MADRASA

  • Burdwan blast: NIA raid premises of Simulia Madrasa teacher; recover jihadi literature, mobile phones October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) assisted by the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos searched the premises of Jamat Sheikh, father-in-law of wanted terrorist Sheikh Yusuf in Nawpara Village of Mangalkot area in Burdwan on Saturday. Sheikh Yusuf is a teacher at the Simulia Madarasa- believed to be a training centre...
  • Burdwan blast: NSG conducts search operations in Madrasa, recover chemicals, tape recorders, wires October 16, 2014

    Burdwan: A team of 12 National Security Guard personnel conducted search operations with sniffer dogs in and around an abandoned madarsa. They suspect that the madarsa was a training camp for terrorists. The NSG team recovered tape recorders, wires, timer devices and chemicals from the site. Earlier this month -...
  • Bihar government seeks report on madrasa refusing to admit girls October 16, 2014

    Patna: In an IBN Network impact, the Bihar Home Department has stepped in after allegations that a government-aided madrasa in Bihar Sharif stopped admitting girls. The Home Department has sought a report from the state education department. The government-aided madrasa resumed admissions after its move created controversy. Madrasa officials had...
  • Torrential rain, hailstorm kills 16 in Pakistan August 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 16 people, including nine children, were killed and over 80 others injured on Friday in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as roofs and walls of buildings collapsed due to heavy rain. According to reports, 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 50...
  • Transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas: RSS leader May 31, 2014

    RSS leader and convener of Muslim Rastriya Manch, Indresh Kumar on Saturday suggested the Muslims in Rajasthan to transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas which could be presented as a model before the government. Kumar said that Madrasas should be the centre of such education which teaches humanity and spreads...
  • Madrasa modernisation: Sena imposes terms for granting nod September 11, 2013

    Shiv Sena, which has been critical of Maharashtra government's decision to fund modernisation of madrasas, on Wednesday sought imposition of certain conditions for these Islamic seminaries benefiting from the government funds. "The students in these madrasas should be asked to sing national anthem, there should be big maps of Maharashtra and...
  • IIT professor conducts Maths, Science workshops for madrasa teachers June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A professor from IIT Delhi, Dr VK Tripathi, has been spreading communal harmony by teaching 400 madrasa teachers Maths and Science over the past seven years. As a teacher at the Madrasa Darululoom Rahmania, Maulana Abdul Jabbar dedicates his entire day to the teaching of Urdu, Quran and the...
  • Odisha: Teacher sexually exploits eightyearold student June 9, 2013

    Jajpur: An eightyear old girl was sexually exploited allegedly by a teacher who gave her private tuition in Urdu in Vyas Nagar town in Odisha's Jajpur district. According to a complaint filed with the police by the girl's father, his daughter, a student of class III in an English medium...
  • WB: 65 girls studying in madrasa fall ill after consuming midday meal February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Sixtyfive girls studying in a private madrasa in West Bengal have fallen ill allegedly after consuming a free midday meal. The incident took place at the Sitakund Madrasa in South 24 Parganas. The students were admitted to a subdivisional hospital for treatment and most of them have now been...
  • HRD ministry for quality education in madrasas June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The union human resource development (HRD) ministry has set up a consultative committee for implementing a scheme for providing quality and modern education at madrasas, officials said on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a meeting of madrasa teacher associations, representatives of state madrasa boards, officials from state governments,...
  • Maya takes on Rahul, orders sops for madrasas November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: On a day when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out against Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has released 45 crores for modernisation of madrasas in the state. Decision taken after a special meeting of secretaries in Lucknow. UP CM has asked for immediate implementation of schemes related to road development,...
  • Will accept Modi if he apologises: UP Muslims October 16, 2011

    Moradabad: Ahead of UP elections next year, Sunni Sufi Muslims have come under an umbrella to back reforms in madarsa system of education. The group which claims to have support of over 80 per cent of Muslims in India oppose deoband system of education calling it regressive. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra...
  • No midday meal for half of MP madrasa students February 25, 2010

    Bhopal: Many students are starving in almost 4,000 madrasas of Madhya Pradesh as only half of them get midday meals. There are 1 lakh madrasa students in Madhya Pradesh who are not being served midday meals. Madhya Pradesh has over 4,000 madrasas with over 2 lakh students and only half of them...
  • Muslim MPs give their thoughts on reforming madrasas October 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The Centres proposal to form a Central Madrasa Board got mixed responses from 18 Muslim MPs who met Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday. "Four to five MPs suggested that such a board should not be formed. There were an equal number of MPs who supported such...
  • Madrasa adopts English as medium of instruction June 28, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: A Madrasa boarding school in Kerala is planning to change its language of instruction from Arabic to English. The step has been taken in an effort to make students and others interpret Islam correctly. Many of the text books have already been translated into English. There are also lessons...
  • Pakistan's madrasas groom killers, says Bhutto December 24, 2007

    Larkana: Pakistani Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said on Sunday some religious schools were turning children into killers. Speaking to about 25,000 supporters near her ancestral home in the southern town of Larkana, she also renewed accusations the government had done nothing to stop militant violence. "They always try to stop democratic forces...
  • Musharraf pledges to shed his 'second skin' uniform September 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Al Qaeda's threat has put Musharraf squarely in the cross for his actions on the Lal masjid. The general grappled with an internal threat pledged to shed his second skinthe uniform. "The good news is that the uniform is off and what the lawyers have struggled for has...
  • 'Ghazi wanted a deal for foreign ultras' July 10, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Tuesday said it decided to storm the Lal Masjid after its deputy head Abdul Rashid Ghazi insisted on negotiating "special terms" for foreign militants holed up in the complex even though an agreement had been reached over his own surrender. After 11 hourlong talks on Monday night,...
  • Hundreds of seminary students surrender in Islamabad July 4, 2007

    Islamabad: Around 700 students of the Lal Masjid mosque in Islamabad left their seminaries as the 1130 hours IST deadline set by the government for them to surrender ended. At least 200 female students of the Jamia Hafsa came out of the seminary and claimed clerics of the mosque had told...
  • Pak morality brigade abducts 12 June 23, 2007

    Islamabad: Hardline religious students from a mosque in Islamabad kidnapped 12 people, including nine Chinese among which five were women, early today accusing them of ''immoral activities'', the students said. The abductions were the most provocative action by the Talibansupporting students associated with the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, that they...
  • CBI probe in madarsa rape: Mayawati January 21, 2007

    New Delhi: The alleged gangrape of two girls students at a 'madarsa' in Allahabad has drawn the criticism of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. Mayawati, on Sunday met the victims and demanded a CBI probe into the case. She also announced that an assistance...
  • Madrasas veto Vande Mataram August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Oblivious of the controversy surrounding Vande Mataram and the opposition by Muslim clergy to make it compulsory in madrasas, nineyearold Sikander Ali is busy reading the Quran. Sikandar and his classmates joined madarsa DarulQalam to study the teachings of Islam. And while all of them recite the verses of...