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Deoghar to get airport

New Delhi: The Hindu holy town of Deoghar in Jharkhand will soon figure on the country’s air map as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to set up an airport there. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed by AAI and Jharkhand for establishing an airport in Deoghar. It was signed in the presence of AAI chairman VP Agarwal and Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda. Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda. Image courtesy PIB “As per the MoU, the AAI would develop an airport in Deoghar, initially for ATR-72-type aircraft operations and subsequently for A-321-type of aircraft operations depending upon the demand and traffic potential,” the AAI said in a statement today. Earlier, the AAI had said in a statement that the pact was signed between it and the Jharkhand government on 16 February for development of airports in Jamshedpur and Bokaro. Jharkhand had later denied signing of the pact for Jamshedpur and… Read More

Language divide rocks House, official status row breaks out : demanding to grant second language status to Angika, Bhojpuri, Maghi and Maithili

Ranchi: A deep linguistic fault-line divided legislators of Jharkhand State Assembly on the last day of the Winter Session on Friday with voices raised in acrimony and some legislators complaining of  language chauvinism. Congress legislator KN Tripathi moved a ‘call attention motion’, criticising the Government for not granting second language status to four languages — Maithili, Bhojpuri, Maghi and Angika — after it promised, during the Monsoon Session, to look into the matter. Supporting Tripathi’s point, Assembly Speaker CP Singh, who was more vocal than the others, said, “The Government will have to explain its position on this matter. Jharkhand has sizeable presence of these linguistic communities at about 20 lakh, no less. There are a large number of Bhojpuri speaking MLAs.” Raising their hands, around a dozen MLAs from both the Treasury and the Opposition responded to Singh’s call. There was pandemonium and heated argument as AJSU MLAs including Deputy CM Sudesh Mahto, Congress… Read More

सांसद ने रखी अंगिका को आठवीं सूची में डालने की मांग

भागलपुर: शुक्रवार को संसद में भाषाओं को अष्टम सूची में शामिल करने बाबत हुई चर्चा में सांसद शाहनवाज हुसैन ने अंगिका भाषा को आठवीं सूची में शामिल करने की मांग सरकार से की। उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार को अंगिका भाषा को आठवीं सूची में डालने की कोशिश करनी चाहिए। शाहनवाज हुसैन ने कहा कि भागलपुर प्रमंडल, कोसी प्रमंडल और झारखंड में गोड्डा के लोग अंगिका भाषा बोलते हैं। साथ ही अंगिका भाषा के साथ मंजूषा कला भी जुड़ी हुई है। लेकिन सरकार आठ वर्षो से किसी भी भाषा को शामिल नहीं करने की जिद पर अड़ी हुई है। जब अटल बिहारी बाजपेयी सरकार में थे तब उन्होंने कई भाषाओं को आठवीं सूची में डाला था। उन्होंने सरकार से लोगों की भावनाओं को समझने की भी अपील की। उन्होंने कहा कि ममता बनर्जी जब रेल मंत्री थी उस वक्त मेरे अनुरोध पर उन्होंने भागलपुर-यशवंत एक्सप्रेस का नाम बदलकर अंग एक्सप्रेस रख दिया।   संबंधित अंगिका समाचार… Read More

Efforts on for govt recognition of Angika

PATNA: A delegation of the Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) on Saturday submitted a memorandum at Raj Bhawan, reiterating its demand that governor Devanand Konwar take steps as he deemed proper for government recognition to Angika language spoken in 15 eastern Bihar districts spread on both the sides of the Ganga. Earlier, AUAS chief for Bihar and Jharkhand Gautam Suman had met the governor on July 12, after ending his six-day ‘amaran anshan (fast-unto-death)’ that was held on the eve of the monsoon session of the state legislature. The governor had assured the Suman-led AUAS delegation to give a hearing someday after the visit of vice-president Hamid Ansari to attend a cultural function here. “Today, we submitted a memorandum at Raj Bhawan for his perusal. We reminded the governor of his assurance and also requested him to consider our pleas that we had made before him on July 12,” Suman said.   Prior to this,… Read More

Governor assures for government protection to Angika Language

Patna : Bihar governor Devanand Konwar on Monday assured a three-member delegation of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) to give a considered thought to its demands regarding government protection to Angika language. The AUAS delegation that called on the governor at Raj Bhawan on the day consisted of AUAS chief for Bihar and Jharkhand Gautam Suman and its two central general secretaries. The delegation consisted of AUAS’ Bihar-Jharkhand chief Gautam Suman and its central general secretaries Jayant Jalad and Shyam Sundar Karna. They submitted a memorandum to the governor who, according to them, said that he would invite them for detailed talks on the matter after the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday. “The governor gave a patient hearing to our demands regarding the protection and promotion of Angika language. It is spoken in 15 districts across the Ganga river in Bihar and six districts of Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand,” Jalad said. Suman… Read More

