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Bringing baoli back to life 2019-08-20

A baoli at Arab Ki Sarai is being revived where heritage and water conservation are being given equal weightage
Source: 
thehindu.com

At a time when many areas in Delhi and multiple cities across the country are facing acute water shortage, Mughal Emperor Jahangir-built baoli at Arab Ki Sarai can become a harbinger of hope for water conservation. It is being revived with the twin purpose of heritage and water conservation.

Aga Khan Ismaili Muslims share Idd with 800 orphans

Charity. Volunteers from the Shia Ismaili National Council for Uganda distribute food to children at Kasangati Orphans Fund Soci
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda www.monitor.co.ug

By STEPHEN OTAGE

Kasangati Orphans Fund Society (KOFS) has said continuing food donations received from the Shai Ismaili Muslim community, who are the followers of His Highness the Aga Khan, has enabled them to feed 800 orphans under their care.

Located in Kawanda, Wakiso District, the orphanage is called Kasangati because it started from there with few children but later relocated to near Kawanda following an increase in the number of orphans sheltering at the orphanage.

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I would cite the words of the first hereditary Imam of the Shia Muslims, Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who emphasized in his teachings that “No honour is like knowledge.” Those words have inspired an emphasis on education within our tradition ever since that time

Third place for Ireland as Britain claim Aga Khan Trophy

Britain's Emily Moffitt and Ben Maher celebrate after today's Aga Khan success   2019-08-09
Source: 
www.the42.ie

IRELAND HAD TO settle for third place today in the FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show, with Britain getting their hands on the Aga Khan Trophy for the 27th time.

Nevertheless, a top-three finish was sufficient for Ireland to book their place at October’s Nations Cup world final in Barcelona, where a team qualification place for the 2020 Olympics will be at stake.

Riding Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu, Limerick’s Paul O’Shea produced a superb double-clear round at the RDS.

Aga Khan Network has invested US$300 million in Mozambique since 2001

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the State Banquet given in his honour, Ponta Vermelha Presidential Palace, Maputo, Mozambi
Source: 
clubof mozambique.com

The Aga Khan Development Network has invested about US$300 million (€267 million) in socio-economic projects in Mozambique since 2001, the agency’s representative in the country said on Wednesday.

The money has been spent on programmes in the agriculture and food security, health, financial inclusion, education and civil society and tourism sectors, Nazim Ahmad said in Maputo during a reception for notables on the occasion of the “Imamat Day of His Highness the Aga Khan”.

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Obviously, though my daughter cannot be Imam, there's no reason that she should not be intimately involved with and contribute to Imamate programs, particularly women's activities.

Aga Khan, UK lottery to fund PWDs

launch of the project in Uganda, in Kampala yesterday. PHOTO BY KELVIN ATUHAIRE
Source: 
Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the National Lottery Community UK have launched $1m (Shs3.7b) fund for building the capacity of disabled persons organisations.
Under the arrangement, AKDN will provide $500,000, while the National Lottery Community UK will provide $505,000.

The two-year programme will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda, Civ-Source, Independent Development Fund and the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU).
While launching the programme yesterday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Ambassador Amin Mawji OBE, the Diplomatic

AKU ranked among world's top 100 universities for clinical medicine

Students celebrate their graduation at the Aga Khan University's annual convocation. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS
Source: 
The Express Tribune Pakistan

KARACHI:

The Aga Khan University (AKU) has been placed among the top 100 universities for clinical medicine and the top 200 for public health in the world.

The rankings were published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as ShanghaiRanking, which is an annual publication of worldwide university rankings.

In ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, AKU is the only Pakistani university featured among the top 500 institutes for clinical medicine and public health.

Three accords finalized for 147-MW Ruzizi III hydropower project-between I.P.S. & Norwegian renewable energy company SN Power

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Source: 
hydroworld.com

IPS, the industrial and infrastructure development arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), and Norwegian renewable energy company SN Power have signed project agreements for the 147-MW Ruzizi III hydropower project with the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.

NBP Aitemaad signs Bancatakaful agreement with Jubilee Life Insurance

Habib Bank Pakistan
Source: 
fp.brecorder.com Business Recorder

National Bank of Pakistan Aitemaad Islamic Banking Group signed the 'Bancatakaful' agreement with Jubilee Life Insurance Window Takaful Operations which is the largest life insurance company in the private sector of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in a ceremony held at NBP's Head Office to commemorate the partnership in the wake of the expanding market for Bancatakaful products.

