KATHMANDU, JUNE 10: Over 35,000 Nepali jobseekers have attended a Korean language test on Saturday, the first day of examinations held under the Employment Permit System (EPS) to select potential candidates for jobs in South Korea. About half of some 75,580 applicants  for the test are scheduled to sit for the language examination on Sunday.

ILAM, June 11: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is known for its campaigns for creating a separate state of 'Gorkhaland' within India, has decided to intensify its language protests in various places of India's West Bengal state.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling staged demonstration after the West Bengal government decided to include Bengali language as a compulsory subject in schools’ curriculum.

According to reports in Indian media, the Hollywood and Bollywood-fame actress will produced a Sikkimese-Nepali film that will be titled 'Paua', which means guest, under her banner Purple Pebble Productions.

Language commission forms expert group

December 21, 2016 08:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The Language Commission has formed a group of experts in order to take support in course of its work.

Should English be the official language of the world?

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dhan Raj Gurung, speaking in parliament on Sunday has opposed the idea of adopting Hindi also as official language of Nepal.

KARACHI, Oct 16: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “We want freedom from politics of language in Karachi” while addressing a rally in Karachi on Sunday to pay rich tribute to the victims of the 2007 Karsaz attack.

The language debate

September 30, 2016 04:30 am

The government of Nepal made a decision to change the rules of writing in Devanagari script in which the Nepali language is based. This decision was taken five years ago without consensus among linguists to reportedly maintain uniformity in the written and phonetic forms of the Nepali language. According to the new rules, the practice of writing the ‘half alphabet’ and ‘joint alphabet’ would come to an end and school curricula needed to be revised accordingly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: One of Nepal's right wing parties, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has made its stand clear on key contentious issues.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki has said Nepal is a garden of all castes and communities residing here and we should move ahead by cultivating this garden.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday asked the government to furnish reasons for changing morphology rules (arrangement of letters) of Nepali language.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8:The government on Thursday formed a Language Commission and appointed Lawadev Awasthi as its head,  in accordance with a provision of the new Constitution that makes formation of such a commission mandatory  by September 19.

Learning language on your phone

August 31, 2016 23:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Technology has ushered fundamental changes in the way people learn and access education.

On February 1, 2015, a post appeared on Facebook. The post was by a Newar student who had lost his mother tongue after he joined his English Medium School. About 15 years later the student gives some suggestions to his school on how to promote ethnic languages. He admits that if his school had only allocated time and place he would not have lost it. He would have assembled a group of students and teachers and conversed in his mother tongue at least for 30 minutes or he would have even conducted some cultural programs. By doing so, he would not have lost it as he had.

DARJEELING, JULY 14: Chowrasta Chowk in Darjeeling echoed with Bhanubhakta Acharya's poetry and Nepal's national anthem throughout Tuesday. Most of the men present there were in daura-suruwal, the traditional Nepali outfit, and the women wore chaubandi cholo.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Bollywood actress Sara Loren has taken to Nepali language as a means of communication in the Bollywood film Ishq Click. She has taken training in Nepali language as it is included as a part of  dialogue in the film Ishq Click in which she is performing as a major character.

ST. KITTS, June 27: Rapper 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, was formally charged and cautioned for using indecent language during at a music concert here.

PANCHTHAR, June 19: The Curriculum Development Committee has started working to develop curriculum from Grade 6-8 in Limbu mother tongue.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Police have arrested 32 persons who appeared in the Test Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) language exam in the name of others on Saturday.