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The northern Uttar Pradesh town’s fortunes seems to be upswing. Once the capital of the Nawabs of Rampur, the town is likely to get a massive facelift with a Rs. 2.5 billion project set to begin. Local MLA and minister in the new Samajwadi Party Government told media recently that all drains in the city would be reconstructed and the under-construction of Palika Mall on Topekhana Road will be completed at […]

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A group of Muslims in Maharashtra have floated a new political party- Awami Vikas Party (AVP). Formally launched recently, the party is being presented as a “formidable” Muslim-Dalit alliance and an alternative to the Sena-BJP-MNS, Congress- NCP and SP. Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Shamsher Khan Pathan, heads the party. “We shall strive to unite the Muslims and Dalits and help them fight for their rights. Often, these two […]

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A directory with insights into the socio-political history and geographical environment of Konkani Muslims and their contribution, was recently launched in Mumbai. Dr A.R Undre launched the first Konkan directory whose primary objective has been to document and preserve the contributions made by Konkani Muslims to different fields like science, technology, medicine, shipping, politics, social work, education, literature, art and culture. “We faced a lot of skepticism before the first directory could […]

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Three of the 11 students adopted, coached, trained and groomed by the LEAD Trust here were able to crack the IIT-JEE 2012 for admission into the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) this year. They are: Ghazi Sabeehuddin of Adilabad (rank 6159), Mohammed Afnaz K. from Calicut (rank 7035) and Ashfaq E. Malayil (rank1367) from Malappuram in Kerala. For two years, these students did their PUC at Al-Ameen PU College, […]

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From colleges to hospitals, the Punjab Wakf Board has focused its initiative on truly constructive projects for the community. All is not unwell. In the dark cloud of wakf corruption across the country, the Punjab Wakf Board is shining. Several truly constructive projects and programs on education for the Muslim community in the state have been organized by the board. The Punjab Wakf Board […]

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Bazme Niswan Charitable Trust has invited application for financial assistance for Muslims girls pursuing higher studies after and who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in SSLC. Students pursuing PUC, degree and those  securing free seats in MBBS, BDS, BE through CET are eligible for scholarship. Application forms can be had  from Bazm’s office at 37- Muniswam y Lane, Tasker Town, (near Modi Masjid) Bangalore-51. Last date for receipt […]

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The Union Government has constituted five regional subcommittees to monitor development and supervise the implementation of the Minority related welfare and development schemes. The committees will tour the 90 district covered under the Multi-Sectoral  development Programme (MsDP) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs and assess the progress of the development programmes for which the Union G o v e r n m e n t has allocated huge amount of funds under the 11th Five-year […]

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Around 400 Muslim candidates around the country have cracked the IIT-JEE, the competitive examination to qualify for admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. The number is though far lower than what the community would deserve by way of proportional representation, it is still encouraging because those who made to the final list were […]

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TRS Chief takes up the cause of Urdu and writes to Sibal Known as a sole Telugu politician with great command over Urdu language, Telangana Rashtriya Samithi supremo K. Chandrashekar Rao has jumped into the ongoing battle of Urdu and non-Urdu speakers in Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). In a letter to Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal Rao has urged probe into the alleged irregularities […]

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Chennai: The Measi Academy of Architecture will start the new programme Master in Architecture (M.Arch) from the new academic session. Principal Prof. Althaf Ahmed informed Islamic Voice that it will have an intake of 20 students. The Academy already conducts a Master in Real Estate Programme for the last three years. More information can be had from the college. The Academy is run by the Muslim Educational Association of South India (MEASI). […]

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