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New South Wales Parliament Celebrates Visakhi

March 31, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F1BEE80BADF2786587257141006341F4

On March 31, 2006 SikhNet reported, "28th March 2006, will be marked as a special event in the history of New South Wales, Australia. For the first time Visakhi was celebrated in NSW Parliament with Hon John Aquilina (the speaker) as the guest of honour. This special event marked the beginning of celebrations of Visakhi which will go on...

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Dalai Lama Links Terrorism to Western Lifestyles

March 31, 2006

Source: BreitBart.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/03/31/060401035006.59wi4hgk.html

On March 31, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "The Dalai Lama says that were Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden killed that hatred would cause another 10 like him to spring up, in an interview with a British newspaper. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told The Daily Telegraph that terrorists should be treated...

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Los Angeles Sikh Woman to be Honored with “Hero Award”

March 31, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/118310FB0B3AC0E28725714200656B24

On March 31, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and Agape International Spiritual Center, will honor the accomplishments of Krishan Kaur with the Hero Award on Sunday, April 2, 2006... The Hero Award is given as a part of The Season for Nonviolence campaign, a 64-day campaign each...

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Asian Arts Fairs Offer Something for Everyone

March 31, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/31/news/asiaweek.php

On March 31, 2006 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Two substantial Asian art fairs have taken over the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and the Gramercy Park Armory. About two dozen special gallery exhibitions are spread around the Upper East Side. Timed to coincide with the fairs and mounted by local and visiting dealers, some are sublime. But this year...

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Rice’s Visit to Liverpool Mosque Cancelled Due to Protests

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2703-2112259,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Condoleeza Rice landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last night for a two-day tour of the North West. The US Secretary of State was met by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. Up to 40 anti-war protesters had gathered in Hope Street, where Dr Rice was expected to dine. The protest was...

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Muslim Students in Indonesia Grill Blair on Policies

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2704-2111915,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Indonesian schoolchildren gave Tony Blair a lesson about the vast scale of his mission to bridge the gulf between Islam and the West yesterday. On a one-day visit to the world’s largest Muslim nation, both to mark its move from dictatorship to democracy and to show his support for the voice of 'moderate Islam', the Prime Minister...

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Rural Madrassa Offers Only Option to Some Hindu Students

March 31, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4829140.stm

On March 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "Narapatipara High Madrassa in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is a double storied brick building with a large playground. It is surrounded by paddy fields and hectares of green farmland. Its 320 pupils, many of them tribal children and first generation learners, come from the surrounding, largely poor, district of Nadia. The girls outnumber boys...

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Association of Military Chaplains Opposes Order Guaranteeing Rights to Use Jesus' Name

March 30, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/29/AR2006032902207.html

On March 30, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "An association that represents more than 70 percent of the chaplains in the U.S. military, including many evangelical Christians, is opposing a demand by conservatives in Congress for a presidential order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. The...

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