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National language and lingua franca of Pakistan; one of the official languages of India; standardized register of Hindustani

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Urdu: National language and lingua franca of Pakistan; one of the official languages of India; standardized register of Hindustani
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 journalists frustrated by communications blockade

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

PM Modi reaches out to people of J&K in 5 languages

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

Videos for Urdu

In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy [Video]In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block [Video]India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published


Some Urdu papers hail govt move, others slam it

IndiaTimes - Published

Tharoor makes Ghalib gaffe, gets tutored by Javed Akhtar

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

Nirmala Sitharaman wins hearts in Lok Sabha by using Hindi, Urdu and Tamil in budget speech

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

Jammu & Kashmir: Editor of Urdu newspaper granted bail within hours of arrest, police left shamefaced

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

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi takes oath in Urdu; ends it with Jai Bhim, Allah-o-Akbar and Jai Hind

Owaisi had complained to the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ending his poll speech by chanting Jai Sri Ram at a rally near Ayodhya
DNA - Published

UP govt to now issue press releases in Sanskrit also

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

Urdu never belonged to particular faith: Farooq

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

Odia, Telugu medium students shine in exams

EDUCATION: Tamil, Urdu, Hindi & Sindhi medium students also have better pass percentage
DNA - Published

Young writers, Urdu veterans dominate Hindi bestseller list

The Dainik Jagran and Nielsen Bookscan Bestseller list included 10 books each in four categories - Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and Translation.
DNA - Published

I am used to speaking Urdu, doesn't mean I am Muslim: Hans Raj Hans threatens to file defamation case against Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused Hans of converting to Islam in 2014 and claimed that he cannot contest the election from North West Delhi
DNA - Published

Modi government alone helped uplift madrasas: Aquil Ahmed

The right-wing NDA govt too has initiated various projects for Muslims and allocated Rs 332.16 crore for proliferation of Urdu
DNA - Published

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

Mumbai: English aspirations & poor civic schools aid illegal institutes

The BMC had declared 211 schools illegal. These include 163 English medium schools, 17 Hindi and Urdu medium schools each, and 14 Marathi medium schools.
DNA - Published

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