Malaysia’s Mahathir granted lifetime achievement award

ANKARA Malaysia’s longest-serving former prime minister was honored with a lifetime achievement award at a virtual event on Friday that also featured a special lecture by him. The Sinan Wren Foundation, a thought leadership organization based in Turkey and the UK, hosted Mahathir Mohamad for its annual Shaykh Ahmad Al Sirhindi Ramadan Lecture. Muslim countries should ensure good governance,” said Mahathir, whose tenure as premier in the 1980s saw a steep rise in Malaysia’s socioeconomic development. “It is because of the good governance that the [Muslim] countries will progress,” he…

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Delhi’s Green Park mosque turned into Covid-19 quarantine centre

New Delhi: A mosque in Delhi’s Green Park has been converted into temporary Covid-19 quarantine centre. The premises is now equipped with 10 beds. Patients will be provided food, medicine, mask and sanitiser. “COVID cases are rising day by day and people are suffering a lot. We have converted the mosque into a quarantine center with 10 beds. We are getting calls from people for admission. On doctor’s prescription, we will admit them,” Mohammad Salim, Joint Secretary, Managing Committee, Green Park Mosque was quoted as saying by daily Siasat. “We have…

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Alfiya Pathan : The making of Nagpur’s teenage boxing legend

It was a time when a lot of people didn’t realize women’s boxing wasn’t in the Olympics. It was always considered a male preserve. There was a strong belief that women’s bodies were somehow too frail to box. The decision to grant it recognition for Olympics inspired many enthusiastic women who were previously discouraged from considering combat sports as career. Girls thought that women could not box, but now there are role models for them. Some of the acclaimed female pugilists stepped into the ring and answered the bell even…

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