Hinduism

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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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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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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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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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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County's First Hindu Temple Opens

September 9, 2007

Author: ED MOORHOUSE

Source: MSNBC/PhillyBurbs.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20669470/

CINNAMINSON — A Hindu temple, the first in Burlington County, has opened on Garry Road here to serve the religion's growing number of followers in the area.

The Shree Swaminarayan Sampraday temple is the third Hindu center in New Jersey.

“There is a large community of Hindu people in this area, so we felt this was an important location for the...

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10 Jamaat Men Sued for ‘Attack on Temple’

September 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bangladesh News

http://www.bangladeshnews.com.bd/2007/09/08/10-jamaat-men-sued-for-attack-on-temple/

A case has been filed against 10 Jamaat leaders and activists at Bera Pora in Santhia upazila for attacking a Hindu temple on September 5.

President of Siddheshwari Puja Mandir Committee Pradip Kumar De filed the case with the local police station Wednesday.

The accused...

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Hindus Upset Over Ban on Holy Dot

September 7, 2007

Author: Amarnath Tewary

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6984065.stm

A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work.

Lakshman Mishra, deputy director of the agriculture department, is accused of breaching a new government dress code.

He says he has worn the mark, or tilak, on his forehead at work for 30 years and it is his religious...

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Nevada Clergy Endorses Hindu Chaplain Zed for Prestigious Award

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YahooNews/ ANI

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070907/139/6kgih.html

Reno (Nevada), Sept.7 (ANI): Nevada Clergy Association has recommended famous Hindu chaplain of Nevada, Rajan Zed, for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the most prestigious award presented by President of India to eminent overseas Indians.

Rajan Zed read the historical first Hindu prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC in July last since its...

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