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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 […]


Triple Talaq Ordinance

The Supreme Court had invalidated the practice of triple talaq through a verdict last year. But the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hell bent on making the practice a criminal offence, rather than the civil one. The Ordinance making it a non-bailable offence issued by the President of India is a […]

Imran’s Faltering Start

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan failed in his first test of making Pakistan an inclusive society when he rescinded the appointment of noted economist Mr. Atif Rehman Mian as the new Government’s economic advisor. Khan buckled under pressure from Islamic fundamentalists who wanted the order of appointment to be withdrawn merely because Atif Mian belongs […]

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 […]

Community Round up

eKitaab – Urdu’s First E-book Reader

New Delhi: The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has launched the first mobile Urdu app, named eKitaab, which enables readers to download all books by the Council on a cellphone and use it without Internet. The bilingual English-Urdu app provides the text in Nastaleeq font and has compatibility with Android phone, iPhone, […]

Foundation Laid for Azad Bhavan

Bengaluru: The foundation stone for Maulana Azad Bhavan was laid here by Mr. Zameer Ahmed Khan, Minister for Minority Welfare, on September 11. The four-storey Bhavan will come up on a 10,000 sq. ft’ plot of land behind Ambedkar Bhavan on Millers Road. It will house all the offices related with the Ministry of Minority […]

MoU Signed to Give Facelift to Ajmer Dargah

Jaipur: The historical dargah of Sufi mystic Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer is all set to get a facelift as a memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Dargah Committee, the Ajmer Municipal Corporation and Hindustan Zinc for spending ₹5.68 crore to clean and manage the shrine. The 13th-century dargah has been included among […]

Globe Affairs

World’s Most Active and Laziest Nations

World’s Most Active and Laziest Nations

Uganda tops the nations with most active people, Kuwait has the laziest people. Kuwait has been named as the laziest nation on the earth with 67% of its people failing to hit recommended exercise target. A survey of the lazy vs. active people across the globe finds that Ugandans are the most active, with only […]

Sultan Abdülmecid’s Relief Efforts

Did you know that Sultan Abdülmecid of the Ottoman Empire was so moved by the plight of Ireland’s famine in the 1840s that he donated £1,000 to relief efforts? Initially, he is said to have offered £10,000 (the equivalent today of around €1m) to help ease the suffering. However, Queen Victoria, upon learning of his generous […]

Malala’s Global Effort on Girls’ Education

Malala’s Global Effort on Girls’ Education

Las Vegas: Taliban’s efforts to keep girls away from education in Pakistan was defeated by their very action of shooting her, says Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate. “The result is that today millions of people all over the world are speaking out” and taking action against keeping young girls away from the liberating […]


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

A Brainstorming Session on Minority Education

A Brainstorming Session on Minority Education

Educationists, academicians and intellectuals review and assess various initiatives for promoting modern education for religious minorities. By A Staff Writer The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, held a one-day seminar on “Strategies for Improving Quality of Education in the Minority […]

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 […]

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For 26 years, Muslims have Taken Care of this UP Temple

For 26 years, Muslims have Taken Care of this UP Temple

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are around 35 Muslim families living in the locality and many of them are hopeful of the return of their Hindu neighbours. By Mohd Dilshad Muzaffarnagar:  About a km into the road that leads to Laddhewala in Muzaffarnagar city, a dirty signpost welcomes visitors to this small, nondescript locality. The lanes soon start getting […]

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