EDUCATIONAL LOAN FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
Saharanpur: Uttar Pradesh Minorities Financial Corporation has announced to give a loan of Rs 75000 on 3 percent annual interest rate to students belonging to minority communities for two-year academic courses. Students of B Ed,
DEd, Pathology, Nursery Teacher Training, Organ Gas Wielding, Physiotherapy, Journalism, Mass
Com, Designing, Library Science, IT and Export Marketing can avail of the scheme. The age limit for students is 16 to 32. Students whose parents income does not exceed double the Below Poverty Line are eligible for the loan.
HINDI BANNERS, SLOGANS TO GET URDU ITS RIGHT
Baghpat: In a strange case of linguistic injustice, protesters in Barot took out a protest-march demanding to get Urdu its due rights. But most banners and placards were written in Hindi. In this protest of unemployed Urdu degree and certificate holders no one bothered to have an Urdu banner. Strange isnít it?
WAQF BOARD TO SET UP IT COLLEGE
Sambhal: To provide job-orienting education to youths of Sambhal in
Moradabad, an ITI college would be started by All India Waqf Council within six months. This was announced by Council secretary M R
Haque. We have acquired a land for setting up the ITI college. A survey is being conducted what courses would be introduced in the college, Haque said.
SHIAS SEEK MINISTERíS INTERVENTION
Ambedkarnagar: Shia leaders have demanded Uttar Pradesh State Auqaf minister Shakir Ali to appoint a government administrator at the tomb of Hazrat Qasim at
Jalalpur. The ministerís intervention has been sought in view of differences in nominating administrator for the tomb, a centre of great respect for the Shias in
VARSITY CAN PUNISH STUDENTS OVER DISCIPLINE
New Delhi: Any immoral act committed by a student either in the institutionís premise or out of it would be considered breach of discipline, Delhi High Court said. The judgement was issued by Justice Vikram Sen after a student registered a complaint with the court. The court said it is objectionable if a student does an immoral or criminal act even outside the institution. The court further said the university has a right to punish students for breach of discipline, be it in the university campus or outside.
It should be noted that Shahid Ali Khan, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia was rusticated from the university. Shahid had challenged the rustication notice in the High Court. He had said that the case in which he was accused of injuring a person and extracting money from him had occurred outside the campus. Hence the rustication notice was illegal. The SC judgement refuted Shahidís claim.
RECEPTION TO PAKISTANI POET
New Delhi: A reception was given to Pakistani poet Ehsan Akbar and poet and chief editor of quarterly journal
Al-Kalam, Atiqur Rahman at the Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia. Head of the Department, Qazi Obaidur Rahman Hashmi admired Ehsan Akbarís poetry and said Ehsan had established a new order of words. He said Atiqur Rehman was an important name among young poets of Pakistan. Akbar recited his long poem Babe Ali Baba par Khudkalami which describes the present scenario of Baghdadís present destruction. Atiqur Rahman presented his nazm
DARUL ULOOM CONDEMNS US PRISONER ABUSE
Deoband: Condemning the US armyís abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and other jails in Iraq, Maulana Marghoobur
Rehman, rector of Darul Uloom Deoband has appealed to the justice-loving world community to pressurise America to stop atrocities. In a statement released recently, Maulana Marghoob asked the world community to get united under a single banner and put pressure on America for violation of Genera Accord. He said America had crossed all limits of morality and world organisations were doing nothing practically to stop US abuse of power.
NEED FOR MODERN AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Saharanpur: Religious education is compulsory for preserving Islamic identity and modern education is compulsory for worldly progress. Hence acquisition of both are necessary, Samajwadi Party
MP, Rasheed Masud said. He was the chief quest at a function organised to lay the foundation-stone of Madrasa Faizul Quran Latifia at the foot of Shwalik hills in
Mohand, 25 kms away from Saharanpur. The MP said that the division between modern and religious education was created by British rulers. He asked Muslims to adopt scientific approach and said we can fight against anti-Islamic forces and remove misunderstandings about Islam only through education.
State minister for Basic Education, Shahid Manzoor held Muslim leadership responsible for educational backwardness of Muslims. He said problems of Muslims can be solved if ulama get united. Introduction of modern education in madrasas is a welcome step, he said. Though madrasas are self-dependent, government has taken steps for their development, he said and added religious madrasas too should be given government facilities.
GIRLS COLLEGES GIVE 100% RESULT
Maunath Bhanjan/Mubarakpur: Alike other towns, intermediate results of Mau region, especially of minority institution have been encouraging. Here too, girls outsmarted boys. The result of Alia Girls Inter College,
Mau, the townís oldest academic institution, was cent per cent. Out of total 38, 34 students secured first division while the remaining 4 passed with second division. Another important aspect of the college was that it had no centre of its own and the exams were held at DAV Inter College. Good performance of the college, without having a self centre has surprised other academic institutions. The college had given 100 per cent results last year too.
Meanwhile, Shakil Ahmad, former manager of Iqra Public School has congratulated the manager, Haji Abdus Sattar
Ansari, the chairman, Dr Shamim Ahmad, teachers and students of Millat Girls Inter College, Mubarakpur for giving 100 per cent results.
ROLE OF JOURNALISM IN NATION BUILDING
Saharanpur: Urdu journalism has not only caused damage to the nation but also misled the community. This was said by Qazi Rasheed
Masud, MP, at a function organised by Uttar Pradesh Journalist Association on the occasion of Journalism Day. He said constructive journalism can play an important role in the development of the community and the nation. Journalism cannot play its role unless news is separated from views. Unfortunately, today views have become news, he said. District Magistrate Dr Hari Ram said constructive journalism provides guidance to people.
COMPUTER TRAINING FOR URDU JOURNALISTS
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Press Academy in collaboration with AP Union of Working Journalists is conducting a computer training programme for journalists associated with Urdu newspapers. According to a press release of the Academy, journalists who are in the media list of the department of information and public relations are eligible to take part in the
HINDI WEEKLY WESTERN TIMES LAUNCHED
New Delhi: Sirajuddin Qureshi, chairman, Hind Group of Companies and president, Indian Islamic Cultural Centre launched a Hindi weekly Western Times here on 18 June. Academic, literary, social and media personalities besides editor Shamim Ahmad Qureshi were present on the occasion.
AMERICAN DIPLOMAT VISITS DARGAH
New Delhi: Former US president Ronald Reagan had played an important role in promoting Americaís relationships with other countries. Even today, America is trying to strengthen its relationship with India. First Secretary to American Embassy for political affairs, John P Darches said during his visit to Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia on 17 June. Darches was accompanied by Dinesh
Dube, political officer, American Embassy. Darches emphasised the need for spreading the message of peace and harmony of Hazrat Nizamuddin
Aulia. At a meeting held on this occasion, Dargahís Deewan, Syed Ali Musa Nizami condoled the demise of
MEAT MERCHANT KILLED IN MUMBAI
Mumbai: Two unidentified armed men shot dead a meat dealer in South Mumbaiís Khar area. The 45-year-old dealerís name is identified as Zarar
Qureshi. According to police, the two men fled from the spot after killing
Qureshi. The victim was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.
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