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BBC MONITORING INTERNATIONAL REPORTS: TAJIK PREMIER RECEIVES AGA KHAN'S SON - TAJIK PREMIER RECEIVES AGA KHAN'S SON - 2000-03-13

Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan received the head of the Aga Khan Foundation, Prince Amin Aga Khan [son of Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the world Ismailis], today.During the talks, they mostly touched upon and exchanged views on issues of mutually beneficial cooperation with this foundation in Tajikistan. The prime minister said that the agreements are being implemented which were signed during Prince Karim Al Husayni's official visit to Tajikistan.

Cherie Looks East With Her New Fashion Statement - HER HIGHNESS BEGUM INAARA AGA KHAN AT ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - 2003-05-09

Source: 
HELLO Magazine

Tony Blair's wife Cherie made a striking entrance at an Asian awards ceremony by wearing a cream and gold sari complete with a bindi.In Hindu culture the jewelled accessory, worn on the forehead, is meant as a symbol of good fortune and festivity. While it was once considered an indicator of marital status, bindis have become increasingly popular as a style accessory, largely thanks to the likes of Madonna and Victoria Beckham.

Agha Khan to visit Chitral - CHITRAL - AGA KHAN'S VISIT WELCOMED - 2003-11-30

Source: 
www.ismaili.net Chitral News

(Chitral 21 Nov 03) H H Prince Karim Agha Khan,the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims and world renowned philanthropist would pay a one day visit to Chitral in the first week of December, it was reliably learned here. It is expected that the Aga khan would announce a mega project for the socio economic uplift of Chitral, possibly assistance in the construction of the Lowari Tunnel.

Begum kommt als Schirmherrin zu Gala gegen Kindesmissbrauch - DIE BEGUM KOMMT ALS SCHIRMHERRIN ZUR GALA GEGEN KINDESMISSBRAUCH - 2003-08-28

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www.welt.de/data/2003/08/28/160739.html

Der Ort: dem Anlass angemessen. Das Komitee: hochkar

City of the future: Cairo's five centuries of rubbish is now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan - CITY OF THE FUTURE - 2004-05-07

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www.theartnewspaper.com/news/article.asp?idart=11648

This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin's wallsAn enormous rubbish heap in the centre of Cairo, has been turned into a park thanks to the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim, and it is to be inaugurated this month. He is well known for his interest in the architecture of Islam, and this is an exceptionally ambitious project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) that has involved also restoring parts of the ancient city walls, the Darb al-Ahmar area in a socially responsible way.

Agha Khan to visit Chitral - CHITRAL - AGA KHAN'S VISIT WELCOMED - 2003-11-30

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www.ismaili.net Chitral News

H H Prince Karim Agha Khan,the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims and world renowned philanthropist would pay a one day visit to Chitral in the first week of December, it was reliably learned here. It is expected that the Aga khan would announce a mega project for the socio economic uplift of Chitral, possibly assistance in the construction of the Lowari Tunnel.

BRAND NEW LOOK FOR AGA KHAN HOSPITAL CHILDRENS' WARD - BRAND NEW LOOK FOR AGA KHAN HOSPITAL CHILDRENS' WARD - 2004-03-26

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www.coastweek.com/2713-02.htm

Coastweek - - Paediatric Support Group (PSG) of Aga Khan Hospital has completely refur-bished the children's ward at the Hospital.The Paediatric ward at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, was officially opened on he 18th March 2004 by Mr. Ian Cripwell CEO of the Aga Khan Hospital.
Coastweek - - Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa CEO Ian Cripwell (left) is seen when officially opening the refurbished Paediatric Ward. Looking on (centre) is a delighted Paediatric Support Group Chairperson Mrs. Tanuja Walli and Eye- catchers Limited Mombasa managing director Mehul Dave.

CLOSING THE HEALTH CARE GAP - MUSLIM GROUP SETS HEALTH TALKS HERE - 2003-08-06

The fifth triennial symposium is designed to bring the East and West closer together by enhancing the understanding of health care needs and issues facing both worlds. Avenues planned to achieve this goal include:

Agha Khan's visit to Chitral - CHITRAL - AGA KHAN'S VISIT WELCOMED - 2003-11-30

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/www.chitralnews.com/Latest%20News.htm

H H Prince Karim Agha Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims and world-renowned philanthropist is scheduled to visit Chitral on the 4th Dec.This is his first visit in 16 years to the area where he has over 140,000 followers.

Bridging divide, the pavilion way - BRIDGING DIVIDE, THE PAVILION WAY - 2004-01-18

Source: 
cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=73669

Three pavilions highlighting religious minorities of Gujarat are attracting curious visitors at the university grounds here, giving them an opportunity to understand the communities.
Through this initiative, the state government hopes to foster an atmosphere of cosmopolitanism in communally sensitive Gujarat.

Congratulations on Being Awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada - CEREMONY FOR THE DELEGATION OF THE ISMAILI IMAMAT FOUNDATION - 2005-06-06

Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, this week Canada has hosted His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the forty-ninth hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
His Highness the Aga Khan is well known to many in Canada as a champion of international development through the Aga Khan Development Network, which he launched in 1967. His work is well known, not only by his followers but also by many Canadians involved in the work to promote peace in the world and eliminate poverty and suffering.

