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Keeping alive Hindi in South Africa
Johannesburg, Sep 25 (IANS) Sections of the Indian community here is doing what it can do to keep alive Hindi in a country where most Indians count English as their first language.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:09:44 AM

Global torchbearers of Hindi honoured
Johannesburg, Sep 24 (IANS) One was from Italy, another from Thailand and yet another from Russia... Twenty scholars from across the world were honoured at the World Hindi Conference here Monday for being torchbearers of the language.

Monday, September 24, 2012 3:29:15 PM

Gandhi's vision for Hindi was inspiring: Experts
Johannesburg (South Africa) Sep 24 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of satyagraha (non-violent resistance) acted as a great force and inspiration in promoting Hindi and his vision was revolutionary, said experts at the Ninth World Hindi Conference here Monday.

Monday, September 24, 2012 3:09:48 PM

Why Bollywood was kept away from Hindi meet
Johannesburg, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood may have played a central role in making Hindi a vibrant global language but film stars were deliberately kept away from the global Hindi meet here - they would have overshadowed the proceedings had they been invited.

Monday, September 24, 2012 1:59:37 PM

UAE PM urges sustainable development
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has stressed the need for sustainable development for environmental security.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:48:39 PM

Egyptian Mufti calls for peace over anti-Islam movie
Cairo, Sep 23 (IANS) A leading figure of the Sunni sect of Islam in Egypt has called on Muslims to maintain "peace" and show "patience and wisdom" while reacting over anti-Islam actions across the world.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:57:46 AM

Somali MP shot dead
Mogadishu, Sep 23 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a member of the new Somali parliament, Xinhua reported

Sunday, September 23, 2012 7:04:17 AM

UAE non-oil trade up 5 percent
Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's non-oil foreign trade grew by 5 percent to reach 76.6 billion dirhams in February 2012, compared to 73 billion dirhams in the corresponding period, the official data showed.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:30:01 PM

Embraer seeks sub-Saharan Africa air-security deal
Waterkloof (South Africa), Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Embraer, the world's third-largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft, has its sights set on managing trans-border air control systems for all of sub-Saharan Africa, company officials said here Friday.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:38:37 AM

Angola suspends seven referees for misconduct
Luanda (Angola), Sep 21 (IANS) The Angolan football association has suspended seven referees, including one with international experience, from their duty for allegedly performing unfairly in matches of the national first division league in 2012.

Friday, September 21, 2012 11:45:53 AM

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