Hinduism

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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Jains Debate Non-Hindu Status

June 20, 2006

Source: Hindu Voice

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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 of the term Hindu. This definition naturally included...

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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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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

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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 customary ceremony performed to ask Mother Earth for permission and blessings before breaking ground on a...

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Bridgewater Hindu Leaders Determined to Build Temple, Despite Three Zoning Rejections

June 18, 2006

Source: Newsday.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--templeexpansion0618jun18,0,3909385.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey

On June 18, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Leaders of the Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple [in Bridgewater] want to expand its cultural center, and despite being thrice denied by the...

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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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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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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Demolition of Hindu Temple in Lahore

June 15, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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On June 15, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) bemoaned the destruction of the last Hindu temple in Lahore, Pakistan. At the time of the partition of India in 1947 Lahore was known as one of the centers of culture and cosmopolitanism. Soon thereafter its great artists, musicians, and its Hindu and Sikh populations either moved voluntarily out of that...

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Indian Government Protests Destruction of Hindu Temple in Pakistan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Times of India

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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. He said the issue had also been raised with the Pakistan high...

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Zoning Board Approves Hindu Temple in Parsippany

June 15, 2006

Source: Daily Record

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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 Iracane and Brad E. Muniz voted against the plan. The vote came after more than three hours of sworn testimony from...

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Hindu American Foundation Supports New Jersey Family Targeted in Hate Crime

June 15, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

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On June 15, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation expressed dismay and shock at the hate attack on a Hindu family in Wayne, New Jersey on June 1, 2006. The home of the family of five was defaced with anti-Hindu and anti-Indian epithets spray-painted across their driveway and house. Earlier in January, the family had been targeted with hate mail as well as...

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Spartanburg-Area Artists Create Art of Krishna and Arjuna for Hindu Temple

June 14, 2006

Source: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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On June 14, 2006 The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported, "When a local Hindu community wanted help in decorating its temple with ancient religious images, members got the expertise of an artist and a business owner to help them. Donna Nyzio, a Greenville artist, and George Arnold, who owns Durable Designs Ltd., Custom Laser Etching of Greer, weren't familiar with the Hindu culture when they started on the...

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Hindu Temple Attacked, Robbed

June 14, 2006

Source: FijiVillage.com

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On June 14, 2006 FijiVillage.com reported, "Police are looking for unknown people who broke into a Hindu Temple in Samabula yesterday morning.

Samabula police confimed that the 'Shiv Mandir' was targeted by thieves who got away with cash, jewellery and other items.

It has also been confirmed that the men urinated in front of the religious idols before fleeing the scene.

Police are calling on the members of the public to...

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