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Centre to SC: No deletion of voters on religious, linguistic basis

Amid continuing violence in Assam, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that it would not be possible to delete names of 40 lakh doubtful voters from the state on the basis of their religious or ling

Unique website for Tamil learners

It was Mr Srinivas Parthasarathy’s five-year-old dream to start a centre that would teach the Tamil language to students who didn’t know how to read and write the language. His dream came true last mo

MPs from TN pitch for Tamil

Three Tamil Nadu MPs from different parties on Sunday made a strong pitch for making Tamil one of the official languages and opposed any move to impose Hindi on the country.

MPs M. Thambidurai (AI

Centre plans to take urdu mainstream

Soon Urdu may become a part of the mainstream schools curriculum as the government plans to give a major boost to the language during 12th Plan period.

A proposal to this effect would be part of the

Bangladesh bans 'Banglish' to protect local tongue


A Bangladesh court has outlawed the use of English slang known as 'Banglish' on television and radio stations, a move welcomed by experts on Friday who worry about a foreign invasion of their language

600 Pakistani police personnel fail English test


Over 600 Pakistani police personnel failed an English language test that was conducted for deployment on UN peacekeeping missions.

They were disqualified in the test conducted by the UN Selection As

Gibbons too have regional accents

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London: A new study has found that just like humans, gibbons have regional accents too.

Gibbons, which along with the great apes are the closest relatives to humans, sing to communicate with each oth

Google unveils instant translation application on mobiles

London: Google has unveiled a mobile phone application that allows users to translate chats instantaneously.

Google Translate can use devices running its Android operating system to allow translation

Wikileaks in English lexicon

Los Angeles, Dec. 28: ‘Wikileaks’ has stormed its way into the English lexicon after meeting every ‘depth and breadth’ of recorded usage of the language.

According to the Global language Monitor (GLM

Afzal, Congress’ son-in-law: Nitin

New Delhi, July 9: The BJP president, Mr Nitin Gadkari, has done it again!

After a profuse spree of apologising for describing Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav as “dogs... who lick th

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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