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Justice ALTAMAS(H) KABIR, senior-most judge of Supreme Court of India is tipped to become the next Chief Justice of India after retirement of the present incumbent, Chief Justice S. H. Kapadia on 28 September and on his recommendation of Justice Kabir’s name as his successor. His elevation to the highest office in Supreme Court will however be for a very brief period of about 10 months only till 18 July 2013. The 64-year old Justice Kabir will be the third Muslim CJI after Justices Muhamad Hidayatullah and Justice A.M. Ahmadi. He is the nephew of late Prof. Humayan Kabir, who was secretary in the union ministry of education under Maulana Azad and subsequently a union minister.
 
QADRI HAFIZULLAH, special secretary in J&K government’s home ministry has been appointed new Additional Commissioner of Kashmir in place of Abdul Majeed Wani who has been appointed Additional Registrar of Kashmir Cooperative.
 
Twenty-one year old RASHID KHAN of Delhi won the PGTI Players Championship Award at Coimbatore Golf Club, Coimbatore by defeating his rival Vikrant on 25 August. With this victory he earned an amount of Rs. 3,23,000 and moved up from 10th to 5th position on Rolex ranking. He now plans to participate in Asian Championship to be held in Malaysia this month (September). Four others above him on Rolex rankings (as of 2012) are Anirbhan Lahiri of Secundarabad, Digvijay Sing of DLF, Shamim Khan of Delhi and Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman of Bangalore. Fifth is, as stated above, Rashid Khan himself.
 
MANZAR SHAHID ABBAS RIZVI, CDO of Sitapur and interim D.M. of Sitapur has been appointed Controller of Shia Waqf Board after dissolution of Shia Central Waqf Board and consequent resignation of its chairman Wasim Rizvi. It may be stated in this connection that the prominent Shia leader and religious scholar Maulana Kalbe Jawad had been persistently demanding removal of Shia Waqf Board’s chairman Wasim Rizvi because of corruption rampant in this Board. In deference to his persistent demand U.P. government dissolved Shia Central Waqf Board and after reconstitution, appointed PCS officer Manzar Shahid Abbas Rizvi, reputed to be an officer of clean image, as the controller of this Board.
 
Dr. ASADULLAH KHAN, Associate Professor in AMU’s Inter Disciplinary Biotechnology Unit has been appointed Unit’s Coordinator by AMU-V.C. Lt. Gen. Zamiruddin Shah till further orders. Dr. Asadullah Khan’s appointment is in place of Prof. M. Salimuddin who retired on 9 August.
 
MAULANA ABDUL HAKEEM QASMI, Chairman of the famous pharmaceutical company, Rex Remedies (P) Ltd. has been appointed a Member of union health ministry’s Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)’s Scientific Advisory Committee by the government of India.
 
MAULANA KAUSAR HAYAT KHAN, U.P. state President of Indian Union Muslim League has been appointed by union HRD ministry a member of the 31-member National Advisory Council for improving educational system of madrasas which is headed by HRD minister Kapil Sibal, whose Vice President is E. Ahmad, union minister of state.
 
Nawab KAZIM ALI Khan of Rampur, mutawalli (Trustee) of seven Shia Waqf Boards including that of Husaini Sarai Waqf Board of Rampur has been sacked from his post by Shia Central Waqf Board in pursuance of court’s order. He (Nawab Kazim Ali) was accused of illegally occupying Waqf properties, collecting money and acting against the wishes of Auqaf.
 
Ms. TAMANNA AZIZUL HAQ BOBAIRAY, a former student of KEM School, Bhiwandi has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Muslim lady of Bhiwandi to become a Chartered Accountant by achieving marvellous success in C.A. examination. She started her primary education from KEMS High School and achieved distinctive success in all examinations.
 
Dr Akmal Husain, Sr Scientist, Govt of India, has been appointed as CEO UP Sunni Central Waqf Board at Lucknow. He joined his new post on   27 August 2012.  

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 12

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