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Madrassas, Muslims and change

Although the number of students studying are only 6 to 7 %, efforts should be made to streamline the system. The government should step a regulatory board compromising scholars and educationist that will form a common syllabi to be followed but also include more contemporary subjects.

By Dr Kouser Fathima

The decision of Maharashtra government to de-recognise madrassas as non-schools if contemporary subjects are not taught, has got everyone thinking. Channels have started debates focusing on both the pros and cons.

Amit Shah reshuffles incharge of state BJP units, cells

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday retained 19 incharge of state party units and appointed/reshuffled 17 others, apart from appointing incharge of seven party cells/morchas.

Among the new appointees were Kailash Vijayvargiya as incharge of West Bengal and Murlidhar Rao of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

Shah also appointed D. Purandeshwari Devi, a former union minister and daughter of actor-turned-politician N.T. Ramarao, as incharge of BJP Mahila Morcha. She resigned from the Congress in March to join the BJP.

Kerala media pulled up for baseless reports

Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Friday asked the media to introspect on the way courts were covered and asked them not to mislead people.

On Tuesday, a section of the media reported that the high court had pulled up the Kerala government for the delay in printing school text books.

In a statement, Justice K. Vinod Chandran said the court was both surprised and distressed to see the report in both the print and electronic media that the court had expressed displeasure against the Kerala government.

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Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai : Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.

This was in sharp contrast to 90 liver transplants carried out in all Mumbai hospitals in the past 18 years, the officials said.

TCN Impact: Maharashtra govt re-schedules Talathi exam date, Muslim youth relieved

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

Mumbai: Muslim youths aspiring for a government job in Maharashtra are now relieved after the government rescheduled the date for ‘Talathi’ examination that was earlier planned on the likely Eid-ul-Fitr day.

The Maharashtra State Revenue Department on Thursday issued a new circular declaring that the examination for ‘Talathi’ will now be held on September 13, 2015.

Jaitley refused comment on Gajendra Chauhan: FTII students

New Delhi : Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday "denied to comment" on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of FTII, said a delegation of students after a meeting with the minister.

"The minister refused to comment on the appointment of Chauhan as the chairperson but instead assured that in future there won't be issues that hamper the curriculum of the students," Prateek, a student who was part of the delegation, told IANS.

Railway Board chief seeks enhanced passenger safety, security

Kolkata : Calling for special emphasis on safety and security of the passengers with focus on passenger amenities, Railway Board chairman A.K. Mital on Friday instructed carrying on more field inspections for the purpose.

Mital, who held a high-level meeting with various officials of the South Eastern Railway (SER) at its headquarters here to review and evaluate its performance, stressed on adherence to safety norms by all railwaymen in the field and instructed that more field inspections by officers should be carried out specially during night time.

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MP students enter Guinness book for washing hands

Bhopal : A world record attempt by 12,76,425 students in Madhya Pradesh for washing their hands together on the 2014 Global Handwashing Day has been officially recognised, an official said here on Friday.

The attempt, by students at 13,196 venues in Madhya Pradesh's 51 districts under the supervision of the state's Panchayat and Rural development department on October 16, 2014, has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Special rooms at TN bus stations for lactating mothers

Chennai : In a novel initiative for the benefit of lactating mothers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that exclusive rooms will be provided at bus terminals across the state for them to breastfeed their babies.

In a statement issued here Jayalalithaa said the new initiative will be launched on August 1, to commemorate the 'World Breast Feeding Week'.

Arrest warrant for Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) : An arrest warrant was on Friday issued against a BJP legislator nearly a year after he and four others allegedly beat up a Panhchayat official here, police said.

The warrant was issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramji Gupta against BJP legislator K.K. Shrivastav and four others in the incident which occurred in August, last year.

It was alleged that Tikamgarh MLA Shrivastav beat up Udayraj Singh, a senior official in the district's Janpad Panchayat office, following a quarrel.

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