Forbes article on economic impact of Diamond Jubilee ceremonies in Portugal

His Highness The Aga Khan arrives in Lisbon  July 2018
Source: 
Forbes

Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis, brought his millions to Portugal, where he now lives without paying taxes. The Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, the 24th largest nationwide, is just one of the ends of his philanthropic empire that spends more than 500 million Euros per year.

By David Almas

Our 46th Holy Imam Aqa Shah Hassan Ali Shah

Our 46th Imam Aqa Hassan Ali Shah - also known as Muhammad Husayn al-Husayni Mahelatti - was born in A.H. 1219 in Mahelat in Iran. He was the first Imam to use the title of Aga Khan which was given to him by the Qajar King Fateh Ali Shah. It is recorded in history that Imam Hassan Ali Shah was only ten years old at the time. Shah Fateh Ali Shah also gave his daughter in marriage to the Imam and named him as the ruler of Kerman. Imam Hassan Ali was also the third Imam in history to celebrate Diamond Jubilee on the throne of Imamat. Imam Hassan Ali Shah reigned on the Masnad of Imamat from A.H.

NDRMF, AKF Ink Grant Implementation Agreement Worth Rs 834.606 Mln

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Source: 
urdupoint.com

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jul, 2019 ) :National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) Wednesday signed Grant Implementation Agreement of Rs 834.606 million with a Joint Venture of Agha Khan Foundation (AKF) Pakistan and Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS).

The agreement had been made by NDRMF for providing grant financing up to Rs 579.621 million for the project titled "Promoting Integrated Mountain Safety in Northern Pakistan (PIMSNP)", a press release said.

UK helps improve irrigation of 600 hectares in Kadamjai district - in support of Aga Khan Foundation

His Highness the Aga Khan with the Kyrgyz Republic’s Minister for Education in Bishkek. AKDN / Gary Otte
Source: 
akipress.com

AKIPRESS.COM - The seasonal shortage of irrigation water in the Aiyl Aymak of Birlik, Kadamjay district of Batken oblast, was solved with the help of the Aga Khan Foundation's project “Improving Stability and Better Natural Resources Management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” and implemented with the support of the British Government (UK Aid), Aga Khan Foundation said.

Shia Imami Ismaili Council in UK gets Asian businessman as president

Naushad Jivraj.
Source: 
easterneye.biz

AN ASIAN businessman has been appointed the president of His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the UK.

Naushad Jivraj took over the role on July 11 and will serve a three-year term.
Jivraj is the CEO of Queensway Group, a family business founded in the 1970s with interests in the real estate and franchise sectors.

The company are franchisees of the Starbucks brand in the UK with 14 stores and the KFC brand in Austria and Slovakia where they operate 10 stores.

Serena ranked 5th among the most loved hotels by Royalty

The outlook of the Kampala Serena Hotel. Courtesy Photos
Source: 
Daily Monitor www.monitor.co.ug.

By Faith Amongin

The Kampala Serena hotel has been ranked 5th among seven most loved hotels by the royalty globally according to CNN Travel.

In a travel guide for those seeking to travel in the “royals ’regal footsteps” CNN listed seven places that have been considered the royals’ favourite when they travel, where Serena takes fifth place globally.

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the classical concept of `education for the sake of education' is giving way to a more pragmatic approach brought about by the sheer necessity of meeting the demands of a world where science and technology are assuming an ever more dominant role in society.

Speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Abdul Waheed Moledina School

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Speeches, II, Pp. 100-101

Mowlana Hazar Imam’s speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the main building of Abdul Waheed Moledina Schools', Poona (India).

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Managing Board Ladies and Gentlemen:

Prince Amyn receives Medal of Honor from the City in Porto 2019-07-09

Prince Amyn is conferred with the Medal of Honour of the City of Porto by Mayor Mr Rui Moreira. 2019-07-09

On 9 July in Porto, Prince Amyn Aga Khan was awarded the City’s Medal of Honour by the Mayor of the Porto Municipality, Rui Moreira who presided over a ceremony at the Casa do Roseiral, in the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal. The medal was presented in honour of "a great patron of the arts." Prince Amyn Aga Khan has a close relationship with several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Ismaili Centre exhibition opens 2019-07-13

MATTER OF PRIDE: (From left) Dr Henry Kim, Prince Amyn and Kevork Mourad at the Ismaili Centre
Source: 
easterneye.biz

MEMBERS of the Ismaili community gathered last week for the launch of the Seeing Through Babel exhibition, the first public exhibit of its kind at the South Kensington centre in London.

Prince Amyn, the Aga Khan’s brother, officially opened the exhibition last Thursday (4) at the Centre’s newly reopened Zamana Space.

Seeing Through Babel is a solo exhibition by a Syrian-Armenian artist, Kevork Mourad.


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