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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 […]


Sectarian Agenda to the Fore

Today, India is facing major challenges. All kinds of vigilantes are out into the open and unleashing their fury over anything that offends them. Akhlaq was killed on the suspicion of storing ‘beef’ in his fridge, and Pehlu Khan was killed on a highway even though he had papers to prove that the cattle he […]

Bankrupt Saudi Diplomacy

The American President Donald Trump’s charge that Iran supports terrorism does not square up with the reality. It was utterly laughable that Trump was leveling this charge while speaking to representatives of 50 Islamic countries from a podium in Saudi Arabia. Not merely the venue, even the timing was grotesquely absurd. He was speaking after […]

Welcome Move, But…

The raising of reservation quota for Muslims—from existing 4% to 12%— and for the scheduled tribes from 6% to 10% should be welcomed by all sections committed to justice and fair deal for the underprivileged communities.  It is a significant milestone in the development of the community which had witnessed a severe decline of fortunes […]

Community Round up

Punjab Villagers Join Hands to Build Mosque

Ludhiana (Punjab): Setting an example of communal harmony, the villagers of Ghalib Ran Singh Waal, which has a majority of Sikhs and Hindus have constructed a mosque in the village. The mosque was formally inaugurated by the villagers recently. “Our long cherished demand has been fulfilled with the joint efforts of villagers. It’s a beautiful mosque. We […]

Hindus, Muslims Remove Loudspeakers from Temples, Mosques

Moradabad: In what could be seen as a step to restore communal harmony in restive Moradabad village of Uttar Pradesh, villagers have decided to remove loudspeakers from temple and mosques. According to a report by The Times of India, both Hindus and Muslims agreed to remove loudspeakers after tension simmered in the village for 3 […]

Aliah University Students win Award at European Competition

Kolkata: Four students from Department of English, Aliah University in Kolkata have bagged the second position in an international creative writing competition organised by the department of British, American and German Studies, University of Craiova, Romania, in association with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow. Students from various universities all over the world participated in this […]

Globe Affairs

Children’s Multidimensional Poverty

Children’s Multidimensional Poverty

Two of the every five children in the world are multi-dimensionally poor. Children represent the hope of any community or nation. Well-nurtured children would grow into confident adults who will contribute to the nation’s development in full measure. Several measures have been initiated to ensure that children’s development does not suffer due to economic deprivation. […]

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided  the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, in Nigeria, an influential Muslim leader, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have “radicalised and divided” the Muslim world. Sanusi said the world needs to address the root causes of extremism. He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia and Morocco, adding, “Morocco has made […]

Muslim World League – Peace Prevails through the Love of Good for Humanity

Cairo: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has said that peace has a prominent place in Islam, and that it can be attained through behavior that helps bring it about, including by doing good for humanity—“only through the love of goodness for humanity’, transcending all selfishness. He made this […]


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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Poppy and the Pen

Poppy and the Pen

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Nigar    Poppy was a “little” girl”, in grade  seven—“little”, because even though she was thirteen, she was very small made and looked hardly eight.  Poppy had many friends, and once a month, on a Sunday, they met up in a lovely place in town called ‘Harmony Cottage’, where they read out poems and shared stories […]

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