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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 […]


Assam – No Easy Solution in Sight

The draft of the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) which was placed in the public domain on July 30 has aroused fears and resentment in Assam as it excludes a little over 40 lakh residents in Assam from the list. However, it is a matter of satisfaction that it has not led to protest or […]


Pakistan is witnessing its second change of civilian to civilian government in its 70-year history punctured by frequent Martial Law and rule by the Army. As of now it appears that cricketer Imran Khan is in striking distance of the prime ministerial office, having surged ahead of all other parties. Though his rivals have alleged […]

Erdogan Consolidates His Grip

But Turkey’s downslide on scale of democratic freedoms and human rights is too palpable to be missed. Turkish strongman Recep Teyyip Erdogan has emerged even more strong from the June 24 Presidential election. The over 52% votes which he received against several rivals are likely to embolden him to assume wider powers in months ahead […]

Community Round up

Mobile ‘Goodwill Centres’ to Promote Peace

Mobile ‘Goodwill Centres’ to Promote Peace

By Nikhat Fatima New Delhi: ‘Mobile Sadbhavna Kendra’ an initiative to promote love towards everyone and spread peace and harmony was launched by Khudai Khidmatgar. A couple of Khudai Khidmatgar volunteers will be travelling in the vans to the outskirts of Delhi and rural areas of the neighbouring States and spread the message of brotherhood/sisterhood, […]

Muslims in Higher Education

Enrollment of Muslims in higher education improves by 37%, that of women by 45%. New Delhi: The number of Muslims who are enrolled in higher education institutes has increased by 37% over the past five years whereas women’s enrolment has shown an increase of 45%, from 12 million in 2010-11 to 17.4 million in 2017-18, […]

Muslim Clerics in Bihar insist on Pre-nuptial No Dowry Vows

Patna: Muslim clerics from Bihar, in a rare joint move, have asked would-be grooms to visit local mosques and make formal declarations that they would not accept dowry as a condition for performing their “Nikah” (wedding). The move, which has received huge praise from various quarters, sets a noteworthy example in a state that is […]

Globe Affairs

Harmony in Nuba Mountains

Nuba Mountains, Sudan: While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine. For outsiders, it takes a while to comprehend. “When I first arrived in the Nuba Mountains, I was confused. […]

Opinions Regarding Muslims

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam. Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing something […]

Kazan Film Festival Inspires Dialogue between Cultures

The Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, scheduled for Sept. 5-11, has been organized in the Republic of Tatarstan’s capital city Kazan since 2005. The first festival was initiated by the Russian Council of Muftis, the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of Russia and the Tatarstani Culture Ministry with the support of the Tatarstani presidency. […]


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

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2018 Results – Performance of Muslim Managed High Schools

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2018 Results – Performance of Muslim Managed High Schools

Presented below is the data pertaining to the performance of the Muslims managed high schools principally in Bengaluru and some other locations within Karnataka. By no means the data is complete or comprehensive. The City has around 400 high schools managed by the community. Of these nearly 50 schools do not carry the minority status […]

Minority Morarji Desai Residential Results

Minority Morarji Desai Residential Results

By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka has released the SSLC results for the year 2017-18 of 44 of the 97 Minority Morarji Desai Residential Schools (MDRS) being run by the Department in the State. The schools admit 50 students at the 6th standard stage and retain them till their […]

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 […]

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School Equipment and Educational Material for  Tiny Tots Nursery Available for Half Cost in Bangalore

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Working with children is a splendid learning experience through which we can learn to love, to respect, to laugh, to cry to grow…Children bring out the best in us—it is indeed true that the ‘child is the father of the man’. I have spent much of my life working with children in my nursery school […]

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