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Dr TARIQ ZAFAR, a retired senior officer of Barkatullah University. Bhopal’s minority cell has been appointed Vice Chancellor of Bhopal’s Bhoj Open University by Madhya Pradesh’s Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who is also the Chancellor of Bhoj University. His appointment is for 4 years from the date he takes over charge of his new post or till the age of 65, whichever is earlier.
Dr AUSAF SAYEED, presently India’s ambassador in Yemen and formerly India’s ambassador to Denmark, Saudi Arab, Egypt, Qatar etc has been appointed India’s Consul General in Chicago (USA). Author of many books he will take up his new post in July.
NAJMI WAZIRI, Delhi government’s Standing Counsel along with four other practicing lawyers and the two other junior judges and also the Registrar General of Delhi High Court (a total of eight) have been appointed new judges of Delhi High Court. They were sworne in as judges of Delhi High Court by Chief Justice D. Murugesan on 17 April. With the appointment of these 8 new judges the total strength of Delhi High Court has gone up to 43 which is still short of 5 judges because the total sanctioned strength of judges in Delhi High Court is 48.
Dr MASROOR AKHTAR KHAN, Associate Professor in Department of Botany in AMU has been assigned a research project in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for three years. Prof Masroor Khan has been conducting researches on the new techniques of increasing the production of medicinal plants for 30 years and has written many books on the results of researches and experiments.
RASOOLAN BIBI, wife of Hawaldar Abdul Hameed of Grenadiers 4th Battalion who was posthumously honoured with Param Veer Chakra, India’s highest military Award in the 1965 war with Pakistan, was given a cheque of Rs 5 lakh by Lt Gen. Anil Chait, Army Commander of Central Command at a function held a Ghazipur (U.P.) on 4th April on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Central Command. Since she is very old and weak now, Lt Gen Chait also promised to gift a wheel chair to her within a month.
SHAMIM TARIQ, prominent Urdu poet, critic and columnist of Mumbai has joined Jamia Millia Islamia on deputation as Visiting Fellow for Jamia Millia’s project on ‘Tagore Research & Translation Scheme’ which is being undertaken with financial cooperation of union ministry of culture. Shamim Tariq has also written many books including Ghalib aur Hamari Tahreek-e Azadi and others which are very popular.
MAULANA JAVED ABBAS has been appointed chairman of U.P. Pollution Control Board by U.P. government.
SHAMIM AKHTAR TAMANNA has taken over as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Delhi Waqf Board in place of outgoing CEO Muhammad Ahsan Abid. The new incumbent Shamim Akhtar is an officer of Additional Secretary rank.
Dr ATIQUR RAHMAN of AMU’s Department of Geography has been awarded a 3-year project in USA’s National Aeronautics & Space Administration or Agency (NASA) to work on ‘Understanding impacts of Desert urbanisation on climate and surrounding environments to foster sustainable cities using remote sensing and numerical modelling’. Principal investigator of NASA project is Dr Soe Myint of Arizona State University. For this project NASA has sanctioned an amount of 7,65,990 Dollars.
MAULANA (Dr) YASIN USMANI, Vice President of All India Milli Council and a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board has been appointed Vice Chairman of U.P. Urdu Academy and given the rank of minister of state. He was Vice Chairman of U.P. Urdu Academy on an earlier occasion also for about 3 years.
MUHAMMAD ISRAEL, a blind research scholar in AMU’s Department of Hindi has been conferred Ph D Degree by this University. The topic of his research treatise was ‘Bhishm Sahni ka Kahani Adab’ ‘ which he completed under the supervision and guidance of Prof Pradeep Saxena. For his viva voce interview, Prof Virendra Mohan, Dean of Sagar University had specially come from there.
Mrs SANIA MIRZA, tennis star has been selected as Vice President of Indian Tennis Playres Association (ITPA). She is thus the fourth Vice President of ITPA, others being Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Somdev Devverman.
QAZI MUHAMMAD USMAN MANSOORPURI, President of Jamiatul Ulama-e Hind was elected President of Jamiatul Ulama-e Hind consecutively for the third time in the Jamiat’s executive committee meeting held at New Delhi on 16 April.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2013 on page no. 12

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