You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> India

Tharoor and Swaraj spar over Hindi as official language at UN

DNDEL13720 | 1/4/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :209



New Delhi: Even as the government on Wednesday said it was ready to boost its efforts and set aside allocations for making Hindi one of the official languages of the United Nations, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor questioned the reason for it as Hindi was not the national language of the country. Replying to questions in Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, revealed that the UN rule of needing support of at least two-third (129 countries) members necessary to accord any language an official status, is proving to be a dampener. She added that the government was ready to set aside Rs 400 crore for the purpose. “It is not difficult to get the support, but when the issue of bearing the expenses comes, many small nations become hesit
Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on India

Panel deplores clean energy fund diversion
DNMUM428052 | 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :150

New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on estimates has deplored the diversion of monies from the Rs 86,440.21-crore large National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) to compensate states for the potential losses they would face on account of implementation of Goods
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘Need to import more uranium’
DNMUM428053 | 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :188

New Delhi: The Parliament’s committee on estimates has recommended that to meet the growing need of uranium for nuclear power plants, diplomatic efforts should be made to explore import of uranium from more countries with whom India has signed interg
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Zee launches nation’s 1st anchor-less news channel
DNMUM428054 | 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :548

A new chapter of Indian News-TV genre started on Thursday with the launch of the nation’s first anchor-less channel -- Zee Hindustan. The channel will broadcast news as it comes without any views and insight from anchors. The audience can now expect
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

BP Singh appointed new FTII chairman
DNMUM428055 | 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :174

Pune: Brijendra Pal Singh, the director and producer of popular television series CID has been appointed as the new chairman of the iconic Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Singh will be succeeding veteran actor Anupam Kher who resigned
Add To LightboxCalculate Price