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This madrasa in Agra has 202 Hindu students and offers Maths, English

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Agra: The sight must be cheerful where an Islamic madrasa offers education to students belonging to other faiths and teaches them subjects of their choice. Breaking all stereotypes, Moinul Islam Madarsa Darautha offers Hindu students subjects like Mathematics, English for almost a decade. Apart from Urdu, Arabic and Farsi, subjects like English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Computer Science are taught in this Islamic institute, quotes India Today. The madrasa was established in 1958

Drug addict to a practicing Muslim- How an ex-bikie gave up crime

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Brisbane: A jail is a punishment for a person committing crimes, but for Robbie it had turned out to be a place where he got Hidayah and accept Islam. Deep into the story, 5 years ago Robbie converted to Islam in jail while he had friendship with Imam Uzair – who runs Brisbane’s Holland Park Mosque. Unlike a typical muslim, Robbie’s external appearance shows his tattoos designs on his body and on shaven head. Robbie says that, one can find good practicing muslims in a mosque. On SBS’s T

‘Blood money’ arranged by a Muslim saved Arjunan from death

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Malappuram: Sayed Munawwarali Shihab Thangal, younger son of former Indian Union Muslim League chief Sayed Mohammedali Shihab Thangal, saved two families by helping in arranging ‘Blood money’. Going deep into the story, Arjunan Athimuthu, 45, a construction worker from Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu, is convicted of killing fellow worker Abdul Wajid, a labourer from Kerala’s Malappuram district. The incident happened in September 2013. Both of them were working in Kuwait. Arjunan was giv

Gujarat elections: Muslims account for 10% population but have just 2 MLAs

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Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on December 9 and 14. However Gujarat assembly has seen a sharp dip in Muslim representation over the last three decades, thanks to the religious polarisation in the state. As reported by News18, Muslims account for 10% of the state’s population, but only two people from the minority community were elected as MLAs in the 182-member Assembly in the 2012 elections. This amounts to just 1% of the total legislative strength. De

Adhaan heard at Alhambra Palace in Spain after 525 years

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The Alhambra Palace, Qalat Al-Hamra in Arabic, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. A video showing a man calling the Adhaan at the Alhambra Palace, Granada in Spain has gone viral. Mouaz Al-Nass, a man of Syrian origin called the adhaan. He said he felt the walls had missed ‘hearing the call to Allah.’ The Alhambra Palace was built by the Muslim Rulers of Granada. Muslims came to Spain in 711 and ruled for almost 800 years. In 1492, Granada came under Chr

Shocking reality of Bhatkal Government Hospital

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Horror stories of patients getting neglected and missing doctors have long disturbed patients visiting the local government hospital in Bhatkal. Bhatkallys.com recently visited the hospital and documented the poor state of affairs at the medical facility. Zaorez Haneef Shabab reports on the curious case of lost doctors and stranded patients. Bhatkallys News Bureau/ I. Zaorez Shabab Bhatkal, 12 October 2017: Getting a quick blood test can’t take longer than a few minutes but a patient visit

Google doodle marks 103rd birth anniversary of Ghazal Queen Begum Akhtar

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Hyderabad: Today is the 103rd birth anniversary of Ghazal Queen Begum Akhtar. Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar was born on 7 October 1914, in Faizabad. She was a well-known Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Govt. of India. She was given the title of Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). Google today has dedic

Meet IAS officer Iqbal Ahmad who becomes doctor to serve poor

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Iqbal Ahmad, joined the civil services in 2010. He is now the district magistrate of Champawat district in Uttarakhand. The Kanpur-born Ahmad completed his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in Karnataka in 2009. He was selected for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the very next year. However he wanted to give free medical consultancy to the poor. He had to wait for another seven years to get registered with the Uttarakhand medical council. He got the registration on September

Keep children away from Blue Whale Challenge

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New Delhi: Blue Whale Challenge has claimed several lives across the globe. In the name of a challenge, the deadly game urges children to commit suicide. Those who accept the challenge are encouraged to complete a number of given tasks which get more and more sinister and at the end of the game, the player is forced to take their own life in order to win the game. The Blue Whale suicide game goes by many names including ‘A Silent House,’ ‘A Sea of Whales’ and ‘Wake Me Up At 4:20 am.’ It ta

