Hinduism

U.S. Congressman Helps Launch Book Detailing Hindu Temples in America

July 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

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On July 27, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "Author K. Panchapakesanand and U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina, jointly released 'Bharat Rekha in America,' a guide to 53 Hindu Temples in 33 American states. In his welcoming address, Congressman Wilson lauded the efforts of Mr. Panchapakesanand for publishing such an outstanding book which will help the Hindu Community in America. In his address, the author highlighted the two...

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Hindus Make Progress in Protecting Temples

July 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

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On July 27, 2006 Hindu Press International published a press release by Datuk A. Vaithilingam Chairman Special Committee on Temples and President Malaysia Hindu Sangam: "The first meeting of the City Hall Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) Liaison Committee Regarding Places of Worship (non-Muslims) was held on Monday this week at the DBKL...The meeting comprising various officials of the DBKL, FT Land Office, Malaysia Hindu Sangam Special Temples Committee, MIC [...

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Hindu Heritage Camp Celebrates 21st Anniversary

July 26, 2006

Source: Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America

http://www.vhp-america.org/press/pr_2006-07-27_01.htm

On July 26, 2006 the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America reported, "When was the last time 150 youths got together, went canoeing and played garba-raas (an Indian traditional dance) in the same day? The 21st annual Houston area Hindu Heritage Camp was a success with a record number of campers, ages 7 to 17, attending. Campers participated in several physical activities such as...

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Hindu Temples Destroyed in Kashmir to be Reconstructed

July 25, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International/Rediff

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/27.shtml#2

On July 25, 2006 Rediff reported, "An amalgam of 16 Kashmiri Pandit Organizations have formed a trust for restoration and reconstruction of over 200 temples and shrines destroyed by Islamic militancy in the valley and demanded financial aid from the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir... He... urged Kashmiri Muslims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to...

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Government Announces Rehabilitation Plan for Victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

July 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1750574,000900010004.htm

On July 22, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Uttar Pradesh government has announced a rehabilitation package for the victims of 1984 Sikh riots in the light of the recommendations of the Nanavati Commission. Ex-gratia relief would be distributed among the riot victims under the package, official sources said on...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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Columbia Hindu Temple Holds Fundraiser Concert

July 21, 2006

Source: The Missouran

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=20724

On July 21, 2006 The Missouran reported, "In its first large-scale fundraiser since it opened in September, the Hindu Temple and Community Center of Mid-Missouri will host a morning concert of classical Indian music by singer Sandhya Pandurangi. Organizers hope that, in addition to raising money for the temple, the event will increase the visibility of Indian culture in Columbia, temple...

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Policy Offered Up to Protect Hindu Temples

July 19, 2006

Source: Telugu Portal

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8233

On July 19, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, " The Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) has come up wit a set of guidelines to save Hindu temples from demolition in the country The move comes after civic authorities demolished 12 temples in Klang Valley in western Malaysia during the past few months to make way for...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Glasgow

July 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/5194412.stm

On July 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "The opening of a new Hindu temple in Glasgow will be marked with five days of 'great pomp and show'. The temple, in the city's west end officially opens on Wednesday evening and celebrations will run until Sunday. Organisers said people from all over the globe including devotees, high priests, scholars and religious leaders...

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