The smile on Mohid Ali Khan's face said it all. This IIM-A student, who will draw a salary of Rs 10 lakh at HSBC India's corporate banking wing says he is happy with the offer as "HSBC takes a long-term view of their management trainees." "During the first four years, they are rotated in various sections, to provide them with a varied experience. Moreover, chances of growth, along with that of the bank, are very high," says Mohid. Mohid Ali Khan did his Bachelors in engineering and technology (B. Tech) in Electronics and Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Former bureaucrat and scholar Moosa Raza has been elected as chariman of the Indian Steel Alliance (ISA), a representative body of the domestic industry comprising all the primary steel producers in the country. He will help evlove policies, negotiate with national and international agencies including WTO. Raza, a retired IAS officer, earlier served as secretary, union steel ministry and chief secretary, Jammu &
Delhi Waqf Board under its office order of 15 March reconstituted the managing committee of Masjid & Dargah Sayyed Faiz Elahi, Asaf Ali Road (Turkaman Gate) and appointed
CHAUDHARI QAYAMUDDIN its president.
The editor of Siyasat, Urdu daily published from Hyderabad, ZAHID ALI KHAN has been appointed president of Urdu Press Promotion Committee. The committee was set up by National Council for the Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) to explore better possibilities for the promotion of Urdu journalism. Other members of the Committee are Aziz Burney, editor of Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu); Mohan Chiraghi, editor of Qaumi Awaz; G. D. Chandan, journalist; Shahid Lateef, editor of Inqilab, Mumbai; Dr Devindar 'Asar', Journalist, Sheikh Manzoor Ahmad, Iftikhar Jeelani, Kashmir Times and Dr Hamidulla Bhatt, director of NCPUL.
West Bengal College Service Commission has selected Dr IQBAL JAVED as the principal of Milli Al Amin College, Kolkata. He took charge on 19 March. He is the first Urdu teacher to become principal of Milli Al Amin College. He had been head of the Urdu department at Surendra Nath College, Kolkata, for 19 years. The books written by him include Agha Hashr Hayat aur Drama Nigari, Naqsh -e Javed, Tahqeeq aur Tanqeed'. He also writes in journals and magazines.
MOHAMMAD ZEESHAN, a class seventh student, at AMU's ABK Union School can detect and repair any fault in the computers which are for common use. After school, he can be seen examining and repairing the computers in cyber cafes in Civil Lines area of Aligarh. The speed and ease with which he repairs computers give the impression that he is an experienced computer mechanic.
PROF A. M. PATHAN, a distinguished geologist, has been appointed as vice chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. Earlier he had been vice-chancellor of Karnatak University at Dharwar and Registrar of Bangalore University, Bangalore. He has won many awards in research.
National president of All India Minorities Conference, Pyarey Mian has nominated senior advocate, SYED QAISAR KAZIM as national vice president, advocate MALIK MOHAMMAD as national general secretary and
TANVEER ALAM as president of Uttar Pradesh branch of Minorities Conference. Mian said on the occasion that these newly appointed officials would try to solve the problems of minorities and fight for their rights.
Syed S.A.A. Rizvi, Controller of Shia Central Waqf Board, Lucknow has on a public complaint, suspended the old managing committee of Waqf mosque Rauza Hazrat Qasim at Sarai Chowk of Jalalpur and nominated
MUNTAZIR MEHDI as its administrator. Mehdi, auditor at Shia Central Waqf Board has taken over the charge. The old committee had been working for the past 30 years.
Are you interested to know more about Bollywood King Shahrukh
Khan? Then read the book Hall of Fame - Shahrukh Khan written by Vishwadeep Ghose and published by Magna Publications. The 15 chapters of the book have some interesting episodes from Khan's life as how he traced his wife Gauri in Mumbai and later married her. He signed his film Kabhi Han Kabhi Na for Rs. 25,000 only?
MF Hussain is not fond of cricket. But when it comes to a sport improving relations between two warring countries like India and Pakistan, it is altogether another matter for him. Hussain has painted Pakistani and Indian players playing cricket, the men in blue clothes taking on the men in green and a white pigeon flying above them. The painting was released in Mumbai on March 16.
The actor and theatre artist Nasiruddin Shah is proud of being an Indian because it his motherland and his forefathers lived and died here. He answered a man who had asked him if any charges were ever levelled against him for being a Pakistani spy because of his acting in the film Sarfarosh. In the film Naseer is a ghazal singer and a Pakistani secret service agent on subversive mission in India. Naseer was in Jalandhar on March 20 to act in the play Ismat Apa ke nam. He said that people expected too much from theatre, so people did not view theatre as an art with bright future. People would act in and watch good theatre even after 20 years. However, the number of such people would decrease, Naseer added.
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