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Archive for February, 2017

The Man who Runs ‘Bike Ambulance’ – Padma Shri Award for Karimul Haque

The Man who Runs ‘Bike Ambulance’ – Padma Shri Award for Karimul Haque

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Name of Karimul Haque from Jalpaigudi of West Bengal also finds a place among the Padma Shree awardees this year. Karimul Haque has been known here for operating a bike-ambulance service for the local residents to ensure that no one is deprived of timely medical assistance. And he does it for free. Karimul, as he […]

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King Faisal International Prizes 2017 Awarded

King Faisal International Prizes 2017 Awarded

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Riyadh: The King Faisal Foundation has announced the winners of King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017. Professor Ridwan Al-Sayyid of the Lebanese University bagged the distinction in the Islamic Studies category for his research publications in the field of Islamic jurisprudential and political heritage. The Arabic Language Academy of Jordan was unanimously declared the winner […]

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Morocco Bans Sale and Production of Full-Face Veils

Morocco Bans Sale and Production of Full-Face Veils

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Rabat: Morocco has banned the production and sale of full-face veil (burqa) due to reports which say that the garment is used to carry out crimes. A high-ranking interior ministry official said.“We have taken the step of completely banning the import, manufacture, and marketing of this garment in all the cities and towns of the […]

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Moroccan Cartoonist Riham El-Hour Named on BBC’s 100 Influential Women List

Moroccan Cartoonist Riham El-Hour Named on BBC’s 100 Influential Women List

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London: A Moroccan woman cartoonist, Riham El-Hour, has been named on the BBC’s 100 Women List for 2016. Every year, the BBC makes a selection among what it considers the world’s most influential and inspirational women, seeking to highlight their efforts and shed light on their projects. The 32-year old Riham El-Hour’spassion for cartoon started […]

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Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim”

Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim”

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Ghobash, who discusses the discrimination he experienced being from a mixed family background, makes a plea for multiculturalism within Islam. By Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi In a series of essays, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a guide for young Muslims to navigate the complex 21st century. Although the book is written in the form of letters […]

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UN-Backed Programme Trains 1,000 Refugee Entrepreneurs in Turkey

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Istanbul: A UN-backed programme to train Syrian entrepreneurs in Turkey has produced a thousand graduates. The three-month scheme was a pilot program run by Habitat and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Called IMECE (a Turkish word that refers to an ancient tradition of solidarity and working collectively for a common purpose) the […]

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Pakistan to Renovate Katas Raj Temple

Pakistan to Renovate Katas Raj Temple

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By Mubashir Zaidi Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Katas Raj Hindu temple in Chakwal district of Punjab last month, to inaugurate its renovation. The work includes installation of a water filtration plant in the Amrat Jal area. Mr. Sharif said his government was pursuing a policy to establish Pakistan’s identity as a minority-friendly […]

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Kashmiri Youth Selected for 100 Young Leaders Award

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Srinagar: Bringing laurels to the Valley, a youth from Baramulla district, Amood Gulzar, has been selected for 100 young Leaders Award 2017 by Indian Youth Forum. A social activist and worker, who is currently pursuing masters in commerce from the Aligarh Muslim University, Amood has been working as the member of Aligarh based non-government organisation […]

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Unani Diabetes Medicine – Clinical Trial Soon

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Aligarh: The government of India’s Institutional Ethical Committee has given the nod for a Unani medicine aimed at treating diabetes and its clinical trial will begin soon, said an Aligarh Muslim University professor who developed the drug. Prof. Naeem Ahmad Khan of the Department of Ilmul Advia, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College of the AMU, said […]

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Journal for Iranian Studies Released

Journal for Iranian Studies Released

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Jeddah: The Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies (AGCIS) has released the first issue of the “Journal for Iranian Studies.” The peer-reviewed publication, in Arabic and English, specializes in Iranian affairs and will appear quarterly. It has an editorial board led by editor-in-chief and head of AGCIS, Mohammed Al-Sulami, with a number of researchers, translators […]

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