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ABDUL WAHEED KHAN

 Profile

Dear Readers We are happy to tell you that Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan  has accepted to be    Asia Times  Chief patron . He was born  in 1947 was the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a role he has held from 2001 to 2010.

Khan attended Agra University in India, earning a master’s degree in agricultural extension in 1965, before relocating to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. There, he earned a second master’s degree in agricultural journalism in 1970 before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in mass communication in 1973.[1] He was born in Agya(Sant kabir Nagar)

Prior to joining the United Nations, Khan was affiliated with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi, India and Commonwealth of Learning in Canada. Founding director of the former, Khan was also Professor of its Communications Division until 1992. In his last year in that capacity, he simultaneously acted as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Multimedia Education in Chiba, Japan. He began working at Commonwealth of Learning as Senior Programme Officer in 1992. In 1995, he spent a year as Acting Head of the Communications and Information Technologies Division before transition into the Principal Communications Specialist, a role he retained until 1998. In 1998, he returned to IGNOU as President and Chief Executive Officer (Vice-Chancellor). He remained there until 2000, when he spent a year as Director of Training and Development at Commonwealth of Learning. In 2001, he accepted the appointment to UNESCO.[1]


ASHRAF ALI BASTAVI

 Profile

Ashraf Ali Bastavi :   is chief Editor of  News Portal www.asiatimes.co.in  focusing on issues concerning the Asian community.He is also the founder of All India Ideal Journalist Association (AIIJA), an organisation  promotion  for Value Based Journalism in India.  He is a regular commentator on indian Muslims  and Indian Political issues.  His journalism carrier crossed half  a decade.He is also associated with india’s Public Broadcasting House  All India Radio –NSD as Casual News Reader and also working with DD News Channel as casual News Editor.

Early life and education : Bastavi was born into an agricultural family at   District Basti UP, India, on March 22 in  1978.  Graduated from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur  University  (DDU) UP, with subjects English ,Urdu and Political Science , MA Political Science from DDU.Urdu  MA Urdu from  Jamia Millia  Islamia  University (JMI) New Delhi  and  Mass communication  from  Jawahar Lal Nehru  University (JNU) New Delhi . In year 1999 after completing  BA  from Ambika Pertap Narayan (APN)  PG College , Basti ; he  was the first graduate in his  family and own village.

Initial stage of Career : Soon after his graduation in 1999 he joined The Daily Urdu Times Mumbai www.urdutimes.net  as Stringer for Eastern UP. After taking  some experience he Joined  Newly launched  Roznama Sahara Urdu  Gorakhpur Edition as Reporter on 13 Sep  2002  and appointed as Area  Reporter  from Bagh Nagar , Sant Kabir Nagar , UP. later he joined Hindi Daily  Dainik Jagran www.jagran.com in  2004  after two years association with Jagran group he came to Delhi  in search of good carrier in 2006.He started his Journey from a newly born Urdu News Paper Hindustan Express Daily .He has been taken  at least 500 Hundred Exclusive interviews for  “JAIZA” Special feature of  DAWAT , Bi weekly on more than 70  National , International and Community related isues .

Other activities

Member: Press Club of India ,New Delhi

Secretary: Working Journalist Club New Delhi 

State Information Bureau  –  All India Media Directory ( Patrkarita   Kosh) Published from,  Mumbai
Member         –              United Muslim of India  New Delhi
National Co ordinator   –   All India Ideal Journalist Association (AIIJA), New Delhi

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Kamaluddin  Siddiqui

Principal Correspondent ( Uttar Pardesh)

Mob: 9838606322

Email: kdnews.india@gmail.com

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Awais Ahmad Usmani                                                                                                    

Leagal Correspondent 
(Supreme Court)                                                                                               
Mob:   9205809279
Email:awaiskhn8@gmail.com

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Sageer Khaksar

Special Correspondent

East UP/Nepal

Mob: 9838922122

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