43% elderly in India face psychological problems: Study

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New Delhi: Forty-three out of 100 elderly people in India are victims of psychological problems due to loneliness, and other relationship issues, a new study has said. Based on the feedback from 50,000 older persons across the country during the months of June and July this year, the study by Agewell Foundation revealed almost half of the elderly population were not taken care of by their families. “Forty-three per cent older persons are facing psychological problems due to loneliness, rel

China’s Uighur Muslims struggle under ‘police state’

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BEIJING: Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone- faced police officers. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uighur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang region, where beards are partially banned and no one is allowed to pray in public. For years, the square outside the mosque in Kashgar was packed with teeming crowds as worshippers jostled

This tree lures birds with a free lunch and then kills them

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Plants in the genus Pisonia don’t appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. Search among their roots and you’re likely to find gardens of tiny, delicate bones. This is because Pisonia, or “birdcatcher trees” as they’re more commonly known, produce sticky seedpods that entrap

Obituary: Mukhtar Masood, an eminent Alig famous for his contributions to Urdu literature

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News has been received from across the border about the passing away of one of the prominent figures of Urdu literature, distinguished civil servant and a second generation Alig, Mukhtar Masood in Lahore on April 15, aged 90. Mukhtar Masood was born in Aligarh on 7th June 1927. His father, Shaikh Ataullah of the Department of Economics was an expert on Iqbal (during his student days in Lahore, he was quite close to the philosopher-poet). Masood had his entire education in Aligarh, starting with

“Judiciary cannot create new crimes”: Prof Faizan Mustafa on ‘banning’ Triple Talaq

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TCN News | April 17,2017 Aligarh : Professor Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad today delivered a special talk on the topic, ‘Freedom of Religion and Solidarity’ during the Valedictory Function of All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate, 2017, organised by Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) and University Debating and Literary Club at the Assembly Hall, University Polytechnic (Boys). During the lecture, Mustafa pointed out that a country cannot

Have Stomach Troubles? It Might Be This Common Problem

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Gastritis is becoming more common and ruining everything from happy hour to holiday parties, according to Fix.com. It is essentially inflammation of the stomach lining and causes stomach cramps, nausea and gas - not exactly conducive to social situations. Fix says there are two types of Gastritis. The first is caused by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, while the second is an infection caused by the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria. Our stomach lining produces acid and

DIVISION OF MUSLIM VOTES BENEFITED BJP IN UP ELECTIONS – AN ANALYSIS

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Uttar Pradesh: A detailed analysis of the UP Assembly election trends shows that BJP won even in the Muslim concentration areas of western UP due to division in Muslim votes. BJP got benefited due to not forging an alliance between BahujanSamaj Party (BSP),Samajwadi Party and Congress. This was proved true especially in Western Uttar Pradesh where the Muslim voters are in large numbers. According to the news published in The Hindu, in more than two dozen constituencies, the split of Muslim

Muzaffarnagar riot victims say BJP victory feels like a bad dream

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Summary: MEERUT: With BJP sweeping all six seats in Muzaffarnagar and two out of the three in neighbouring Shamli, the 2013 riot victims said the saffron party's landslide win throughout the state felt like a "bad dream". A survey conducted by Afkar India Foundation, an NGO working for the riot victims, revealed that out of 19,000 displaced voters here, 6,650 didn't have voter ID cards. One of the main reasons that BJP came to power is because many riot victims could not even cast their votes be

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 Notification www.upsc.gov.in 980 Vacancies Apply Online

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invites the applications form from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of Civil Services Exam 2017, further details are given below. Name of Organization: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Recruitment 2017 Civil Services Preliminary Examination-2017 Advertisement No. 06/2017-CSP Date of Advertisement: 22/02/2017 Total Number of Vacancies: 980 Posts Name of the Departments:- Indian Administrative Service. Indian Foreign