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Archive for November, 2013

By the Moon – Education Today!

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If providing sound knowledge and developing critical thinking capabilities are among the goals of an education system, the answer highlights the miserable failure of the education system prevalent in the Muslim world today. By Dawood Vaid Quick question: Who is the first person on Moon? The almost guaranteed answer: Neil Armstrong, of course. The smart […]

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Orbituary

Orbituary

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Dr. Mohammed Vizarat Rasool Khan Dr. Mohammed Vizarat Rasool Khan, founder and chairman, Shadan Group of Educational Institutions passed away after prolonged illness on October 21. He was 69. He founded 56 educational institutions, including two medical colleges, and several engineering colleges and other professional and technical educational institutes during a career spanning three decades. […]

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Yusuffali buys 4.99% Stakes in Dhanalakshmi Bank

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Dubai: NRI businessman M. A. Yusuffali from Kerala, who runs the largest retail chain Lulu in the UAE, has acquired 4.99% stakes in Kerala based Dhanalaxmi Bank. Yusuffali had earlier acquired close to five per cent stake each in Federal Bank and Catholic Syrian Bank this. With this latest acquisition, Yusuffali has invested close to […]

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Know the Speaker

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Muslims enjoyed the “golden era” and were loved and admired by the world, once upon a time. Times have changed. There has a been a gradual downslide of Muslims and their development in every aspect of life. It’s time to reflect, to introspect and find answers. Keeping a positive approach, there are several avenues to […]

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Wheels of Progress

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The “October 26, Women Driving” campaign has asked Saudis to put its logo on their cars and called upon women with international driving licenses to get behind the wheel that day. The Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned organisers of the October 26, “Women Driving Campaign”, that group gatherings and marches are illegal. […]

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Jazeera takes her Protest against Sand Mafia from Kerala to Delhi

Jazeera takes her Protest against Sand Mafia from Kerala to Delhi

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By M Reyaz New Delhi: “I know my mother is on strike and hence we are with her,” says 9 year old Shifana, daughter of Jazeera who is on dharna at Jantar Mantar outside the Kerala House in the national capital. The burqa clad tall and lanky lady from Kerala’s Kannur district, 31 year old […]

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Bangladeshi Women find Careers as Drivers

Bangladeshi Women find Careers as Drivers

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Becoming a professional driver brings independence and an income for a growing number of women, despite traditional attitudes and resistance from fundamentalists. By Shahriar Sharif (Khabar South Asia in Dhaka) With the help of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), Bangladeshi women are finding new opportunities to earn a […]

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Mumtaz Ali Khan Joins Congress

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By A Staff Reporter Bangalore: Prof. Mumtaz Ali Khan, minister of minority affairs for three years under the BJP’s Government headed by B. S. Yeddyurappa, quit BJP and joined the Congress Party on September 28, 2013. He also resigned from Legislative council seat. He still had a few months to complete the tenure. The turn […]

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What Ails Indian Muslims?

What Ails Indian Muslims?

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Report of the Seminar at Aurangabad  The Centre for Promotion of Democracy and Secularism (CPDS) a non-profit organization in Maharashtra, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and Maulana Azad Chair of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and with the sponsorship of ICSSR, organized a two-day national seminar on the theme of, “What […]

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Fulbright Awards

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United States-India Educational Foundation invites application for Fulbright awards Chennai: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program from primary, middle and secondary school teachers. The program will bring teachers from Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco and Singapore to the US for one semester. […]

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