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‘Masjid Quba’-The first Mosque of the Muslims

‘Masjid Quba’-The first Mosque of the Muslims

By: M Ahmad In the 7th century, due to the increase in the number and severity of persecutions by the Quraysh, Prophet Muhammad (SAW), on the command of Allah SWT, decided to migrate to Madinah. As this news reached the Madinah, the believers started counting the days in awaiting the beloved Prophet (SAW). Every day, […]

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Myanmar mustn’t underestimate military capability of Bangladesh

Myanmar mustn’t underestimate military capability of Bangladesh

By: Sufian Siddique Bangladesh doesn’t lack defence capabilities, but it wants no war, says home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal amid cross-border shelling. He also said Bangladesh does not want war with Myanmar or any other country, but its military is always ready to respond to provocation. The home minister held a high-level meeting with the […]

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Sign Language- A unique way of communication

Sign Language- A unique way of communication

(International Day of Sign Languages)

By: M Ahmad Language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication. It is thought to have originated when early humans started gradually changing their early communication systems. The structures of language as having evolved to serve specific communicative and social functions. Language is not the creation of one person or of […]

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Will the Samarkand Spirit Revive the Word ‘Mutual’ in World Affairs?

Will the Samarkand Spirit Revive the Word ‘Mutual’ in World Affairs?

By: Vijay Prashad In mid-September 2022, the nine-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for its 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State. Because China, India, and Pakistan are members of the SCO, the organization represents about 40 percent of the world’s population; with the addition of Russia, the SCO countries […]

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Peace and conflict – An Islamic Perspective

Peace and conflict – An Islamic Perspective

(International Day of Peace)

By: M Ahmad Since time immemorial, mankind has been searching for an ideal society to lead a happier, worthier and more rewarding life. Ideal society needs to be built by mankind that could be spiritually beautiful, materially affluent and humanly rewarding. It can only be possible if there is peace and security of the world. […]

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The Roar of a U.S. Warplane Over a Civilian Irish Airport

The Roar of a U.S. Warplane Over a Civilian Irish Airport

By: Vijay Prashad “This is not a regular airport,” Margaretta D’Arcy said to me as we heard a C-130T Hercules prepare to take off from Shannon Airport in Ireland after 3 p.m. on September 11, 2022. That enormous U.S. Navy aircraft (registration number 16-4762) had flown in from Sigonella, a U.S. Naval Air Station in […]

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Why do we need soft policing?

Why do we need soft policing?

By: Dr. Satyavan Saurabh Soft policing focuses on the non-essential elements of policing, where community engagement, located knowledge, and interaction are used as powerful tools to fight social evils. Getting the public out of illegal activities requires the ethical aspects of emotional intelligence and persuasive skills. Ethically, it rests on the principle of corrective justice, […]

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PM Modi fulfilling dreams of Babasaheb

PM Modi fulfilling dreams of Babasaheb

As India celebrates 75 years of its Independence, it is also time to remember the Father of our Constitution, Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, who gave wings to the dreams and aspirations of the weaker and poorer sections of our society. Though governments have contributed towards nation-building since Independence, it is the Narendra Modi Government which […]

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Actions on a global scale are essential for the restoration of the ozone layer.

Actions on a global scale are essential for the restoration of the ozone layer.

September 16 - World Ozone Day

By: Priyanka Saurabh Ozone is a naturally occurring molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. Ozone is found in different levels of the Earth’s atmosphere. About 90% of the ozone in the atmosphere is concentrated between 15 and 30 kilometers from the Earth’s surface (stratospheric ozone). It is also found in low concentrations at ground […]

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Kashmir Apple Industry at the cross-roads

Kashmir Apple Industry at the cross-roads

By: Shakir Nisar The season of Apple harvesting in Kashmir starts with high density varieties almost from 01 August and lasts till conventional varieties are fully harvested in November. September month is termed as the busiest month for the growers. It used to be a month of dreams, aspirations, hope and the result of hard […]

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