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Odia waits for Google Translate debut - Nine Indian languages available

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 08, 2015 01:27 AM

Odia getting the "classical" status last year was certainly a proud moment for the people of the state, but, it is yet to feature among the languages available in Google's popular translation service.

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2nd National Language Conference, Bhubaneswar

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Apr 10, 2015 03:23 PM

Institute of Odia Studies and Research organised 2nd National Language Conference beginning on Monday, March 30, 2015 and ending on April 2, 2015 at the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. This conference was organised in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Culture. I presented a paper in Odia language in this conference as part of a panel discussion related to Odia language computing.

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Bangla Wiki turns 10

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:10 PM

The 10th anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia was marked with a a gathering of Wikipedians of vernacular languages from across the country and beyond at Jadavpur University. Bengali is one of 20 Indian languages to have a Wikipedia presence. The event also celebrated 14 years of the mother edition in English of the open-access, crowd-sourced online encyclopaedia.

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India backs open source software for e-governance projects

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM
April 02, 2015

India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

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Hindustani Language: We Are Wikipedia

Hindustani Language: We Are Wikipedia

by Syed Muzammiluddin — last modified Apr 10, 2015 04:20 PM

In 2014, the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) embarked on a new social media-based initiative - WeAreWikipedia. The aim of the project was "One Wikimedian every week to tell untold community stories on Twitter".

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GoI body National Mission for Manuscripts has digitised 3 million manuscripts

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 05, 2015 03:20 AM

Twelve-year-old government body National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitised over thirty lakh manuscripts and 185,88,390 pages in all as of 31 December 2014, Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation said in the Rajya Sabha this week. He added that the National Archives of India (NAI) is set to digitise another 1,100,000 historic records. The government has spent over Rs 25 lakhs on digitisation as of January 2015 as compared to ~ Rs 36 lakhs in 2012-13.

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Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 27, 2015 02:00 PM
May 27, 2015

The Department of Linguistics, University of Mumbai and Dr. Rakhmabai Educational Resource and Research Centre in association with ICSSR (WRC) organized a National Symposium on Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages at Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan from March 9 to 11, 2015. Tanveer Hasan was a speaker.

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More articles for Tulu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM

In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

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Women's History Month, India-2015

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Mar 08, 2015 09:18 AM
March 08, 2015

CIS-A2K is supporting the Indian Wikimedia volunteers organize Wikipedia Women's History Month, India- 2015.

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Train the Trainer — Report in Udayavani

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:20 PM

As part of the Train The Trainer program, on Feb 28, all the participants (Wikipedians from all over India) were taken to Janapada Loka, near Ramanagara. There was a report in Udayavani, Ramanagara edition on March 2, 2015 about this event.

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