Saudi Arabia includes Ramayana, Mahabharata and other nations’ literature in its curriculum

New Delhi: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started to teach culture of other countries including Ramayana and Mahabharata that represent ancient Indian culture, as a part of its Vision 2030. Saudi national Nouf Almarwaai shared a screenshot of an exam paper. She wrote, “Saudi Arabia’s new vision-2030 and syllabus will help build a future that is inclusive, liberal and tolerant. The screenshot of my son’s school exam today in the book of social studies includes concepts and history of Hinduism, Buddhism, Ramayana, Karma, Mahabharata and Dharma. I enjoyed helping her…

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Journalist Siddique Kappan tests positive for Covid-19 in Mathura Jail

New Delhi: Journalist Siddique Kappan has been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. ”He has tested positive today. He is present in L2 hospital outside jail in KM Medical college Mathura,” said Shailendra Maitreya, the jail superintendent. Malayalam media portals reported that lawyer Wills Matthew confirmed the news of his contraction to Kappan’s wife Raihanath. He is currently admitted into the prison hospital, with symptoms of high fever. Kappan was arrested along with four others in September 2020 when they were on the way to Hathras, where…

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Delhi govt. Ad for scholarship schemes mentions SCs/STs but omits minority students

New Delhi: The Delhi government has sparked criticism as it has not mentioned ‘minorities’ in an advertisement given in a newspaper about scholarship schemes. The advertisement invites applications for scholarship schemes from students belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories of Delhi for the year 2020-21. ”The issue is that this public notice used to also mention minorities every year. But the notice of this year did not mention the minorities,” former chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission Zafarul Islam Khan said. He said that he informed the current chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission…

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World renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passes away in Delhi

New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed Islamic scholar and thinker Maulana Wahiduddin died of coronavirus infection in New Delhi on Wednesday night, informed the deceased’s grandson Mazin Khan. He was 96.He is survived by his two sons and two daughters. Khan told Muslim Mirror, in choked voice, “Dada breathed his last at Apollo Hospital around 10:30 pm.” The Maulana’s younger son, Saniyasnain Khan, took to social media, informing: “With great sadness we want to share the passing away of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. He has left us as one big family to stay…

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Istanbul conference on Afghan peace postponed: Turkey

ANKARA Turkey announced Tuesday that it is postponing a much-anticipated Afghan peace conference in Istanbul until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “We thought that it would be beneficial to postpone it …We consulted Qatar, the US and the UN and decided to hold it after Ramadan and Eid festivities,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the Haberturk news channel, adding there is “no need to hurry” after the recent decision by the US to withdraw its troops. The Eid al-Fitr holiday is due to follow Ramadan, which…

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