Hinduism

Update: Plans Approved for Hindu Temple in Apple Valley

March 2, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208%257E12588%257E2741851,00.html?search=filter#top

On March 2, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "Hindus rejoiced Wednesday night as plans were approved for the only Hindu temple between Riverside and Las Vegas. The five-member Planning Commission unanimously voted to reverse its January rejection of the Krishna Valley Temple [on] Apple Valley Road. The...

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Ground is Broken for New Hindu Temple in Austin

February 24, 2005

Source: News 8 Austin

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=131487

On February 24, 2005 News 8 Austin reported, "the Hindu Community has taken a major step to bring a temple to Austin. It took a long time planning and securing money for the land but on Wednesday the ground was broken in East Travis County. The groundbreaking ceremony was three years in the making. But Austin’s 11,000 Hindu families now have 76 acres...

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India’s "Hugging Saint" to Build 300 Houses in Sri Lanka for Tsunami Victims

February 17, 2005

Source: Kerala Next/India News

http://www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=119877

On February 17, 2005 the India News reported, "Indian Spiritual leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), who is in Colombo on a three-day visit to console thousands of tsunami victims, has pledged to build 300 houses for the tsunami survivors. Amma, well-known for showering divine love on everyone equally through her embrace, yesterday arrived in Sri Lanka on the invitation...

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Commission for Minorities Urges Report on Anti-Sikh Riots Made Public

February 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050211/main6.htm

On February 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides several Sikh leaders, today urged the government to make the report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots public. Voicing suspicion over contents of the report, 'leaked' to a TV channel, and its submission after the Haryana poll, they expressed fear that the Congress-led...

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Hindu School Thrives in London

February 10, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/schools/story.jsp?story=609413

On February 10, 2005 The Independent reported, "The Swaminarayan School, the only Hindu school in the Independent Schools Council, has blended the unchanging values of an ancient faith with the relentless demands of modern education, to create a warm and happy school - with exam results to die for... But back in the 1980s the picture was very different. The school, in...

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Update: Commission Chairman Submits Reports on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

February 9, 2005

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=41766

On February 9, 2005 Express India reported, "More than 20 years after an estimated 3,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots in the national capital, a commission of inquiry today submitted a 185-page report to the government containing findings on whether any political party had organised the riots. Justice G T Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, submitted the two-volume...

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St. Andrews Center to Study Religion and Politics, Examine Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Presence

February 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4246559.stm

On February 8, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The link between religion and politics is to be examined by a new research centre at St Andrews University. One of the key projects at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP) will examine Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist communities in Scotland. The centre will be launched on Thursday with a lecture by Dr Mario Aguilar, the dean of...

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Women's Undergarments Draw Protest by Hindu Leaders

February 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1013700.cms

On February 7, 2005 The Times of India reported, "an American online store selling women's undergarments featuring images of Hindu Gods and religious icons has angered members of the community who have demanded their immediate withdrawal from the website. In an ad for women's thongs, Cafe-Press.com has on display hundred per cent cotton 'Hindu God Shiva classic...

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Muslim Woman Entitled to Maintenance Under Hindu Law

February 4, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1228325,00080001.htm

On February 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ruling that women of the minority community cannot be discriminated against in the matter of providing alimony, the Allahabad High Court has asked one Islam to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. Asking Islam to pay Rs 1,000 as alimony to his wife, Fatima, Justice SN Srivastava held that the Hindu...

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Apple Valley Planning Commission to Rehear Arguments for Hindu Temple

February 3, 2005

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2005/110744044647632.html

On February 3, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "Hindus will get a second shot at presenting their plans for a temple on Apple Valley Road to the Town Planning Commission. By a unanimous vote, the Planning Commission decided to re-hear arguments for allowing the construction of a 7,950-square-foot Hindu temple and an adjoining community center on March 2. Several members of the community spoke...

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First Indian-American Congressman Honored by US Cabinet

February 2, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1008850.cms

On February 2, 2005 The Times of India reported, "the US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to honour Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American member of the US Congress. The House yesterday voted 410-0 in favour of the 'Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building Designation' bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which was tabled to...

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USC Hindu Student Community Continues to Grow

February 2, 2005

Source: Daily Trojan

http://www.dailytrojan.com/news/2005/02/02/Lifestyle/Religions.Of.The.World.CampusStyle-848969.shtml

On February 2, 2005 the Daily Trojan reported, "the student community at USC is widely respected as wonderfully diverse in cultural, ethnic and political senses, but one often-overlooked feature is its religious diversity. From the Hindu Student Organization to the Muslim Students Association, from...

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Hindu Youth Leader Speaks Out Against Swastika Ban

February 2, 2005

Source: Hindu Youth Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/circular21.htm

On February 2, 2005 the Hindu Youth Council UK posted a column by Preeti Raichura, chair of the Hindu Youth UK Leicester, regarding the proposed swastika ban by the UK government. Raichura writes, "For thousands of years the Swastika has been used in the name of Goodness, Purity, Love and tolerance. But the true meaning of the Swastika has been diminished by the rein of the Nazi's. Once a symbol that...

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Apple Valley Residents Advise Commission Against Hindu Temple

January 31, 2005

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2005/110718138232245.html

On January 31, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "neighbors of a proposed Hindu temple off Apple Valley and Ottawa roads are asking the Planning Commission to just say no. Local Hindus asked the Planning Commission for permission to build a 7,950-square-foot religious temple two weeks ago, but were denied. Commissioners cited the increase of traffic and the building's non-conforming architecture as...

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