For the love of Urdu

Replete with poetry sessions, discourses by celebrities, and other such events, Jashn-e-Rekhta’s seventh edition is aiming to turn the spotlight on Urdu literature

published on : 3rd December 2022

Cool Paint for a Cool Planet: Ultra-white paint developed by Purdue University research team to combat global warming

A new avatar is all set to go commercial with thinner consistency that can be sprayed on vehicles, refrigerators and even spacecraft.

published on : 27th November 2022

Korean student suspected in fatal stabbing of Indian-origin roommate claims he was 'blackmailed'

Ji Min 'Jimmy' Sha, a junior cybersecurity major and international student from Korea was arrested in connection with the murder.

published on : 13th October 2022

Indian-origin university student killed in US, Korean roommate arrested

Varun Manish Chheda from Indianapolis, who was studying at Purdue University, was found dead in McCutcheon Hall on the western edge of campus, police said on Wednesday.

published on : 6th October 2022

North Bengal Univ prof, his mother die in accident while returning home with father's body

Surya Pada Paul's car met with an accident while he along with his family were following the ambulance carrying his father's body from Siliguri to Kamakhyaguri.

published on : 26th September 2022

Palanquin ambulance saves lives in remote Bengal region

The new service appears to be a lifeline for many women who are expecting. They knew what plight a pregnant woman had to face to reach the local healthcare centre.

published on : 28th August 2022

Urdu writer Nazia Akhtar's 'Bibi’s Room' book records all that one needs to know about Urdu literature

Nazia spent years researching about the vast topic and its people to remember all the contributions of women Urdu writers.

published on : 17th August 2022

Indian Urdu writer recounts memories preserved on pages 

This performance borrows narratives from literary accounts by poets and writers who have captured the impact of the Partition on people and relationships

published on : 14th August 2022

Urdu title of theatre society changed by principal, allege Ambedkar college thespians

Students also alleged that other activity groups also changed names from Urdu to Hindi albeit there was no pressure from the college administration. 

published on : 27th July 2022

Sunday holiday restored in schools in Muslim-majority areas of Jharkhand

As many as 100 schools under Karmatand and Narayanpur blocks in Jamtara were being forced by the villagers to observe weekly holiday on Fridays instead of Sundays.

published on : 13th July 2022

Two groups face off over Urdu signboard in Bhatkal

Recently, signboards in Devanagari had angered Kannada activists in Karwar, forcing the municipality to erase them.

published on : 30th June 2022

Karnataka Urdu schools hit by teacher shortage

Many Urdu schools in the state are hit by a shortage of teachers resulting in students being deprived of quality education.

published on : 26th June 2022

Rashtra Urdu Teachers Association to hold state-level meet on June 23

RUTA State general Secretary, Sd ikbal  stated that the leaders, and people’s representative must can take the issues of Urdu schools in the State to the notice of the government. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Celebrating Urdu’s rich heritage

Wasi Zaidi recalls a time when his quest for one popular book ended with him creating an online portal focusing on Urdu literature.

published on : 1st June 2022

Unrest in Maharashtra Congress over Urdu poet Imran Pratapgrahi's nominations for Rajya Sabha polls

Chavan said Wasnik should be nominated from Maharashtra while another candidate Imraan Pratapgrahi can be nominated from any other states for biennial elections of Rajya Sabha. 

published on : 31st May 2022

Plan to merge Urdu medium schools in Andhra invites criticism

The State government is taking steps for mapping Urdu medium upper primary and high schools as part of the plan to merge schools. 

published on : 23rd May 2022

Bandi warns of agitation if TS allows job aspirants to take Group I exams in Urdu

TSPSC to allow Group-I exams in Urdu would facilitate favouritism by evaluators to those taking the exam in Urdu as both the candidate and the evaluator would belong to the same religion.

published on : 4th May 2022

Charting historical narratives through script

In 2020, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra posted a picture of a signboard at Dehradun Railway Station on Twitter.

published on : 16th March 2022

Big names like Rekha Bhardwaj to perform at Urdu Heritage festival 2019 in Delhi

The organisor Urdu Academy, under the patronage of the arts, culture, and language department, has planned Sufi Qawwalis, Ghazals, Dastan Goi, Mushaira, drama, poetry, and several events.

published on : 29th October 2019

Flood situation worsens in West Bengal, trains cancelled

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the flood situation in north Bengal and said the administration has been monitoring the relief and rescue operations round-the-clock.

published on : 14th August 2017