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Performance of the Muslim High Schools – Apathy afflicts the Older Institutions

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Untouchability Among Muslims

Untouchability Among Muslims

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Concerted lobbying has resulted in institutions like the Reserve Bank of India and the Planning Commission taking note of interest-free banking as a viable initiative for financial inclusion. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Financial inclusion is the current buzzword. The nation has taken several new initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose ‘Pradhan […]

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Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

BMMA has so far trained 30 women Qazis Zakia Soman and Noorjahan Safia Naz are two known faces spearheading the movement for justice for Muslim women for the last one decade. They represent Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), formed in 2007. The BMMA has emerged as the first Muslim women’s organisation to be known across […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility is not merely donation for a social cause or one-off affair. It is constant hand-holding between the Corporate body and an NGO. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Raza Educational and Social Welfare Society held an orientation programme for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the City on January 8. Nearly […]

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“Use Loud Speakers Only When Required”: Kerala Sunni Mahallu Federation

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Indian Currents, an Indian Catholic magazine, reports that the Kerala State Sunni Mahallu Federation, which has 8,000-odd mosque committees affiliated to it, has exhorted Muslim clerics to use loud speakers only for very necessary purposes, that too by controlling the volume to the minimum. Dr. Philippose Mar Chrysostom, the immensely popular Metropolitan of the Mar […]

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Nov. 10 to be ‘Tipu Day’

Nov. 10 to be ‘Tipu Day’

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Government will be releasing Rs. 50,000 for official ceremonies at district level and Rs. 25,000 at the taluka level. Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has decided to designate November 10 as Tipu Sultan Day and ordered official celebrations. However, there will be no official holiday in the State. The Tipu Sultan Day will be officially […]

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Mudhol Violence – Arsonists Selectively Targeted Muslim Businesses

Mudhol Violence – Arsonists Selectively Targeted Muslim Businesses

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A meeting convened in Bengaluru to hear the victims and a visiting delegation from Mudhol was told that some elements within the local police aided the rioters and obstructed the Fire Force personnel from carrying out its duties. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: Mudhol, a small town 60 kms west of Bagalkote town, witnessed unprecedented […]

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Scholarships by Aasra Women’s Helpline

Scholarships by Aasra Women’s Helpline

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bengaluru: Aasra Women’s Helpline distributed scholarships to around 200 students on September 12 at an impressive function attended by Mr. Roshan Baig, Minister for Information, Urban infrastructure and Hajj, at Eidgah e Jadeed, tannery Road. The students included nearly 130 girls and 30 handicapped students in 70 college students. Ms. Bilkis Banu, Chairperson, Karnataka State […]

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