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American varsity starts A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Fellowship

New Delhi : An American university has started doctoral grants for Indian students to honour late former president of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who visited the institution in 2012.

University of South Florida (USF) launched the Kalam Fellowship worth $156,000 (Rs.1,03,71,660) for students who wish to pursue Ph.D. in specified fields of science and engineering at the institution.

Republicans spar over Trump's proposal to ban Muslims

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Republican presidential candidates joined issue with frontrunner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from coming to the US with Senator Ted Cruz citing the example of India to say all Muslims were not jihadists.

"I understand why Donald made that proposal. I introduced legislation in the Senate that I believe is more narrowly focused at the actual threat, which is radical Islamic terrorism," he said participating in the final Republican debate of 2015 on Tuesday night.

Saudi Arabia elects female politicians in historic vote

Riyadh : At least four women have won seats in Saudi Arabia's municipal polls, the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, local reports said on Sunday.

The female candidates were elected to three councils -- two in Ihsaa governorate and one each in Tobouk and Makkah -- as votes were still being counted on Sunday, Al Jazeera reported.

Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected to the council of Madrakah, a region in Makkah, the official SPA news agency reported, citing election commission president Osama al-Bar.

Indian and Pakistani schools exchange greeting cards on festivals

Indian and Pakistani schools exchange greeting cards on festivals

Students of Air Foundation School System, Pakistan

By TCN News,

Urdu teacher writes book to highlight Muslim Scientists’ contribution to science

‘Muslim Scienedano ki Scienci Khidmat’

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Half of Muslim doctors in US feel discrimination

Washington : American Muslims, even those in one the most highly regarded professions in the US, encounter a less-than-inclusive and welcoming work environment during their career, a national survey has revealed.

The survey that comprised 255 US Muslim physicians found that nearly half of the respondents felt greater scrutiny at work compared to their peers.

Nearly one in four said workplace religious discrimination had taken place sometimes -- or more -- often during their career.

Women in Saudi Arabia vote for first time

Riyadh : Municipal elections began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in which women cast their votes for the first time.

Women also stood as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women were not allowed to drive, BBC reported.

A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men.

Female candidates had to speak behind a partition during campaign appearances or be represented by a man.

Muslims always welcome on Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

New York : In what could be seen as a reply to the US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Muslims to be part of the social giant and its growing users' community.

In a post on Wednesday, the Facebook founder wrote: "I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world".

"After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others," he added.

Netanyahu denounces Donald Trump remarks about Muslims

Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced on Wednesday statements made by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ahead of the latter's scheduled controversial visit to Israel later this month.

Trump said earlier this week that US authorities should block entrance by all Muslims to the country, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris in November and in the US last week, perpetrated by Muslims who adhere the Islamic State organisation.

Pray outside, British school tells Muslim students

London : Muslim parents were considering taking legal action against a school which, they claim, forced their children to pray outside in rain and freezing temperatures.

Dozens of Muslim youngsters claim they have been left soaking wet and cold after Mirfield Free Grammar School and Sixth Form in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, refused to give them permission to offer their daily prayers indoors, a report published in Daily Mail said.