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1913-10-31Sayyid Ammer Ali retiring from the Presidentship of the London Branch of All India Muslim League - 1913-07-14

On 31 October 1913, 'The Times' had announced that Sayyid Ammer Ali was retiring from the Presidentship of the London Branch of All India Muslim League.

1966-10-31Event - 1966-10-31

Laid the foundation stone of a mosque being built by the E.A. Muslim Welfare Society at University College, Dar-es-Salaam, and contributed 20,000 Pounds towards the cost. (In 1961 he had contributed 54,000 pounds to the University College swimming pool). Opened Tabisco Biscuit Factory, a private Ismaili venture. Met with President Julius Nyerere.

1979-10-31Event - 1979-10-31

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah arrived in Melbourne, Australia, as special guests of the Victoria Racing Club for the Spring Carnival. Hazar Imam had requested that time be made available for Him and Begum Salimah to be able to visit the Jamat.

1980-10-31Event - 1980-10-31

Mowlana Hazar Imam's admiration and loving blessings for the organisers of the Prize-giving ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. (click here)

1981-10-31Event - 1981-10-31

Visited Karachi to review construction programme at Aga Khan Hospital and Medical University.

2001-10-31PROJECT OF FINNISH ARCHITECTS IN AFRICA TO RECEIVE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - 2001-10-31

Helsingin Sanomat (International Edition) : A poultry farming school in Guinea is one of the nine recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture this year. The poultry school was constructed by Indigo, a development cooperation organisation founded by the late Eila Kivekas. The school and its yard were designed by architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen

2001-10-31AGA KHAN SAYS U.N. SHOULD MOULD FUTURE AFGHANISTAN - 2001-10-31

PARIS - Reuters News Agency - Story Filed: The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, said in a French newspaper interview on Wednesday that the United Nations should steer the reconstruction of a pluralist civil society in Afghanistan.

2001-10-31UN IMAM DES SHIITES ISMAELIENS APPELLE A EMPECHER LA FAMINE EN AFGHANISTAN - 2001-10-31

LE MONDE - Selon Karim Agha Khan, imam des chiites ismaéliens, 'il faut d'abord empêcher que des gens meurent de faim en Afghanistan, puis reconstruire une société civile'.

2002-10-31COOPERATION AGREEMENT - 2002-10-31

Bishkek, October 31. (KABAR). The meeting of Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev with Prince Aga Khan was held in the Government House. In the course of the meeting, an Agreement on Economic Development between the Kyrgyz Republic and Aga Khan Fund is signed by Finance Minister of Kyrgyzstan Bolot Abildaev and Director of the Aga Khan Fund Yen Chein. In words of A. Akaev, this agreement is a fundamental for further cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Aga Khan Fund.

2002-10-31KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THE BISHKEK GLOBAL MOUNTAIN SUMMIT - 2002-10-31

Bishkek - at 10 AM a Keynote Speech was given by H.H. The Aga Khan on 'Building partnerships for sustainable mountain development. According to Kabar News, 'The work of the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit is continued at the plenary meeting in the Government House. After the speech of His Highness Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, many participants of the programme 'International Partnership for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions' expressed their opinions on significance of partnership for mountain regions in the modern world.

2004-10-31ALEPPO GOVERNOR MEETS AGHA KHAN</I> - 2004-10-31

Aleppo

2004-10-31PRINCE RAHIM AGA KHAN IN SYRIA</I> - 2004-10-31

Prince Rahim is in Aleppo, Syria today, discussing development projects. Two days ago he was in Damascus and yesterday he was in Salamieh where he visited the council and AKDN offices and his grandfather Prince Aly Khan's mausoleum. Prince Rahim met the Mufti of Aleppo Ahmad Hassoon who gave him a portrait of the 99 beautiful names of Allah.

2005-10-31PARK REJUVENATES OLD DISTRICTS</I> - 2005-10-31

The Aga Khan Foundation, which is often involved in the restoration of historic sites in the Middle East, funded the creation of the Azhar Park. What was once a garbage site has been reinvented as communal mainstay.

2006-10-31SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF ISHKASHIM BRIDGE - 2006-10-31

Ishkashim, Tajikistan: SPEECH By HH Aga Khan. Extract: 'It has always seemed to me that bridges are among the most powerful and important symbols in human society - symbols of connection, of cooperation and of harmony. When harmony breaks down and conflicts ensue, the destroying of bridges is usually among the most urgent targets. But when peace and healing come, then it is the construction and rehabilitation of bridges that marks our progress.'

2008-10-31Aga Khan arrives in Dushanbe today

Aga Khan arrives in Dushanbe today

31.10.2008 08:20

Author: Victoria Naumova

DUSHANBE, October 31, 2008, Asia-Plus -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon on a six-day official visit.

2008-10-31 - 2008-11-04H.H. The Aga Khan in Tajikistan - 2008-10-31

His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit. The visit comes in response to an invitation from Tajikistan's Government, and within the context of His Highness' Golden Jubilee - the Aga Khan is visiting some 30 countries around the world which have long-standing and close relations with the Imamat to express his gratitude and friendship with governments, leaders, and other partners of the AKDN. During his five-day visit to Tajikistan, His Highness the Aga Khan will hold talks with a number of high-ranking Tajik state officials.

2010-10-31AKTC - Jaali work empowers them - 2010-10-31
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NEW DELHI: This cultural revival project is a part of the vocational training programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's urban renewal project in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti and is co-funded by Ford Foundation. The women have been trained by skilled craftsmen. According to officials, the project aims to link heritage with opportunities for economic gain by training both women and men.

2010-10-31The Ismaili Centre of Dubai: a monument of tolerance - 2010-10-31
Dubai JamatKhana July 0703

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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