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Hindus urge England brewery to apologize & change beer labels named after Krishna

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Congleton (Cheshire, England) based microbrewery Cheshire Brewhouse to apologize and re-name and re-label its two Govinda (another name for Lord Krishna) beers carrying sacred Hindu symbol Om; calling it highly inappropriate.

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

NEW YORK:  While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access for the life saving insulin.

Can managing cholesterol reduce Alzheimer's risk?

NEW YORK: Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease.

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

TORONTO: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

About 400 Gather to Honor 10 Shining Stars at the New England Choice Awards Gala 2018

WALTHAM, MA:  About 400 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators, community leaders and New England Patriots owner and Kraft Group Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft gathered on Friday, October 26, at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA, to honor 10 shining stars of the Indian-American community in New England. Organized by INE MultiMedia, Inc., in collaboration with INDIA New England News, the New England Choice Awards 2018 also honored Mr. Kraft for his service to sportsmanship, and community.

Miss India USA 2017 Shree Saini will be guest at Diwali celebration in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian-born Punjabi American Shree Saini, a Washington state resident, who was crowned Miss India USA 2017, will be the guest at the Diwali Celebrations being organised by India Association of Indianapolis   on November 10 at Murat Theater, Old National Center, 502 N New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Holiday for students in 27 New Jersey school districts on Diwali

NEVADA, USA: Over 27 school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November seven, the day of most popular Indian festival Diwali. This festival is celebrated in India by Hindus and Sikhs.

Venkaiah Naidu opens Global Expo Botswana 2018

GABORONE: Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah has said that India and Botswana were amongst the fastest growing economies in the world, with growth rates of over 7 per cent a year, adding that their bilateral trade had increased by an impressive 27 per cent over the period of one year.

US journalist alleges rape by Akbar, he says it was consensual

NEW DELHI: Journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar, who quit as Union Minister after charges of sexual harassment by many journalists, has now been accused of rape by US journalist Pallavi Gogoi. Akbar said they had a "consensual relationship" even as his wife accused Gogoi of lying.

Hindus seek apology from Campbell’s for linking Diwali with beef

NEVADA: Hindus are seeking apology from global food company Campbell’s for listing a beef recipe under “Diwali Inspired Recipes” stating “Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, this autumn with Campbell’s Kitchen’s collection of inspired recipes” on their website.

Gurinder Khalsa to feature in short film "Singh' in USA

him to make difficult choices between his lifelong religious beliefs and his family. This request, the choices he made, and the resulting Congressional actions are the subject of a new short film, “Singh,” currently in post production in Indianapolis. The flight for freedom of religious expression to be the subject of new film "Singh" scheduled to be released on January 19, 2019.

Indo-Canadians pledge $7mn to build hostels for poor children in India

TORONTO: Indo-Canadian expatriates have donated more than $7 million dollars to a Toronto-based non-profit organisation which builds and runs education hostels in rural India.

Two jailed for Indian origin man's fatal stabbing in UK

LONDON: Two men who were convicted earlier this year of fatally stabbing an Indian-origin man in west London's Southall suburb have been sentenced to a total of 40 years in jail.

Autumn is greeting the Punjabi NRIs

Believe me, we had a very treachrous summer in Punjab in 2016. Those who do not believe in global warming, this summer really highlighted and proved it beyond doubt the extreme ill effects of deforestation and global warming. Summer in Punjab pre-poned itself and started in the last week of March, instead of the normal month of April. 

Message 'We are Sikh' was delivered by tying over 300 turbans

INDIANAPOLIS: Leaders of all major religions of the world shared a common stage to loudly and clearly sent a powerful message  to learn, understand and respect the other religions for religiously and peaceful living together. The religious leaders from different faiths prayed in their own language and explained about their religion/community during the Festival of Faiths, organized by Center for Inter-faith Cooperation at Veterans Memorial Plaza and Indiana War Memorial, Downtown here.

Indian man charged in Dubai for groping woman

DUBAI:  A Dubai court has charged an Indian man with groping a woman while she was walking late at night.

$ 100,000 boost launches countdown to 2019 Australian Sikh Games

MELBOURNE: The Andrews Labor Government has announced a $100,000 events package to assist with the staging of the 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games – the premier sporting and cultural event of the Australian Sikh community. The  Annual Australian Sikh Games will be held from April 19 to 21  in Casey.

Hindus urge Chile brewery to withdraw goddess Kali beer & apologize

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Valdivia (Chile) based Cerveza Bundor craft brewery to apologize and retire its “Kali IPA” beer carrying the reimagined image of Hindu goddess Kali; calling it highly inappropriate.

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains on England’s Windermere Lake

Hindus are urging for the creation of a dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over Windermere Lake, England's largest lake and part of English Lake District World Heritage Site.

Delhi SAD leader Manjit Singh GK thrashed in Yuba city in USA

YUBA CITY, USA: President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh GK was attacked in Yuba City of California state in USA allegedly by radical Sikhs who blamed SAD(Badal) leaders responsible for sacrilege of Guru Grnath Sahib in Punjab.

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