Hinduism

University's Holiday Policy for Hindu and Muslim Staff and Students Inconsistant

October 17, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410181357.html

On October 17, 2004 Sunday Times (Johannesburg) reported, "Community leaders have criticised a University of KwaZulu-Natal decision to make Hindu and Muslim staff members take leave to celebrate key religious holidays. UKZN's interim executive director of public affairs and corporate communication, Prof Dasarath Chetty, said that from next year students would be given 'condoned...

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Hindu Temple Will Be Closed for Five Months Following Fire

October 16, 2004

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/index/articles/article_id=15162.html

On October 16, 2004 South Manchester Reporter reported, "A Hindu temple in Withington will be closed for five months after fire swept through the building. The blaze broke out at Gandhi Hall, Brunswick Road, in the early hours of Friday, October 15. It caused damage to 20pc of the building. Part of the roof and an area...

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Hindu Pilgrimate Site Provides Alternative Diwali Destination

October 15, 2004

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=42472968

On October 15, 2004 Trinidad and Tobago Express reported, "Not many can afford to journey to the sacred pilgrims of India so for this year's Divali celebration, the PRIDE Foundation in collaboration with the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre will create a pilgrimage site-Jyoti Mahotsav (the festival of lights) where devotees can visit and discover their light...

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Environment Agency Approves Soar River for Hindu Ash Scattering

October 11, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/The Telegraph

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/10/1097406424001.html?oneclick=true

On October 11, 2004 The Telegraph reported, "There are no temples or funeral pyres on its banks, but the River Soar in Leicestershire has been approved as an alternative holy site to India's Ganges for Hindu funerals. After requests from the Asian community of 250,000, the Environment Agency has approved ceremonies in which...

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Hindu Leaders Work to Revive Faith Among Youth

October 9, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Sunday Times

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410040382.html

On October 9, 2004 Sunday Times reported, "Community leaders are fighting to revive Hindu custom and tradition to preserve a culture they fear is dying among the youth. Their efforts come as the younger generation begins to question the relevance and meaning of Hindu rituals. The decline in Hindu culture is blamed on the rising influence of western culture, apartheid's education legacy -...

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Opposition to Proposed Hindu Temple in Chino Hills, CA

October 4, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-temple4oct04,1,5916658.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On October 4, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "it was proposed as the largest Hindu temple and cultural center in Southern California, an ornate structure with the kind of religious status held by the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los...

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Hindu Temple to Undergo Renovation

September 30, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/868899.cms

On September 30, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Lahore's famous Krishna Mandir is getting set for a makeover with Hindu festivals of Dussehra and Diwali around the corner. According to the Daily Times, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan has announced plans to spend Rs 1.2 million on the temple's renovation next month. Faraz Abbas, the administrator of the ETPB...

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BJP Objects to Quotas for Religious and Linguistic Minorities in Govt Jobs

September 30, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2004/10/01/stories/2004100105771100.htm

On September 30, 2004 The Hindu reported, "The Bharatiya Janata Party has raised strong objection to the Government move to set up a Commission to look into the issue of reservation in education and employment for the socially and educationally backward sections among the linguistic and religious minorities. The Government was trying to do what people such as Jawaharlal Nehru and...

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Hindu Student Organization Coordinates "Gandhi Day" at Columbia University

September 27, 2004

Source: Columbia Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/27/4157b128d88f5

On September 27, 2004 Columbia Spectator reported, "Columbia University students arose early on Saturday morning, inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi: 'You must be the change you wish to see in the world.' South Asian campus groups organized service projects in memory of Gandhi's social activism as part of the National Gandhi Day of...

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BJP and RSS Suspected in Attacks on Christian Priests and Nuns

September 26, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3691786.stm

On September 26, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have detained 15 people following two attacks on nuns and priests of the Missionaries of Charity. The three priests and six nuns were reportedly attacked in separate incidences on the outskirts of Kozhikode on Saturday. A representative of Indian Christians has blamed the attacks on members of right-wing Hindu...

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Fundraising Event for New Hindu Temple in Indianapolis

September 24, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/9/181097-2549-014.html

On September 24, 2004 The Indianapolis Star reported, "a year after the groundbreaking for Indiana's first Hindu temple, followers are organizing their second SummerFest to raise funds for the effort... There are about 3,000 Hindu families in the Indianapolis area... This year's fund-raising goal is $250,000. Phase 2 will add 13,000 square feet. Phase 3 will add exterior ornamental...

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NYC Hindus Celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi

September 24, 2004

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week804/belief.html

On September 24, 2004 PBS provided a report on the Hindu celebration of Ganesha in Flushing New York. In the report PBS spoke with Professor S. N. Shridhar of the State University of New York at Stony Brook who was reported saying, "every Hindu has a personal god, a favorite god. There is no particular rational justification for choosing this god or that. But Ganesha is a god that is...

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