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First Muslim Women Elected to Virginia’s State Senate Hyderabad-born Ghazala Hashmi and Libya-origin Abrar Omeish are the two first Muslim women to win elections in the United States’ southeastern State Virginia, making history in America. Hashmi, who migrated to America at a younger age, 50 years ago, is also the first Indian-American to win elections […]

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In Burkina Faso, a Catholic Sister’s efforts to promote Christian-Muslim harmony. Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa, is in turmoil. For many years, the country was known for the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims, who have been practising a tolerant form of Islam. In recent years, however, jihadist extremism, exported by neighboring Mali […]

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About a third of the 81 Muslim-Americans who ran for office in the off-year elections in the U.S. scored electoral victories, according to Muslim-American advocacy groups. A total of 26 Muslim candidates emerged winners, and so far, this year, 34 Muslim candidates won state and local elections, said a joint press release by Muslim advocacy […]

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Bushra Arshad is being lavished with praise for achieving 6th rank in the UPPCS, after the results were recently announced, and for being selected as SDM. This girl from Saurikh village is the only Muslim participant to become SDM in UPPSC-2017. She is the same Bushra Arshad who scored 277th rank in UPSC, results of […]

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Catholic-Muslim communications appear to be experiencing a positive resurgence, as demonstrated recently by the visit of high-level Vatican representatives to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Eight hundred years after Francis of Assisi visited Jerusalem, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, along with Rev. Francesco Patton, custodian of the Holy Land of the […]

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A Cab Driver’s Heart Warming Gesture An Ola cab driver is in the news for all the good reasons. On September 17th, a Bengaluru based man took to Facebook and shared a heartwarming story of an Ola cab driver. The commuter, Sayuj Ravindran, said that the cab driver returned valuables and gadgets worth Rs 2.5 […]

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Nida Akram of AMU and DU’s Kartik Dora Selected for Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Award New Delhi: Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Fellowship & Award will be given this year to two students; one Nida Akram from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Kartik Dora is from Delhi University (DU). The award was launched by Khudai Khidmatgar last year […]

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Thai Woman Receives Magsaysay Award People have marvelled at the transformation of the self-effacing housewife into a leading human rights defender. Angkhana Neelapaijit’s quest for justice started when her husband, a human rights lawyer and activist, disappeared 15 years ago. She went to the police, appealed for help from legislators, and took her case to […]

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Irmim Shamim becomes first Gujjar woman to clear MBBS AIIMS Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir): Irmim Shamim became the first Gujjar woman in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district to qualify for the medical studies at the All- India Institute of Medical Sciences after she cleared the MBBS AIIMS entrance exam in June. Shamim, who hails from […]

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