Hinduism

UK Nose Ring Row: Mayor Defends Indian Worker

September 20, 2007

Author: H S Rao

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/sep/20uk.htm

Strongly condemning the sacking of a Hindu worker at Heathrow catering service for wearing a nose stud, London [Images] Mayor Ken Livingstone on Wednesday asked the company to reinstate her, saying that wearing the stud is her right to express her religion freely.

In a statement, Livingstone said: "I unreservedly condemn the sacking of Amrit Laljit for wearing...

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Lord Ganesh gets a Rath Yatra in New York

September 18, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14528623

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival at the Hindu Temple, Flushing, concluded Sunday with a Rath Yatra, the traditional chariot procession. Lord Ganesh is the presiding deity of this temple, one of the oldest in North America, where Indians immigrants are increasingly making their presence felt culturally.

Over 2,000 devotees joyously danced to devotional music and...

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Heathrow Worker Sacked over Stud

September 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6998380.stm

A Heathrow Airport worker has been dismissed for wearing a nose stud.

Amrit Lalji, 40, of Stanmore, north-west London, who worked for caterers Eurest, said she wore the tiny piercing as a mark of her Hindu faith.

She had worn the stud at work for more than a year until a manager told her to remove it. She refused and was suspended, and...

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India to go Ahead with 'Blasphemous' Sea Lane

September 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jAXr0pec1gU-uqiG3WMcGoMS_alQ

The Indian government said Monday it will go ahead with a controversial plan to build a sea lane in the Bay of Bengal despite a storm of protest from Hindus who say it will destroy a sacred site.

India's Premier Manmohan Singh had put a hold on the half-billion-dollar project to dredge the sandy shoals, which Hindus believe were...

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Lawmakers and Hindu American Leaders Feted at Reception on Capitol Hill

September 17, 2007

Author: Press Statement

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/media_press_release_dc2007.htm

United States lawmakers and influential Hindu Americans shared the dais at the annual Capitol Hill reception hosted in Washington, D.C. last week by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). For the fourth consecutive year, leaders of the foundation and nearly 150 supporters gathered under the rotunda of the United States Capitol building...

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Hindu God Consecrated at Resort

September 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6997255.stm

About 4,000 people have travelled to an Essex resort to consecrate a 6ft image of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha.

Hindus from all over the UK converged at Southend-on-Sea to see the ceremonial immersion in the sea.

The event was marked by fire rituals, dancing, devotional singing, and offerings of sanctified food.

Organisers claim it was one...

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Interfaith Clergy Effort to Push for Gandhi Monument in Nevada

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsPost India

http://www.newspostindia.com/report-15194

The Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a Gandhi Monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

Named Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, it will meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons in the near future to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City. The...

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Hindu American Foundation Responds to India West Letter Trivialising Hindu Americans Needs for Religious Workers

September 15, 2007

Author: Press Statement

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_letters_indiawest_r1.htm

Raju George C. Thomas’s recent letter to the editor entitled “Develop Domestic Religious Workers” was deeply disturbing for its blatant attacks on the Hindu community in the US.

By emphasizing the “Christian character of the U.S.” and the immigrants who are Christian...

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Ceuta Hindus to Celebrate Ganesh Visarjan

September 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International/www.elfaroceutamelilla.com

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/9/12.shtml#1

CEUTA, SPAIN, September 12, 2007: (HPI note: Ceuta is located on the southern coast of the Strait of Gilbraltar.) The Hindus love celebrations. To the festival of Sri Krishna Janmasthami, which took place four days ago, add the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesha's birthday), which will be carried out next Saturday....

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Hindu Groups Oppose Canal Project

September 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6990847.stm

Protest rallies have been held across India by hard-line Hindus to campaign against a proposed shipping canal project between India and Sri Lanka.

Massive traffic jams were reported in many places and trains delayed in many parts of the country.

Protesters say the project will destroy a bridge they believe was built by Hindu God Ram and his army...

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First Hindu State School to Open

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC news

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6988844.stm

The first Hindu state school in Britain is set to open next year in west London.

Hindu group the I-Foundation plans to open a new £10m primary school for pupils in Edgware next September.

The local authority's approval for the plans follows the government's pledging of support for more religious schools where there is parental demand.

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Hindu Scripture to be Taught in a Nevada Community College

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/7317

Reno (Nevada, USA) 10 September, (Asiantribune.com): Bhagavad-Gita, the best known Hindu scripture worldwide, will be taught in the prestigious institution of Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), in November next.

To be taught by famous Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed, who read the historical first Hindu prayer in United States Senate in July...

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