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Indonesians spend most on cigarettes, after Rice

Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes. The suit against tobacco companies and the Indonesian government argues that feeble regulation has left children dangerously exposed to the risks of smoking. Indonesia is something of a paradise for both smokers […]

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest residential building. Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the tower comprises six basement floors, a ground floor and 100 above-ground residential levels. The tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments. Dubai already has a Guinness Record in its name for the tallest building in the […]

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Thirty women were recruited as privates at the Passport Department’s offices at border crossings like King Fahd Causeway and Salwa border point in the east of the Saudi Kingdom. A recent study of Naif University for Security Sciences’ Studies and Research Center showed that Saudi women have been embarking on security work as volunteers. The study “Women Police in Arab Countries” indicated a real potential for an effective […]


Reckless and Unjust

American President Donald Trump has characteristically stirred the hornet’s nest by deciding to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem in gross violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution 478. The Council had held “null and void” the Israeli Parliament’s 1980 bill declaring “Jerusalem, complete and united is the capital of Israel”. The […]

BJP’s Invincibility Challenged

The only silver lining from the recently concluded elections for the two Assemblies is that the BJP’s numbers have dwindled in Gujarat, a state known as the laboratory for the right wing ideas. The outcome in Himachal Pradesh is much on predictable lines. The BJP had bragged about raising its score to 150 in 182-member […]

Towards Peace in Kashmir

The Union Government’s initiative to reach out to the people in the Valley in Jammu & Kashmir yet again must be welcomed by all those who believe in negotiations being central to peaceful resolution of the contentious issue. It is hoped that the newly-appointed interlocutor Mr. Dineshwar Sharma will proceed with his new job by […]

Community Round up

‘Anmol Sahara’ – Old Age Home for Ladies Opened

Bengaluru: ‘Anmol Sahara’, a home for the aged women was inaugurated on November 24 on Shampur Main Road. It has been set up by M. D. Group and Zubaida Sulaiman Educational and Charitable Trust. The Home occupying a full floor of an apartment has capacity to accommodate around two dozen inmates. It has a warden […]

Biography of Mirza Ismail Released

Biography of Mirza Ismail Released

Nonagenarian Scholar Prof. Sheik Ali Publishes his 55th Book By A Staff Writer Mysuru: “Sir Mirza M. Ismail: A Great Administrator”, a biography of late Mysore Dewan Sir Mirza Ismail is the latest of the books penned by Prof. B. Sheik Ali, former vice chancellor of Mangalore and Goa Universities. The biography spread over 322 […]

Books on Indian Muslims’ Contribution to Freedom Movement Released

Books on Indian Muslims’ Contribution to Freedom Movement Released

Patna: Two books on Muslims’ contribution to India’s Freedom movement were launched in Patna on December 17, 2017. The function was presided over by Harsh Mandar, former IAS officer and human rights activist. The books, ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters: Contribution of Indian Muslims in the Independence Movement’ and its Urdu version ‘Muslim Mujahideen-e-Azadi aur Tehrik-e-Azadi Mein […]

Globe Affairs

Conflicts, Poverty Spur Migrations

Conflicts, Poverty Spur Migrations

3.4% of world’s people live outside the country of their birth; Since 2000, world’s migrant population has increased by 85 million people; 17 million Indians live outside India today. When a person lives outside the country of his birth, he is called an ‘international migrant’. There are now 258 million who are migrants, or living […]

World Council of Churches Expresses Concern over Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

In a recent statement, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Olav FykseTveit expressed grave concern over President Trump’s announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Such a step breaks with the longstanding international consensus, and almost seven decades of established American policy, that the status of Jerusalem remains […]

Yemeni Woman Resolves Long Conflict Between Two Tribes

A Yemeni activist succeeded in resolving a blood feud between two tribes that lasted 11 years that left more than 60 people dead and 130 injured, including women and children. The feud was ongoing despite the interference of the government, the locals, tribal and social contacts. “This ongoing bloodbath forced me to act even though […]


Azaan – A Sublime Musical Experience

From the Azaan, flows wisdom which waters spiritually parched souls. It was the month of Ramadan and when the the Azaan came  through, I felt like I was in a fairy land. By Indira Satyanarayan During the fasting month of Ramadan, my friend Zaheer Memon ( NCP National secretary- Advocate Majid Memon’s son) gave me the  book, ‘’Muhammad- A Biography of the […]

Muslims Boycotting Each Other

Q: These days, Muslims look down upon each other. Each considers the other as inferior and many groups go to the extent of denouncing  each other. Then what is all this talk of Brotherhood? Is it all only in books? Please explain. “Do not hate each other and do not envy one another, and do not turn your back on each […]

Facing the Day of Decision

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle  play. We created them all for nothing other than a true purpose, but most of them do not understand. The Day of Decision is the time appointed for all of them. It is a day when no friend shall […]

Special Report

Performance of the Muslim High Schools – Apathy afflicts the Older Institutions

Educational Entrepreneurship is Thriving. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Bengaluru: A simple analysis of the performance of nearly 100 Muslim schools in Bengaluru and some other cities in Karnataka reveals that most privately managed institutions are doing well while the ones under known—though not reputed educational bodies—are failing to measure up to the expectation. Bengaluru has […]

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Members from diverse walks of life gather to discuss issues affecting the community in Karnataka. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. K. Rahman Khan called upon Muslims to put their act together to remove educational and economic backwardness and disparity. At the ‘Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues’ convened […]

Untouchability Among Muslims

Untouchability Among Muslims

A recent study provides empirical evidence of presence of untouchability among Muslims By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Does untouchability exist among Muslims? A recent study by the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, confirms that it does. The study based on a survey of 7,195 households located across 14 districts in four regions of Uttar Pradesh […]

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Terms Related with Newborns (نوزائیدہ بچوں سے متعلق الفاظ)

Terms Related with Newborns (نوزائیدہ بچوں سے متعلق الفاظ)

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Antenatal: Stage of medical care for women expecting babies. (زمانۂ حمل ) Baby walker: A seat on wheels that a baby can sit in and use its feet to move along, before it is able to walk. (بچے کو چلنا سیکھانے کی مددگار کی گاڑی) Babysitting: To take care of babies in absence of parents. (والدین کی غیرموجودگی میں بچے کی نگرانی کرنا) Caesarian Birth: Delivery of a baby […]

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