Hinduism

Hindu Temple Burns Down in Orange County, Caused by Electrical Problem

March 13, 2006

Source: WFTV.com

http://www.wftv.com/news/7962923/detail.html

On March 13, 2006 WFTV.com reported, "State investigators said they believe an electrical problem sparked a fire at a Hindu temple in Orange County. It's still standing, but on the inside the damage is extensive. Worshippers hope to return Sunday to salvage what they can and clean up... For nearly two decades, the Shanti Mandir on 31st Street has sat in the center of a growing Hindu community. It's name, Shanti,...

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Hindu Temple Opens in Plano

March 12, 2006

Source: The Courier-Gazette

http://www.courier-gazette.com/articles/2006/03/12/news/news03.txt

On March 12, 2006 The Courier-Gazette reported, "Just months after a prayer meeting got the ball rolling early last summer, a new Hindu temple will be established in Plano this week. The final steps in the installation of the deity will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sri Ganesha Temple at 910 W. Plano Parkway... After some research, it was...

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Hindus in Daytona Beach to Build New Temple

March 11, 2006

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal

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On March 11, 2006 Daytona Beach News-Journal reported, "Suryakant 'Sam' Patel watched coverage of President Bush's visit to India on a satellite television behind the reception counter at his Ocean Holiday Motel. Besides keeping in touch with his homeland, Patel wants to bring a fixture of his native culture to Daytona Beach. Patel is president of the Hindu Cultural Association of Daytona Beach, which has...

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Incumbent Trustees of the Hindu Temple Society Elected to Board

March 10, 2006

Source: The Becket Fund

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On March 10, 2006 The Becket Fund reported, "In a resounding victory for the Hindu Temple Society of Queens, New York, all of the candidates representing the incumbent Temple Trustees won election to the Board. Justice Golia of the New York Supreme Court announced the results at a hearing today in Queens. Voters had 11 votes each to distribute among over 200 candidates. The highest number of votes went to Dr. Uma...

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Hindu Group Formed at DC Military Center

March 10, 2006

Source: DCmilitary.com

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On March 10, 2006 DCmilitary.com reported, "On Friday afternoons around lunchtime, a small group gathers in the Bolling Chapel Center to discuss one of the oldest religions in the world - Hinduism. While there isn't a Hindu chaplain in the Air Force, the group fills the void with guest speakers, discussions about the religion, vegetarian cooking lessons and, eventually, meditation and yoga."

Final Decisions on California Textbooks Included Additional Changes

March 9, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

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On March 9, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "The California State Board of Education approved a few additional changes to the proposed textbooks for social studies at the conclusion of its meeting today. They took public testimony on a proposed slate of change, or 'edits,' which was the result of a committee meeting of February 27... An excellent presentation by Janeshwari Devi of the Vedic Foundation, which had spearheaded the effort to revise the books along...

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Hindus Donate Food to Relieve Famine

March 9, 2006

Source: The Standard

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On March 9, 2006 The Standard reported, "The Hindu Council of Kenya has donated about Sh5 million worth of foodstuff to famine ravaged areas. The council has also appealed to its branches and member institutions to heed the national call for famine relief. The secretary general Sunil Shah, told The Standard that the project mostly targeted schools in drought-stricken areas. 'Our theme for this programme is "Education for food". The drought situation has...

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Hindu American Foundation Plans to File Suit Against California Board of Education Over Textbook Process

March 9, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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On March 9, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), through its law firm, has been in continual correspondence with the California State Board of Education (SBE) and California Department of Education (CDE) for the past several months demanding a fair and open process in the textbook adoption process. HAF became involved after two Hindu groups, the Hindu...

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Bombs Rock Varanasi, Suspected as Sectarian Violence

March 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/international/asia/08india.html

On March 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "In what the police called a terrorist attack, apparently coordinated explosions in Varanasi, the Hindu holy city, killed at least 15 people on Tuesday evening and injured dozens more, raising the familiar specter of sectarian violence. The first blast came as devotees gathered for evening prayer at a 16th-century...

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A Compromise in the California Textbook Controversy

March 3, 2006

Source: Pacific News/India-West

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=6d7fd82d03a4981040f985cc4f279604

On March 3, 2006 India-West reported, "Following an impassioned, emotionally charged meeting here Feb. 27 at the California Department of Education, where hundreds of Indian Americans presented their views in front of a Board of Education subcommittee, the five-member panel unanimously voted to...

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Textbook Edits Go to State Board, Some Hindus Displeased

March 1, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

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On March 1, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "A special committee Monday unanimously recommended the approval of a slew of proposed edits and corrections for sixth-grade history and social science textbooks, paving the way for a final battle over the interpretation of the ancient history of India at a State Board of Education meeting March 8. More than 160 people, mostly Indo-Americans from all over California, attended the meeting, which included nearly four...

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