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Power and Piety: An exhibition of Islamic talismans on the battlefield

By Misbahuddin Mirza for

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (the Met, New York) fabulous exhibition - Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield (Aug 29, 2016 thru Feb 13, 2017), discusses a fascinating aspect of Islamic Art. According to Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator, Department of Islamic Art, and Dr. Rachel Parikh, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Arts and Armor, organizers of this exhibition, ‘Inscriptions and images on Islamic arms and armor were believed to provide their wearers with safety and success in combat.

When elections are round the corner, even a suicide and a robbery become political

By Shiva Thorat,

Baudhwada, a village in Shirpur of district Dhule, Maharashtra, has been a quiet area, consisting of Buddhists and Mahar population. Until last weekend, when a robbery and a suicide shocked the locality. However, given that municipality elections in this region, about 350 kms from Mumbai, are round the corner, local politicians wasted no time in trying to gain as much mileage as possible from the two incidents.

Markazul Ma’arif conducts convocation and elocution competition

By TCN News,

Mumbai: Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC), the unique institution that teaches English language and modern communication skill to fresh madrassa graduates conducted convocation and elocution programs here at its centre located in Jogeshwari West.

Both the programs were held in succession on Sunday where dignitaries distributed trophies and certificates to the students.

कानपुर-झांसी में बरामद विस्फोटकों का ‘रोहतास कनेक्शन’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

आगे कुछ भी जानने के पहले एक विशिष्ट घटनाक्रम पर नज़र डालें, जिसमें विस्फोटकों की बड़ी मात्रा बिहार के एक ख़ास इलाके से बरामद की जा रही है.

भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच युद्ध क्या मुमकिन है?

अनिल मिश्र

अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी के ‘स्मृति’ बनने का इंतज़ार करते छत्तीसगढ़ के ‘अटल स्तंभ’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बस्तर(छत्तीसगढ़): बस्तर में जगह-जगह आपको ऐसे कई स्तंभ नज़र आएंगे, जो छत्तीसगढ़ में ‘अटल चौक’ के नाम से जाने जाते हैं. यह अटल चौक छत्तीसगढ़ की लगभग हर पंचायत में बना है.

दरअसल अटल चौक छत्तीसगढ़ की हर पंचायत में इसलिए बनाया गया है कि ताकि यहां रहने वाले लोगों के ज़ेहन में हमेशा यह बात ताज़ा रहे कि छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य निर्माण में पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी की भूमिका सबसे अहम रही है.

Muslim clerics question court order on permitting women inside Haji Ali

New Delhi : Muslim clerics on Friday questioned the Bombay High Court verdict allowing entry of women up to the restricted grave area of the Haji Ali Dargah, asserting that while they respect the court, the ruling goes against Islam.

Muslim cleric in UP booked on rape charge

Lucknow : A Muslim cleric in Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh has been booked on the charge of rape, police said on Friday.

An official said a video clip, in which a half-naked Haq was seen in the company of the girl in a hotel room, had gone viral on the social media.

Accused Maulana Anwar-ul-Haq, who is a cleric in the Jama Masjid in Chah Siri, had earlier announced a reward of Rs 51 lakh to anyone who cut the tongue of Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari for the latter's disparaging comments against Prophet Muhammad.

‘गुजरात के ‘विनाश मॉडल’ को ध्वस्त करेगी दलित-मुस्लिम एकता’

TCN News

लखनऊ : ऊना, गुजरात में गौरक्षकों द्वारा दलितों की पिटाई के बाद ‘गाय की पूंछ तुम रखो, हमको हमारी ज़मीन दो’ के नारे के साथ पूरे देश में दलित अत्याचारों के ख़िलाफ़ आवाज़ बने जिग्नेश मेवाणी ने यूपी प्रेस क्लब में ऐलान किया कि भूमि अधिकार और स्वाभिमान की लड़ाई अब इस देश की सबसे बड़ी लड़ाई होगी.

Through scholarships, US-based IMRC helps thousands of poor students complete their studies

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Hyderabad: Sameena Tasleem, a resident of Bandlaguda, Moinabad in Hyderabad, had always dreamt of becoming a doctor. The realiy was however, much different. After finishing her 12th standard from MS Junior College, Malakpet with a good percentile, Sameena couldn’t could not figure out how to finance her MBBS studies.