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Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India
Prof. Muhammad Iqbal
New Delhi

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal of the Department of Botany, at Jamia Hamdard has been Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India. He specialises in developmental, environmental and medicinal botany. He has also bagged awards from the Muslim Association for Advancement in Science, (MAAS), Aligarh and Hiralal Chakravarty Award of the Indian Science Congress Association.

First Chief Information Commissioner

Wajahat Habibullah became India’s first Chief Information Commissioner and will be responsible for the implementation of the landmark Right to Information Law, which has empowered the common man and organisations to get details from the government on project implementation and other issues. Habibullah, a retired IAS officer was administered the oath of office by the President A.P.J Abdul Kalam in Delhi recently. Known for his capacity to take tough decisions, Habibullah retired in September 2005 as the Secretary in the Panchayati Raj Ministry.

An Appeal-Handicapped and Bed-Ridden

I MD Asif was employed in a private transport company. Due to a serious injury in my right leg, doctors at the C.M.C Vellore conducted a surgery on the right leg and amputated a part of the leg. Now because of this, I am handicapped and bed-ridden at C.M.C, Vellore. Hailing from a poor economic background, I am in no position to meet the huge expenses for another surgery and expenses of the medicine which amount to Rs 1, 50,000.

I appeal to the community, social workers and organizations to extend their generous help which will enable me to tide over this crisis and lead an independent life after surgery. I am being treated by the team of doctors “ORTHO-II” C.M.C, Vellore.

You can send your cheques / DD to my caretaker in Bangalore at the address given below:

Kausher Alam (Caretaker) KAUSHER ALAM, SB/AC No- 019601-506065, ICICI-Dhanbad Branch
Kausher Alam,

C/O D.G Prabhakaran, No 5, first floor, South Street, Betappa Garden, Austin Town, Bangalore-560047. Ph: 080-30929334

Hospital Patient No- 714966, ORTHO-II Dept-C.M.C, Vellore. KAUSHER ALAM, SB/AC No- 019601-506065, ICICI-Dhanbad Branch