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Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah : The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception here to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award.

The Indian government had conferred the National Award for Best Teacher on Syed Hameed, principal of the International Indian School in Jubail, around 1,500 km from Jeddah.

Hameed was given the award by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi last month, Arab reported.

The award was given in recognition of Hameed's contribution in the field of education over the last 37 years.

NIA chief takes stock of Burdwan blast probe

Kolkata : NIA chief Sharad Kumar Friday arrived in West Bengal's Burdwan district to take stock of the investigation into the Oct 2 blast in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is suspected to have been involved.

The blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) in a rented house in Khagragarh killed two suspected militants and injured another.

Six people, including two women, have been arrested for the blast which is being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) following a directive by the union home ministry.


Pension scheme for 40 lakh families in UP

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch a pension scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, in the state Nov 5.

The Samajwadi Pension Scheme will cover 12 lakh SC/ST families as well as 10 lakh minority and 18 lakh poor families, the state government has announced.

On Friday, the government spokesman said the chief minister will launch the scheme at the Janeshwar Mishra park in Gomti Nagar by giving pension cards to the first lot of beneficiaries.

Before questioning Modi, Akhilesh should explain his dismal tenure: BJP

Lucknow : Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growing criticism by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, BJP has challenged him to show his 31-month's report card before questioning the track record of the BJP-led NDA government.

State spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told IANS that the Samajwadi Party (SP) government had very little to show in its tenure so far and it was hence a joke that it was ridiculing the Modi government.

NIA probes link between bank robbery and Burdwan blast

Hyderabad : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the link between Burdwan blast and a bank robbery in Telangana's Karimnagar district, police sources said Thursday.

The NIA officials visited Choppadandi village of the Karimnagar district, where four armed men looted Rs.46 lakh from State Bank of India (SBI) in Feb this year. The investigating agency collected Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage and other details from the local police.


Seminar on Sir Syed's mission and national awareness held at Aligarh

By TCN News,

Aligarh: A seminar was organized on ‘Sir Syed's mission and national awareness’ by Shams Educational and Welfare Society at Faizul Uloom Junior High School. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, one of the architects of modern India, was born on October 17, 1817 at Delhi. His birthday is celebrated as Sir Syed Day and programmes are organized for days in his memory.


Kishanbagh police firing: High Court orders Govt. and DGP to form a probe committee

By Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: While disposing off a PIL, the High court of judicature at Hyderabad has directed Telangana Government to form committee within six weeks to probe Kishanbagh police firing in which three civilians were killed.


Madrasa played critical role in integration, don’t malign them, say clerics in Bengal

By Zaidul Haque,,

Burdwan/Kolkata: A mega rally was organised by Muslim clerics here in Burdwan on October 20 against maligning of religious institutions in the wake of the recent blast in the town that has brought the needles of suspicion on some madrasas. While condemning all acts of terror unequivocally, the clerics appealed to the members of the two communities to maintain communal harmony.


Love for language of an Urdu teacher in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Ibrahim Ali is the lone warrior in his field. He fights all alone for his love and he will dedicate his life this way. His love is a language, one of the sweetest – Urdu.

He is one of the prime reasons why many students and professionals come to learn Urdu at Guwahati’s Mother Ayesha High School.

Indian man reunited with family after 40 years

Dubai : An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said.

Now in his 60s, Abdulla Punathil Usman has been working as a cook in an Arab national's house in Hor Al Anz since early 1970s, the Gulf News reported Wednesday.