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  • Promote education among Muslim girls: NCMEI

    New Delhi: The Committee on Girls Education, which is a part of NCMEI (National Commission on Minorities Educational Institutions), submitted its second report to NCMEI’s chairman, Justice Suhail Ejaz Siddiqi in which the present educatio...

  • Students securing first position honoured

    Sita Marhi: At a function held at Madrasa Rahmania Mahsool, an important religious institution of this district of Bihar, boy and girl students who passed and secured first position in Bihar Examination Board’s 10th class examination were...

  • Versified translation of the Qur’an released in IICC

    New Delhi: ‘Versified Chapters of Qur’an’, a translation of the Qur’an’s chapters into poetry was released at a function held at India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), New Delhi by IICC’c chairman Sirajuddin Q...

  • 21 thousand “terrorists” killed in J&K

    On 10 December 2014, the Union government informed Parliament that between 1990 to December 2013, 20,000 terrorists had been killed in Jammu & Kashmir. Minister of State (Home) H P Chaudhury said that during this period 16,757 civilians wer...

  • Saharanpur innocents languish in jails

    When riots had erupted four months ago in Saharanpur, several innocent Muslims were arrested. They are still languishing behind bars. The Muslim community of this area feels that they had been targeted during violence and now no leader is liste...

  • Delhi Waqf Board’s emergency meeting

    Delhi Waqf Board convened its emergency meeting on 20 December 2014, in the absence its chairman, to discus the issues of 123 waqf properties including Delhi Jama Masjid and other concerned matters.  After insistence from four of its membe...

  • VHP leader attacks Omar Abdullah

    BJP leader Vinay Katiar has attacked Omar Abdullah saying that his grand-parents were Hindus who accepted Islam later. This statement against Omar Abdullah came after he criticised BPJ on the issue of conversion. Mayawati has also critised BJP ...

  • Biography of Urdu journalist released

    A biography of a famous Urdu journalist, late Mohammad Muslim, was released in Malyalam language in Kozhikode, Kerala on 26 December.  The book was released by Abdul Rahman, editor-in-chief of the Malyalam daily Madhyamam and Media-One TV ...

  • Muslim team meets converts but they refuse to budge

    On 27 December 2014 a delegation of Muslim leaders met the 17 Muslims near Dawli village, Agra, who had converted to Hinduism. However, the converts refused to return to Islam. The head of family, Rahmat (now Gatheli), was initially hesitant bu...

  • Central Waqf Council’s building ready

    New Delhi: A new 4-storeyed Building of Central Waqf Council spread over 1008 sq. metres at Pushp Vihar, M B Road, New Delhi is now almost ready in cooperation with CPWD and all offices of the Council are expected to be shifted to the new build...

  • Human Welfare Foundation distributes scholarships

    Aligarh: A scholarship distribution programme was organised by Human Welfare Foundation, New Delhi here on 25 December when scholarships amounting to Rs. 4,40,000 were distributed among 30 boy and girl students. In addition to this, another ser...

  • Temple built on gov land demolished

    New Delhi: People living in and around Kirpal Apartment in Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area had illegally built a temple about 2 years ago on a vacant plot which belonged to DDA. People had brought this matter to the notice of the police several ...

  • Saiyid Hamid – Mard-e-Darvesh

    By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood Forty years ago it was Eid in 1975, a day earlier was our civil services exam paper in UPSC at Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. Next day was to be another paper; so the festival was sandwiched between two papers of civil...

  • B.S. ABDUR RAHMAN

    Dr B.S. Abdur Rahman passed away at Chennai on 7 January at the age of 88. Born in Kilakarai in a middle class family, he followed in his father’s footstep who was a pearl trader in South Asia. From trading in diamonds, he moved to educat...

  • Obituaries

    RAJA GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN, a well-known social worker of Karatpur, district Najibabad and a former minister of UP died on 30 December in a Faridabad hospital at the age of 80 years. Though he was basically a politician and joined different politi...

  • Men & Women In News

    Justice MUHAMMAD YA’QOOB MIR, the senior-most judge of J&K High Court has been appointed Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court by the President of India in exercise of his power vested in him under Art 100 of Jammu & Kas...

  • 8th Ayodhya Film Festival

    Faizabad/Ayodhya: The three-day 8th Ayodhya Film Festival called “Awaam ka Cinema”, ended in Faizabad on 19 December. This festival is a forum on which problems regarding social and political awareness are discussed freely. The fest...

  • Refugees in J&K likely to get Rs.30 lakh compensation

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has recommended that the West Pakistani refugees in J&K should be given permanent resident certificates and voting rights in the Assembly elections. Being citizens of India, they enjoy th...

  • DDA encroaches upon mosque land

    Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is trying to encroach on the land of an ancient mosque named ‘Qanati’ as well as graveyard on a hillock at Islam Colony near Mehrauli.  People fear that the mosque will meet the same fate as wa...

  • Muslim soldiers discriminated against

    An incidence of partiality against Muslim employees in Army and Air Force has come out. On the condition that their names are not to be disclosed, the Muslim employees said that they have been pressurised to shave their beards and the newly-rec...