Jamshedpuri, head of Urdu department at Meerut’s Chaudhury Charan Singh University has been appointed as the new head of Mass Communication and Journalism Institute by the University’s vice chancellor, Dr Ram Pal Singh. Jamsheduri is also the head of Urdu department. He will hold both the posts.
Haji Reyasat Ali of Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, has been appointed secretary of Minority Cell of the UP Congress by the cell’s chairman, Fazal Masood who hoped that Haji Ali will strengthen the hands of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, UP Congress Chief Salman Khurshid and Congress general secretary C. K. Jaffar
Dr Tajuddin, reader in the department of pharmacy at Ajmal Khan Tibbia College, Aligarh, has been appointed head of the department of pharmacy by AMU Vice Chancellor, Naseem
Justice M. Suhel Aejaz Siddiqui, former judge of Madhya Pradesh and Delhi High Courts has taken over as chairman of the newly formed National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions after his appointment to that post. Born in 1939 and educated at Bara Banki, Amroha, Muradabad and other places, he is a distinguished legal expert, noted Urdu novelist and short story writer. After retirement from judicial services in May 2001, he was appointed to many other non-judicial posts from where he finally retired in May 2004.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader and a former UP minister Mukhtar Anees was elected chairman of UP Shia Central Waqf Board. Information to this effect was given by Shakir Ali, Muslim Waqf minister. He was unanimously elected to this post by 10 of the 13 members of the newly formed Shia Waqf Board who were present in the election meeting which was held in the presence of chief executive officer, S. Najmul Hasan Rizvi. Mukhtar Anees was also an MP from Sitapur earlier.
Zaheer Khan, the Indian pace bowler while playing in test match at Dhaka created world record by scoring 75 runs as the No 11 batsman which is the highest individual score of any batsman at the last leg. In partnership with Sachin Tendulkar (who remained not out with 248 runs to his credit), he helped in adding 133 runs for the last ie 10th wicket which is also India’s highest score anywhere at this wicket. The previous highest at 10th wicket was 109 made by Ghulam Ahmad, who was also a bowler, in partnership with Hemu Adhikari in 1952-53 against Pakistan at Delhi.
Former member of Parliament, Anwarul Haq has been appointed chairman of Lok Sabha Janshakti Party’s Parliamentary Board by the Party’s president Ram Vilas Paswan. Lok Janshakti Party’s general secretary (Bihar) said that Anwarul Haq’s dynamic leadership will be very helpful for the party’s popularity and progress in Bihar and other parts of the country.
Syed Shihabuddin, former MP, Mukhtar Anees, president of Shia Waqf Board (Lucknow) and Hafiz Usman, president of Sunni Central Waqf Board were unanimously elected members of University Court’s Executive Council in the AMU Court’s annual meeting held on 14 December under the chairmanship of university’s Chancellor, Justice AM Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India. The Court also approved all the administrative and other decisions taken by the Vice Chancellor, Naseem
Shiraz Hussain of Kolkata has written the entire Holy Qur’an on almumiun sheets which is probably the first attempt of its kind. It took him 6 months and used 230 pages or sheets to write the whole Qur’an which weighs 22 kilograms. He plans to write more of such types of Qur’an and gift them to different mosques.
DIlip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) the veteran film personality celebrated his 82nd birthday in a very simple way. His film career spanned over sixty years, with his first film ‘Jwaar Bhata’ in 1944. He is a Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner and was voted as the best actor many times.
Three Muslim politicians of Bihar viz former MP, Anwarul
Haq, former Bihar minister Faiyaz Bhagalpuri and former MLA, Mohd Ali Khan joined Lok Jan Shakti Party in the presence of Ram Vilas Pasvan, the Party president. Anwarul Haq had earlier left Rashtriya Janta Dal and joined BJP but when L.K. Advani was made BJP president, he resigned from BJP in protest.
Painter and film producer M.F. Husain’s latest muse is the doyen of Carnatic music, M.S. Subbulakshmi who died recently. Husain immediately after his discharge from a hospital where he was admitted for some ailment, paid his unique tribute to her by painting a 6x4 acrylic on canvas titled Subbulakshmi in one day only. He plans to do a series of paintings on her and hopes to complete his project by 17 September next year which will be his 90th birthday and only one day after Subbu’s birthday on 16 Sept.
Syed Zamir Qadri was elected president of Students Islamic of Organisation of India (SIO), the students wing of Jamaat-e-Islami (Hind) at the end of 4-day election meeting on 2 December in New Delhi. He is a B. Tech in food technology and before his election as SIO president, he was its general secretary for some time.
Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddoosi was sworn in as a judge of Orissa High Court by Chief Justice S.B. Roy on 6 December. With this the number of judges in Orissa High Court has become 15, though there should be 16 judges in all. The Union government has however recommended that the total number of judges in this High Court should be 25.
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