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BBC relaunches Tamil language website

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MUMBAI: Tamil-speakers across the world will now access news and current affairs summaries in their own language. BBC has announced that it has relaunched the Tamilosai service's website with Tamil fonts and a new search link targetting Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka news from BBC sites.

 

In addition to an audio link to the BBC Tamilosai programme, the revamped bbctamil.com now offers short summaries of news and current affairs in Tamil as well as original pictures.



The site also features important highlights of the recent programmes, both in text and audio, and weather forecasts for cities in India and Sri Lanka.



The new and innovative search link will enable online users to look for BBC news relating to key Tamil-speaking areas - Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.



While the site is readily available to online users with Windows XP browsing system, users with other browsing systems will need to download the fonts when they first go to the site. BBC Tamilosai head Thirumalai Manivannan said, "With these new additions, bbctamil.com will prove to be even more popular and turn into a major communications hub for all Tamils, wherever they are."

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