More Hindus than Muslims in Some West Bengal Madrassas!
By Sreya Basu, Kolkata
Jan 20, 2009
Contrary to popular belief that madrassas are schools for fundamentalist Islamic teaching, madrassas in West Bengal are attracting an increasing number of Hindu students with their shift in focus from Islamist education to science and technology. Hindu students now outnumber Muslims in four madrassas of the state. These include Kasba MM High Madrassa in Uttar Dinajpur district, Ekmukha Safiabad High Madrassa in Cooch Behar district, Orgram Chatuspalli High Madrassa at Burdwan district and Chandrakona Islamia High Madrassa at West Midnapore district.
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by Zaheer Ahmed Qureshi, Qasimabad, Hyderabad
Courtesy: Daily Dawn, 31.1.2009
The decision to constitute rehabilitation and revival commission for restoreing Indus delta as reported “Call to establish Indus rehabilitation body” (January 20) though much belated; when damage caused is already immeasurable, yet as the maxim goes ‘better late then never’, if implemented, without fear and favor can still bring back one of the great river systems of the world to its original shape.
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WASHINGTON DIARY: Obama’s tough challenges
Dr Manzur Ejaz
January 20th, 2009
Courtesy and Thanks: Wichaar.com
Many of Obama’s staunch supporters from the left-liberal sections have already been disillusioned by some of his appointments. They feel betrayed by the way he is accommodating conservatives, and fear that the Obama presidency may turn out to be more of the same.
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Dr. Aneel Kumar, now Captain Aneel Kumar is inducted in the Pakistani Army and is now serving near Bannu. The doors are open for everyone. Therefore Sindhi deewan doctors can choose to join the Pakistani Army as a medical officer without any delay. The closing date for registering online is January 26, 2009. Everyone can register online by visiting joinpakarmy.gov.pk. Looking at Pakistan’s history and influence of the army in the country’s day to day matters, it is vital for Sindhis to join the Pak army and try going up in hierarchy so that Sindhis have sufficient representation in the ranks of the army.
For that Sindhis might have to face tough behavior and politics initially from those in majority. Although, this way Sindhis can make their foundation in Pak army. This situation applies everywhere and to everyone new. They have to face office politics, regardless of where and which department or country they are working. And a Sikh belongs to Sikh Community from Lahore also inducted as 2nd Leiutinent in one of the unit of Pak Army too.