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Representational image. (HT file)

Students in Urdu-medium schools, struggle with worksheets in Hindi, English

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:39 AM IST
With schools shut since March and classes shifted online, government institutions -- where a majority of the students do not have access to smart devices and the internet -- are dependent on the worksheets or study material provided by Directorate of Education (DoE) for virtual learning.
Gaurav Chaudhary has 18.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel called Technical Guruji
Gaurav Chaudhary has 18.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel called Technical Guruji

Meet the world’s largest tech YouTuber: Now a columnist for HT Brunch!

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Announcing the launch of a fortnightly column by the much-loved Gaurav Chaudhary aka Technical Guruji. Debuts this Sunday!
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Govt not against English, but wants to strengthen Indian languages: Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi/Bhopal | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Though Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of Education added that some of the top developed countries accomplished great achievements using mother tongue as a medium of education.
CBSE Class 10 student after writing their English exam in Lucknow on Wednesday(HT)
CBSE Class 10 student after writing their English exam in Lucknow on Wednesday(HT)

CBSE Class 10th English paper: What students said after exam

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The central board of secondary education (CBSE) class 10 examination for English concluded on Wednesday. Check what students of Lucknow and Chandigarh said after the exam.
Students flash the victory sign after appearing in board exam(PTI)
Students flash the victory sign after appearing in board exam(PTI)

CBSE Board Exams 2020: Yes, English counts too, don’t take it lightly

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Most students want to pay attention to mathematics, science or even humanities in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 and 12 examinations, often not realising that paying attention to languages will push up their scores too.
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards

Beyond English: Parasite opens avenues for world cinema in India?

Hindustan Times | By Radhika Bhirani
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:23 PM IST
The market for theatrical releases for non English films may see a spike, feel industry experts
Here are some tips from experts of various subjects that will guide you to shine bright in the upcoming ICSE board examinations.(Hindustan Times)
Here are some tips from experts of various subjects that will guide you to shine bright in the upcoming ICSE board examinations.(Hindustan Times)

ICSE Board Exams 2020: Experts advice on how to tackle English, math, biology, physics and chemistry papers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The term ‘Board exam’ often gives jitters, sleepless nights and a lot of anxiety and stress to students and their parents. However, if they plan strategically and pay attention to some important points, nothing can stop you from getting good results.
A picture of a Thailand board recently went viral.(Photo: @iatemuggles/Twitter)
A picture of a Thailand board recently went viral.(Photo: @iatemuggles/Twitter)

‘Don’t complain about our English if...’: Sign in Thailand goes viral, Twitter reacts

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 05:43 PM IST
The image says “Please, Don’t complain about our English, If you can’t speak Thai, Love you” to which netizens have hilarious and serious replies. 
Jadavpur Vidyapith will be the first government school in the city where the English- medium teaching will be introduced from class five to 12. (Representational image)(HT file)
Jadavpur Vidyapith will be the first government school in the city where the English- medium teaching will be introduced from class five to 12. (Representational image)(HT file)

West Bengal government gives permission to Jadavpur Vidyapith to introduce teaching in English

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 03:29 PM IST
The permission has been accorded to the government-run higher secondary school to introduce the English-medium section simultaneously with the Bengali-medium wing.
Andhra Pradesh BJP unit spokesperson Lanka Dhinakaran said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government was unable to realise the importance of mother tongue Telugu.(ANI)
Andhra Pradesh BJP unit spokesperson Lanka Dhinakaran said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government was unable to realise the importance of mother tongue Telugu.(ANI)

BJP accuses Jagan Mohan Reddy government of promoting English over Telugu

Hyderabad (Telangana) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The state government had recently issued an order giving permission to the Commissioner of School Education to convert government, Mandal Parishad Primary (MPP), and Zilla Parishad schools into English medium schools.
Ambedkar University campus.(Hindustan Times)
Ambedkar University campus.(Hindustan Times)

