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Court battle lays bare inner intrigues of Bohras' priestly family

The uncle versus nephew fight for the spiritual leadership of the Dawoodi Bohras enters the court-room, spilling family secrets and exposing the divide in the community. Jyoti Punwani reports.......

Businessman 'threatened' by Togadia goes underground

Asghar Ali is not the only Muslim living in the area. Eight Dawoodi Bohra families already live there. Haresh Pandya reports. Two days after he was reportedly targeted by Vishwa Hindu Parishad......

Dawoodi Bohra head Syedna Burhanuddin passes away at 102

Dawoodi Bohra Community spiritual leader, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, passed away on Friday at the age of 102 at his residence in Saifee Mahal, south Mumbai. Confirming the news, Shaikh......

Mumbai's 'ghetto' waits for a Cinderella makeover

Bhendi Bazaar faces a fairytale future as the Dawoodi Bohras initiate a Rs 3,000-crore project to change it from a squalid marketplace to a swanky neighbourhood, says Ranjita Ganesan It takes a......

Bohra Muslim spiritual leader celebrates 100th birthday

Dawoodi Bohra community members in Mumbai celebrated the birthday of their spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who turned 100 on Friday. The Syedna delivered a sermon in Mumbai on Friday......

A slice of Vibrant Gujarat for the state's Muslim businessmen

Muslims have marginal representation in the state’s industry chambers Gaurav Path, Surat. Photograph: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Enterprises run by Muslims account for 20-23 per cent of the......

Eyeing a slice of Mumbai's smart city pie

Big developers are learnt to have made a pitch to get a role in the project that is spread over 16 acres behind Mumbai's popular Crawford market. Image: Traffic moves in front of the Chhatrapati......

Meet the Harvard grads who offer a novel way to teach students

With Xseed, a for-profit start-up, teachers are reskilling themselves and offering a route out of rote to children in schools. Image: Ashish Nagpal, founder of Xseed says his teaching modules are......

Mumbai's 'Bhendi Bazaar' ready for a multi-million makeover

South Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar is all set for a makeover. The Saifeee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) is awaiting final clearances to kick-start construction of the most-talked about project,......

This man will help Modi govt to transform Indian businesses

Adil Zainulbhai. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, McKinsey Adil Zainulbhai may have retired as the chairman of McKinsey India in 2012 but his life seems to be only gathering pace. For starters, the......

PIX: Sargun, Sanjeeda, Karishma at Karanvir Bohra's bash

Check out the star arrivals. Qubool Hai actor Karanvir Bohra rang in his 33rd birthday with wife Teejay Siddhu and his gang of TV star friends at Levo lounge in Andheri, a western Mumbai suburb.......

PIX: Karishma, Prabhu Dheva party with Meet Bros

Check out the star arrivals.Vickey Tejwani's Levo Lounge in Andheri, a western Mumbai suburb, is fast emerging as the go-to place for celebrity birthday bashes. After Sargun Mehta and Karanvir......

PIX: Shamita Shetty, Payal Rohatgi at an awards night

The 15th Indian Television Academy Awards were held on September 6 at Film City, Goregaon, a western suburb of Mumbai. The event saw some fashionable appearances and fiery performances on stage. A......

PIX: Daisy Shah, Sooraj Pancholi at Elli Avram's birthday bash

The pretty Swede turned 25 on July 29.Starlet Elli Avram, who rose to fame in India with her stint on Bigg Boss 7, recently celebrated her birthday with family and a bunch of friends in Mumbai. A......

Krystle D'Souza, Divyanka, Upen-Karishma: BEST TV star selfie? VOTE!

If selfie mania took over Bollywood a long time ago, can TV stars be left far behind?Television stars could well give their filmi counterparts a run for their money when it comes to taking selfies.......

Drogba gives Arsenal blues, Liverpool humbled

Chelsea's Didier Drogba proved Arsenal's nemesis again as he inspired the champions to a 2-0 win over their London rivals and Blackpool pulled off a stunning 2-1 victory at Liverpool in the Premier......
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