate from Urdu and Persian.

Mar 04, 2016, 16:09 PM IST

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.

Jan 21, 2016, 22:47 PM IST

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

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

Dec 18, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

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.

Oct 16, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

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.

Jul 01, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 14:34 PM IST