UPSC 2017 results declared, 41 Muslims clears exams Current Affairs 

UPSC 2017 results declared, 51 Muslims clears exams

New Delhi: 51 Muslims have cleared Civil Service examinations 2017 which was conducted in the month of June. Saad Miya Khan topped the rank among Muslims bagging the twenty-fifth rank overall. A total of 990 candidates (750 men and 240 women) have been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). The Mains exam was conducted from October 28 to November 3, 2017 and the personality test…

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Time to free All India Muslim Personal Law Board from the grip of political brokers Society 

Time to free All India Muslim Personal Law Board from the grip of political brokers

Some of the Urdu journalists  dismayed  over the recent developments in All India Muslim Personal Law Board have written an open letter to Maulana Wali Rahmani, the general secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, asking him, through social media, to explain and clarify the accusations of a ‘deal’ which culminated in an MLC seat gifted to his close aide and  an Urdu journalist moments after ‘Deen Bachao Desh Bachao’ rally finished in Patna on 15th April . The letter alleged Khalid Anwar to be a person of dubious credentials,…

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An open letter to Indian Muslims about prevailing climate in the country Society 

An open letter to Indian Muslims about prevailing climate in the country

Dear Muslims, I am writing this with full responsibility and knowledge of the situation on the ground. I live thousands of miles away from Indian shores but visit thrice in a year and closely follow events and remain in touch with friends and acquaintances. Please do not get me wrong, this shouldn’t be interpreted as a patronizing lecture. I understand the sentiments you express on social media and share the anger and frustration over events taking place in several parts of the country. However, please understand that nothing is permanent…

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“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule Current Affairs 

“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule

Aligarh: Senior Indian National Congress leader and former Law minister Salman Khurshid on Monday made a sensational admission about Congress having “Muslims’ blood on its hands”. The remark came during an interactive session with students of Aligarh Muslim University. When asked about anti-Muslim riots and Babri Mosque demolition under Congress rule, Khurshid said, “There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands. Is this why are you trying to tell us that if someone…

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Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students Culture 

Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students

Solapur: Shaheen Sultana – an Urdu primary teacher from Solapur felt the need to show case the poetic skills her students exhibit. In an unprecedented move, she published the collection of poetries penned by little poets on her own expenses. The 46 pages book “Hamare Nanhe Shayar” (Our Junior Poets) has been launched at the hands of Maharashtra state Minister Subhash Deshmukh recently in presence of dignitaries from education sector. Shaheen, an Assistant teacher in Zilla Parishad Urdu Primary School Vidi Gharkul has executed the project single handedly. She calls it an…

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Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family Society 

Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family

Hyderabad: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi who once alleged the Muslim hand behind the Mecca Masjid blast, on Wednesday said that if family members of the Mecca Masjid blast victim want to appeal against the verdict, then he is ready provide all sorts of legal help. The AIMIM leader known for its firebrand image, in an interview with Hindustan Times in 2007 had declared certain Muslims responsible for the Mecca Masjid blast. He accused Bilal, the India chief of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) for the terror incidents in the city. “There…

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An exhausted Rohingya woman Life 

Mumbai photojournalist Danish Siddiqui wins Pulitzer prize for series on Rohingya genocide

An exhausted Rohingya woman – drained and dejected – falls to her knees on the Bangladesh shore. In the back ground, a group of men offload their belongings after crossing into the country by boat through the Bay of Bengal, a photo taken by Mumbai-based photographer Danish Siddiqui, are among the pictures shot by a Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Tuesday. The pictures were shot by Siddiqui in September 2017. He was part of a team of journalists that captured images of the refugees…

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Return of Demonitization days Cash crunch at ATMs across India, Jaitley blames 'sudden and unusual' withdrawals Current Affairs 

Return of Demonetisation days: Cash crunch at ATMs across India, Jaitley blames ‘sudden and unusual’ withdrawals

Reports of cash crunch at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across various states have brought back memories of November 2016 demonetisation, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a midnight announcement said old notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 will be scrapped. States, including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur and Telangana, have reported shortage of cash at ATMs. The ATMs are either not working or are out of cash. The government is checking with banks and the Reserve Bank of India to ensure adequate supply of currency.…

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Massive fire left 228 Rohingya refugees homeless in Delhi Current Affairs 

Massive fire left 228 Rohingya refugees homeless in Delhi

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out at a camp of the Rohingya refugees near Okhla in Kalindi Kunj area of Delhi on Sunday leaving at least 228 of them homeless. Most people escaped with only their lives intact, two persons suffered minor burn injuries besides reducing the shelters to ashes along with a complete loss of household materials. The fire started at around 3.30am due to a short circuit in the electrical wiring system in the camp and spread rapidly, police said. As many as 44 shanties, a makeshift…

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Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM not to contest Karnataka Assembly polls Current Affairs 

Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM not to contest Karnataka Assembly polls

Hyderabad: Taking a U-turn, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Asaduddin Owaisi has decided not to contest the Karnataka state assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 12. Reports citing unnamed AIMIM source said that the party has taken the decision after a series of consultation wherein it was realized that contesting election might harm ‘secular parties’ in Karnataka. “Though we have ground in some segments and good chances, the party president felt that our presence there could end up spoiling the prospects of secular parties,” he said.…

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