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Archive for July, 2014

Book on Prophet’s Life Released in Punjabi

Book on Prophet’s Life Released in Punjabi

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By Abdul Bari Masoud Malerkotla (Punjab): Releasing a book on the Life of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in Punjabi language at a function here, the head Granthi (priest) of the highest Sikh temporal seat, Akal Takhat Giani Gurbachan Singh said no religion teaches animosity to its followers. Praising the teachings of Islam and its contribution, he […]

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Yashasvini Health Insurance Scheme

Yashasvini Health Insurance Scheme

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By A Staff Writer Bangalore: Several Cooperative societies have started mobilizing membership for the Yashasvini Health Insurance Scheme of the Government of Karnataka. The Government has extended the date for membership till July 15, 2014. Any resident domiciled in Karnataka who is a member of a cooperative society can become a member under the scheme […]

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Hamdard Scholarships

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New Delhi: The Hamdard National Foundation has invited applications for scholarship from students pursuing any intermediate (Plus two), graduation courses or degree or diploma in any technical, engineering. The institutions where the student is stdying should be affiliated to a recognized Board or University. The candidate should have passed the previous exam with at least […]

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West Bengal – 3 Coordinators to Monitor Minority Programmes

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By A Staff Writer Kolkata: Social activist Mr. Harunur Rashid, Education activist Prof. Soleman Khurshid and businessman and social worker Naser Ahmed have been appointed the State level coordinator of the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs in West Bengal. They will be monitoring and reporting on progress of various development programmes of the Ministry in […]

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The Malaysian Court Ruling is Absurd!

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Christians and Jews in the Arabian peninsula since before the time of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) had been referring to God as Allah. By Reza Aslan Malaysia’s highest court, last month dismissed an attempt by Christians for the right to use the word Allah, ending a long legal battle that has escalated religious tensions in the […]

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Extremism and Its Remedies

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By Dr Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran The remedy for extremism has to come from a strong rational faculty which is proper knowledge, especially one that enables man to know the proper place of things. Among the contemporary topics which begin to gain much attention among scholars these days is the issue of extremism. This is […]

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Just a Bit of Sunshine!

Just a Bit of Sunshine!

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By A Staff Writer Rinku was really sad that day. Nani, his grand-mother, had not had even a wink of sleep the night before. Normally, she would be up and about at 4 in the morning. After having a bath and saying her prayers, she would sweep the hut and cook rice porridge for Rinku […]

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These are not simple Goof-ups

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) acquitted Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, junior research assistant at DRDO in Bangalore, of all charges of terrorist or anti-national activities early last month. It took nearly 21 months for this Muslim youth to get the taint off his reputation. He had been arrested with 14 others in August 2012. Two more […]

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UK Muslim Groups hit back at PM’s Comments

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London: Muslim groups in the United Kingdom have hit back at the prime minister’s suggestion that the community needs to be more “British,” saying that Islamic values are in line with those being pushed by David Cameron. Cameron said it is time to stop being “squeamish about Britishness,” adding that it was “not an option” […]

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Jeddah Historic Area named World Heritage Site

Jeddah Historic Area named World Heritage Site

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Jeddah: The Jeddah Historical Area has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. Prince Sultan Bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, announced the inclusion of the historical area in the World Heritage site list after approval at the 38th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage […]

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