Angika leader calls off indefinite fast

PATNA: Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti national president Gautam Suman on Sunday called off his indefinite fast to press the four-point demands of the Samiti, including development of Angika language. Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey offered a glass of juice to Suman to break his fast. Suman was on fast-unto-death agitation at R-Block since Tuesday last. Addressing the gathering, Choubey said that he has been working on this issue since 1995. The minister said that he would hold parleys with chief minister Nitish Kumar so that an effective step is initiated in this direction. Earlier, Congress legislature party (CLP) leader in the state assembly Sadanand Singh had on Friday urged Nitish to initiate steps for protection of Angika, the language of the people of ancient Anga Janapada. He had also requested the CM to give concrete assurance to Suman. (Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-11/patna/29760575_1_gautam-suman-nitish-kumar-congress-legislature-party) संबंधित अंगिका समाचार पढ़ऽ / Read similar Angika News :When could one be able to… Read More

Guv to look into demand for Angika promotion

PATNA: Governor Devanand Konwar on Monday assured a three-member delegation of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) to give a considered thought to its demand for government protection to Angika language. The delegation consisted of AUAS’ Bihar-Jharkhand chief Gautam Suman and its central general secretaries Jayant Jalad and Shyam Sundar Karna. They submitted a memorandum to the governor who, according to them, said that he would invite them for detailed talks on the matter after the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday. “The governor gave a patient hearing to our demands regarding the protection and promotion of Angika language. It is spoken in 15 districts across the Ganga river in Bihar and six districts of Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand,” Jalad said. Suman had earlier sat on fast-unto-death for six days from July 5. Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey broke his fast by offering him juice on Sunday, and also told the agitators that the… Read More

Fast for recognition of Angika langauge

PATNA: The struggle for government recognition of Angika language spoken in eastern districts of Bihar and related demands has now taken a crucial turn, as its supporters have taken to ‘aamaran anshan (fast-unto-death)’ on Hardinge Road hear R-Block here to pursue their demands, and make themselves heard by the concerned in the Nitish Kumar government. Of the students sitting on fast, one Adarsh Suman (11) fell ill on Wednesday, and has been rushed to a doctor for treatment, said AUAS central general secretary Jayant Jalad. According to Gautam, as many as 65 people have arrived here from districts concerned to show their solidarity and be also a part of the struggle. While the fast-unto-death by founder president of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) for Bihar and Jharkhand Gautam Suman entered the second day on Wednesday, dozens of other people, including boy and girl students, have also been giving him company by sitting on ‘anshan (fast)’… Read More

CM urged to take steps for protection of Angika

PATNA: Congress legislature party (CLP) leader in the state assembly and party’s former state chief Sadanand Singh on Friday urged CM Nitish Kumar to make his personal intervention and take requisite steps for the protection of Angika – the language of the people of ancient Anga Janapada and has evolved over the past several centuries. In this regard, he sent his emissaries to the official residence of the CM with a request letter. Singh’s letter pleaded, “It is my personal request that please consider the demands made for the protection of Angika language. It would help in strengthening the culture and tradition of the people of Anga Janapada. (Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-08/patna/29752175_1_gautam-suman-cm-nitish-kumar-congress-legislature-party) संबंधित अंगिका समाचार पढ़ऽ / Read similar Angika News :Angika leader calls off indefinite fastDemand for framing of cultural policyLanguage divide rocks House, official status row…Anga TourismGovernor assures for government protection to Angika…Efforts on for govt recognition of Angika‘Modi showing false sympathy with blast victims… Read More

Publisher of children’s magazine in 103 languages including Angika battles cancer

CUTTACK: Bijay Mohapatra, the publisher who achieved the rare distinction of publishing a children`s magazine called ” Suna Bhauni” in over a 100 languages, is now struggling for his life. The 42-year-old is suffering from renal cancer and undergoing treatment at the Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre. The disease has spread to his abdomen and he is believed to be in a critical condition. Mohapatra struggled all his life to popularize Indian languages among children by publishing the magazine in 103 languages, including the lesser known Ho, Angika and Bajika, without any financial help from the government. His hard work paid off in the form of several awards and a mention in the Limca Book of Records. Lying in bed, the frail publisher said, “I saw many bad days in my life but poverty never deterred me from publishing the magazine. However, my health is not allowing me to work any more. I had aspired… Read More

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