Hinduism

Congress Celebrates Life of Sikh Leader at Special Reception

May 11, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/CongressCelebratesSSS

On May 11, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the late Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan, was honored today at a special reception at the US Capitol in Washington DC. It commemorated last month’s unanimous passage of a bipartisan Congressional Resolution honoring his life and influence. US Senators and Representatives, members of the US...

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Hindu Woman Claims Religious and Sexual Bias in Tenure Denial

May 7, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1351611,00050001.htm

On May 7, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a former Albright College religion Professor who is a practicing Hindu has filed a federal lawsuit accusing administrators of denying her tenure because of sexual and religious discrimination. Roxanne Gupta said Provost David Stinebeck departed from standard procedure when he recommended that she be denied tenure during the 2002-03...

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World Hindu Council Leader Shot Dead

May 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4520505.stm

On May 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "A prominent Hindu leader has been shot dead in south-western Nepal. Narayan Pokharel, president of the Nepal branch of the World Hindu Council, died when six gunmen opened fire in the district of Rupandehi. No one has admitted carrying out the attack. However, police say the manner in which it was carried out hints at the involvement of Maoist rebels. The right-...

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Women, Faith and Activism Usher New Movement

May 5, 2005

Source: Womens eNews

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2283

On May 5, 2005 Womens eNews reported, "organizers of the Harvard University-based Pluralism Project, which documents this country's changing religious landscape, believe Al-Marayati represents a growing, grass-roots activism led by women who seek to enact social change and who carry their deep faith into every aspect of their lives. Although there is no way to quantify the increased involvement,...

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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Issue Surfaces in Elections

May 4, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/05/04/stories/2005050407401400.htm

On May 4, 2005 The Hindu reported, "The 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India have emerged as a significant issue in Britain's general election campaign. Sikh voters are seeking a commitment from candidates that, if elected, they will help the victims get justice from the Indian Government.

There is widespread anger among the country's 7,00,000-strong Sikhs that more than 20 years...

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Government Gives Grant to Hindu Council

May 1, 2005

Source: Daily Excelsior

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/05may02/inter.htm#2

On May 1, 2005 the Daily Excelsior reported, "Britain has sanctioned a grant of 35,400 pounds to the Hindu Council, UK, part of which would be used for its cultural projects for children.

Parliamentary under Secretary of State, Fiona Mactaggart, said the grant was for meeting the cost of the Hindu Council website and its pilot cultural projects for children, according to...

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Monks Oppose Giving Control of Tsunami Aid to Rebels

April 29, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=444592005

On April 29, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious leaders in Sri Lanka have fiercely opposed handing over tsunami aid to rebel fighters. A political party led by several of the country’s powerful Buddhist monks has opposed a government move to give partial control of foreign tsunami aid to the Tamil Tiger rebels. The rebels have continued to target those opposed to them and cannot...

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Hindu Theme Park to be Built in Pilgrimage Town of Haridwar

April 28, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4494747.stm

On April 28, 2005 BBC News reported, "Its backers describe it as the 'world's biggest ever mythological theme park.' Hindu gods such as Ram, Hanuman and Krishna will be the central attractions for a 'Disneyland on the Ganges' in India. The aim of the 25 acre park, called Gangadham, is to recreate great moments in Hindu mythology through hi-tech rides, an animated mythological museum, a 'temple city,'...

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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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Hindu Leader Swami Ranganathananda Dies at 96

April 26, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/04/26/stories/2005042603881200.htm

On April 26, 2005 The Hindu reported, "Renowned scholar, philosopher and president of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Ranganathananda, passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 96. He was ailing for some time. The end came at 3.50 p.m. His mortal remains will be consigned to the flames on Tuesday at the mission headquarters at Belurmath, on the outskirts of the city...

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Tamil Tigers Spray Gunfire in Hindu Temple

April 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15077761%255E1702,00.html

On April 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have sprayed gunfire during a Hindu temple ceremony in eastern Sri Lanka, wounding four people, including two school girls, the defence ministry said in a statement. The attackers rode a motorcycle and opened fire while devotees were taking part in a religious...

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