4 years ago
Karzai in India next month

New Delhi, Oct 18 - Against the backdrop of the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be visiting here next month to update New Delhi on the ongoing flux in his country and the process of reconciliation with the Taliban. Karzai will also be delivering the annual Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad annual lecture Nov 11. He will meet Prime Minis...

5 years ago
For India's Muslims, Vastanvi has got it right

The controversy surrounding Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, elected as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband, a leading school of Islamic theology with followers across the world, would need to be viewed in the larger context of modernisation of education for India's 160 million Muslims. Reforms in education imparted in madrassas is the unique proposition of the advent on the national...

5 years ago
Delhi to host Congress plenary after 32 years

New Delhi, Dec 17 - Delhi will play host to the All India Congress Committee - plenary session for the first time in 32 years. While it will be the 83rd session in the 125-year-old history of the party, it is the sixth to be held in the national capital. The Dec 18-20 plenary, to be held at a specially set-up venue in Burari in northwest Delhi, will mark the completion of the year-long cele...

5 years ago
Delhi readies to host its sixth Congress plenary

New Delhi, Dec 12 - For the sixth time - and the third time after Independence - the national capital will host the plenary session of the All India Congress Committee - in the party's 125-year history. The three-day plenary will be held Dec 18-20. 'It will be a historic session. We, the party workers in Delhi, are engaged full time in the preparations,' Congress' Delhi unit chief J.P. Agar...

5 years ago
Bihar honours Super 30 founder with top award

Patna, Nov 10 - Anand Kumar, who founded Bihar's free coaching centre Super 30 that has helped many to enter the Indian Institutes of Technology -, was conferred Wednesday the state's highest award in education. Anand was given the 'Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puruskar' by Governor Devanand Konwar at a function here to mark the education day. 'I am happy to receive the award for...

6 years ago
BSP criticises Congress for ignoring Ambedkar in booklet

Lucknow, April 20 - The Bahujan Samaj Party - Tuesday criticised the Congress for completely 'ignoring' B.R. Ambedkar in a booklet brought out by the party to mark the completion of its 125 years. Taking serious note of the omission of Ambedkar's name from the booklet, formally released by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Ambedkar Nagar on Ambedkar's birth anniversary A...

8 years ago
Multifaceted actor Tom Alter to receive Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a career spanning about three decades, Bollywood actor, sports writer and novelist Tom Alter has played a variety of characters both in real life and reel life. The multifaceted actor is now all set to receive the Padma Shri Award for his distinguished contribution in the field of art. Fondly called the 'true blue Englishman on screen', Alter recently left sta...

8 years ago
Tom Alter wows Oman with play on Maulana Azad

Muscat, Jan 25 (IANS) Tom Alter, who is famous in Bollywood as the 'true blue Englishman on screen', has a new fan base. He has endeared himself to thousands of stage-buffs with his solo play on the life, times and scholarship of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. He held hundreds of fans in a thrall in Muscat Thursday with his diction and his mastery of Persianed Urdu, which could easily be comp...

9 years ago
Three bullets and the sounds of silence

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) While the nation observes the anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi Jan 30, few people are aware of the exact place where one of the most infamous political assassinations in history took place. The streets of Delhi that lead to 5, Tees January Marg - earlier known as Albuquerque Road - seem to hold little or no significance for many. The building, today ca...

9 years ago
Give greater educational opportunity to Muslims girls: PM

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for giving greater opportunities in education and professional training to Muslim girls, saying the main reason for socio-backwardness of the Muslim community was their lack of access to the common school system. 'As I see it, the main factor responsible for socio-economic backwardness of the minority communities, particu...

9 years ago
Education of Muslim girls a priority, says PM

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) In order to bring Muslim girls into the mainstream, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday suggested 'widening of access' to them in professional education, including medical and engineering courses. 'Widening of access of the Muslim girls in professional education, particularly medical and engineering courses, should be priority area of educational programmes,' Manm...

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