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why are hindi audiences switching off general entertainment channels?




hindi general entertainment channels (gecs) have lost over a fifth of their viewership in three years. from 28.5 per cent of total tv viewers watching a hindi entertainment show on star plus, zee tv, and colors among other hindi gecs in 2015, it fell to 22.6 per cent, according to the broadcast audi...



encourage hindi teaching, don't impose it: hrd advisory panel




states should be encouraged to "voluntarily" include hindi in the curriculum instead of "compulsorily" teaching the language, the hindi advisory committee of the hrd ministry has recommended.the recommendation comes following deliberations on a presidential order last month asking the ministry to co...



oxford dictionaries seeks hindi word of the year




here's a chance for hindi speakers across the country to help choose a hindi word of the year 2017. oxford dictionaries is calling for "the hindi word of the year" which will be a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months. the chosen word should reflect t...



no intention to impose hindi over any other language: govt




the government today asserted in parliament that it has no intention to impose hindi over any other indian language, a remark which assumes significance because of protests in some states due to apprehensions over the issue.all languages are national languages, althought hindi is the official langua...



venkaiah naidu says india's progress linked to learning hindi




union minister venkaiah naidu on saturday said that it is impossible for india to progress without hindi, our national language.“it is unfortunate that everyone is after english medium; i am against britishers but not their language. we should learn all languages but by learning english our mindse...



pro-kannada activists deface hindi signboards in namma metro




pro-kannada activists have intensified their protest against the imposition of hindi language in bengaluru's namma metro. taking an extreme step, the activists defaced the hindi signboards at several metro stations in the wee hours of thursday. it is reported that peenya, rajajinagara, yeshwanthpur,...



encourage hindi teaching, don't impose it: hrd advisory panel




a committee of the human resource development ministry has recommended for asking the states to encourage their school teachers to teach in hindi voluntarily, instead of directing them to make teaching in hindi language compulsory at classes ix and x.however, it has suggested that the hrd ministry s...



viacom18 sharpens focus on regional gecs




with its entry in the tamil gec market, the viacom18 network is now present in six language markets



un system not allowing to make hindi one of the un languages




india is ready to bear all expenses, if necessary up to rs 400 crore, to make hindi one of the official languages of the united nations but its rules for acquiring such a status prevents the country from doing so, external affairs minister sushma swaraj said on wednesday.according to the un rules, t...



google assistant adds hindi language support for india




google assistant voice commands can now understand the hindi language, which is spoken largely in india.however, the android device settings must have english – india as the main language for this support to work.google assistant then translates hindi voice commands to english.google assistant is ...



sushma snubs tharoor




external affairs minister sushma swaraj on wednesday snubbed congress mp shashi tharoor in lok sabha for questioning the rationale of the government's efforts to get hindi official language status at the united nations."your comment that hindi is spoken only in india reflects your ignorance, nothing...



centre trying to force hindi-english on states says kda chairman




the centre has neglected the development of languages of different states, and is trying to force the use of hindi on them, said kannada development authority (kda) chairman prof s g siddharamaiah said. addressing the press at a media awards program at yadgir on sunday, he said that by promoting hin...



namaste! google assistant is now available in hindi




google has announced the launch of google assistant in hindi, allowing more users in india to take advantage of the assistant. last year, google launched the assistant in hindi in allo as well as made a special version available for jio feature phones.according to purvi shah, technical program manag...



karnataka cm writes to centre over hindi language row on metro




karnataka chief minister siddaramaiah has written a letter to the centre stating the state government was compelled to ask the bangalore metro rail corporation totemporarily re-design signboards in stations without the hindi language following a row over its use.amid the protests over theuse of hind...



now, regional movies to carry hindi subtitles or be dubbed




hindi-speaking cinema lovers can now enjoy regional movies without any language barrier, thanks to presidential nod to a parliamentary panel recommendation that the national film development corporation (nfdc) either dub them or carry hindi subtitles.the committee of parliament on official language ...



passports to be in both english and hindi: swaraj




passports would now be in both hindi and english, instead of just english, external affairs minister sushma swaraj announced today.in changes aimed at easing the process of getting a passport, the minister also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and ov...



important to learn 'rashtra bhasha' hindi: naidu




it is important to learn the 'rashtra bhasha' (national language) hindi as most people in the country speak this language, union minister m venkaiah naidu said today.he also stressed on the promotion of 'matrubhasha' (mother tongue) and lamented that too much importance was attached to english in th...



tharoor-swaraj's war of words in ls over making hindi official un language




external affairs minister sushma swaraj and congress leader shashi tharoor traded barbs in the lok sabha on wednesday over making hindi an official language at the united nations.tharoor questioned the need to push it while the minister called his remark "ignorant". sushma swaraj, in her reply to a ...



deep divide between what hindi, english readers like news-wise: survey




there is a steep divide in news preferences of hindi and english readers online and findings of a survey, announced on wednesday, show that while nationalistic, religious and political themes attract hindi readers, the news around entertainment and celebrities find more readers in english. the surve...



don't impose hindi on metro, cm writes to centre




continuing his pro-kannada stance, chief minister siddaramaiah on friday asked the union government not to impose hindi in the bengaluru’s metro stations. in a letter to union minister for housing and urban affairs narendra singh tomar, siddaramaiah stated that the centre’s three-language policy...



official events should be conducted in 'national language': harsha vardhan




official events should be conducted in the "national language" wherever possible, union minister harsh vardhan said today, while lauding the use of hindi in such programmes.vardhan, the minister for environment and forest and science and technology, said he has observed that 95 per cent of the progr...



pil to make hindi compulsory for students withdrawn




a pil seeking directions from the supreme court to make hindi compulsory for all students between classes i and viii throughout the country was withdrawn on may 4 on the suggestion of the court. the petitioner— ashwini kumar upadhyay—was asked to approach to the government instead.the counsel fo...



tharoor a glorified clerk who runs down indian languages: rss magazine




the rashtriya swayamsevak sangh (rss) has vociferously vouched for wider adoption of hindi while questioning congress leader shashi tharoor’s recent skepticism on the universal adoption of the language. the rss likened tharoor to a a ‘suited-booted glorified clerk’ in the publication. the arti...



no hindi paper leak, cbse says as police continue probe




protests, rumours and confusion reigned the streets and minds of students over the cbse question paper leak issue even as police expanded its investigations visiting three schools and several students in connection with the probe.scores of students protested at the cbse headquarters for another day ...



explain how neet exam will have identical papers: sc to cbse




the supreme court today asked the cbse to explain how it would have identical question papers in english, hindi as well as in vernacular languages for the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (neet).a three-judge bench headed by justice dipak misra asked additional solicitor general maninder singh...