Indian Muslim

Ex-Governor, Rajya Sabha member AR Kidwai passes away

By TCN News

New Delhi: Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai, who served as the Governor of Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana and was a member of Rajya Sabha, passed away on Wednesday at a hospital here after a brief illness. He was 96.

Kidwai was born in 1920 in Baragaon village of Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh and studied BA at Jamia Millia Islamia University, 1940, MSc at University of Illinois, US, 1948 and PhD at Cornell University, US, 1950.

Modi, Sonia condole ex-Governor A.R. Kidwai's death

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of former parliamentarian and Governor A.R. Kidwai.

"My condolences on the passing away of Dr A.R. Kidwai. His long career in public life included many roles and responsibilities," Modi tweeted.

"Dr A.R. Kidwai distinguished himself in the fields of education and social welfare. May his soul rest in peace," he added.

Hajj stoning ritual to be shortened: Saudi officials

Riyadh : In the wake of last year's Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said.

The symbolic stoning of the devil will be performed as usual over three days beginning September 11 at Mina, about five kilometres east of Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest site.

Naqvi launches websites for Ministry of Minority Affairs

New Delhi : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday launched a new Hindi website and released an updated version of the English website of his ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that his ministry was committed to serve the people through all means, which also include use of technology and social media.

"This is a part of our efforts to reach out to the common man at large so that fruits of development reach to the last person of the society directly in a transparent manner," he said.

छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासियों का पसंदीदा आहार है बीफ़

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

सुकमा (छत्तीसगढ़) : छत्तीसगढ़ में बीफ आपको ढ़ूंढे नहीं मिलेगा, मगर आदिवासियों के बीच ये बेहद ही लोकप्रिय है. जंगलों में रहने वाले आदिवासी बहुत शौक़ से बीफ़ खाना पसंद करते हैं. बल्कि यूं कहिए कि यहां बीफ़ खाने की परंपरा है. बीफ़ इनके लिए उत्सव का प्रतीक है.

The 'Belcha': Allama Mashriqi’s powerful symbol for the Khaksar Tehrik

“We have Spade as our symbol…Spade is another sign of humility and our carrying it on our shoulders shows that we are out to proclaim to the world the dignity of labour. Spade levels up the ground. We are here to level up all society! A rich man with a spade considers that he has come down a bit to meet his poor brother. A poor man with a spade thinks that he has got a powerful weapon to strengthen him. Spade in this movement has worked wonders indeed! [translated from Urdu]”
Allama Mashriqi, All Faiths Conference, 1938

Northern California Aligarh Association celebrates Sir Syed Day

By TCN News

The Aligarh Alumni Association of Northern California (AMUAA-NC) held its 19th Sir Syed Day program in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 13 at the India Community Center in the City of Milpitas. The event was attended not only by dedicated AMU Alumni from the region but also by connoisseurs of fine Urdu poetry and prose.


Students from India, Pakistan exchange greeting cards on Independence Day

By TCN News

In an effort to promote peaceful relations among India and Pakistan, Mumbai-based Ecole Mondiale World School sent greeting cards on Independence Day to Unique School Academy, Lahore, Pakistan. This card exchange was facilitated by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak friendship initiative.

J&K Policemen resign in front of public; shout pro-freedom slogans

By, Staff Reporter

Srinagar: In the wake of continuing Kashmir turmoil, two Jammu and Kashmir policemen publically announced their resignation while addressing a huge gathering.

Islamic banking set to get a boost in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi,