Book about Sackler family and opioid crisis wins UK prize

Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” was awarded the 50,000 pound ($67,000) Baillie Gifford Prize during a ceremony at London’s Science Museum.

published on : 17th November 2021

Safekeeping Urdu depends on the next generation's zeal to embrace it

Urdu scholars discuss how the revival and preservation of the language depends on the next generation's zeal to embrace it.

published on : 15th November 2021

US court overturns historic opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson

In 2019, a judge had ordered the company to pay the sum to finance programs to combat the opioid crisis, which has caused more than 500,000 deaths in 20 years in the United States.

published on : 10th November 2021

Government school children in Bengaluru lose playground to waste piles

They are forced to sit in class, enduring the repulsive stench emitted by the garbage, that occupies almost every inch of the ground, once used for physical activities and games. 

published on : 20th September 2021

Major digitisation drive to preserve Mushaira recordings on cards

To preserve and digitise tapes, the academy might seek some help from the Delhi Archives, which has been conserving and converting historical government records into electronic forms.

published on : 19th September 2021

Urdu scribe assaulted during protest against temple demolition in Karnataka

Mohammed Safdar Khaiser, the chief editor of Kausar news, was thrashed while he was recording the speech of Hindu Jagaran Vedike leader Jagadish Karanth.

published on : 16th September 2021

Hyderabadi Dakhini accent evolves to stand the test of time

Thanks to the YouTubers and Instagrammers, the Hyderabadi accent is gaining popularity.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Books released in Urdu, Sanskrit to help raise students' awareness of sports

The books, 'Khel Kayda', 'Krida Paricharika', 'Khel Safa' and 'Krida Ek Jeevan Padati', were released during workshop 'Chalo Khel Ki Dhara' held at Hindi Bhawan.

published on : 25th August 2021

Humble Urdu Academy helping talents for four decades

Urdu academy, completing 40 years of its existence, has not only helped thousands of Urdu enthusiasts but successfully busted the popular belief that the language belongs to a community.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Delhi Urdu Academy plans online language sessions

“Because of the pandemic, all our activities came to a halt. Given the health emergency, our budget is also limited.

published on : 17th August 2021

Gate finally opens for regular Urdu teachers at Delhi govt schools

The Urdu Academy in Delhi has also written to its counterparts in other states to give wide publicity to the job notification and encourage aspirants to take up the exam.

published on : 13th August 2021

OxyContin maker's settlement goes to judge for confirmation

Opponents fault the deal for giving members of the Sackler family protection from lawsuits over opioids even though they have not personally filed for bankruptcy or admitted wrongdoing.

published on : 12th August 2021

UoH, MANUU get new Vice Chancellors

Ainul Hasan is a professor in the Persian & Central Asian Studies department of the JNU.

published on : 24th July 2021

Alipurduar MP John Barla takes charge as MoS Minority Affairs

Prominent tribal leader Barla was one of the key persons responsible for the BJP making inroads in the North Bengal region and had recently demanded the creation of a union territory.

published on : 8th July 2021

Hyderabad's Maulana Azad National Urdu University pays tributes to late actor Dilip Kumar

In recognition of Dilip Kumar’s services for promoting Urdu language and culture, MANUU had conferred an honorary doctorate on him in 2009 at its third convocation. 

published on : 8th July 2021
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