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MASA’AD QIDWAI, noted litterateur, poet, journalist and educationist and presently serving as Director (Education) in Jamia Urdu, Aligarh has been appointed Shaikhul Jamia (Vice Chancellor) of Jamia Urdu (Aligarh) with immediate effect, according to Sham’oon Raza Naqvi, Registrar of Jamia Urdu (Aligarh). As a poet, author and journalist, his literary works are regularly published in the sub-continent’s literary magazines.
Thirty-eight year old MUHAMMAD IMRAN KHAN, a tech genius and self-made computer programmer and teacher of mathematics in Rajasthan government’s Sanskrit Education Department has been selected by union ministry of electronics & information technology to work in its HRD wing, National Institute of Electronics and Technology which has decided to build mobile applications for is vast network of services and courses. He has been made a Member of Technical Advisory Committee of this Institute. Hailing form Alwar district of Rajasthan, he was praised by prime minisetr Modi during his London visit last year as ‘My India’ is in Imran Khan from Alwar’ for developing 52 educational mobile apps for HRD ministry free of cost.
Dr. MAHMOODUR RAHMAN, a former Vice Chancellor of AMU, has been unanimously elected President / Chairman of All India Muslim Educational Conference, an organisation set up by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan for removing the educational backwardness of Indian Muslims. Prof. Riazur Rahman Khan Sherwani also has been unanimously elected Vice Chairman / President of this conference.
After Mike Tyson, former American boxer and world heavy weight champion who had embraced Islam, another Tyson, TYSON FREE, noted British boxer also has embraced Islam and has chosen ‘Reyaz Tyson Muhammad as his Islamic name. Last year after defeating Vladimir  he had become world champion of heavy weight boxing. He had defeated his rivals in about two dozen boxing competitions by knocking out most of them.
A.P. Siddiqui, senior IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, has taken over as Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia for a period of 5 years on deputation. A 1991 batch IPS officer, Siddiqui was Addl. Director General of Police (Headquarters) in Himachal Pradesh before joining JMI. 55-year old, Siddiqui brings with him a wide exposure in key capacities in government as also teaching experience in law faculty. Before joining the Police Services, Mr. Siddiqui, an LLM from Aligarh Muslim University, taught in the law faculties in Jodhpur and Jabalpur universities.  He is also gold medalist in B.Sc. (Zoology Hons.) in 1986. Besides serving Dist. Police Chief in 3 districts in Himachal Pradesh, he was also Superintendent of Police - Anti Corruption. In 2001 he was part of the UN’s Mission in Kosovo. He also served at the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi from 2004-09, on deputation.
 
 
 
ISHAAT HUSSAIN, a senior officer of Tata Group of Companies has been appointed interim Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) by Tata Sons Ltd in place of Cyrus Mistry who has been unceremoniously sacked. "Hussain shall hold office as Chairman of the company until a new chairman is appointed in his place," the company said in a regulatory filing. Hussain, 69, took over as director finance of Tata Sons in July 2000. Earlier, he joined the board as an executive director in July 1999. He is also a director of several Tata firms - Tata Industries, Tata Steel and Voltas. Besides, he is the chairman of Voltas and Tata Sky. Prior to joining Tata Sons, Hussain was senior vice president and executive director of finance at Tata Steel for almost 10 years. He joined the board of the Indian Tube Company (a Tata Steel associate) in 1981 and moved to Tata Steel in 1983 after the company was merged with Tata Steel. A chartered accountant by training from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he graduated in economics from St. Stephens College in New Delhi.

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

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