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Alnaz Jiwa NOT guilty of Criminal Assault - 2012-05-30

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The trial judge held, after reading his judgment for about 35 to 40 minutes, that Jiwa is not guilty. He essentially rejected all of the plaintiff's witnesses' evidence respecting the incident that happened in Unionville JK, going over in details the evidence given by the witnesses.

Aga Khan wins Prix de Diane for 7th time 2012-06-17

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The Aga Khan, Prince Karim Al Husseini, has again proved why he’s France’s most influential owner-breeder, landing the prestigious Prix de Diane horse race for a record seventh time.

Copyright Lawsuit: Defendants are continuously attacked, assaulted - 2010-12-31

Defendants Nagib Tajdin and Alnaz Jiwa have been continuously attacked and assaulted since the beginning of the Lawsuit.

Verbal and printed attacks against the defendants in Public and in Jamatkhanas are well-known. Reports of physical attacks are now coming to light.

Again, these attacks go against all of Hazar Imam's teachings. In light of the stand of the Imam during the Discovery in October 2010, there is no valid reason for these senseless attacks to continue.

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Copyright Lawsuit Cost: A person unknown to Defendants pays $30,000 to Aga Khan - 2011-05-25

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The latest occurrence in the Copyright Lawsuit is that a Jamati Member who has never met the Defendants volunteered as his brotherly duty to pay the $30,000 that was demanded in the Plaintiff''s submissions and that was accordingly ordered by the judge.

Mr Chatur wrote to the Imam: "I am making this payment from my own personal funds, and on behalf of my two spiritual brothers, out of love, brotherhood and affection. I do not know Alnaz Jiwa or Nagib Tajdin personally nor have I ever met them. I shall look forward to meeting them."

2012-03-28 - Defendant Alnaz Jiwa Offers to Double-Pay his 96 books to end the Reference for Profits

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Extract from attached letter to the Referee by Mr Jiwa:

HH the Aga Khan Visits Malaysia - 2012-03-30

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Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership

Press Release
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Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership

Kyrgyzstan's foreign minister Ednan Karabaev meets with Prince Aga Khan - 2008-11-06

2008, November 6. Kyrgyzstan's foreign minister Ednan Karabaev met with Prince Aga Khan. During the meeting, E.Karabaev welcomed him on behalf of President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev and thanked the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for rendering material assistance to quake victims in the republic' south. The parties discussed the results of implemented projects and perspectives of cooperation between AKDN and Kyrgyzstan. It was also raised issues about projects, which reflect tasks that set by the President of Kyrgyzstan in his message to the people of Kyrgyzstan.

CHERISH DEMOCRACY, AGA KHAN TELLS GRADS</I> - 2004-06-18

TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built. 'True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing,' he said.

IIS Opens Job Vacancy Section on their Website - 2011-03-16

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The IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) Website now has a Job Vacancy section:

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Navroz Message from Canadian Minister Kenney - 2011-03-19

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Ottawa, March 19, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate Navroz in the days ahead.

“Canada has benefited greatly from members of the Ismaili community who have made, and continue to make, great contributions to Canada’s heritage, culture and society.

FUNARAL OF MATA SALAMAT IN ASWAN - 2000-07-01

Hazar Imam sends a message to the global Jamat that The Begum Om Habibeh, widow of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan passed away on the first of July at Le Cannet, South of France in her ninety-fifth year. July 4, 2000: Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn and Prince Saduddin attend the funeral of Mata Salamat in Aswan

Court Gives Summary Judgement in Aga Khan Copyright Case - 2011-01-10

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The PDF text of the Judgment and Reasons for Judgment are placed on the Online Book for the Aga Khan Copyright Lawsuit:

PDF's of Judment are in the online book, here

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Proof of consent - The Judge erred in Aga Khan Copyright Case, says Oxford Professor and IP expert - 2011-01-31

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Who Must Show Consent in an Intellectual Property Infringement Case? Is the question asked by Oxford Professor and Intellectual Property Expert David Vaver.

