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Dosani, a young social worker of Maharashtra has been appointed president of Dr Zakir Husain Memorial Trust, Maharashtra Branch by Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid who is himself All India president of the Trust. Haidar Ali Dosani is also running a number of Urdu Study Centres in Nagpur for non-Urdu knowing persons.
Famous Urdu poet Bashir Badr has been appointed chairman of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy. The post was lying vacant since long after the expiry of the term of its previous chairman Aziz Qureshi. Badr after his appointment said that in addition to Urdu he will also work for the promotion of Hindi and Sanskrit as well.
SIS Ahmad (IPS) has been appointed director general of Central Industrial Security Force in place of Kumar Maan Singh. He has already taken over the charge of his new assignment. He had joined Indian Police Service in 1970 in West Bengal cadre.
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies has conferred Ph.D Degree on
Sayed Sulaiman Akhtar, Panel Producer of Sahara Samay News Channel for his thesis on ‘Urdu Language and Electronic Media in India 1991-2000’. He completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr Mazhar Husain.
Prominent Urdu critic, researcher, litterateur and chairman of Indian Sahitya Academy,
Prof Gopi Chand Narang has been honoured as Professor Emeritus in Delhi University in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of literature and science. He is the second professor in Urdu, after late Prof Khwaja Ahmad Farooqi, to be honoured with this exalted position. Author of more than 60 books in Urdu and winner of several government and literary awards, Indian as well as foreign, he delivered many extension lectures in various foreign universities and institutions as visiting professor.
Mrs Shahjahan Begum has been elected as the new chairperson of Basti Municipal Board in place of Asanya Lata Pal, who has been dismissed by the state government. After being sworn in as the chairperson, Shahjahan Begum who was the vice chairperson said that she has always held Mrs Pal in high regard and this important chair for the time being is as a trust with her and she will be given back this chair and post to her when she is cleared of all the charges levelled against her.
Former Rajya Sabha MP, Akhtar Husain Rizvi has been appointed national general secretary of Nationalist Congress Party by the Party president, Sharad Pawar. Chairman of minorities cell of this Party, Zafar Akhtar has also been appointed as a member of the Party’s Working Committee.
Mazhar Ali Khan, who was recently transferred from Bhopal to Raiseen as public relations officer has been retransferred to Directorate of Pubic Relations in Bhopal as Public Relations Officer because his services were badly needed in this department.
Zulfiqar Ahmad Azmi has been appointed as president of Samajwadi Party’s Mumbai’s south central district by Abu Asim Azmi, Rajya Sabha MP and president of Samajwadi Party’s Mumbai and Maharashtra Branch.«
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