Diaspora

Upset Hindus urge New York online retailer to withdraw Lord Ganesha shoes-socks-leggings

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Upset Hindus are urging Brooklyn (New York) headquartered online retailer KR Store for immediate withdrawal of various shoes, sneakers, socks and leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.

Hoosier Sikhs to celebrate first National Sikh Day on May 15

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Hoosier Sikhs will celebrate the inaugural National Sikh Day on the Holiest Sikh festival of Vaisakhi (creation of Khalsa by the 10th Sikhs Guru Shree Gobind Singh in 1699) with Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on May 15 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 pm at the Indiana State House. 
Sikhs Political and Action Committee (SikhsPAC) founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa said that invitations have been extended to all prominent elected officials of Indiana, including mayors of many cities across the state.

US Supreme Court to hear case on citizenship revocation

Punjab News Express/Ashok Easwaran
CHICAGO : The United States Supreme Court is to begin hearing oral arguments on April 26 in a case which could set a precedent in the revocation of American citizenship of naturalized citizens and is of paramount significance to thousands of Indian residents.

Brandeis University has Hindu altar with images of Ganesh-Krishna-Shiva-Saraswati-Ram

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : The Hindu altar in the Dharmic Prayer Space in Brandeis University (BU) in Waltham (Massachusetts) has images of deities Ganesh, Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Ram parivar and Saraswati.

Yoga becoming popular in Zimbabwe

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Yoga is reportedly becoming popular in Zimbabwe.Reports suggest that there are over a dozen yoga studios and fitness-pilates studios/gyms/health-club/sports-club/wellness-centre offering yoga in Harare.

Hindus to perform elaborate ancient fire ritual in South Africa for peace

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Hindus will reportedly light 108 fires as a part of ancient Vedic ritual yajna in a sports ground in Port Shepstone town of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa on “Freedom Day” (South Africa’s national day on April 27).

Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US

Punjab News Express
WASHINTON : The vexed issue of restrictions on American H-1B visas has been taken up with the US administration by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his ongoing visit to the US, an Indian official said on Friday.

A histroric day for Hoosier Sikhs

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : It was a histroic day for Hoosier Sikhs as it was for the first time in Indiana that a "Sikh Resolution" was introduced and passed on April 20, 2017 in the Indiana State Senate 200 West Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana, on the occasion of Vaisakhi as "National Sikh Day." The resolution was introduced by Senator Aaron Freeman. The Senate recognizes and acknowledgesg the significant contributions that American Sikhs have made across the United States and to the State of Indiana on this great occasion of Vaisakhi as "National Sikh Day." 

Christian-Jew-Buddhist leaders support the idea of “Hindu Prayer Room” at Frankfurt Airport

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jew and Buddhist leaders have backed the idea of establishing a “Hindu Prayer Room” at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany; the idea which was recently floated by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed.

Duke University students adopt yoga as a protest form

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Some graduate students of prestigious Duke University (DU) reportedly used yoga as a protest form to bring back free gym access for fourth and fifth-year students and exhibit how strongly they felt about the issue.

Duke University students adopt yoga as a protest form

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Some graduate students of prestigious Duke University (DU) reportedly used yoga as a protest form to bring back free gym access for fourth and fifth-year students and exhibit how strongly they felt about the issue.

Australia to abolish 457 immigration work visas

Punjab News Express
CANBERRA : The government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has adopted a new "Australians first" approach to skilled migration, announcing it will abolish the controversial 457 visa programme for temporary skilled migrants.

Sikh group launches TV campaign to educate Americans about Sikhism

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Appalled by the widespread ignorance of Sikhism that sparks hate crimes, a Sikh organisation has launched a $1.5 million TV campaign to educate Americans about the faith and how the religion's values of tolerance and equality reflect that of the nation, according to its promoters.

Indian students will continue to be in demand in the US

Punjab News Express
HYDERABAD : Indian students will continue to be in demand in the United States as they have been gaining advanced knowledge and technical skills, experts feel.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh wont meet Canadian defence minister, calls him Khalistani

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Dubbing the Canadian Defence Minister a `Khalistani sympathiser’, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he would not meet the Indo-Canadian during his expected visit to India later this month.

Small plane loses contact in Indonesia

Punjab News Express
JAKARTA : A small plane with several people on board lost contact on Wednesday in Papua province in eastern Indonesia, the Indonesian Transport Ministry told Xinhua.

Indians become biggest migrant group in Victoria: Census

Punjab News Express
SYDNEY
 : Indian people are Victoria's biggest migrant group for the first time in history, Australia's national census has found.

Washington DC ice hockey team offering free “Playoff Stress” yoga classes to fans

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : The 2016-17 Presidents’ Trophy winners Washington DC based professional ice hockey team Washington Capitals (Caps) is offering free yoga sessions held in the morning of each Caps game day in upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs April 12 to 26.

Hindus world’s largest religious group—according to 6% Americans

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Six percent of Americans say the world's largest religious group is currently Hindus, according to a demographic study “The Changing Global Religious Landscape” posted by fact tank Pew Research Center on April five.

German researchers find Yoga helpful for patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : A team of Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen researchers found that patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, assigned to 12 supervised 90-minute weekly sessions of yoga, had a greater increase in quality of life and reduced activity of their colitis; according to a release issued on April five.

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