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  • Gulzar Delhvi’s anthology released

    New Delhi: Kulliyat-e Gulzar, an anthology of Delhi’s and Urdu’s famous poet Pundit Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi’s poems was released by Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India at a function held at India Islam...

  • IGNOU’s new programmes in Urdu and Arabic

    New Delhi: IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)’s School of Humanities and School of Foreign Languages have introduced two new courses in Urdu and Arabic languages. Students can now enroll themselves in either the January or Jul...

  • Bhopal’s journalism university to train Urdu journalists

    Bhopal: Urdu journalists also will now be imparted training in journalism in Bhopal’s Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University for Journalism. An announcement to this effect was made by this University’s Vice-Chancellor Brij Kishore Kathial...

  • Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Haj subsidy

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra on 28 January dismissed a petition by former BJP-MP. Prafull Goradia challenging Haj subsidy on the ground that this subsidy is discriminatory, ...

  • Dalits of Alwar village driven out by Meo Muslims

    Dispute over a petty issue between Meo Muslims and Dalits on 19 January turned violent in which a Meo boy (Zahid) was killed. Agitators burnt Dalit houses and ransacked their properties. Dalits of Husaipur in Alwar district were driven out afte...

  • Fatehpuri Masjid in need of repair

    New Delhi: Seventeenth-century Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk built on the orders of Mughal emperor Shahjahan’s wife Fetehpuri Begum is in dire need of repairs and restoration. The masjid is in fact in need of repairs for...

  • Muslim population to grow faster in next two decades

    According to a study conducted jointly by the Pew Research Centre and the John Templeton Foundation, Muslim population around the globe will grow at twice the rate of non-Muslims over the next two decades. On an average, the growth rate of Musl...

  • Six months jail to Christian preacher in MP

    Badwani: Judicial officer of Badwani (Madhya Pradesh), R. Chandrawanshi sentenced a Christian preacher to six months imprisonment on charges of working for religious conversion. Prosecution officer S. Movel said that a preacher of Christianity,...

  • Prize distribution to children through competitions

    Lucknow: Children of Mumtaz Darul Yatama, Lucknow, organised various cultural programmes and hoisting of national flag on the occasion of Republic Day. At the end of the function, in order to inculcate literary taste in them, different competit...

  • Punjabi book on Islam released

    Ludhiana: Punjab’s Shahi Imam and president of Majlis Ahrar Islam-e Hind, Maulana Habibur Rahman Sani Ludhianvi released the Punjabi translation of Abul Hasan Islami Academy general secretary, Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Nadwi’s book Isl...

  • Kerala govt refuses to upgrade Muslim orphanage school

    Kerala government’s objection over upgrading a Muslim orphanage school to high school has been seen as a lackadaisical approach of government towards Muslim education. A three-judge bench of the National Commission for Minority Educationa...

  • Digvijay asked to clarify his statement about madrasas

    New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)’s secretary general Abdul Khaliq while strongly condemning Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh’s statement that all Muslim youths who have been arrested on the pretext of Batla House encoun...

  • Rahmani 30’s big success in CA exams

    Patna: Students of Rahmani 30 have created a record of sorts in the first year of Chartered Accountants examination as 11 of its students out of a total of 16 achieved remarkable success. This gives a success percentage of 69 whereas at the All...

  • Awards for Indian Muslims last fortnight

    Prof RIYAZ PUNJABI, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, has been conferred with Padma Shri honour in the category of literature and education. Prof. Punjabi has a distinguished career spanning over 40 years in academics, research and ...

  • Obituaries

    MUHAMMAD ASHFAQ QURESHI, scientist and former Deputy Director of CSIR’s Institute at New Delhi died on 8 January at the age of 72 years. Born in Delhi in 1938, he was honoured with awards by Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal Urdu Academies for...

  • Men & Women in news last fortnight

    WAJAHAT HABIBULLAH, India’s first Chief Information Commissioner who retired on 30 September last year has been appointed Chairman of National Commission for Minorities on 2 February by central government in place of former Chairman of NC...

  • Karkare Award Instituted

    Chennai-based Darul-Islam Foundation Trust has instituted an award in the name of Hemant Karkare to be called “Karkare Award”. It will honor the bravery, honesty and talents of the former Maharastra ATS chief Hemant Karkare who was ...

  • Maulana Azad is the father of nuclear India

    Lucknow: In what may be construed as a clash of titans was the scene at Maulana Azad’s 122nd birth anniversary, in-between Syed Kalbe Sadiq, the Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, and Professor Khan Muhammed Atif, a Persian sch...

  • Kashmir: Unrest continues in the Valley depite freezing cold

    Jammu and Kashmir High Court on December 16 adjourned hearing in criminal revision petition filed by state government in Zahid Farooq murder case. No arguments could take place following which court adjourned the case. Hearing in the petiti...

  • 2010 Kashmir: Jama Masjid without Juma prayers

    Srinagar: Jama Masjid Srinagar could not hold Friday prayers for 14 consecutive weeks during 2010, thanks to frequent curfews clamped by the state administration. The latest curfew was to prevent Mir Waiz Umar Farooq from attending the Friday p...