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‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Atul Yadav/PTI

IAF jets dropped bombs on JeM camps in Balakot on 26 February, show govt satellite images

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Shah Rukh Khan at a summit in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt plans to use Shah Rukh, Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif to promote Urdu language

Facing tough competition from private players for promotion of Urdu, the Modi govt wants Bollywood stars to mouth a few lines in Urdu and use them in videos.

Not about numbers: Why Abu Dhabi labour court chose Hindi over Malayalam

Hindi has emerged as a medium of communication among the workforce not only from India but also from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in UAE.
Mirza Ghalib | Commons

A birthday tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the poet who took Urdu to the zenith of glory

Mirza Ghalib, a courtier of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, is today remembered as the brightest beacon of Urdu literature.
Mallika Sherawat in 'Mayya Mayya', Guru | YouTube

Waqt, chaawal and Bollywood — the deep relationship between Indians and Arabs

Contact between nations is not only wrapped in history books, but celebrated every moment by people through words and expressions.
Mughal-e-Azam | YouTube

Urdu sounds are disappearing from Bollywood songs

The gradual decline of Urdu diction in Bollywood songs from Mughal-e-Azam to My Name is Khan
Children in an Indian classroom.

The silent segregation of Muslim students in Bhopal’s schools

In many schools of Bhopal, students are being put in classes based on the language they choose to study, but that has other consequences.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.