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Education has not kept pace with globalisation - MONUMENTAL MAGIC AT AGA KHAN AWARDS - 2004-11-28

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epaperarchive.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=Q0FQLzIwMDQvMTEvMjcjQXIwMDIwMA==&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom Times Of India Delhi

Religious leadership has always been linked with high finance. Uniquely, the institution of the Aga Khan has come to carry the ultimate lifestyle label as well. The triple burden sits lightly on the sharply cut shoulder pads of the present incumbent, revered by his 15 million followers in 25 countries as the 49th direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Anointed at 20, Prince Karim, now 68, has steered clear of both fundamentalism and the flashy life which killed his father, Prince Aly Khan.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Mobilises Support - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10

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www.akdn.org/news/20051014.html

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has mobilised specialised staff, volunteers and resources in response to the widespread destruction following the earthquake which struck several parts of Pakistan.

ENCOUNTER OF E.RAKHMONOVA With PRINCE OF AGAKHAN THE IV - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06

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the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali rakhmonov accepted prince shokh karim Agakhan IV. In the friendly and sincere situation were examined series of questions, connected with the collaboration the governments of republic Tadzhikistan with the fund For agakhan. 'our two-way communications, noted the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali Of rakhmonov, are very fruitful. In particular discovery is bridge between the republic Tadzhikistan the state Afghanistan, strengthen the economic relationships of the countries of region and are the important basic factor of interrelations '.

Focus' Moves to Assist Quake Victims - <i>FOCUS MOVES TO ASSIST QUAKE VICTIMES - 2002-04-01

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allafrica.com/stories/200204010211.html The East African (Nairobi)

SERIOUS CHALLENGES continue to face outlying populations of quake-hit Nahrin District in Afghanistan as aid agencies consider downscaling relief efforts around Nahrin City. Inaccessible populations, landmines, water and sanitation, and changing weather remain major problems.

EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - 2001-06-01

The European Union will extend 19 million euro (Rs540m) to assist the educational sector in Pakistan. The funding will mainly support the Aga Khan Foundation's Institute for Educational Development (IED), Phase-2.
The purpose of the EU contribution towards the 2nd phase of the IED is to strengthen its capacity to help ensure the sustainability of its educational programmes. The EU support is provided with a view to assist to improve the quality, effectiveness, relevance and outreach of education systems in Pakistan.

Foreign agencies allocate 5m-dollar grant to improve Tajik education sector - FOREIGN AGENCIES ALLOCATE 5m-DOLLAR GRANT TO IMPROVE TAJIK EDUCATION SECTOR - 2003-08-22

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The Dushanbe [the Tajik capital] office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will realize three projects to improve the educational sphere in Tajikistan, in cooperation with the Aga Khan Fund, Open Society Institute-Assistance Fund [of the Soros Foundation], Save the Children (USA), Save the Children (United Kingdom) and the Zdrav/Plus.

Facelift for ancient Delhi gardens - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

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One of India's most ancient gardens surrounding the 16th century Humayun's tomb in Delhi has been restored to its past glory.Two hundred people worked for three years to revitalise the garden's pathways, fountains and water channels in the heart of the capital.
The four-part paradise garden is said to be the first example of an imperial tomb garden in the sub-continent.
Humayun's tomb contains more than 100 Moghul graves and is one of 23 World Heritage sites listed by the United Nation's cultural body, Unesco.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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/www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1343446.htm

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.
Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Failed democracies greatest global threat, Aga Khan tells students - CHERISH DEMOCRACY, AGA KHAN TELLS GRADS - 2004-06-18

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The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto on Friday afternoon.
The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teaching grads at Convocation Hall to instil in students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society _ three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13539514.htm Reuters

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.
Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.

Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Fallon thanks Aga Khan after Kalaman win - KALAMAN ADDS TO AGA KHAN'S HAUL - 2004-07-19

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Kieren Fallon, fresh from his success on Ouija Board in the Darley Irish Oaks yesterday, added the Group Two Daily Record Scottish Derby to his haul on Kalaman at Ayr yesterday.
However, Fallon was referred to the Jockey Club. A steward saw him using a mobile phone someone had handed him in the parade ring after the race.

