Bagban Educational adoption scheme - A step towards educational empowerment Society 

Bagban Educational adoption scheme – A step towards educational empowerment

Maharashtra: Bagban Education Trust, Maharashtra has recently launched an “educational adoption scheme” for community’s needy bright students with an aim to empower Bagban youth in the field of higher education. The Trust will provide financial assistance to students from weaker sections that are unable to bear the educational expenses. Bagban community is known as the business community among Indian Muslims. It is also considered as a financially sound and resourceful section of the society. The educational scheme will initially adopt two students each from medical and engineering, and one student…

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After scrapping Haj subsidy, Govt announces reduction in airfare for pilgrims Current Affairs 

After scrapping Haj subsidy, Govt announces reduction in airfare for pilgrims

New Delhi: The Centre today announced a noteworthy reduction in airfare for people going on Haj, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the pilgrimage. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi described the move as a “major step”. “The PMO took a keen interest in this. The decision is in line with our empowerment without appeasement policy,” Naqvi told reporters. The fare reduction will be applicable to passages on Air India, Saudi Airlines and Flynas, an air carrier based in Saudi Arabia, to Jeddah and Medina from 21 airports…

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Auangabad Ijtema ends with Maulana Saad Khandhalvi’s Dua, Hundreds of thousands of Muslims participated Current Affairs 

Auangabad Ijtema ends with Maulana Saad Khandhalvi’s Dua, Hundreds of thousands of Muslims participated

Aurangabad: The state level Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema came to end today at around 11:00 am with Maulana Saad Khandhalvi’s Dua (Supplication). Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from different parts of Maharashtra have thronged to Limbe Jalgaon village in Gangapur taluka of Aurangabad District where three day Ijtema began after Fajr prayers on Saturday. The Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 ended peacefully without any major untoward incident. However there was a report that a youth from Malegaon had died of cardiac arrest on second day of the Ijtema. There were some reports about…

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Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue -- Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day Culture 

Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue — Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day

Eminent poet, writer, Journalist and well known personality of Urdu literature Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui expressed himself wholeheartedly about the promotion and survival of Urdu on the occasion of “International Mother Language Day” (21st February) in a freewheeling chat with Imran Inamdar for TheShahab.com. Hamid Iqbal feels that Urdu teachers today hardly get time to promote Urdu because of their busy schedules and somewhat the system is also responsible which doesn’t generate much opportunity to showcase their natural talent. According to Hamid, TV serials and movies are slowly taking us away…

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Special trains announced for Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 to clear extra rush Current Affairs 

Special trains announced for Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 to clear extra rush

Aurangabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has announced special trains to clear extra rush of passengers attending three day Ijtema, taking place in Aurangabad from February 24. Towards Aurangabad The Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) – Gulbarga train (01075) will run on February 22. It will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04:40 pm. It is expected to reach Gulbarga next day on 4 am. The scheduled halts are Kalyan, Karjat, Lonavala, Pune, Kurduwadi and Solapur. Gulbarga – Aurangabad train (01321) will run on February 23. It will leave Gulbarga at 12:55 pm.…

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Popular Front of India banned in Jharkhand for alleged IS links Current Affairs 

Popular Front of India banned in Jharkhand for alleged IS links

Ranchi: BJP led Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) in an official release on Tuesday. The release states, “The state has banned the Popular Front of India, which is active in Jharkhand, under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The action has been taken following a proposal from the Home Department”. The release further said, “PFI has been most active in Pakur district. The organization was started in Kerala and its members are internally influenced by the…

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Controversy over 'Oru Adaar Love' song on Prophet Muhammad – A lateral perspective Society 

Controversy over ‘Oru Adaar Love’ song about Prophet Muhammad – A lateral perspective

The Malayalam song ‘Manikyam Malaraya Poovi’ that talks about the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and Khadijah (RadhiyAllaahu ‘Anhaa)’s marriage is in the news. The viral song from the movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ has garnered people love across country. Some Muslim residents in Hyderabad have lodged a case against the song and the actress Priya Prakash Varrier. Let’s see what’s so objectionable in that song? The strange part is that Muslims in Kerala who can understand the meaning of the song have not lodged any complaint. In fact the Director of…

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Green signal for Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 from various government departments Current Affairs 

Green signal for Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 from various government departments

Aurangabad: Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) of Aurangabad Zone I on Saturday said Police Department has received application along with various government departments NOC’s from the organizing committee of Aurangabad Ijtema 2018 for permission to hold three days convention. Earlier, Waluj police have denied permission for Ijtema citing their inability to manage traffic and other arrangements in a letter to the Sarpanch of Limbe Jalgaon Syed Anees Aamir Patel on Wednesday. Talking to media on Saturday, DCP Vinayak Dhakne said earlier organizing committee of the convention had not obtained NOCs from…

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Police denied permission to Aurangabad Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema, Organizers still hopeful Current Affairs 

Police denied permission to Aurangabad Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema, Organizers still hopeful

Aurangabad: The Police have denied permission to Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema (convention) being held from February 24 to 26 citing their inability to manage traffic and other arrangements at Limbe Jalgaon near Aurangabad. Police Inspector Satish Kumar Tak has given a letter to the Sarpanch of Limbe Jalgaon Syed Anees Aamir Patel on Wednesday. The letter states that it is necessary to seek permission three months in advance for large gatherings like Ijtema. The letter further states, since this program is being attended by a large number of people, it is…

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Salman Nadvi demanded money, position and land for mosque, alleges Amarnath Mishra Current Affairs 

Salman Nadvi demanded money, position and land for Mosque, alleges Amarnath Mishra

Lucknow: Amarnath Mishra, the General Secretary of Ayodhya Sadbhavna Samanvay Maha Samiti, has alleged that former All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) executive member Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi demanded money, position and land for building another Mosque in Ayodhya. Mishra told ANI that he met Nadvi on February 5 and discussed the issue of Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi, after which the latter made his demand. “I met Nadvi on February 5 at his chamber in Nadwa College; we discussed the issue of Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi. He asked me to give…

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