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Aga Khan IV opens ‘Jamaatkhana’

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vnewsbd.com

DHAKA (Vnewsbd.com) – Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th Imam of Nizari Ismailism, inaugurated newly built Jamaatkhana for Ismaili Muslims in Bashundhara Residential area, Baridhara in the capital on Tuesday.

The 49th Imam of Nizari Ismailism, arrived here Dhaka on Monday morning on a two-day visit.

A MOU was signed between Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Bangladesh on Monday and as per the MOU, AKDN will boost its development works by ten of its affiliated associations in different sectors like education, health, and environment.

Tanzanian awarded for boosting development 2013-09-27

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ippmedia.com

France has conferred its highest decoration medal to a Tanzanian Amin Kurji for his outstanding achievements and eminent services for the promotion of French culture, education and arts between France and Tanzania.

The medal was presented to him on behalf of the French President Francois Hollande by the country’s envoy to Tanzania Marcel Escure.

The award is the top French National order of the ‘Legion of Honor’ which was established way back in 1801 by French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, India to Be Inaugurated 2013-09-20

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AKDN.ORG

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 2013 - The Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is a new, not-for-profit school situated on a 100-acre campus near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Human Resources and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to meet Manmohan Singh today

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zeenews.india.com

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Wednesday.

Aga Khan IV, who arrived on an official visit to India for 11 days, will meet Dr Singh at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here at 12: 30 pm.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will then call on the visiting dignitary at around 3 pm at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will host a banquet in honour of the spiritual leader at the Hyderabad House here at 7: 45 pm.

Aga Khan on a 12-day visit of India 2013-09-17

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Press Trust of India New Delhi

Aga Khan, the chairman of Aga Khan Development network, arrived here today on a 12-day India visit during which he will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Khan would preside over an inauguration ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration of Humayun's Tomb Heritage site tomorrow.

The restoration work at the heritage site has been carried out by the Aga Khan Trust.

Aga Khan IV inks deal with govt to operate its organs 2013-09-17

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni
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The Daily Star, Dhaka

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, chairman of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s biggest private development groups, and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni sign a protocol at the foreign ministry in the capital yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on at the signing. Photo: PID

The Aga Khan Development Network yesterday signed a protocol with the government to operate its organs in Bangladesh as Prince Karim Aga Khan IV arrived in Dhaka on a two-day tour.
The protocol was signed after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka 2013-09-16

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Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a two-day visit.
Foreign minister Dipu Moni received him at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival by private a jet to a red carpet reception.

From there, he will go to the National Memorial in Savar to pay respects to the Liberation War heroes, a foreign ministry official says.

The Aga Khan is also the founder and Chairperson of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development groups in the world.

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka
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bdnews24.com

Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a two-day visit.
Foreign minister Dipu Moni received him at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival by private a jet to a red carpet reception.

From there, he will go to the National Memorial in Savar to pay respects to the Liberation War heroes, a foreign ministry official says.

The Aga Khan is also the founder and Chairperson of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development groups in the world.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Award Ceremony for the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Lisbon 2013

H.H. The Aga Khan
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akdn.org

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Award Ceremony for the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Lisbon, September 6, 2013
06 September 2013

Please also see: AKAA Press Material, Press Release in English.

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency President Cavaco Silva
Your Excellency Vice-Prime Minister Paulo Portas
Honourable Mayor António Costa
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

The Aga Khan's tightrope walk in Tajikistan 2013-08-31

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http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/08/2013828121815583542.html

The Pamiri spiritual leader risks state alienation as tension over regional autonomy rumbles on.

To much of the world, the Aga Khan is famous as a celebrity royal, with a jetsetting lifestyle, a personal fortune estimated by Forbes at about $800m - including a $150m yacht - and Rita Hayworth as a stepmother.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan weds Ms Kendra Salwa Spears - 2013-08-31

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Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa were married on 31 August 2013 on the shores of Lake Geneva at the residence of late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in Switzerland.

A message from the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 2007-07-11

President Karzai’s Office, July 11, 2007

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficial, the Most Merciful
Nahmaduhu wa Nusalle ala Rasolehel Karim

A message from the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Imamat
of His Highness Prince Aga Khan,
the Forty-Ninth Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims

His Highness the Aga Khan is one of the greatest religious figures and philanthropists in the contemporary world.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China - 2013-05-15

Madame Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO,
Honorable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

My warmest thanks go to all of you who have received us so generously here in Hangzhou, our Chinese hosts and our many friends from UNESCO.

I am honoured by your invitation, and pleased for this opportunity to talk about two subjects that are very close to my heart – culture and development.

20 Projects Shortlisted for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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akdn.org

Lisbon, 30 April 2013 – The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today at the Palacio das Necessidades (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The 20 nominees for the US$ 1 million prize range from a modern high rise apartment block to the revival of traditional building techniques. Shortlisted projects, which are selected by an independent Master Jury, are located in Afghanistan, Austria, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand and Yemen. The shortlist includes:

The Aga Khan Announces the Engagement of His eldest son Prince Rahim

Prince Rahim and fiancee Kendra Spears
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akdn.org

Aiglemont, France, 26 April 2013 -- His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, to Ms. Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.

The Aga Khan, who is the Spiritual Leader or Imam of the global community of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, said he was delighted to announce the engagement.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Nobel Institute on Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society

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Madame Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen

I thank the Government of Norway and Minister Johnson for the invitation to speak here this morning and for her generous words of introduction. Madame Minister, the exchanges we have enjoyed since we met yesterday has been highly constructive.

I am particularly honoured to be speaking at the Nobel Institute, respected worldwide for its promotion and recognition of exceptional endeavours to reduce human conflict.

Statement on the Birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

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NEWSROOM BC GOVERNMENT ONLINE NEWS SOURCE

VICTORIA - To mark this occasion, Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:

"It is a pleasure to congratulate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the occasion of his birthday.

"For millions of Ismailis around the globe, His Highness provides spiritual guidance, but since becoming the Aga Khan over 50 years ago, has also become one of the world's greatest statesmen. His work to build bridges across religious and ethnic divides has resulted in real change. His Highness also has been a tireless advocate for peace, prosperity, and equality.

BIRTHDAY: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan feted by B.C. premier, Ismaili community

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VANCOUVERDESI

The Ismaili community across British Columbia will gather for a prayer Thursday evening to recognize His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s 76th birthday.

“It’s a very important time for everyone to celebrate and reflect on the vast work that His Highness has undertaken around the world,” said Ali Solehdin, a volunteer from within the Ismaili community.

76th Birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

Aga Khan IVth Karim Al-Husayni

Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history.

Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah

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akdn

Aga Khan Development Network Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah
Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India

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