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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 […]


Towards Peace in Kashmir

The Union Government’s initiative to reach out to the people in the Valley in Jammu & Kashmir yet again must be welcomed by all those who believe in negotiations being central to peaceful resolution of the contentious issue. It is hoped that the newly-appointed interlocutor Mr. Dineshwar Sharma will proceed with his new job by […]

Showing the Way Forward

President of India Mr. Ramnath Kovind has demonstrated true statesmanship by recognizing the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history by fighting against the advancing British empire. He deserves appreciation for stating what appears unpalatable for the party that put him in the highest office of the land. Similarly, the retracing of steps by Yogi […]

Deal Cautiously with Rohingya Issue

The plight of Rohingyas has received international attention, with the junta in Myanmar going on a ‘kill, rape, burn and loot’ campaign in the Rakhine region. A huge number of Rohingya refugees have streamed across into impoverished Bangladesh, a nation itself in perpetual misery. The fresh onslaught of the Myanmar military is said to be […]

Community Round up

Awards Announced for Unani Researchers, Teachers

New Delhi: The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), a statutory body under the Union Ministry of AYUSH has invited nominations from Unani doctors, researchers, teachers and practitioners. The award is to be given to the Scientists and researchers working in any institution in the country and abroad for original and outstanding research […]

HSIS Gosha Hospital’s New Building Commissioned

HSIS Gosha Hospital’s New Building Commissioned

Bengaluru: The new building of Hajee Sir Ismail Sait Gosha Hospital in cantonment area of Bengaluru was commissioned on November 5. The Hospital has now 300 beds and has Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Neo Natal Care Unit. The National Rural Health Mission sanctioned Rs. 12 crore for the new building. The work started in […]

Ayishamma Orphans Centre Opened

Ayishamma Orphans Centre Opened

By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Ayishamma Memorial Orphans & Destitute Home Centre for Slum Girls was inaugurated here on November 5 at Shanubhoganahalli off Bannerghatta Road by former Chief Minister, H. D. Kumaraswamy. The Centre will accommodate girls from slum areas and provide them schooling from 6th to 10th standard. The 50,000 square feet, […]

Globe Affairs

Yemeni Woman Resolves Long Conflict Between Two Tribes

A Yemeni activist succeeded in resolving a blood feud between two tribes that lasted 11 years that left more than 60 people dead and 130 injured, including women and children. The feud was ongoing despite the interference of the government, the locals, tribal and social contacts. “This ongoing bloodbath forced me to act even though […]

London Newspaper Recognises Arab and Muslim ‘Heroes’

London Newspaper Recognises Arab and Muslim ‘Heroes’

London’s Evening Standard newspaper included a list of 12 unsung heroes of the UK capital in its Progress 1000 report, with Arab and Muslim citizens making the list. The newspaper looked at events that shook London this year and with a panel of editors, critics and experts in various fields, they selected 12 individuals who […]

Historic Peace-building Program Launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Historic Peace-building Program Launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The three-year Bosnian War some years ago killed around 100,000 people and displaced a million more. Although ethnic and religious violence tapered off after the peace treaty of 1995-96, deep cultural and religious divides remain. Now, a historic master’s program has been created in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, that primarily focuses on Interreligious […]


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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Cattle Related Terms  (مویشیوں سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

Cattle Related Terms (مویشیوں سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bovine: Members of the biological subfamily Bovinae. This diverse group features about 24 species of medium-sized to large animals with hoofs such as domestic cattle. Other members include bison, water buffalo and yak. (گائے، بھینس، یاک وغیرہ) Forage: Cow feed that is high in fibre and low in digestible nutrients. Examples include whole plants of corn, small […]

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