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National language and lingua franca of Pakistan; standardized register of Hindustani

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Urdu: National language and lingua franca of Pakistan; standardized register of Hindustani
Urdu β€”or, more precisely, Modern Standard Urduβ€”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. It is a registered regional language of Nepal.


Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh bats for linguistic diversity, says Urdu at home in Hindustan

Indresh Kumar emphasised that the BJP government at the Centre has also provided a large budget to promote and conserve the language.
DNA - Published

India withdraws invite to Pak scholars for Urdu conference

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

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Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir [Video]Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

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