Hinduism

Hindu Temple to Mark Decade of Service

August 18, 2008

Author: Jennifer Dunville

Source: The Daily Gleaner

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/388169

It's a milestone Nirmal and Ram Singhal never thought they would reach.

The Fredericton residents are getting ready to celebrate the anniversary of the Hindu temple - a dream they made a reality 10 years ago.

"I'm on cloud nine," Ram said. "Every time I come from the temple, I cry. I see children there and...

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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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Thais Accused Over New Temple Row

August 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7539412.stm

Cambodia has accused Thai troops of occupying a temple complex on Cambodian land, threatening to escalate a row over a separate, disputed temple.

About 70 Thais have been at the 13th Century Ta Moan temple complex since Thursday, the Cambodians say.

The Thai foreign ministry has denied any troops have moved into the area.

The two nations have for weeks...

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Attacks in India Raise Spectre of Renewed Religious Strife

July 30, 2008

Author: Jonathan Manthorpe

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=7b418e59-1e74-4550-b778-bf6342c9afe9

India has been the target of a concerted effort in the past few days and weeks to stir up the kind of bloody religious and communal strife all too common in recent history.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in Bangalore, India's southern...

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Protesting Hindus Clash with Police in Jammu, 30 Injured

July 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2008/07/28/2003418733

At least 30 people were injured in India-administered Kashmir’s summer capital of Jammu on Saturday when Hindu protestors clashed with police to protest the cancelation of transfer of land for a popular Hindu pilgrimage.

Jammu, a Hindu majority region in the mostly Muslim state has been observing a shut-...

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Unique Gandhi Festival Held in America

July 27, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post

http://www.theindiapost.com/?p=3628

A unique first of its kind eco-friendly festival celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message was held in Nevada (USA) today. Drummers, fire spinners, healthy and organic food advocates, yoga teachers, DJs, and sustainable living proponents joined hands to celebrate peace, love, freedom, non-violence, self-power and conscious living as promoted by Gandhi on the banks of Truckee River...

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Vatican Hopes Indian Bible Will Translate into Surge of Converts

July 26, 2008

Author: Jeremy Page

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4402482.ece

Barefoot and wearing a sari, with a bindi on her forehead and a naked baby on her shoulder, the woman in the picture is unmistakably Indian. So is the man behind her, clad in a loincloth and turban.

They could be any poor family in an Indian village, or at one of the country's teeming railway stations. This, however,...

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Nevada to Have Hilltop Interfaith Prayers at Sunset to Celebrate Gandhi

July 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Information Matters

http://information.snehah.com/2008/07/nevada-to-have-hilltop-interfaith.html

October has been designated as "Gandhi Month" by a team of Nevadans in USA who want to celebrate his 139th birth-month to highlight his message regarding human and spiritual rights.

Lead by Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., bishop of International Community of Christ, and Rajan Zed, acclaimed...

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Learning Hindu Scriptures the Fun Way in US

July 20, 2008

Author: Hiral Dholakia-Dave

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Learning_Hindu_scriptures_the_fun_way_in_US/articleshow/3254673.cms

This summer young Gujarati teenagers across the US are getting a better understanding of ancient Hindu scriptures such as Bhagwad Gita, Vedas, Ramayan and Mahabharat. Regional kishore conventions organized by BAPS...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service to Continue at University of Nevada

July 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NEWS TRACK India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/7366

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav) held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May last, will be a regular annual feature.

Organised by acclaimed Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organisation of UNR, it will bless graduating class in the traditional Hindu style...

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