Urdu —or, more precisely, Modern Standard Urdu—is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, it is one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India, having official status in the six states of Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as well as the national capital territory of Delhi.
Kashmir has nearly 180 English and Urdu daily newspapers, but only five are publishing these days due to restrictions imposed by Indian authorities to prevent unrest after New Delhi revoked the state's.. Reuters - Published
In a series of tweets in five languages spoken in the region — English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Ladakhi, PM Modi reached out to people of J&K with the promise that the change would spell their.. IndiaTimes - Published
The small town of Jabri is usually far enough away from the routine exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. That changed last month, when Indian artillery hit the..
India has urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, as its neighbor halted the main train service between the two countries...
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor made a double gaffe on Twitter on Saturday when he wrongly attributed some lines to famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib on what he thought was the master’s 220th birthday. But.. IndiaTimes - Published
Sitharaman not only read out facts but also highlighted her government's intentions by quoting several leaders and revolutionaries, who brought significant change in the Indian society. In the morning,.. IndiaTimes - Published
Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, the editor of 'Daily Afaaq', was arrested late Monday night in a case registered in 1990 under section 3 of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act (TADA). DNA - Published
In a bid to promote Sanskrit, the Uttar Pradesh government will now issue press releases in Sanskrit along with Hindi, English and Urdu, an official said on Tuesday. The first press note in Sanskrit.. IndiaTimes - Published
Farooq Abdullah said Urdu had never belonged to a particular faith or sect, but there was a kind of "communal mentality" that is spreading "malicious" propaganda about the language. "Urdu is a.. IndiaTimes - Published
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, retracted the invite sent to nine Pakistani scholars in view of the.. DNA - Published