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Danish Ahmad Khan
Founder-Editor
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danishkhan@indianmuslimobserver.com

Danish Ahmad Khan is a Journalist based at New Delhi. He worked with IANS (Indo-Asian News Service) as Chief Sub Editor. Earlier, he worked as Assistant Editor for Noida-based egov (The e-Government magazine for Asia and the Middle East). He worked as News Editor for New Delhi-based The Milli Gazette. He also worked with Patna-based The Times Of India as Press Correspondent. Before joining The Times of India, he worked with Patna-based The Qaumi Tanzeem (Urdu Daily) as Copy Editor for Career Edition and Science Edition. He launched the weekly Career Edition and introduced English simultaneously with Urdu for the first time in the history of Daily Urdu Newspapers in India. Besides, he also worked for fortnightlies, trade publications, ezines etc. He is also passionately involved with The Gaya Muslim Orphanage in Bihar (http://www.gmogaya.com). This institution was founded by his paternal grandfather Enayeth Khan in October 1917. He is a social activist and keeps a keen watch on the happenings in the Indian Muslim community and raises his voice through writings and other platforms. 
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Shahabuddin Yaqub
Managing Editor
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skyaqub@indianmuslimobserver.com

Shahabuddin Yaqub has been working as a Journalist and Mediaperson in Print and Electronic media for the past several years. He has also anchored many programmes on a TV channel. He played a key role in launching Zee Salaam channel (Urdu arm of Zee TV). As a documentary filmmaker, he has directed and produced several short films, documentaries and Ad films for national, international and government agencies, such as UNO, UNDP, MNREGA (Government of India), Bihar Tourism, Save The Children, MANUU etc. He has done his M.A. in Mass Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Shahabuddin Yaqub is now associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Managing Editor.
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Nabeel A. Khan
Consulting Editor
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Nabeel A. Khan is a Delhi-based Journalist and writer. He studied English literature at University of Delhi and obtained Master of Arts in Mass Communications, from MCRP University of Journalism and Mass Communications. A passionate writer, he started his pursuit during school days. Ever since, he has been honing up his skills in journalism and in other related creative fields. He is an avid social activist and has a strong passion to express his concerns in various forms like poetry, story, short film, documentary and drama. He has featured in a number of TV talk shows and leading publications in India and abroad. At a very young age he has displayed a remarkable dynamism and versatility by authoring three books on English Language and Communications. As a journalist, in his six-year long career, he has been a prolific writer on various subjects, including politics, business, RTI and other issues of human interest. He has been associated with a number of top-ranked media houses, which includes India's leading new agency IANS. He is currently working with country's largest media conglomerate Network 18 Group in Delhi.  Nabeel A. Khan was among the pioneering members of the IndianMuslimObserver.com, and is shouldering the responsibilities of Consulting Editor.
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Tausif Malik
Contributing Editor
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Tausif Malik is Managing Editor of The Desi Times and Asian Lite USA. He contributes to various media across the world. He is currently working on his Doctorate Business Administration on “Word of Mouth” from Argosy University Chicago. He has taught at major MBA and Mass Communication degree programs. He had established Sultanate of Oman’ first Public Relations company and Press Club of Oman and co-authored a book “Doing Business with Oman”. He is also Founder of World's First Muslim Spelling Bee Competition. Tausif Malik is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Contributing Editor.
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Mike Ghouse
Foreign Editor
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Mike Ghouse is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day to the media and the pubic. He is a speaker, thinker and writer on the topics of pluralism, cohesive societies, Politics, Islam, Interfaith, India and Peace. He is further committed to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam. Over a thousand articles have been published on the topics and two of his books are poised to be released on Pluralism and Islam. Mike has appeared on Pubic Television, Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC and other channels and has been on NPR, KERA, KRLD, WBAP, Progressive Radio and several other Radio talk shows. Mike's work is reflected in 4 websites and 27 Blogs indexed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/ and you can find all his current articles at www.TheGhouseDiary.com. Mike Ghouse is  associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Foreign Editor. 
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Ibrahim B. Syed
Science Editor
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Ibrahim B. Syed  is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and a former Professor of Nuclear Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, the American Institute of Chemists, the British Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of Health. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Health Physics and of the American Board of Radiology, as well as an examiner for both boards. He functioned as a technical expert in nuclear medicine for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He also served as an expert in radiological physics for the United Nations Development Program, visiting postgraduate medical institutions in India over a two-month period. He is listed in several biographical reference works, including American Men and Women of Science and a number of Marquis Who's Who publications. He is also a notary public in Kentucky, and is commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. In 2002 he was given the Robert A. Miller Award for diversity. Ibrahim B. Syed is President of Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc. He is a prolific writer on Islamic topics and has written over 300 to 400 articles. He is also author of two books - "Intellectual Achievements of Muslims" and "Quranic Inspirations". Ibrahim B. Syed is associated with IndianMusllimObserver.com as Science Editor.
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Dr. Vivek Sharma
Health Editor
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Dr. Vivek Sharma is presently working at Rungta Hospital, Jaipur, as a full time pediatric consultant and runs his own consulting office Penguin Pediatric Care, Jaipur. He holds the distinction of starting and working on Medical Journalism for the benefit of common people. His news, views and articles on different aspects of Medical, Social and Learning problems of Children has been published in leading daily national and international newspapers, magazines and websites. He has to his credit more than 250 articles published in national and international daily newspapers and magazines, such as The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, just to name a few. His website www.slowlearner.co.in is specially designed for teacher, parents and care takers. He has answered more than 20,000 queries from all over the world on his website. He has conducted around 250 awareness programmes on common medical, social and learning problems in children all over India and abroad. He has conducted more than 50 Seminars for doctors all over India. He has received many prestigious awards and is recipient of appreciation letters from many eminent personalities. Dr. Vivek Sharma is  associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Health Editor.
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Dr. Amjad Masood Hussaini
Environment Editor
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Dr. Amjad Masood Hussaini is an Environmental and Plant Biotechnologist of International repute who is currently working as Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, J&K (India). He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and PG Diploma in Bioinformatics (Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi), besides certificates in Intellectual Property Rights (Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and Remote Sensing Applications in Agriculture (Indian Agricultural Research Institute-Indian Space Research Organization). He is recipient of Young Scientist Award-2009 in Agriculture (Jammu & Kashmir State Council for Science & Technology, Government of J&K), Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for Agricultural Research-2008 (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India), Junior Scientist of the Year Award-2007 (National Environmental Sciences Academy, New Delhi), and his biography has been included in 27th edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of Environmental and Agricultural sciences. Dr. Amjad Masood Hussaini is now associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Environment Editor.
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Hareesh Ahmad Minhaaj
Legal Editor
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Hareesh Ahmad Minhaaj is M.A, LL.B. He is an Advocate at Supreme Court of India. He is Member of International Council of Jurists, London (The international Council of Jurists is a body of jurists from different countries working together to establish a healthy development of justice and equality around the world); Friends of the United Nations, Australia (Friends of the United Nations is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the United Nations' activities, and to inform and educate people about the UN's efforts on behalf of peace, human rights, the environment, children and responsible development); and South Asian Minorities Lawyer Association (SAMLA work towards the protection of rights of all South Asian minorities.). He is also Joint Secretary of Federation of the Indian Muslim NGOs. He is also Secretary of Anjuman Foundation. Hareesh Ahmad Minhaaj is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Legal Editor. 
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Pervez Bari
Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh)
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Pervez Bari is a Bhopal-based senior Journalist, who has been in the field of Journalism for more than last three decades. He worked as Sports Editor of National Mail for 15 years wherein he covered 1987 Cricket World Cup, One-Day Internationals, Indo-Pak Hockey series in 1990, India-Russia Badminton Test in 1987, National Athletics & National Table Tennis Tournament. He stepped out as a freelance journalist in 2001 filing political, sports, general human-interest stories, news analysis and articles. He has been contributing into a number of national and international newspapers and web news portals. He has been associated with Arab News of Saudi Arabia, Meantime, The Siasat Daily, Etamaad, Thejas Daily, M. P. Chronicle (now Central Chronicle), Daily Nadeem, The Hitavada, Bhaskar & Radiance Viewsweekly. A post graduate in Science with degrees of LL.B and B. Ed, he started his journalistic journey in 1978 as a Sub Editor-cum-Reporter under the watchful eyes of legendary journalist late Mr. K. P. Narayanan, father of famous International cricket commentator late Mr. J. P. Narayanan, the then Editor of Madhya Pradesh Chronicle. As a cub reporter he had covered Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s Press conference in 1978. Pervez Bari is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). 
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H. R. Ahmad
Bureau Chief (Bihar)
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H. R. Ahmad is a Journalist based in Bihar.He has served as a Lecturer in English at Taibah University, Madina Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia. Presently, he is working as Press Correspondent of Hindustan Times from Gaya. H. R. Ahmad is also associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Bihar). He can be contacted at hafizruknuddin@gmail.com. 

