LIGHT AND SOUND AT BIJAPUR GUMBAD
Bijapur (Karnataka): To attract tourists to the historical Gol Gumbad of
Bijapur, a light and sound programme will be started soon. This was announced by Bijapur MP Basna Gowda
Patil. Patil said a toy train worth Rs 30 lakh would be run within the boundaries of the historical monument. Basic structures of the place would be improved. He said that the Archaeology Department has been planning to clean and decorate the old ‘Chanda
District deputy commissioner Muhammad Muhsin said that the district authorities had proposed a budget of Rs 1 crore to construct an exhibition hall and to develop roads leading to the famed Gol
QUTAB SHAHI TOMBS TO GET HERITAGE STATUS
Hyderabad: The 400-years old tombs of the erstwhile Qutub Shahi rulers of Hyderabad will soon get world heritage status. This was announced by Andhra Pradesh tourism minister Jai Gita
Reddy. Qutub Shahi tombs situated in Toli Chowki in the outskirts of Hyderabad would become the first world heritage site of Andhra
Pradesh. Reddy said the tombs are being promoted as per the guidelines of
HINDI IS THE MEDIUM FOR URDU STUDENTS
New Delhi: For the last three months Urdu medium students of Delhi are being taught Urdu syllabus books through Hindi. For these student from class 1st to 8th Urdu books are still out of print. Secretary general of Anjuman
Taraqqi-e-Urdu, Khaliq Anjum has drawn the SCERT director Janki Rajan’s attention to this problem and said the results of Urdu medium students were becoming poor because of non-availability of all course books in
Urdu. He has criticised the SCERT for its alleged failure in providing Urdu books and has demanded the early publication.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AMU STUDENTS
Aligarh: Nine students of Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit of Aligarh Muslim University have exhibited outstanding performance in the UGC-CSIR Net and Get examinations. These students are Tanvir
Hussain, Hamid Rashid Bhat, Nisar Ahmad, Tabrez Anwar Shamim, Deepika, Dul-Fazl
Ahmad, Sadaf Fatima, M Akram and Shaikh Muhammad Atif.
Unit co-ordinator Prof. M Salimuddin said four students who have secured 99 percent marks have been called to participate in the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Test. He said good performance of students in Net and Get examinations have opened new job opportunities in prestigious institutions.
URS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ACCUSED
New Delhi: Deputy chairman of All India Muslim Vikas Manch, Muhammad Iqbal Khan has accused Delhi Urs Committee chairman of breach of discipline. In letters to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi chief minister, welfare and development minister, lieutenant governor and others Khan has blamed the Urs Committee chairman for allotting shops to sewadars even before draws.
As per rules, receipts of allotted shops are given after draws but benefiting from the huge demand of shop owners, hundreds of shops are allotted without following rules and regulations, Khan alleged. Huge amounts are taken as bribe for allotting shops without receipts and no one knows where the money goes, he said. Also, nothing has been done to make up the paucity of loud speakers for Friday prayers. Delhi Government spends lakhs of rupees to provide facilities to pilgrims every year but no positive results come out even after repeated reminders about the problems, Iqbal Khan said. The Urs Committee has not been formed formally. He demanded inquiries into the breach of disciplines and irregularities.
DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS
Agra: The survey to demolish shops and houses which fall within 300 metres from royal buildings of Fatehpur Sikri has been completed. The order for demotion was issued by the Supreme Court. Government officials have marked several places which come within the specified limit but nothing could be done due to public protest. On the other hand the district magistrate has informed the court about the difficulties for carrying out the job.
The Supreme Court has issued the order to demolish all constructions which come within 300 metres of the royal buildings so as to develop them. About 500 houses and 1000 shops come in the limits which will affect 10000 families. People are protesting against the order while district authorities have to implement court orders.
DEMAND FOR RE-CONSTITUTION OF HAJ COMMITTEE
New Delhi: Several organisations working for Haj pilgrims have demanded Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit to appoint a new chairman of Delhi Haj Committee because the two-year term of the present chairman has expired. The chairman of
Al-Riyaz Haj Welfare Society said that a year has passed since the enactment of new Haj Act but the CM has not yet paid attention to form a new Haj committee while 20 states have done it.
POETIC SEERAT BOOK AAP RELEASED
Moradabad: Aap (SAW), a joint poetic collection of two lecturers of Hewett Muslim Inter College, Kishwar Usmani and Dr Tausiful Hasan was released at a prestigious function by Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rashid
Alvi. Speaking on this occasion Alvi said Indians are in dire need to follow the seerat of Prophet
(pbuh) which provides guidance to the whole world. He asked Muslims to stay united and understand the power of unity. The would respects only the powerful and not the week, he said while commenting on disunity of Muslims.
COMPUTER CENTRE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
New Delhi: A computer aided learning centre was inaugurated for women, children and youth of weaker sections of society by central minister and Lok Sabha MP Kapil
Sibal. This was informed in a press release of social organisation, Talent. Talent secretary Irshad Alam Fauji said the centre would create educational awareness and interest among the youth, women and children of those weaker sections of society which do not understand the importance of education.
ESTABLISHMENT OF MUSLIM TECH. INSTITUTIONS
Maunath Bhanjan: The erstwhile BJP-led NDA government took various negative steps against minorities on the one hand, and on the other hand it deprived Muslims of technical education by laying difficult conditions for establishing new technical educational institutions. Now it is the responsibility of the present Congress-led UPA government to remove those conditions. These views were expressed by Akram
Mukhtar, general secretary of Jamia Muhammadia Educational Society, Mumbai who was here on a tour to review conditions of the society-run Kulliya Fatimatuz Zuhra and Muhammadia General Hospital.
ONLINE PROGRAMME TO TEACH URDU
New Delhi: National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has decided to start an online Urdu teaching programme in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages
(CIIL). The decision was taken during a meeting of Distance Education Committee held under the presidentship of
CIIL; Mysore’s director which was attended by representatives of Kashmir University, IGNOU and National Open School.
NCPUL director Dr Hamidullah Bhat said it is being deliberated in view of Urdu’s popularity to divide the one-year Urdu diploma course in three stages. Participant suggested to start a six-month Urdu certificate course to familiarise students with Urdu script and pronunciation before admitting them in the one-year diploma course. There should be another advanced diploma course in Urdu language to meet professional requirements of students, they said.
DRAMA ON OLD BANARASI TRADITIONS
Varanasi: Kaun Thagwa Nagaria Lootal Ho?, a drama based on Tatkashi Ka
Assi, a famous novel by noted litterateur Kashi Nath published a year ago, was staged at Nagri Natak Mandli auditorium. The drama reflects old traditions, moral values and change in the mindset of people of
Banaras. It is a vivid example of gatherings of intellectuals,
litterateurs, educationists and politicians at the tea stalls of this traditional city. Directed by Kirti
Jain, the drama presents the scenic beauty of Pappu’s tea stall, opened in 18th century, and of Banarasi
paan, gossips and life style of people, political sarcasm and intellectual explanation of politics.
RAHNUMA-E- TALIM COMPLETES 100 YEARS
New Delhi: Launched by Master Jagat Singh in Lahore’s Pindi camps in 1905, Urdu magazine
Rahnuma-e- Talim has completed hundred years. Since its launch in 1905, the magazine has been published regularly. In the history of Urdu journalism, British regime for the first had given the title of ‘Sardar
Sahab’ to Master Jagat in 1938. After the death of Master Jagat in 1962, his son Harbhajan Singh Thapar took up the responsibility to publish the magazine which so far has brought out several special numbers mostly on prominent personalities.«
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