Ambedkar varsity programme intended to teach English promotes cultural exchange

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Started in 2017, the university’s Language Buddy Scheme is a programme based on peer mentoring model for students who need support to improve their English language skills.
Speaking at the event, Kumar said that Lankesh was against the idea of ownership and, hence, nobody could stake a claim to her.(HT image)
Speaking at the event, Kumar said that Lankesh was against the idea of ownership and, hence, nobody could stake a claim to her.(HT image)

From the archives: ‘If Gauri Lankesh wrote in English’, says Kanhaiya Kumar on what may have saved her

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Kumar was closely associated with Lankesh in the years preceding her death and she used to refer to him as her son.
My favourite example of linguistic gymnastics are oxymorons. This is the term for a phrase that combines two words of opposite meaning but which still make sense together. In fact, we use oxymorons all the time and never doubt what’s said.(Shutterstock)
My favourite example of linguistic gymnastics are oxymorons. This is the term for a phrase that combines two words of opposite meaning but which still make sense together. In fact, we use oxymorons all the time and never doubt what’s said.(Shutterstock)

Does the human mind have a unique affinity to English?

UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 06:14 PM IST
Although I am not a linguistic philosopher, let me today reveal some of the verbal delights of the English language
Culture Minister Franck Riester made his plea to stick to French.(Twitter)
Culture Minister Franck Riester made his plea to stick to French.(Twitter)

English? Non merci, French minister tells fellow citizens

Paris | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 05:06 PM IST
France has long been proud of its culture and language, and has constantly sought to defend it against the encroachment of the English language and the habits of the United States,France’s culture minister has urged people to cut down on their increasing use of English.
DMK leaderTR Baalu file photo(HT File)
DMK leaderTR Baalu file photo(HT File)

Tamil Nadu postal department recruitment ignores regional aspirants, exam conducted only in English, Hindi: DMK

Asian News International | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:30 AM IST
Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, he said there were 22 languages in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution but the norms were changed in the postal department examination.
The researchers found the predictive relationships between music education and academic achievement were more pronounced for those who took instrumental music rather than vocal music.(Unsplash)
The researchers found the predictive relationships between music education and academic achievement were more pronounced for those who took instrumental music rather than vocal music.(Unsplash)

Music can help students score better in math, science, and English

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:55 PM IST
School administrators needing to trim budgets often look first to music courses, because the general belief is that students who devote time to music rather than math, science, and English, will underperform in those disciplines.
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Journalism, English emerge as most popular courses in DU. Competition turns tough for admission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz & Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:59 AM IST
Data provided by the varsity shows that the course is witnessing the highest competition, with as many as 1,12,233 applications received for the 306 available seats in the course.In terms of the number of applications, BA English (Hons) was the most popular course this year — the university has received 1,42,970 applications for admission into the course.
For decades, US immigration laws have given priority to family-based immigration, and about two-thirds of all people granted green cards each year have family ties to people in the United States.(AFP)
For decades, US immigration laws have given priority to family-based immigration, and about two-thirds of all people granted green cards each year have family ties to people in the United States.(AFP)

Trump to propose US immigration plan favouring high-skilled people with jobs

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Trump’s immigration proposal, the product largely of senior advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller and economic aide Kevin Hassett, is an effort to rally Republicans on an issue that has often divided them.
Students of GD Goenka Public School discussing CBSE class 10 English paper after their exams on Saturday(HT)
Students of GD Goenka Public School discussing CBSE class 10 English paper after their exams on Saturday(HT)

CBSE Class 10th English paper analysis 2019: Students find questions easy

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 08:42 AM IST
CBSE Class 10 English paper: Students of Lucknow found the English question paper very easy
Students coming out after appearing in class 10th exam of CBSE Board at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana(Gurminder SIngh/ HT)
Students coming out after appearing in class 10th exam of CBSE Board at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana(Gurminder SIngh/ HT)

CBSE 2019: English is easy as ABC if you’re not careless

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 11:56 AM IST
When it comes to the writing section the formal letter is important and very scoring as well. Read the instructions carefully before you start writing the letter and make sure you don’t miss a single point asked in the question. Often students miss the important details and lose marks
Google launches app ‘Bolo’ : Google on Wednesday launched app ‘Bolo’ to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English learning skills. The app is aimed at bridging learning gap in education and is available on Google play store in India. (Whatsapp image)(Nilesh Mathur/HT)
Google launches app ‘Bolo’ : Google on Wednesday launched app ‘Bolo’ to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English learning skills. The app is aimed at bridging learning gap in education and is available on Google play store in India. (Whatsapp image)(Nilesh Mathur/HT)