AKU allowed to set up education board - AKU ALLOWED TO SET UP EDUCATION BOARD - 2003-05-09

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www.dawn.com/2003/05/10/local8.htm

The federal government is learnt to have allowed Aga Khan University to establish its own board of intermediate and secondary education, first-ever in the private sector in the country.
The decision to allow such a board in the private sector was taken on the recommendations of an expert committee, constituted by Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, during his tenure as a federal minister. The committee comprises representatives of public sector boards of education and principals of various colleges.

Building across the cultural divide - BUILDING ACCROS THE CULTURAL DIVIDE - 2005-01-29

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www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/news/observer/story.html?id=826a54e1-16a4-4039-afac-90421f9fccae

Aga Khan, the prince of architecture, was honoured for his work in a field that can 'improve the quality of life' and 'mirror the plurality of cultural traditions.'The Great Hall of the National Building Museum is a breathtaking space. The ceiling rises 15 storeys above the floor at its tallest point, and its interior Corinthian columns are among the tallest in the world.

Construction of second Tajik-Afghan bridge starts - CONSTRUCTION SECOND TAJIK-AFGHAN BRIDGE STARTS - 2003-01-28

Source: 
search.ft.com BBC Monitoring Service

The construction of the second of five bridges to be built across the Panj river [to link Tajikistan and Afghanistan] has started in keeping with a tripartite agreement between the Tajik and Afghan governments and the Aga Khan foundation.
The bridge is being built in [eastern Tajikistan's] Darvoz District's village of Ruzba.

The deputy head of the Badakhshonroh [road building] company, Khushnazar Abdurahimov, told a Khovar correspondent that the workforce of the Badakhshonroh and Pomirgeologiya [Pomir geology] companies had started to level the area where the bridge would be built.

AKU chief meets Tata - AKU CHIEF MEETS TATA - 2003-10-08

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http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2003-daily/08-10-2003/business/b20.htm

The Aga Khan University is establishing a faculty of arts and sciences on a new 550-acre campus in the outskirts of Karachi. This was stated by Dr Shams Kassim Lakaha, President Aga Khan University, during a meeting with Riaz Ahmed Tata, President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) the other day. He informed that the university, which is operating a medical college, school of nursing, teaching hospital and institute for educational development, also recently established an institute for the study of Muslim civilisation in London.

Building to house state-of-the-art laboratory services, doubling capacity up to 10 million tests annually - GOVERNOR STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN INAUGURATES SOPARIVALA BUILDING AT AKU - 2005-08-14

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www.aku.edu

Dr Ishrat Husain, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, was the chief guest at the inauguration of the new Soparivala Building at Aga Khan University (AKU), which was timed to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations. The Soparivala Building, named after the Soparivala estate generously gifted to AKU, will house the new clinical laboratories. The new laboratories will double Aga Khan University Hospital's (AKUH) existing medical test processing capacity to 10 million tests annually.

Construction of second Tajik-Afghan bridge starts - CORPORATE SECTOR BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL MICROFINANCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - 2003-07-23

Source: 
search.ft.com

The construction of the second of five bridges to be built across the Panj river [to link Tajikistan and Afghanistan] has started in keeping with a tripartite agreement between the Tajik and Afghan governments and the Aga Khan foundation.
The bridge is being built in [eastern Tajikistan's] Darvoz District's village of Ruzba.

The deputy head of the Badakhshonroh [road building] company, Khushnazar Abdurahimov, told a Khovar correspondent that the workforce of the Badakhshonroh and Pomirgeologiya [Pomir geology] companies had started to level the area where the bridge would be built.

AKU seminar on higher education - AKU SEMINAR ON HIGHER EDUCATION - 2003-08-18

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jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2003-daily/18-08-2003/metro/k10.htm The Karachi News

Chief Secretary Dr Mutawakil Kazi has stressed upon the need for eradicating duality in the country's education system, which ultimately translates into inequality, poverty, and limitation of opportunities.
Addressing a seminar organised by the Centre of English Language (CEL) of Aga Khan University with the theme, 'English and Higher Education: Future Directions' Kazi pointed out that the rapid spread of English language as a means for global communication was becoming a necessity and the government fully realised the challenge.

Cairo park restores ancient glory - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25

Source: 
www.aljazeera.net

The park was financed by the Aga Khan Trust for CultureA 30-hectare park built from scratch on what used to be a 500-year-old garbage dump topping one of Cairo's poorest neighbourhoods is ready for inauguration.
The opening ceremony on Friday will be presided over by Imam Aga Khan, the 68-year-old spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims who first devised the project more than 20 years ago.

Contractors Await Nile Hotel Tenders - CONTRACTORS AWAIT NILE HOTEL TENDERS - 2004-01-15

Source: 
allafrica.com/stories/200401150416.html New Vision

http://allafrica.com/stories/200401150416.htmlNew Vision (Kampala)
January 15, 2004
John Eremu
Kampala

Contractors Await Nile Hotel Tenders

Prequalified firms are expecting substantial contracts after Serena Tourism Promotion Services of the Aga Khan signs the $19m concession for the Nile Hotel complex today.

The hotel has not had a major refurbishment in well over a decade. Sources say plans are to upgrade its facilities, which will also involve considerable refitting and re-modelling. This will raise the hotel's standards synonymous with the much respected Serena name.

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