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Word                            Meaning in Hindi                   Meaning in English 

Babble                              badbadana                                      Talk in a way which is                                                                                                             difficult to understand

Bacchanalian                   shrabi                                              Drunken

Backbite                           chugli karna                                     To speak something at                                                                                                           the back of someone Continue reading

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External affairs ministry’s website will soon be available in Arabic too..

NEW DELHI: MEA’s website will soon be available in Arabic too — after French and Spanish — in a bid to reach out to the Arab world following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel.

The ministry has started finding agency to run its portal or website  in Arabic. Apart from the usual content of the ministry — speeches, briefings and other documents — the site will also have articles written in Arabic on India and its foreign relations.

Arab nations are of key importance to India. Over eight million Indians work in the region and India is dependent on Gulf nations for its energy security.

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NEW DELHI: Passports will now go bilingual and be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday.

Swaraj said there would be a 10% reduction in passport fee for applicants under eight and over 60 and that ration cards could be submitted while applying for tatkal passports. The second option would greatly help people in rural areas who do not have a PAN card.

Personal details in passports are now printed only in English. “Passports should at least be bilingual. All Arab countries have their passports in Arabic, Germany makes it in German, and Russia makes it in Russian. Why can’t we make it Hindi?” she asked. “Now, we have given an order to Nashik Printing Press that passports should be (printed) in Hindi as well. So you will receive passports in Hindi and English,” Swaraj said at an event to mark 50 years of the Passport Act, 1967.

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