COMMUNAL VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN BARODA
Baroda: Amidst the ameliorating situations in the sensitive Pani Gate area of Baroda, the situation once again became tense when some unidentified people attacked a youth with knife on February 29. The injured Sanjay Watekar, 20 was admitted to SSG Hospital. Police security arrangements were tightened in the area.
KALAM ON DEVELOPING OF SPIRITUAL POWER
Kolkata: President APJ Abdul Kalam asked government and non-governmental organisations to work together for protection of orphaned children of the country. He was inaugurating a new building of Girls Higher Secondary School of Calcutta Muslim Orphanage. He said children were the assets of nation and they should be protected so that they could lead happy life. Dr Kalam said that future of India lay on children and if society brought up the new generation in a proper manner, the country would be more developed by year 2020. He said talent was a gift and it helps us in countering difficulties in life. The president said a teacher, like parents, should be a model for children so that he could guide them to shun social evils and dishonesty. The happiest moment in my life would be the day when lives of 26 crore poor people of the country would be ameliorated, Kalam said. He asked people to avoid sectarian differences and increase their spiritual power.
ANJUMAN-I-ISLAM GETS ACCREDITATION
Mumbai: The National Board of Accreditation, Government of India has granted accreditation to two courses of minority-managed Muhammad Haji Sabu Siddik College of Engineering run by Anjuman-i- Islam. This was informed by the Anjuman president Dr Ishaq
INSTRUMENT LAB INAUGURATED AT AMU
Aligarh: On the occasion of National Science Day, Nasim Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University inaugurated an instrument lab at the bio-chemistry department of Life Science Faculty along with inaugurating a science exhibition. Speaking on the occasion, the VC appealed the students to develop a sense of scientific mentality. He asked them to get benefited from new researches on science and make themselves great scientists. Science teachers spoke about various issues relating to science.
FREE ADMISSION FOR NURSING COURSE
Bangalore: Bangalore City College of Nursing, a minority-managed institution, has invited applications for limited seats under free admission scheme for deserving Muslim candidates for B Sc and Diploma in nursing courses. Candidates who have passed 10+2 with 45 percent marks in science subjects can apply for the degree course while for the diploma a 10+2 passed in any discipline is eligible to apply. The college, run by Sundagar Education Society has nursing colleges in Bidar and Gulbarga besides Bangalore. The free admission scheme is open for all the colleges.
Announcing the scheme, Abdul Raheem Khan, chairman of the society said health care was an important field and that Muslims lacked in nursing profession. He said nursing could be one of the best professions for Muslim girls.
IREF, INVITING PEOPLE TO PEACE
Hyderabad: Set up in 1998, the Islamic Research & Educational Foundations (IREF) is an upcoming Dawah centre, promoting the cause of Islam.
Mujtaba Hussain Siddiqui, a 30-year-old scholar popularly known as Imran is the founder president of IREF. Imran got his initial Dawah training at Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, headed by famous debator Dr Zakir Naik. On 15 February, the IREF convened a meeting to deliberate a plan for developing a school which will have Islamic education along with CBSE or an equivalent state Board’s syllabus. Selected people were invited to discuss the plan. (Abu Bakar bin
‘BJP’S MUSLIM SYMPATHY IS A DECEIT’
Bulandshahar: Media Incharge of Samajwadi Party, Haji Akhtar has stated that the BJP’s show of love to minorities is a deceit because the party needs only one Muslim leader. He alleged that the BJP in past had roped in some Muslim leaders to woo Muslims and now it is wielding new yardsticks. He said that Arif Mohammad Khan, who after visiting Gujarat had criticised the BJP government, has now joined the same party and is all praise for it. Haji Akhtar said that Muslim community has boycotted Arif Khan for his remarks in the Shah Bano case. He termed the BJP’s ‘feel good’ slogan as ‘feel bad’ for the common people and said that it was a party of scams and scandals.
SCHOLARS HAIL NADWI WELFARE SOCIETY
Lucknow: Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi Research & Welfare Society thanked Maulana Syed Nizamuddin, general secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Prof. Anis Chishti, former professor of Pune University for their visit to the society.
Speaking about the importance of welfare works, Anis Chishti said a number of people were working in educational and political fields but there were very few working in social welfare fields. Maulana Nizamuddin expressed his satisfaction over the soceity’s work and said that the poor and needy should be provided medical treatment. Maulana Syed Abdus Salam Nadwi, general secretary of the society, Maulana Mahmood Hasan Nadwi, assistant editor of Urdu monthly Tameer-e-Hayat and other dignitaries were present.
NCPUL TO PREPARE MASS MEDIA COURSE
New Delhi: After linking Urdu with computer, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has made a comprehensive plan to prepare a mass media course in Urdu. This was announced by the NCPUL director Mohammad Hamidullah Bhat. According to a press release two films of Gulzar -- Aandhi and Khushboo -- were shown, to help mass media students write scripts for film and television serials. Besides, the Council has also planned to publish a concise Urdu-Hindi and Hindi-Urdu dictionary.
JAHANGIRABAD TO HAVE ENGINEERING COLLEGE
Barabanki: There is a pressing need for technical education for labourers, farmers, craftsmen and those leading a life below poverty line. These views were expressed by Manzoor Ahmad, retired DGP and former Vice Chancellor of Agra University. He was chief guest at a meeting organised by Millat Foundation here at Global Academy School. He said a plan was underway to open an Engineering college at Jahangirabad where besides higher education various short-time courses for motor mechanics, electricians and courses of radio, TV and computer would be introduced.
DEMAND TO RECOGNISE MINORITY SCHOOLS
Jamshedpur: Jharkhand State Congress secretary, SR Rizvi Chhabban has demanded the state government to recognise minority schools and provide them financial assistance. Hanafia High School, Dr Zakir Hussain High School, Millat High School, Telco Urdu School, Public Welfare High Schools and other schools founded during 1980 to 1985 have not been recognised by the education department, Rizvi said.¤
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