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Language: Marathi

  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 11:47 AM

Google+ Now Available In Nine Indic Languages; No Transliteration Support

Vikas SN /
While Google didn’t categorically mention the 16 newly included languages, we are quite certain that only Hindi was available during the launch of Google+. So with that assumption, the newly added Indic languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. (Correct us if we’re wrong). Users can change their Google+ language through their Google Accounts settings page.
  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 03:32 PM

Wikipedia Now In Marathi, To Expand To 25 Indian Languages Soon

Nandana Das / VC Circle
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which works in collaboration with contributors worldwide to update and maintain content on its websites, has added Marathi as a language for user interface as a part of the process to launch the website in 25 major Indian regional languages.
  • Dec 20, 2011
  • 05:08 PM

'Goan Liberation helped liberate Konkani language as well'

Jaideep Shenoy / Times of India
While there is little or no sense of euphoria about this historical event in this coastal city, historical researchers hail the Goan Liberation as the turning point that gave Konkani language its own distinguishable identity and prevented it from being treated as dialect of Marathi.
  • Nov 25, 2011
  • 02:16 PM

Books for children launched

The Hindu
The Central Institute of Indian Languages launched its first set of multi-lingual books for children here on Thursday, with the release of various titles in Tamil-English. The colourful books, with plenty of visuals, have moral stories written by children and teachers. The books are part of an endeavour to promote reading in one's mother tongue. Speakers at the function highlighted the diminishing importance of mother tongue and other influences that are affecting the reading habit in children.
  • Aug 26, 2011
  • 01:01 PM

Scripts fading away with time

Dhwani Pathak Dave / Bangalore Mirror
As English, Hindi, French and Spanish find a place in the Indian curriculum, there are scores of scripts that have gone to their graves without the slightest of whimper and with them the culture that birthed them. Ahmedabad-based graphologist Rajul Shah has tried to explore few Indian scripts which are fast losing out in our quest to be a global village. Her works are exhibited at the Sanskar Kendra in Paldi till July 30.
  • Aug 05, 2011
  • 01:26 AM

For Nagpur University, Marathi is a foreign language

Abhishek Choudhari / Times of India
NAGPUR: Though Marathi is the official language of our state, Nagpur University (NU) does not seem to agree. A new syllabus has been introduced for law faculty at NU and students who enrolled in the third year were surprised to see Marathi listed as a foreign language.
  • Aug 01, 2011
  • 10:10 AM

61241 primary students want to study in Eng: FORCE

Times of India
PANAJI: Citing statistics from the directorate of education, the Forum for Rights of Children (FORCE) has stated that there are 61,241 primary school students wanting to study in the English medium of instruction (MOI) in the state.
  • Jul 26, 2011
  • 03:19 AM

Babu wants 'official language' status to Marathi

Times of India
MARGAO: Speaking at a function in Margao organized to distribute free notebooks to the poor, panchayat minister Manohar 'Babu' Azgaonkar demanded that Marathi be made the official language of Goa, thus creating quite a stir.
  • Jun 25, 2011
  • 12:08 AM

Goa CM faces anti-English ire

India Blooms
Panaji, June 24 (IBNS): Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was greeted with protests at two public functions in the capital on Friday over his decision of approving English as the Medium of Instruction (MOI).
  • Jun 06, 2011
  • 02:09 AM

Panaji: BBSM Stresses on Peaceful Bandh to Protect Languages on Jun 6
Panaji, Jun 5: Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Mandal (BBSM), which has called for a statewide bandh on June 6, has said that they will protest peacefully and if required would sacrifice their lives to protect Indian languages from facing extinction.
  • May 23, 2011
  • 12:31 PM

Language acts as hurdle for Marathi medium students

Reetika Subramanian / Hindustan Times
Shraddha Shinde, 16, a Class 10 student of Vikas Vidyalaya in Dadar, studied at the school’s Marathi-medium section since kindergarten. The visually impaired student is neither proficient in Braille nor computers. “I am very apprehensive about joining a mainstream English-medium junior college because I might feel left out,” said Shinde, who wants to pursue arts in junior college.
  • May 12, 2011
  • 01:48 AM

Delhi meeting to discuss Goa's linguistic deadlock
The deadlock over choosing English or regional languages such as Konkani or Marathi as the medium of instruction (Mo) in primary schools has virtually divided the state Congress unit and the ruling coalition parties on religious lines.