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Need to work to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor is allowed to flourish.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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#Viral Chhota Rafi aka Saurav Kishan: I plan to learn Hindi soon, it’s a beautiful language

After this Kerala-based youngster’s singing videos went viral on social media, people started complimenting him, and said it reminds them of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi’s soulful renditions.
Saurav Kishan from Kerala is the new viral sensation on social media.
Saurav Kishan from Kerala is the new viral sensation on social media.
Published on Sep 15, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Destiny’s child: An interview with the man of the moment, Fahadh Faasil

His looks set him apart, so do his roles. There’s no real explanation for why I’ve made it, says the star of C U Soon.
(Photo courtesy Amazon Prime)
(Photo courtesy Amazon Prime)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
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Language barriers, social distancing: Mexico’s indigenous face coronavirus

Deep in the foothills of Mexico’s Sierra Juarez mountains, Juana Lazaro washes her hands vigorously, lathering up to her elbows and scrubbing between her fingers then rinsing them several times with cold water.
Oaxaca, Mexico.(Unplash)
Oaxaca, Mexico.(Unplash)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca | ByReuters

Consumer forum: Thomas Cook to pay 2.25 L to Bathinda family for ‘nightmarish’ Thailand tour

The forum said complainants were harassed at every juncture, which forced them to manage many affairs on their own in a foreign land with a language barrier
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Updated on Mar 12, 2020 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

‘Comedy has transcended language barriers’

Comedian Ashish Shakya talks about his new stand-up special, the changing scene of comedy in India, and more
Ashish Shakya
Ashish Shakya
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Mumbai | BySanskrita Bharadwaj

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

The market for theatrical releases for non English films may see a spike, feel industry experts
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
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRadhika Bhirani, New Delhi

Brunch Book Challenge 2020: Saying it with a surprise!

Time to run a recap of the rules for the upcoming 2020 challenge
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Brunch team

Domestic help commits suicide at placement agency after being left jobless due to language barrier

The woman belonged to West Bengal and had arrived in Delhi to work as a domestic help towards the end of August. She had been hired twice through a placement agency, but was told to leave work within days on each occasion, the DCP said.
A 27-year-old woman who worked as a domestic help allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of a placement agency in south Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Extension on Monday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 27-year-old woman who worked as a domestic help allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of a placement agency in south Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Extension on Monday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 03:34 AM IST
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Language barrier impedes infra projects, push for Hindi, suggests central road body

According to the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), the language barrier is one of the reasons why many large-scale infrastructure projects suffer delays and drop in quality.
Labourers mainly understand and speak Hindi, CRRI says.(Parveen Kumar/Ht File)
Labourers mainly understand and speak Hindi, CRRI says.(Parveen Kumar/Ht File)
Published on Sep 09, 2019 03:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAshish Mishra and Soumya Pillai

Poor oral health linked to decreased quality of life and cognitive decline. Here’s how

According to a recent study, those who reported tooth symptoms experienced decline in cognition and episodic memory, often precursors to dementia.
Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)
Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Mind your language: Hockey team polishes English skills

With most India hockey players coming from rural areas, all of them even following Hindi is not a given, leave alone English. Having even an essential grasp of English can work wonders, be it communicating with the coach or on the field.
File image of Indian hockey team(Getty Images)
File image of Indian hockey team(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 01:23 PM IST
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Yemeni national clears city airport check with 6 bullets

The bullets were found only after a second checking of the luggage.
Awas Sabahussain Al Irani, related to one of the ambassadors from Yemen posted in Delhi, carried six long-range rifle bullets into the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).(SOURCED)
Awas Sabahussain Al Irani, related to one of the ambassadors from Yemen posted in Delhi, carried six long-range rifle bullets into the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).(SOURCED)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 09:56 AM IST
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World’s youngest female pilot to fly Boeing 777, Anny Divya now a LinkedIn Influencer

In her first post on LinkedIn, Divya shared in her own words how her support system helped her pursue her dream job and how perseverance and hard work have led her to success.
Divya joined the coveted group of Indian and international leaders, who are part of the over 500 LinkedIn Influencer programme including Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Priyanka Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Sachin Tendulkar, and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, among other eminent personalities.(AFP)
Divya joined the coveted group of Indian and international leaders, who are part of the over 500 LinkedIn Influencer programme including Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Priyanka Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Sachin Tendulkar, and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, among other eminent personalities.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

After Arabic and English, Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department said it has extended the adoption of interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts by including the Hindi language alongside Arabic and English in labour cases.
This is aimed at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier, in addition to facilitating registration procedures via unified forms available through the ADJD website, the judicial body said.(Picture for representation)
This is aimed at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier, in addition to facilitating registration procedures via unified forms available through the ADJD website, the judicial body said.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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Sharjah | ByPress Trust of India

None better than Harendra as India coach: Sandeep Singh

Harendra was sacked as India coach earlier this month following a disappointing 2018 and offered another stint with the junior squad. He became the sixth coach to be sacked in as many years.
File picture of India's field hockey coach Harendra Singh(AFP)
File picture of India's field hockey coach Harendra Singh(AFP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Taha Kehar interview: Meet the Pakistani author who is a feminist first

The writer is reinventing the contemporary Pakistani woman in his books, and he’s drawing some rave reviews!
Taha feels that women need to express their views candidly, not recklessly
Taha feels that women need to express their views candidly, not recklessly
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Raising the bookshelf bar with Brunch Book Challenge 2019

Here’s a recap of this rules for this year’s challenge
In 2019, you will be required to read a total of 60 books between January 1 and December 31
In 2019, you will be required to read a total of 60 books between January 1 and December 31
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTeam HT Brunch

Mumbai airport security wear cameras to catch unruly fliers

Cameras pinned to CISF staff uniforms to provide evidence against rude fliers or personnel
According to the Central Industrial Security Force, which manages security at 60 out of the 98 operational airports in the country, these cameras that also record audio will help nail rude or problematic fliers and even personnel.(Hindustan Times)
According to the Central Industrial Security Force, which manages security at 60 out of the 98 operational airports in the country, these cameras that also record audio will help nail rude or problematic fliers and even personnel.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 12:29 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Can technology help improve the language learning experience?

The most difficult challenge in language learning is the ability to determine word complexities and process definitions in real time while also maintaining a routine that allows for practice and exposure to ensure advancement and long-term comprehension.
With growing opportunities at the global level and the increasing learning base, young learners want to leave no stone unturned while pursuing their dream careers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
With growing opportunities at the global level and the increasing learning base, young learners want to leave no stone unturned while pursuing their dream careers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 03, 2018 05:05 PM IST
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