Hinduism

"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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Anger Sparked Over Hindu Temple Razings

June 21, 2006

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F6C679EF-A63D-495C-B5B6-BF2C4079E98F.htm

On June 21, 2006 Al-Jazeera reported, "The destruction of Hindu temples by Malaysian authorities is inflaming religious tensions. Rights groups and politicians say that anger is growing among the country's minority Hindu community as temples, many of historic value, are bulldozed at the rate of at least one every few weeks to make way for new...

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Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Granted Official Status

June 21, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/23.shtml#2

On June 21, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Oxford University has granted the status of Recognized Independent Centre to the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) - the world's leading centre for the study of Hindu traditions. OCHS is the younger of the first two institutions to be granted this status by Oxford University. It comes after just seven years of teaching, publishing and conducting...

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Jains Debate Non-Hindu Status

June 20, 2006

Source: Hindu Voice

http://www.hinduvoice.co.uk/Issues/6/Jains.htm

On June 20, 2006 Hindu Voice reported, "Leaders of India's Jain community are currently debating whether or not to accept the Central Government's offer of being reclassified as a non-Hindu minority. Post-Independence, the Supreme Court of India determined that the term 'Hindu' should cover any person following a religion which is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, because this was the historical meaning...

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Lawyers Ordered to Address Questions of Jurisdiction in Malaysian Conversion Case

June 20, 2006

Source: Sun2Surf

http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=14486

On June 20, 2006 Sun2Surf reported, "Which should have jurisdiction to hear the case of former commando Sjn M. Moorthy/Mohamad Abdullah's religious conversion and his subsequent burial as a Muslim - the syariah or civil court? This was the primary question the Court of Appeal was interested in today (June 20, 2006) during an appeal by Moorthy's widow S. Kaliammal, against a High Court's dismissal of her application...

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Buddhist Monk Denies Temple Attack

June 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/5097286.stm

On June 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "The head monk of a Buddhist temple has contradicted a Sri Lankan government report that the Tamil Tigers attacked his temple. The monk told the BBC that shots had been fired at a sentry point, not at the Somawathi shrine itself, 170km (105 miles) north-east of Colombo. He said it was unclear who fired the shots. The Tamil Tigers earlier denied attacking the...

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U.S. Immigrants from India Boosting Economy by Investing in Indian Businesses

June 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2006-06-20-india-immigrants-usat_x.htm

On June 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia was a kid growing up in Bangalore, India, in the 1980s, his native country seemed eons from evolving into an economic power. Bhatia and his parents, a banker and a government bureaucrat, waited 10 years before their house got a telephone line. Because of auto shortages,...

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In London, City Hindus Network Launched

June 20, 2006

Source: Hindu Voice

http://www.hinduvoice.co.uk/Issues/6/city.htm

On June 20, 2006 Hindu Voice reported, "Tuesday 6th June saw the launch event of City Hindus Network, an organisation aiming to promote networking, education and charity fundraising amongst Hindus working in 'City Jobs'. The event took place at Digress City, a London based bar-restaurant, which was packed to capacity for the entire duration of the event. Several hundred people, employed mainly in Central London...

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Hindus Bless Site of New Troy Temple

June 19, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060619/LIFESTYLE04/606190327/1041

On June 19, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Hindu worshippers took a first step Sunday toward construction of a new $9 million architecturally authentic temple in Metro Detroit. There were no bulldozers or shovels. Instead, about 700 Hindus gathered at the current Bharatiya Temple to take part in a Bhoomi Puja. It's a...

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Smaller Gwinnett County Hindu Temple Faces More Zoning Problems Than Larger Lilburn Temple

June 18, 2006

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/0618templeside.html

On June 18, 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "As one Hindu group builds a large new temple on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn, a second group wants to build a similar temple a mile or so down the road.

Both temples are modeled on ones in India and Europe. The second temple would be less than half as big...

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Construction on Hindu Temple Site in Lahore Halted

June 18, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1656554.cms

On June 18, 2006 The Times of India reported, "With Pakistan's Hindu community challenging the demolition of a temple, the Lahore High Court has stayed the construction of a commercial complex at the site and sought a reply from the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) chairperson. According to sources, Om Parkash Khatri of Lal Kurti Bazaar, Rawalpindi, had filed a...

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Zoning Board Approves Hindu Temple in Parsippany

June 15, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060615/COMMUNITIES38/606150354/1203/NEWS01

On June 15, 2006 Daily Record reported, "The BAPS [Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha] Northeast congregation Wednesday night won 5-2 zoning board approval to create a Hindu worship center and apartment for its priest in part of a warehouse on Entin Road. Board chairman Robert...

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Indian Government Protests Destruction of Hindu Temple in Pakistan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1651762.cms

On June 15, 2006 The Times of India reported, "India has protested to Pakistan the demolition of a Hindu temple in Lahore to make way for a commercial complex, an action that has been condemned by political parties and others here. 'This matter has been taken up with the government of Pakistan,' external affairs ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters here on Thursday....

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