Zanzibar Lets Down Aga Khan On Expansion Of Serena By Leasing Prime Real Estate On Forodhani - 2011-01-17

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Zanzibar government has contravened laid down procedures in leasing out two of its Forodhani Beach buildings and a garden to the Kempinski hotel group for 99 years. Sources said the hotel is planning to construct a five star hotel at the site.

Reports are that the Aga Khan Development Network, (AKDN) had already reached final stages of negotiations with the government to develop Forodhani area by building gardens and the first phase started last year.

Purported "Talika" in JK Tonight - 2011-01-21

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A purported Talika is being read out JK's around the world Tonight:

- With reference to Summary Judgment

- With strong language resembling Sachedina's , but not resembling any previous Talika of the Imam.

- With wordings of the January 24, 2010 Letter purportedly by Hazar Imam (Recall that questioned letter where it is said that His signature, which had remained steady for decades had now become very tentative and distorted because of old age and an old healed injury.)

EXCLUSIVE: Evidence for Aga Khan Lawsuit - multipart report - 2010-05-01

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Lawsuit Allegedly filed by Aga Khan: Heritage News has obtained exclusive access to some of the evidence to be submitted by the defendants Nagib Tajdin and Alnaz Jiwa. Documents and evidence extracts were posted here every few days in a multipart report.

Copyright Lawsuit 2010: Online Book of All available Materials for Lawsuit Allegedely by Aga Khan

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Aga Khan Lawsuit: Fraud at Aga Khan Studs - 2000-02-22

Action brought by Mary Charlton - a secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years - against his bloodstock holding company, the Studs Societe Civile.

But it turns out that the Aga Khan had no hand in mistreating the Plaintiff:

The Aga also appeared to deny having ordered Charlton to be fired because Carnegie continued: "His Highness further instructs me that he did not issue instructions to either Richard Coulton, Frank Faughan or myself or any other person, to take any steps in relation to the termination, or alteration of the terms of, Mrs Charlton's employment."

ALL SET FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE</I> - 2004-11-27

The prestigious Aga Khan award for architecture will be presented at a glittering ceremony in the gardens of Humayun's Tomb here Saturday afternoon. The high-profile award presentation ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Aga Khan, ministers, top diplomats, architects and bureaucrats.

Interview of H.H. the Aga Khan: LA FORCE DE LA SAGESSE - 2010-Spring

Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...

Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.

French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09

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Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.

Obamas visit Humayun Tomb restored by AKTC - 2010-11-07

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New Delhi, Nov.7 : Spending almost an hour at the 16th century Humayun Tomb complex, the Obamas held hands and listened carefully as the officer of the ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) explained in detail the history of the complex. They asked a few questions about therestoration work that the ASI and Aga Khan Trust were doing.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Master Jury for 2010

Geneva, 8 January 2010 – The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which selects the recipients of the Award, will convene in January to review the 401 nominated projects and select approximately 25 finalists, which will then be subject to on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June to select the Award recipients from the group of finalists. Recipients will be announced at a ceremony in autumn 2010.

Aga Khan, International Baccalaureate sign deal to broaden access to quality education - 2010-10-29

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THE Aga Khan Development Network Foundation and the International Baccalaureate have agreed to jointly intensify efforts to broaden access to quality education for students in Uganda and other developing countries. A memorandum of understanding signed at the Aga Khan headquarters in France between the two organisations sets out a framework for strengthened cooperation in the advancement of education.

The Ismaili Centre of Dubai: a monument of tolerance - 2010-10-31

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The structure was inaugurated in 2008 by Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, in the presence of senior UAE officials. A 3,000-square-metre public neighbourhood park was also created on parts of the land based on Islamic garden themes. The architecture is an amalgamation of everything that is beautiful in Islam.


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