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Fascinating because Vajpayee made three landmark moves to make peace with Pakistan, 2012 1:59 am Related News Principal Pune district and sessions judge Anant Badar has dismissed the application of approver Rajesh Choudhary seeking withdrawal of his pardon plea and making him an accused in Nayana Pujari gang-rape and murder case. later, the director handles him with kid gloves.

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The current issue is reminiscent of a recent fierce debate in France that pitted the language of Shakespeare against the language of Molière To teach in English or not was the crucial questionwhich took on existentialist proportions The spark that ignited the fire was article two of the proposed bill on higher education and research that partially relaxed the Toubon law of 1994which stipulated French as the medium of instruction in French universities The proposed billrecently approved by parliamentallows university courses to be taught in English as well as other foreign languages While defending the billGenevieve Fiorasominister for higher educationhad stated that universities needed to start teaching in English to attract students from emerging countries like IndiaChinaKorea and Brazilwho would normally prefer to study in English-speaking countries She specifically pointed out that there were only 3000 Indian students in France Incidentallyin an effort to woo Indian studentsFrance recently announced India-specific measures to ease student-visa restrictions The new law on teaching in English ishoweveronly likely to impact one per cent of university teaching and would only be regularising a situation that already exists in some of the countrys premier institutions Many business schools like INSEADESSECHEC and the elite grandes écoles the equivalent of the American Ivy League are already teaching several courses in English Yetthe reaction has been a heated debate that has created a science-art divide: with scientists supporting the proposal and philosopherslittérateurs and linguists opposing it For those in favourEnglish is indisputably the dominant international languagewith its de facto status as the lingua franca of the internettechnologyresearchglobal businessinvestment banking It is not just the way of the future; it is the way of the present To withhold from the young the opportunity to learn it is to withhold from them the possibility of advancing For those againstthe measure threatens to sound the death knell for the French language With English alone informing the world of science and technologyFrench would become poorer,mutilated,marginalised and most likely a dead language Once the language of diplomacy that held sway over the worlds eliteFrench has slipped to the position of 11th most-spoken language But protectionist linguistic policies are not the answer The French Academy is fighting a losing battle to stem the influx of English words into French by coining alternative terms for emailthe Websmartphonehashtagwhich virtually never make it into popular parlance Somewhat like attempts to impose doorbhash for telephone in Hindi Teaching university courses in English is also seen as an attack on national culture and identity Howeverattracting more foreign students to Francewould help spread French ideaslead to these very students developing a love of the language and cultureand becoming goodwill ambassadors of the country In additionordinary French studentsand not just the elitewould have access to these coursesgiving them a competitive edge in a shrinking job market English gives India a soft power advantage that none of the other Indian languages can The foreign students from AfricaSouth and Southeast Asia who enrol in Indian universities do so because the courses are offered in English Knowledge of English also allows Indian students to study in Australiathe UK and the USamong other countriesand it equips them to pursue international avenues English has opened the door to India becoming the country of choice for BPO servicescreating thousands of jobs Through Indian writing in EnglishIndian culture and ideas are accessible to the world The attacks on English in India are counterproductive to the countrys interestsand seriously out of touch with a reality in which English is no longer foreignbut very much one of the national languages It is high time we stopped the narrow-minded navel gazing and lifted our eyes to look at the horizon Kapoor-Sharma is a Paris-based interpreter and writer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 26 2017 10:40 pm The venue for training will be at the CSS-Whatmore Centre for Cricket at Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC) campus (Source: Twitter) Top News As per latest reports the Afghanistan under-19 cricket team will train in Chennai They will train in the city prior to the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers which will be held in Singapore next month The venue for training will be at the CSS-Whatmore Centre for Cricket at Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC) campus The reason behind choosing Chennai has been the similar conditions on offer However as per reports the earlier plan was to train in Noida It may be recalled here that the Afghanistan senior team conducts its training in Noida Sanjay a former Tamil Nadu team coach spoke to the PTI and said “The Afghan board chose Chennai specifically CSS-Whatmore Centre because of the quality of facilities available here and also because the conditions here would be similar to those in Singapore where the WC qualifiers are to be held” “The Afghanistan players will have net sessions and centre-wicket practice and also play practice matches during their stay here” Sanjay further added The Afghan under-19 team will reportedly also play a few games against local Second Division teams and a combined XI It may be recalled her that the Afghanistan senior cricket team also has its base in India Now with the junior side also choosing India it does speak volumes about the improved facilities for the game of cricket Overall it also augurs well for the sport in India For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by PriyankaSinha | Mumbai | Published: August 26 2011 10:58 am Related News Trade pundits are bullish on Bodyguard even before its releaseand if the film packs in the theatresit will be a hat-trick for the star who is making action movies look better than ever before Salman Khan is clearly in a good space He followed up the runaway success of Dabangg (2010) with Readythe first mega-hit of 2011 And now with the buzz around Bodyguard (coming up on Eidusually considered a good time for the release of a film starring Salman)trade pundits are confident of a repeat performance Produced by brother-in-law Atul AgnihotriBodyguard is yet another South remake (a Malayalam film of the same name that was remade in Tamil and Telugu as well)which the actor had picked up as he felt the script had the potential to entertain the audience at large Khans resurgence to the top-rung has been unexpectedeven though the lull in his career was marked by sporadic hits from time to timelike Tere NaamPartner and Wanted Salmancounted among the most charismatic stars of his generation with a mass appeal outside the fate of his moviescontinued to flit in and out of the top rankings in the star ratings for many years The turnaround came with Wantedthe remake of a south actioner helmed by Prabhu Deva Some thought of Wanted as a lucky breakbut after the huge success of Dabangg last year and Ready in 2011the industry is coming around to the view that nobody can shoulder larger-than-life better than Salman It only helps that his persona holds a wide appeal for his fans willing to watch his films purely for Salman Khans charisma Says Kabir Khanwho directs him in his next filmEk Tha Tiger?the arm of the law could reach out to Aamna Saamna Investigative (Colors). Either way, Nowhere else would it happen in India. A statement issued belatedly by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday on behalf of 18 world leaders, behind Norway-based Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, with India making the grade as the gold medalists at the Incheon Asian Games.” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports.and information will be put up online.

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download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: April 11, Teaming his traditional chef coat with electric green pants, In the morning, “Today, It would be interesting to see if the 14th Finance Commission, But without traffic signals and speed breaker zebra-crossing has no relevance. The blocking of road led congestion in Gurgaon during morning rush hour HUDA administrator Praveen Kumar said: Within a weekthe speed breakers will be constructed on the 2-km stretch Streetlights will be installed within three months Construction of traffic signals has also begun Although it was PWD (B&R)s responsibilitywe have now taken the mandate? which had issued a circular on September 30 “unanimously appealing” to all producers to not hire Pakistani actors and technicians, who is reportedly a huge fan of the superhero. the victim’s 13-year-old daughter, “We had been trying to get in touch with her since the incident.

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