Google launches app ‘Bolo’ to help children improve Hindi and English reading skills

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 02:35 PM IST
Google launches app ‘Bolo’ : Google on Wednesday launched app ‘Bolo’ to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English learning skills. The app is aimed at bridging learning gap in education and is available on Google play store in India.
A view of the Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi December 7, 2010.(REUTERS)
A view of the Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi December 7, 2010.(REUTERS)

Ayodhya case: 8 translators to take 120 days to translate nearly 11,500 pages in English, SC told

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 07:39 PM IST
The report was submitted in pursuance to the apex court’s earlier direction after which the Secretary General had constituted two committees for visiting the room where the records were kept.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.(PTI)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee mocks PM Modi for using teleprompters

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 05:45 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools, announced in the Budget presented by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in July last year, came in for sharp criticism from Kannada littérateurs.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools, announced in the Budget presented by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in July last year, came in for sharp criticism from Kannada littérateurs.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Karnataka’s directive to introduce English as medium of instruction in govt schools draws flak at lit fest

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Karnataka’s directive to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools
One section of class 9 in these 310 schools is already using English as a medium of instruction for studying mathematics and science(HT File)
One section of class 9 in these 310 schools is already using English as a medium of instruction for studying mathematics and science(HT File)

Class 6 Haryana government students to be taught in English

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 03:34 PM IST
About 40 English books will be made available to each of these schools in the next academic session to facilitate the initiative. All schools have been directed to ensure that the message is communicated to teachers, students and parents at the beginning of the next academic session.
Hima Das of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 metres race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, Thursday, July 12(AP)
Hima Das of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 metres race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, Thursday, July 12(AP)

Speaking flawless English should not be a priority for India’s world champion Hima Das

UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Does anybody have the gumption to question African middle-distance running champions about their accent or diction? Are French footballers, considered the best on the planet for excelling in their core competency, forced to speak in English?
Indian athlete Hima Das celebrates her victory in women's 400 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, on Thursday.(AP)
Indian athlete Hima Das celebrates her victory in women's 400 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, on Thursday.(AP)

Athletics Federation of India issues apology for ‘mocking’ Hima Das’ English

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:36 PM IST
After Hima Das won the event at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, the Athletics Federation of India posted a video with a caption which pointed out Hima’s limited English speaking ability.
More than a 100 IELTS training centres as well as paying guest rooms have sprung up in Bathinda, in view of the increasing craze among youngsters to go abroad.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
More than a 100 IELTS training centres as well as paying guest rooms have sprung up in Bathinda, in view of the increasing craze among youngsters to go abroad.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

How is craze for English spawning a mini business boom in Bathinda?

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Prabhjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:59 AM IST
As 10,000 students invade the city for coaching classes in English, Bathinda sees a spike in smaller enterprises
DU admission 2018: The most applications among the science courses were garnered by mathematics, closely trailed by physics and computer science. More than 70,000 students opted for these three courses.(HT Photo)
DU admission 2018: The most applications among the science courses were garnered by mathematics, closely trailed by physics and computer science. More than 70,000 students opted for these three courses.(HT Photo)

DU admission 2018: English, political science most favoured by aspirants

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:55 PM IST
DU admission 2018: Out of near 2.8 lakh students who applied for undergraduate courses this year, 1,26,327 chose English as their preferred course, followed distantly by B.A. (Programme) at 1,05,818 and political science at 1,05,590 applications.
((Photo-Bijay-Hindustan Times)Story/Subash Mishra)
((Photo-Bijay-Hindustan Times)Story/Subash Mishra)

MP Medical Science univ allows students to use Hindi and English during exam

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Monika Pandey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 01:38 PM IST
In view of students lack of proficiency in English, Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur has allowed medicals students to use mixture of English and Hindi in their exam.
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