Chidambaram also said that if the Central government is genuinely committed to both English and Hindi being the official languages of India, it must insisit that all government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English.
The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi.
Why we are reaching out to 44 per cent Indians in their own language
People’s choice in songs are determined by an algorithm--that works online--which leads to a more homogenized taste in music across the world cutting across the barriers of geography, income levels and language.
No doubt Gandhi fought untouchability and Nehru followed his footsteps, but it was Ambedkar who shaped the progressive, futuristic idea of a modern India.
Stressing on the diversity of Indian languages and cultures, Modi said: 'Howdy Modi? The answer is everything is fine in India.'
Both the Prime Minister and Home Minister are from non-Hindi speaking states. So it is a bit difficult for anti-Hindi parties to convince people that the NDA government is out to impose Hindi.
Home Minister Amit Shah said to end the confusion, people should listen to his speech carefully.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said while he supported the idea that all languages should be developed, he will never accept that Hindi can alone unite the country.
"A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language," Rajinikanth said.
'We can neither openly vouch for nor oppose it (Shah's statement). If we support it then we will be branded anti-Bengalis and anti-Bengali language,' a BJP leader in West Bengal said.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kamal Haasan warned the fight for Jallikattu -- the traditional sport involving bulls and humans -- was just a protest, but 'the battle for our language will be exponentially bigger than that'.
In a Facebook post, Vijayan said the country was already seeing a widespread protest against the imposition of a common language, adding the move was a sign of Sangh Parivar opening a new battlefield in the name of language.
A pro-Kannada outfit has warned of agitations from October 1 if the Centre 'imposes' Hindi in Karnataka.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14, marking the significance of the day when the country's Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave out the 'secret' of how did Bear Grylls converse with him in the special episode of 'Man Vs Wild' when the famed adventurer and survivalist does not understand Hindi
The six-week non-credit Introductory Hindi Language course, beginning August 28, will be conducted by Dr Moxraj, a teacher of Indian Culture at the embassy.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's response came in the backdrop of political parties in Tamil Nadu protesting the conduct of recent Postal department exams in English and Hindi only.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during a by-election campaign in Tarapur Bihar assembly constituency, in Jamui.PTI Photo
Army officials carry the mortal remains of rifleman Yogambar Singh (27), to his village Sankari in Chamoli district. Singh was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.PTI Photo
Family members and villagers attend the funeral of rifleman Yogambar Singh (27), at Sankari in Chamoli district. Singh was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.PTI Photo
Pedestrians walk in rain at Connaught Place in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Arun Sharma
IIT’s first of its kind smart speed warning system to avoid road crashes being tested at NH-61 between Mumbai and Malshej Ghat.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates