WASHINGTON: Aiming at promoting Hindi inside the US, the Indian embassy in Washington will impart free Hindi training to the scholars of the distinguished George Washington University right here on famous demand.
The six-week non-credit Introductory Hindi Language route, starting August 28, can be carried out through Dr. Moxraj, a teacher of Indian Culture at the embassy.
Earlier this 12 months, the embassy had performed loose weekly Hindi instructions of 1 hour period in its premises. The path generated an excellent interest, with 87 applicants from seven international locations registering for the classes on a quick note.
“This indicates that there may be a robust hobby in Hindi language getting to know… And encourages us to construct on the successful introductory route,” said Benjamin D Hopkins, Director, Sigur Centre for Asian Studies and Deepa M Ollapally, Associate Director, Sigur Centre for Asian Studies on the University in a recent letter to the Indian Ambassador to America.
In the Introductory Hindi Language course, students will be familiarised with the numerous primary aspects of the language, inclusive of the alphabet, and can be taught to talk in Hindi.
“As the Sigur Centre has in the past and maintains to assist language learning and engagement, we have been quite excited to be able to offer a possibility for students to be introduced to Hindi, an essential language and one that is much less commonly taught,” Hopkins and Ollapally stated.
They hope that the direction will help lay the inspiration for complete credit score Hindi lessons within the university.
NEW YORK: Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein changed into finding lifeless on Saturday after an apparent suicide in the New York jail cellular wherein he became hung on US sex-trafficking expenses, and a supply stated he become not on suicide watch at the time of his demise.
Epstein, 66, hanged himself, cops advised the New York Times. He changed into located at kind of 6.30am (local time) on the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) in Manhattan and was taken to a health facility, in which he became pronounced lifeless, the federal bureau of prisons said in an assertion.
Epstein, who become arrested on July 6, had pleaded not responsible to fees of intercourse trafficking involving dozens of underage women as younger as 14, from at least 2002 to 2005.
Last month, Epstein turned into located unconscious at the floor of his prison cellular with marks on his neck, consistent with reviews, and officials had been investigating that incident as a likely suicide or attack.
The FBI and the branch of justice’s inspector preferred were establishing investigations, US lawyer popular William Barr said, including that he turned into “appalled” to examine of his dying in federal custody. “Mr. Epstein’s demise raises severe questions that need to be replied,” Barr said.
At the MCC, jail guards are required to make separate tests on all MCC prisoners every 30 minutes, however, that procedure becomes not observed overnight, the supply said. In addition, each 15 mins guards are required to make every other take a look at on prisoners who are on suicide watch.
The nicely-connected money manager becomes known for socializing with politicians and royalty. Over the years, he counted now President Trump and previous Democratic President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew as his friends, according to courtroom papers.
Aja Davis, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said she couldn’t say how Epstein died before her office examined the body.
Epstein’s death got here an afternoon after the unsealing of a courtroom submitting in which a female who accused Epstein of maintaining her as an intercourse slave said one of the financier’s friends had instructed her to have sex with as a minimum a half of-dozen outstanding guys.
Epstein’s defense crew declined to remark. “We are exceptionally sorry to examine today’s news. No one must die in prison.” The investigation in the US attorney’s workplace in Manhattan will preserve despite Epstein’s dying, a source acquainted with the problem said.