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Abdul Hafiz Lakhani
Bureau Chief (Gujarat)
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Abdul Hafiz Lakhani is a senior Journalist based at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is in journalism for almost 20 years now. He was with Gujarat Samachar (Ahmedabad) and Mumbai Samachar (Mumbai) as Senior Sub Editor. He was also with Dalal Street - famous Business magazine as Assistant Editor. At present, he is with a news agency based at Ahmedabad as Chief Sub Editor. He also writes extensively for many Muslim publications. His special stories also appear in Mumbai based Urdu dailies. He knows Gujarat politics very closely. He is a good and vivid commentator about Gujarat Muslim related issues. abdul Hafiz Lakhani is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Gujarat). He can be reached at lakhani63@yahoo.com. 
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Mohammad Shahid Parvez
Bureau Chief (Uttar Pradesh)
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Mohammad Shahid Parvez is a senior Journalist based at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He worked as News Editor, incharge of the Lucknow Edition of National Herald from 1994 to 1999. He worked as Consultant Editor in a local English weekly 'Forthright'. He also contributed 'Urdu Outlook', a weekly column in 'Hindustan Times' Lucknow for almost two years (2008-09). Mohammad Shahid Parvez is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Uttar Pradesh).
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Manzar Imam
Special Correspondent
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Manzar Imam has been working as a freelance Journalist and writing extensively for various web news portals and different magazines and periodicals for the past several years. His articles have been published in The Milli Gazete, Saudi Gazette, Eastern Crescent, TwoCircles.net, Merinews.com, Muslim India, Aalmi Sahara, Daily Sahara Urdu, Akhbar-e-Mashriq and other publications. Earlier, he also edited Quarterly Safa Times (English Urdu bilingual published from Delhi). Manzar Imam is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Special Correspondent.
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