The consistent Gateman soon set up a long lead in the 10-furlong test, but the field closed in the straight and Kalaman (5-6) collared him over a furlong out.

Sir Michael Stoute's colt then edged left, causing his rival to be switched right to renew his challenge.

fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html - NILE HOTEL DIVESTITURE - 2003-12-23

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fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html New Vision

Parliament has approved the speedy divestiture of Nile Hotel International Limited through a 30-year concession to Serena Tourism Promotion Service SA, a subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
State minister for privatisation Peter Kasenene appeared tickled on Friday by the positive mood in the House over the divestiture.

He told MPs that when Serena invests US$19m in the hotel, it would be possible to hold a boxing tournament at the conference centre. He said by using switches and electronics rooms could be joined and chairs moved.

Fighting Pakistan's gender gap - FIGHTING PAKISTAN'S GENDER GAP - 2003-06-06

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edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/south/06/05/world.education.pakistan.girls CNN

Izatullah Baig in the small mountain village of Passu is grateful that his children of both sexes had a good education.
In Pakistan's Northern Areas, the Aga Khan charitable foundation funds schools and academies for both boys and girls, without discrimination.

Here women are lucky. Elsewhere in rural areas like the poor Balochistan province, there is a big gender gap in schools.

France, Pakistan agree to boost economic ties - PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF IN FRANCE - 2003-07-01

President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday held useful discussion with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on all matters of international and regional importance. In a cordial and friendly manner, they discussed modalities of implementing the decisions taken on Wednesday during President Musharraf's prolonged meeting with his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac.

Finance Minister hails services of AKRSP - FINANCE MINISTER HAILS SERVICES OF AKRSP - 2003-12-17

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/jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2003-daily/16-12-2003/metro/i5.htm THe News International

Finance Minister Shuakat Aziz on Monday lauded the achievements of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and pledged the government's firm backing to the initiative.
'The government has recently underwritten the $238 million second tranche to the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which I am told is a strong supporter of the RSPs and is increasingly becoming a major development partner,' he said, while speaking at the inaugural conference on 'lesions in development - the AKRSP experience,' here.

German minister for reducing poverty - PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SIGNED - 2004-09-07

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jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2004-daily/10-09-2004/business/b12.htm

German economic minister has said that global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek Zeul, was speaking at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan.

A joint press release of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), said Thursday.

Chantilly : une fondation Aga Khan - AGA KHAN TO HELP RESCUE FRENCH CHATEAU - 2005-02-13

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Une Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du domaine de Chantilly, joyau du patrimoine français
La Fondation créé par l' Aga Kha se propose de restaurer le château, les grandes écuries et les différents bâtiments, le parc et ses jardins ainsi que le réseau hydrographique inclus dans son périmètre et réaliser les aménagements nécessaires pour améliorer l'accueil et l'information du public.

Agha Khan / visite de la Syrie - THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-04

L'Emir Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des isma

Award giver gets his due - AWARD GIVER GETS HIS DUE - 2005-01-22

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washingtontimes.com/entertainment Washington times

Royalty has a knack for putting architecture in the spotlight. Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is known for bestowing a triennial prize, underwritten by the Carlsberg brewery, on leading architects from Europe and Japan. In Britain, Prince Charles is famous for criticizing modern buildings and starting an architecture school dedicated to neo-traditional design.

Char bagh is dry - CHAR BAGH IS DRY - 2004-05-22

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cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=85399

Only a month-and-a-half after the Aga Khan Trust for Culture handed over the 16th century Humayun's Tomb to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for maintainence, the tomb is back to its original neglected state.
The sandstone water channels that had been restored for the first time after 40 years, running through the 30-acre Char Bagh, are dry. There are only patches of stagnant water in this 4-km stretch and mostly nothing at all. The caretakers at the site say it has been like this since April. They also point to the unruly grass that is now covering the sandstone pavements.

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