Diaspora

Pakistan tells India don't drag us into your politics

Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and its High Commissioner in New Delhi, saying India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate and termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark as "baseless and irresponsible".

Yoga can reduce risky sex in youth: University of Cincinnati study indicates

A University of Cincinnati (UC) long-term study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies, according to a report published in UC Magazine.

Christian-Jew-Buddhist leaders back Hindu plea of no sacred mandalas on Tampa roads

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jew and Buddhist leaders have backed the Hindu plea that sacred mandalas do not belong on Tampa (Florida) roads; which was recently floated by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed.

Doug Johnson named police chief at IUPUI

Indiana University – Purdue Indianapolis IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Camy Broeker and Indiana University Superintendent of Public Safety Benjamin Hunter have announced the appointment of Doug Johnson as chief of the Indiana University Police Department division at IUPUI. Johnson will lead more than 50 full-time and part-time uniformed officers and detectives beginning January. 1.

Hindu temple proposed at former church building in Chicago suburb

A Hindu temple is being reportedly planned in a building on about 2.4 acres plot in the Chicago suburb Lake in the Hills, which previously housed a Christian church.

Indian-American couple gifts Kennedy Centre $1 mn for India fund

An Indian-American couple has gifted $1 million to the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts to create an India Fund for producing and presenting Indian programming through 2025.

Hindus urge all Virginia schools to offer yoga like a Fairfax County school

Hindus have commended Cherry Run Elementary School (CRES) in Burke (Virginia), an institution of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), for reportedly adopting yoga; calling it a step in the positive direction.

Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine's "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".

Indian-origin US financier killed in Costa Rica shark attack

 An Indian-origin US financier has been killed in a shark attack while scuba diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, officials said.

Hindus stress that sacred mandalas do not belong on Florida roads

Hindus point out that mandalas are sacred symbols and do not belong on the surface of public roads where humans and animals tread, dogs can pee/poo and vehicles trample these under the tires.

Jeet Kaur and Gurj Sidhu adjudged best singers in U.K. Bhangra Awards 2017

INDINAPOLIS: Patiala's Jeet Kaur (supported by Sahib Mehndi Artist)  and Punjabi folk singer United Kingdom born Gurj Sidhu (supported by Angel Records) were voted the best female and male singers, respectively, in the U.K. Bhangra Awards 2017 at the luxurious Regency Banqueting Suite, Birminghamin. Gurj Sidhu earned his second award as his album --– Sentimental Value -- was adjudged the Best Album, supported by by Panoramic Moments.

Hindu Temple opens in Abilene Texas

NEVADA: Recently launched Abilene Hindu Temple (AHT), also known as Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, was reportedly built according to ancient Hindu scriptures and architecture. Main objective of AHT is “to propagate Hindu religion and to perform Hindu rituals”. “Devotees must be on strict vegetarian on visit”, its website states.

SikhPAC chairman GS Khalsa endores Hate Crime Bill

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Actiion Committee (SikhsPAC) Founder and Chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa endorsed pending hate crimes legislation at a press conference held today at the Atrium of the Indiana State Capitol/Statehouse building in Downtown. The event was organized by the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate and included state legislators and representatives of various organizations.

Butler University to honor KP Singh, to receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Dec 16

INDIANAPOLIS: Butler University President James Danko announced that artist, community leader, and 2016 Butler University Legacy Award winner Kanwal Prakash Singh will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and serve as the keynote speaker for Winter Commencement on December 16 at 9:00 a.m in Clowes Memorial Hall.

Dr Shahid Athar presented Interfaith Ambassador 2017 Award

CARMEL (INDIANA): Renowned Endocrinologist Dr  Shahid Athar on Saturday night was felicitated with the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Award 2017 in rocognition to his commitment and devotion to the  building of Interfaith relationship, during the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Carmel Christian Church which was sponsored by Carmel Interfaith Alliance.

India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority

 Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.

Construction of $4 million “Northpole” Hindu Temple in Canada to begin in May

NEVADA: Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society (SMCS) reportedly plans to launch construction of Canada's northernmost Hindu temple in Fort McMurray (Alberta) on a two-acre plot in May 2018 and finish in October 2019, costing about four million dollars.

A ''Rising" Suraj in American politics

INDIANAPOLIS: Entrepreneur by profession Suraj Patel has decided to add another chapter to his career by joining politics and is a candidate for Congress from New York's 12th District.

Bhangra attracts attention in Indy Internatonal Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: The three-day 41st Annual Indy International Festival conclued amidst riot of colour at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair. At the end of the lively cultural programmes presented by the artists settled here from different countries, Parade of Nations was the culmination. Each contingent carried their flags of their countries they were born.

Upset Hindus urge Charlotte clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Charlotte (North Carolina) based fashion activewear company “GearBunch” for immediate withdrawal of leggings, capris and bedding carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.

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