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Syed RAFAT ALAMSYED RAFAT ALAM, former Chief Justice of Allahabad and Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) High Courts has been appointed Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal. He has taken over the charge of his new assignment on 8 August. It may be stated incidentally that this Tribunal (CAT) was set up for looking into and settlement of dispute arising from nomination and election of candidates for Lok Sabha and their service conditions etc.
 
NAUSHAD AHMAD, previous chairman of Bihar State Minorities Commission has been re-appointed Chairman of the reconstituted Minorities Commission of the state. In addition to him, Padmshri Sister SUVIDHA Verghese is Vice Chairperson and also CHARAN SINGH, Vice Chairman. Other members of this Commission are: PRAHLAD KUMAR Sircar, D.S. JAIN, MS. RAZIA KAMIL Ansari, ZAHEER Malmali, LIAQAT ALI Mansoori, Dr. ISLAM Rahi, MUHAMMAD SHAMSHAD Alam and MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH.
 
FAISAL KHAN, 13-year old son of an autorickshaw driver of Mumbai’s Ghat Kopar slum area won dance reality show, Dance India Dance (DID) Lil (little) Champs Trophy on the basis of public voting. A total of 5.61 crore votes were cast by the viewers and the highest number of votes were cast in his favour. He had no specialised training in dance, only a very rudimentary training in the local, ordinary school in this slum locality. A class VIII student of a local school, he has also earned a scholarship of Rs. 10 lakh in this competition in addition to a large number other prizes for his feat. He, alongwith two runners-up, will take part in a dance event in Bollywood film star Akshay Kuma’s film Oh my God which is to be released shortly.
 
Dr. (Mufti) ZAHID ALI KHANDr. (Mufti) ZAHID ALI Khan, Associate Professor in AMU’s Department of Theology, has been appointed new President (Head) of this Department for three years in place of Dr. Abdul Khaliq. He (Dr. Zahid Ali Khan) has taken over his new charge.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 12

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