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  • Jun 19, 2011
  • 06:47 PM

New languages to be added to syllabus

Rifthi Ali / Daily Mirror
Education Ministry Secretary W.M. Gunasekara said yesterday that the ministry would start a new programme to teach Urdu language, which is the official language of Pakistan.
  • Jun 17, 2011
  • 10:16 PM

Language can unite

Zubeida Mustafa /
MORE than six decades after Partition, India and Pakistan continue to be locked in disputes which even take them to the brink of war. It is difficult to believe that people who had lived side by side for centuries now refuse to recognise the commonalities in their culture and languages. Against this backdrop comes a breath of fresh air in the form of a new book that focuses on social harmony rather than cultural discord.
  • Jun 14, 2011
  • 03:10 PM

Survival of urdu: Writers struggle for national language

The Express Tribune
Karachi: The government is insincere about introducing Urdu as a national language of Pakistan, observed writers and intellectuals at the 76th sitting of Tehrik-e-Nafaz-e-Urdu, a movement to introduce Urdu as a national language.
  • Jun 09, 2011
  • 12:32 PM

Call for declaring Urdu as official language

Pakistan Observer
Islamabad—Speakers at the concluding day of International Urdu seminar held at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday demanded the constitutional right for Urdu language by stressing the need of implementing Urdu as official language in the country.
  • May 16, 2011
  • 08:41 PM

Call to defend Urdu against English language onslaught

The News International
RENOWNED writer and novelist Abdullah Hussain has urged for combating the onslaught of English language otherwise Urdu will be reduced into just a mere dialect, saying therefore we should stand-up for the defence of Urdu seriously.
  • May 11, 2011
  • 08:39 PM

Oath to be taken in six languages by MSPs

Tom Peterkin / Scotsman
When parliament reconvenes today, MSPs will take the oath in at least six languages. Education secretary Mike Russell will take the oath in English, Gaelic and Scots. He will, however, refrain, from swearing a fourth version in Doric - another of the languages or dialects to be used by some of his SNP colleagues.
  • May 08, 2011
  • 09:38 PM

Military language training draws words of praise

Martha Quillin / The Republic
Since January, 64 paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team have spent their days learning to read, write and speak basic Dari, the most common language among the people of Afghanistan, and delving into the country's culture and history.
  • May 01, 2011
  • 07:40 AM

'Urdu is linguistic Taj Mahal of India'

Mohammed Wajihuddin / Times of India
Though many of his peers have grudgingly come to accept that Urdu is essentially spoken by Muslims today, Professor Gopi Chand Narang still fights the good fight. Language, he tirelessly intones, has no religion, Urdu belongs neither to Muslim nor Hindu and it will survive so long as India remains multicultural.
  • Apr 28, 2011
  • 11:32 AM

AG, DAG put on notice in case to make Urdu, Sindhi official languages

Zeeshan Mujahid / The Express Tribune
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court put the attorney general and the deputy attorney general on notice in a case, demanding the declaration of Urdu and Sindhi as official languages according to the Constitution.
  • Apr 26, 2011
  • 11:55 PM

Britain to allow those who know Indian languages to be jury

Economic Times
LONDON: The inability to understand, read or write English language would no longer be a hindrance to serve as a British jury member deciding immigration cases. People who only know Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu or Gujarati are equally welcome.
  • Mar 30, 2011
  • 07:03 PM

Every Indian school should teach Urdu: Kapil Sibal

DNA India
Observing that Urdu is a language deeply associated with the history and culture of India, HRD minister Kapil Sibal today batted for teaching it in every school in the country.