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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 [...]


Over to the Polling Booths

By the time this issue reaches the hands of the readers, the voters of the second largest democracy in the world would be queuing up at the polling booths in some parts of the country to put in place the 16th Lok Sabha. The past decade had been a roller coaster ride for India with [...]

A Giant Leap towards Waqf Protection

The Waqf protection and development are likely to receive a big fillip with the passage of Waqf Properties (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Bill 2013 and incorporation of the National Waqf Development Corporation (NAWADCO). The Bill is before the Parliament and is likely to be passed before the current Lok Sabha winds up its tenure. The [...]

Behind the Legislative Deprivation

Muslim representation in the Lok Sabha and legislatures across the states in India is coming down election after elections. While some sections of Muslims have been pleading for reservation for the community in legislatures, a more worrying aspect has skipped the attention of the community i.e., seats and segments with Muslim preponderance being reserved for [...]

Community Round up

Royal Academy Public School observes annual day

Bangalore: Royal Academy Public School organized its 5th Annual Day Programme based on the theme ‘Lights, Camera and Action,’ here at KKS Function Hall, Thanisandra, on February 25, 2014. Mr. Hamzathulla. M.Y, editor, Kittalenadu, a Kannada weekly, presided over the function. Syed Tanveer Ahmed, editor, Karnataka Muslims, Mrs. Susheela Subramanya, editor of Southern Economist, English [...]

Garbage Awareness Programme by HKBKCE

Bangalore: The NSS Unit of HKBK College of Engineering (HKBKCE) conducted a two day Garbage Awareness Programme, around Nagawara, Govindpura, Umar Nagar and Fathima Layout on March 15 and 16, 2014. More than 150 students of HKBKCE participated in the programme. Mr. Mohammed Younus, president, Local Welfare Committee and Mr. Ramakrishna, asst. engineer, BBMP inaugurated [...]

31 from Jamia crack Civil Services Main

New Delhi: Thirty one students from Jamia Millia Islamia who received coaching at Residential Coaching Academy run by the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, secured places in the list of successful candidates of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013 organized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in December, 2013. They are now scheduled to appear [...]

Globe Affairs

Muslim Representation in Lok Sabha

Number of Muslims in the lower House of Parliament has hovered between 22 and 33 in recent decades. By An Election Analyst For an average Muslim voter in India going to vote in a Lok Sabha Election, two concerns are uppermost in mind, i.e., to ensure that his vote goes to the candidate from a [...]

Saudi Arabia Tops Food Wasters List

Saudi Arabia Tops Food Wasters List

A little over 40 million residents in the GCC generate 26 million tons of uneaten food or roughly 667 kg per person annually which hits an average of 1.5 kg per day for each individual with the UAE tipping the 2 kg mark. Of this total, 17 million tons are contributed by Saudi Arabia. Oliver [...]

Water Scarcity is leading to Conflicts

Water Scarcity is leading to Conflicts

Global Water Scenario Water is the most essential resource for life. Life, be it for humans, animals or plants, cannot be conceived without water. It sustains both life and livelihood. Civilisations have risen and fallen with the rise and fall of water table. With global population having exceeded seven billions, water is getting scarcer and [...]


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

Water in Religious Scriptures and Civilisations

Water in Religious Scriptures and Civilisations

By A Staff Writer Bangalore: The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) here celebrated the World Water Day on March 22 by unveiling a study of water in the holy scriptures of Hinduism, Christianity and Islam and the popular practices with regards to access to water, its conservation, purification, storage, distribution, rights and ways [...]

What Ails Indian Muslims?

What Ails Indian Muslims?

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 [...]

Negotiating Spaces

Negotiating Spaces

Fine-tuning Demand for Rape Law Reforms by Malika B. Mistry Majlis (Legal Services for women), founded by Flavia Agnes, a well-known women’s rights lawyer and activist, organized a national conference on August 10 and 11 in Mumbai on “Negotiating Spaces : Fine tuning our Demand for Rape Law Reforms”. The participants discussed the issues threadbare. [...]

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Matrimonial – April 2014 – WANTED BRIDE & GROOM

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SM religious parents seek alliance for son – MD, D.N.B. Doctor in reputed hospital Bangalore, 27 years, 5.8’, Handsome, Namazi, and daughter – BDS, just completed internship, 22 years, 5.5’, pretty fair, beautiful, Namazi. Suitable well qualified with religious attitude Doctors / Engineers / Professionals in Bangalore or abroad preferably USA/UK/Gulf may contact through parents [...]

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