Diaspora

Indiana Senate session begins with Sikh Prayers

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Action Committee founder chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who originally hails from Kurukshetra (India) opened the Indiana State Senate session on Monday  with Sikh prayers at the Indiana State House, Downtown, here.

Hindus urge all Pennsylvania schools to close on Diwali, after Council Rock okays Diwali holiday

Welcoming Council Rock School District (CRSD) for declaring holiday on November seven, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Pennsylvania to close on this day, when their most popular festival Diwali falls this year.

Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors opened with Hindu mantras

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City, founded in 1858, began its day on February 15 with ancient Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism.

Christian-Hindu-Jewish-Buddhist leaders in Nevada jointly condemn Florida school massacre

Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist leaders in Nevada strongly condemned the Florida school massacre, which reportedly killed 17 and injured many today.

Indian-origin man on death row in Singapore set free

A Malaysia-based Indian-origin man, on death row for drug possession in Singapore, has been acquitted by the country's Supreme Court.

Wayfair removes Ganesha cutting board & apologizes within 24 hrs of Hindu protest

Boston headquartered online home giant Wayfair removed the cutting board carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha and apologized within less than 24 hours after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”.

Upset Hindus urge Wayfair to withdraw Lord Ganesha cutting board & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Boston headquartered online home giant Wayfair for immediate withdrawal of cutting board carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.

Vatican Library carries 15 books on Yoga

 Vatican Library carries 15 printed books on the topic of yoga, including an 1897 edition.

Modi to lay foundation stone for Abu Dhabi's first Indian temple

ABU DHABI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday lay the foundation stone for the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates' capital, which is home to a huge Indian diaspora.

Indian-American killed, another injured in US shootings

An Indian-American man was killed and another man was critically injured when a convicted gunman opened fire at two convenience stores, minutes apart, in the US state of Georgia.

Hindus welcome inflight yoga launch by Cathay Pacific Airways

Hindus have welcomed the reported launch of “Travel Well with Yoga” program in all the routes of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines, thus bringing yoga to the sky.

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia during 2011-2016, raising the numbers of Hindus to 440,300; according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release referring to 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Quebec’s Hindu temple to launch $1.75 million expansion project

Hindu-Mandir in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Quebec, Canada) is reportedly planning to launch $1.75 million expansion project in the near future.

Hindus welcome W. Virginia University offering free yoga classes to reduce students’ stress

 Hindus have welcomed West Virginia University (WVU), a public research-intensive university in Morgantown, for offering free yoga and meditation classes to reduce the increasing stress experienced by students; and are urging all US universities/colleges to offer such free yoga-meditation programs.

Hindus upset at Toyota Super Bowl ad for belittling Hinduism

Hindus are upset at Toyota Tundra Super Bowl halftime commercial “We're All One Team”, apparently attempting to show unity of world religions, for failure to include representation of Hinduism, world’s third largest religion.

Indian-origin Google AR executive joins Facebook

Nikhil Chandhok, Indian-origin Director of Product for Augmented Reality (AR) at Google, is joining Facebook to lead product management of its camera team working on AR.

Hindus urge Switzerland Govt. to mandate listing of gelatine source on food, which many times is beef

 Hindus are urging Switzerland Government and its Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) to mandate food manufacturers to mention the source of gelatine, if used in the product, on its “Ingredients” label.

NY Mayor's bribe attempt: Indian-American restaurateur pleads guilty

A leading Indian-American restaurateur, Harendra Singh, has pleaded guilty in secret court proceedings to trying to bribe New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to court documents, the media reported.

Leading Indian American tax expert honoured with Hind Rattan award

Leading Indian American tax consultant and certified public accountant Neeraj Bhatia has been conferred with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award for 2018.

Hindus welcome Nelson as new Mormon President

Hindus have welcomed the announcement today of Dr. Russell M. Nelson, 93, internationally renowned surgeon and medical researcher, as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), also known as Mormon Church.

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