Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMadrasa education

Topic: Madrasa education

From Akbar’s court to Baghdad, Muslims laid foundation for scientific education and curiosity

In ‘The Scientific Muslim’, Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz writes on the rise and fall of scientific temperement in Islam.

Assam govt to close state-run Madrasas, Sanskrit ‘tols’ & turn them into regular schools

Education Minister Himanta Sarma said it was 'not the job of govt institutes to provide religious books' as the reason behind the decision.

Indian media’s tendency to brand madrasa students as terrorists is ruining institutions

Authors Ziya Us Salam and Aslam Parvaiz have documented how madrasa textbooks are caught up in a time warp but mainstream media not doing its job.

Modi govt wants IIMs, AMU and Jamia to train and modernise madrasa teachers

Plan is at ‘embryonic stage’ but minority affairs ministry hopes project will instil sense of ‘modernity’ among madrasa teachers

For parents, having a madrasa-educated daughter brings social prestige to the family

Author Hem Borker in this excerpt reveals to his readers that for Muslim parents preparing their girls for 'afterlife' matters more than life's journey itself. 

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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