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Call to shut down Islamic school that warned girls not to use tampons

Birmingham’s shadow education chief has called for an Islamic faith school to be shut down following a catalogue of failure and negative headlines. Conservative education spokesman Matt Bennett described the Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green as a “damaged brand” after it was reported girls were warned not to use tampons . It has been run by a Birmingham City ... Read More »

PM wishes Muslims “happy fasting”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wished all Muslims a good fasting month which starts tomorrow. Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad was reported saying the date for the beginning of the fast nationwide had been fixed on Thursday (May 17), in accordance with a decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after acquiring the consent of the ... Read More »

More Muslims in India making it through elite bureaucrat exam

For the first time, they make up over 5% of successful candidates It is described as one of the toughest competitive exams in India. Last year, out of around 500,000 candidates who took the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam for federal government bureaucrats, only 990 made the final cut – a rate of one out of 500. Read More> ... Read More »

Luton Islamic school complains over critical Ofsted report

Governors at an Islamic school have lodged a complaint over a highly critical report. Ofsted found pupils at the independent Olive Tree Primary School in Luton had to ask for toilet paper and wash their cutlery in toilet sinks. Chair of governors Dr Nurul Islam said a number of issues had been “rectified” and a formal complaint lodged over the ... Read More »

Pakistani student in Dubai wins $77,000 scholarship

Suman whose parents left for Pakistan for her father’s cancer treatment admitted to New York University Abu Dhabi Following a spell of uncertainty, a Dubai schoolgirl has got a chance to pursue university studies after her parents had to move back to Pakistan for her father’s cancer treatment. Suman Ansari, 19, a final-year student at Deira International School, was recently ... Read More »

IIMs can offer MBA only for 2-year course, B-schools told at HRD Ministry meeting

The ministry’s position on the duration of the degree programme now rules out the possibility of IIMs awarding a management degree even for the one-year postgraduate course for executives. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) can offer an MBA degree only for their two-year programme, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar is learnt to have clarified at a meeting of IIM chairmen ... Read More »

CBSE Class 12 accountancy paper leaked on social media, Manish Sisodia confirms

CBSE Class 12 paper leaked: Purported copies of the paper were also doing the rounds on WhatsApp on Thursday morning. The same set of paper was received by the minister and was cross-checked. The Class XII accountancy paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has allegedly been leaked. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia confirmed that the question paper, ... Read More »

APECET 2018: Online Registrations Begins

Online registration has begun for Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (APECET 2018). The exam will be held on 3 May 2018. Online registration has begun for Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (APECET 2018). The exam will be held on 3 May 2018. Candidates who wish to register for the exam can directly go to The last date ... Read More »

China bans children in predominantly Muslim county from attending religious events during winter holidays

A predominantly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events during the winter holidays, as authorities step up control of religious education. School pupils in Linxia county in Gansu province, home to many members of the Muslim Hui ethnic minority, are prohibited from entering religious buildings over their break, the district education bureau said in a ... Read More »

Siraj calls for Islamic education, financial systems Listen

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Sirajul Haq on Monday called for imposition of Islamic Shariah, saying co-education and interest-based financial system should be replaced with Islamic education and financial systems. He was speaking at a Khatm-e-Bukhari Sharif ceremony at the Darul Uloom Taleemul Quran seminary in Sakhakot in Malakand Agency. JI provincial president Mushtaq Ahmad and others also spoke. Senator Sirajul ... Read More »