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Rhode Island Senate & House opened with Hindu mantras & holy water drops

On June 20, both Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives in Providence started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Pennsylvania Senate & House opened with Hindu mantras & holy water drops on June 19

On June 19, both Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives in Harrisburg started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport

An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility.

Zed to open Pennsylvania & Rhode Island Senates & Houses with Hindu prayers

Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Senates and Houses of Representatives will open their June 19 and 20 sessions respectively in Harrisburg and Providence with Hindu mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Indian-origin chef slammed for anti-Islam tweet

An Indian-origin man who is the head chef of a popular Indian restaurant here is facing criticism for his "anti-Islam tweet".

Upset Hindus urge Canada firm “OmBoys” to withdraw apparel showing Lord Ganesh as mechanic & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) based clothing & apparel brand “OmBoys” for immediate withdrawal of various items carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesh shown as a mechanic; calling it highly inappropriate.

Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting 'date'

An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported.

Indian-origin children monopolise Spelling Bee championship for 11th year

For the 11th consecutive year, Indian-origin children have monopolised the National Spelling Bee crown with Karthik Nemmani winning the 2018 championship, beating out five others in the last rounds.

Governor Badnore launches Pavan K. Varma's book ‘Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism's Greatest Thinker'

Former diplomat, Rajya Sabha MP and author, Pavan K. Varma’s latest book, ‘Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker’ was launched by Punjab Governor V.P Singh Badnore at Punjab Raj Bhawan, on Wednesday.

India not prosecuting cow protection vigilantes: US

The US has accused Indian authorities of not prosecuting cow protection vigilantes attacking Muslims suspected of slaughtering the animals or consuming beef amid "reports of hundreds of religiously motivated killings."

One bomber in Canada Indian restaurant attack may be woman: Police

One of the two bombers of an Indian restaurant in this Toronto suburb that left 15 injured last week, was likely a woman, according to Regional Police Superintendent Rob Ryan.

Indian Tricolour at IPL 500 Festival Parade

More than 30,000 spectators lined up the streets of Downtown Indianapolis on the occasion of  IPL 500 Festival Parade to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the 102nd running of the Indy 500.

Punjab CM condemns Toronto Blast as 'Cowardly and Unpardonable"

CHANDIARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condemned the cowardly act of terrorism that left around 15 people injured in an explosion at an Indian restaurant in a Toronto suburb in Canada on Thursday night.

Impressive show at Mahati Music Academy Annual Recital

The Mahati Music Academy 2018 Annual Recital featured a number of devotional songs at he JI-Eun Lee Music Academy, Carmel on Sunday. Indian Classical and Western Violin combined display stole the show. Majority of those who participated today were the Indian Americans who originally belongs to Southern States of India, specially Hyderabad.

Canadian author Harkirat Kaur Chahal's new novel released

LUDHIANA: Canadian author Harkirat Kaur Chahal’s new novel “Thoharan De Phull” was released at a function held in Punjab Agricultural University, here today. This function was organised by Punjabi Sahit Akademi Ludhiana in association with PAU Sahit Sabha. This is Chahal's second novel in the Punjabi language.

British Columbia invites skilled Indians to join thriving tech industry

British Columbia, the Canadian province that is a leader in technology and has one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems in the world, is looking at a shortfall of 30,000 skilled individuals to fill tech-related jobs, with India as an important catchment area for recruiting immigrant talent.

Washington’s Longview City Council to open with Hindu mantras on May 24

City Council of Longview (Washington), incorporated 1924, will start its day on May 24 with Hindu invocation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Oregon’s Jefferson County Board to open with Hindu prayers on May 23

Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County, created 1914, will start its day in Madras (Oregon, USA) on May 23 with Hindu invocation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Hindus concerned at trivialization of Hinduism in Season 2 of “American Gods” TV series

Hindus are urging makers of Emmy-nominated fantasy-drama television series “American Gods” not to trivialize highly revered Hindu goddesses in its upcoming eight-episode Season Two premiering in 2019.

Hindus laud Jericho for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New York schools on Diwali

Welcoming Jericho School District (JSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New York State to close on their most popular festival Diwali.

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