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22nd edition of Ethnologue released

The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue was recently released. As per the list, Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019. The language is spoken by nearly 615 million speakers. English is placed at the top of the database with 1132 million speakers while Chinese Mandarin is at ..

129th death anniversary of mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah

The 129th death anniversary of the mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah is observed in Bangladesh on October 17, 2019. The devotees of Lalon from across the country and the world have congregated at the shrine to participate in the 3-day-long programme which is being organised by the Lalon academy and the culture ministry of Bangladesh. ..

Utkarsh Bangla of West Bengal government wins 2019 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) award in Capacity Building category

The ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme of the West Bengal government has won the prestigious 2019 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award of the United Nations. The scheme aims to create a pool of skilled candidates industry ready. Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories from all over the world, Utkarsh Bangla emerged No 1 ..

Only Bengal campaign

Only Bengal campaign has been recently launched by Times Of India to catalyse the process of dropping the “West” from the name of the state. They point out – Residents of West Bengal are called Bengalis and not West Bengalis; there language is Bangla not “West Bangla”; Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ ..