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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 […]


Not a Prohibitory Diktat

Praying inside a mosque is not a serious enough issue to approach the apex court. It is more in the nature absence of logistics required for segregation of sexes. The Supreme Court has been approached by a Muslim couple from Pune seeking women’s entry into mosques for worshipping. The couple has pleaded that Islam and […]

General Elections 2019 – Battle Lines Still Amorphous

Contours for the electoral battlefield for the 2019 Lok Sabha election are not yet distinct, though the polls are due in three months. Despite the current incumbents having lost lot of their sheen and claim for power a second time, the Opposition is still an amorphous lot. There is enough realization that the BJP (and […]

Pointers From Assembly Poll Outcome

The outcome of the Assembly elections in five states across the country has made it abundantly clear that the grip of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has considerably weakened in the Hindi heartland and the party is no longer in the race in non-Hindi states. However, the straws in the wind do not carry a […]

Community Round up

DMC holds Colloquium on  Muslim-Christian Relations

DMC holds Colloquium on Muslim-Christian Relations

New Delhi: The Delhi Minorities Commission held a seminar on Muslim-Christian relations in cooperation with the Islamic Studies Association. Religious leaders, scholars, intellectuals and mediapersons from both communities participated. Inaugurating the seminar, DMC Chairman Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan said that the holy Quran holds Jesus Christ and his mother Mary in highest esteem and describes Jesus […]

‘Let us end hate and fear in the country’, urges Gujarat  pogrom survivor,Bilkis Bano

‘Let us end hate and fear in the country’, urges Gujarat pogrom survivor,Bilkis Bano

Speaking about her 17 year long struggle for justice and seeking accountability from the State, she said, ‘It has been a journey of a million steps, first seeking criminal conviction of those who destroyed my life, my child, my entire family. By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: “It’s not about the money, it is about […]

MANUU Signs MoU with Al-Mustafa  International University, Iran

MANUU Signs MoU with Al-Mustafa International University, Iran

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) added another feather in its cap by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Mustafa International University (MIU), Iran. This is first academic collaboration by MANUU on an international level. Al Mustafa International University, Qum, (Iran) is an International Academic, Islamic and University-style seminary institute established in […]

Globe Affairs

Germany Selling Arms to Countries Bombing Yemen

Germany’s coalition government approved nearly €400 million in arms exports to Saudi Arabia and its allies involved in the Yemen war, local media reported. Despite a coalition government agreement last March restricting arms exports to countries involved in the Yemeni conflict, Berlin has so far approved 208 arms deals with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates […]

43rd Anniversary of the Land Day

43rd Anniversary of the Land Day

A new report says Israel has so far occupied more than 85 percent or some 27,000 square kmsof historical territories of Palestine in an expropriation process which still continues unabated. Ola Awad, the president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), announced the grim news in a report carried by the Palestinian Ma’an news […]

Foundation Stone Laid for  Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu Temple

Foundation Stone Laid for Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu Temple

The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed recently in the presence of officials from India and the United […]


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

Round Table on Muslim       Women: Rights and Reality

Round Table on Muslim Women: Rights and Reality

Muslim women activists who met in Bengaluru emphasized issues such as housing, education, employment and livelihood. When it comes to Muslim women, often the only issues that get debated at the national level are triple talaq and polygamy.  Viewed from the larger perspective, these are marginal to more critical issues pertaining to education, employment, security […]

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 […]

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Utter Disregard for Innocent Lives

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Sri Lanka Terror Attacks on Easter Should Unite Us Against Hate BY EJAZ NAQVI Just about a month ago, I wrote about the terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques during Friday prayers. The details are still emerging but there has been a series of terror attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka on […]

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