Indian Muslim

Jummah khutba: a missed opportunity

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam,

Ramadan has instilled a sense of piousness in many netizens. People keep forwarding all sorts of “Islamic messages” to all their contacts in this month. Whatsaap, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all those social networking sites, which you know better, are abuzz with such “Islamic messages”.

AMU Alumni Association of Washington organizes Iftar-fundraiser for education

By Dr. Zafar Iqbal

“Education is important because it prepares us with expertise that is required in helping us realize our potential,” said Dr. Tariq Husain, a retired World Bank Executive. He was the keynote speaker for the evening at the annual iftar-dinner organized by the Aligarh Alumni Association of Washington (AAA) on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Rockville, Maryland to raise funds for the scholarship program run by the Association.


Sayyid Ghalib Thangal re-elected KKMCC president

By TCN News

Kuwait City: Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC), whose followers in GCC Countries include more than 250,000 has re-elected unanimously, Dr. Sayyid Ghalib Al-Mashoor Thangal as the President of Kuwait based KKMCC Kannur District Committee for the year 2014-2015.

Kuwait KMCC is a registered Socio-cultural Association with a non-profit status at Indian Embassy in Kuwait is considered to be one of the biggest member associations in Kuwait. KKMCC national committee Vice President P.V. Ibrahim controlled the election as Returning Officer/the Election commissioner.


Ramadan 1435: Choices

By Shuchi Kapoor,


A woman in jilbab checks out a wide variety of Hijab that is available for purchase in a shop in Chennai.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series

Aligarh official held in mid-day meal scam

Ghaziabad : The CBI Wednesday arrested the vice chairman of the Aligarh Development Authority (ADA) over his involvement in the Rs.6.5 crore mid-day meal scam, officials said.

Jitendra Bahadur Singh, a senior administrative officer of the 1984 batch, was found to be involved in the scam during his posting as chief development officer (CDO) of Mainpuri 2008-2011, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials said.


BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad : The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan.

K. Laxman, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Telangana assembly, alleged the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) did this to appease minorities in view of the coming elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Online visa for Indians travelling to Bahrain

New Delhi : Indians travelling to Bahrain will be able to apply for electronic visas from October this year under new visa rules announced in the Gulf country.

Such e-visas can be obtained ahead of travel to Bahrain through a simple online application process, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) said in a statement.

The new visa policy, which will be implemented in 2015, was announced by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa at a cabinet meeting earlier this month.

Had no idea staffer was Muslim: Shiv Sena MP

New Delhi : Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was seen in a video clip trying to put food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer observing Ramadan fast, Wednesday defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man's religion.

Uddhav decries attempts to 'communalise' Delhi incident

Mumbai/Aurangabad : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday decried attempts to 'communalise' the issue of some of his party MPs allegedly forcing a man in New Delhi's Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramadan fast.

Party spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that these people who are trying to put a communal colour on the incident "have lost their mental balance".

Attempting to play down the issue, Thackeray said that "it was a trivial" matter and there was no need to give it communal overtones.

Crime against secularism, Congress on Maharashtra Sadan row

New Delhi : The Congress Wednesday criticised Shiv Sena MPs who allegedly forced a Muslim staffer at Maharashtra Sadan here to break his fast during Ramadan.

"The incident is highly reprehensible," said Congress leader Manish Tewari.

Another Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily said the incident was the biggest crime against secularism in the country.

"It is a very sensitive matter. Such incidents cannot be tolerated. This is the biggest crime they have committed against secularism," Moily told mediapersons here.