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Dr. SAIMA SAEED, a Professor at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance at Jamia Millia Islamia University has been selected as a member of the Board of Media Culture & Society, a leading international journal published by Sage Publications of UK. She received a letter from London University’s Kings College requesting her to work as one of its International Corresponding Editors, stating that ‘your work and expertise has been identified by Editors as particularly valuable to the journal.’ This is an honorary job or position normally for 4 years. An alumnus of Jamia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre and Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women, she got Doctorate from Jamia’s Deptt of Social Work on the role of TV in bringing social development. She is the only Indian among the 29 International Corresponding Editors from all over the world.
 
 
 
MUHAMMAD SADIQ AMEEN, a student of class VIII of Delhi’s New Horizon School (near Humayun Tomb) who had represented Delhi in the 62nd National Games currently being held in Chhatrasaal Sladium in Telangana for selection of 62 players for National Netball secured Second position among 62 candidates and was honoured with a Silver Medal. Delhi government gave him Rs. 25000 for his good performance and encouragement.
Former fast bowler ZAHEER KHAN has been honoured by England’s MCC Club by making him an honorary Life Member of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), thereby making him the 24 Indian cricketer to be honoured with its life membership. Among the other Indian cricketers honoured in this way are Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag (who was given this honour in August 2016) etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Col. S. B. A. ZAIDI has been nominated the new Naitonal Executive Director of Imamia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the highest institution of Imamia Business of India by its Board’s Chairman. Col. Zaid had been an officer in Indian armed forces for 24 years and also worked for the cause of Imamia community.
MUHAMMAD WEQARUDDIN, a research scholar of Bihar’s Bhagalpur Unversity’s Urdu   Deparment was conferred PhD Degree by this University for his thesis on All India Personal Law Board’s founder ‘Maulana Syed Minnatullah Rahmani and his Prose Style’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kashmiri elected President of MANUU Students Union 
Hyderabad: Though Jammu & Kashmir is one of the states of the Indian union, people and students from Kashmir at many places in India are treated as pariah. However for the first time in the history of Indian Universities, Tajammul Islam a PhD scholar in Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad (a central university)’s Department of English has been elected President of this University’s Students Union last month (September). Though the number of Kashmiri students in this University also is very small, he defeated his nearest rival by a big margin of 250 votes. Hailing from North Kashmir’s Bandipurah area, he refused to believe that his success in this election indicates the success and popularity of the Kashmir’s cause in this University, rather it (his success) is the success of ability and efficiency. He said that earlier, Union elections here were fought on the basis of regionalism and there was absence or rather lack of democratic spirit. A Kashmiri used to vote for a Kashmiri and students from UP used to vote for UP walas because of which there was no system in the Union and the entire system had failed. He said that ‘Azad National Students Association Panel’ was constituted to associate students of all parts and regions together with each other and all candidates who fought or contested elections under the banner of this Panel were successful which is a very significant matter.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2016 on page no. 12

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