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US President & Congress urged to declare August as “Indo-American Heritage Month”

Indo-Americans have urged US President Barack Obama and US Congress to declare August as “Indo-American Heritage Month” to celebrate and commemorate the extraordinary contributions of Americans of India origin. Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it would be an appropriate honor for the contributions made by many Americans who traced their heritage to India and who brought its vibrant culture to USA. Zed, who is Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, further says that Indo-Americans have become leaders in every fac

Hindus greet Jews on Sukkot

Hindus have sent early greetings to Jewish communities world over for Jewish autumn festival Sukkot (Festival of Booths), which begins on September 22 this year. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on the upcoming Sukkot; wishing happiness, health, peace, joy, prosperity, blessings and good times to all the Jews. Rajan Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world.

Disney India to distribute select UTV Motion Pictures titles through Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY INDIA TO DISTRIBUTE SELECT UTV MOTION PICTURES TITLES THROUGH WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT Mumbai, India, July 27, 2010: The Walt Disney Company India and UTV Motion Pictures today announced an agreement whereby The Walt Disney Studios will handle home entertainment distribution for some of the key titles from the UTV Motion Pictures studio.

European Union urged to defend Roma

Hindus are asking European Union to come to the defense of helpless European Roma (Gypsy) when various countries of Europe were expelling them and dismantling their settlements. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that “Decade of Roma Inclusion”, launched with big fanfare in 2005, had failed to deliver any solid results, and Roma reportedly continued being used as scapegoat for failures of societies and economies of various countries of Europe. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that France and Italy stubbornl

Toronto Film Festival Audience Impressed By Dhobi Ghat

Toronto Film Festival Audience Impressed By Dhobi Ghat

September 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao’s directorial debut movie Dhobi Ghat was premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on the night September 10th. The entire cast of the movie was present at the screening of the movie at the city’s Elgin Garden Theatres and the audience was totally taken by its artistry and fluidity.

Compensation demanded for maltreated Roma in France & Italy

Hindus have asked European Commission (EC) to demand adequate compensation from France and Italy for Roma (Gypsy) communities whose settlements were demolished and/or they were deported. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that France and Italy seemed to be defying the pressure and continuing with their maltreatment of Roma. It was time for EC to show some guts and censure France and Italy.

Welcoming footballer Ricky Williams to Hinduism, Hindus ask NFL to make yoga part of player training

Welcoming well known American football player Ricky Williams to Hinduism fold, Hindus have suggested inclusion of yoga into practice routine of National Football League (NFL) teams. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed applauded Errick Lynne "Ricky" Williams Jr., running back for the Miami Dolphins of NFL, for turning his life around and resurrecting his career reportedly through spirituality, yoga, meditation and ayurveda. His spiritual journey, which reportedly transformed him to a healthy warrior at the ripe age of 33, could prove inspiring to other players.

Hindus ask for Britain’s apology for millions of starvation deaths of 1943 famine

Hindus want Britain to tender a formal apology to India and relatives of affected families for reportedly about three million starvation deaths in the great famine of 1943. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that if allegations mentioned in Madhusree Mukerjee’s recent book “Churchill's secret war: the British empire and the ravaging of India during World War II” (Basic Books, New York) were true, Britain should tender a formal apology for what was described as a preventable catastrophe caused by intentional negligence of Britain. Th

Hindus ask European Commission to take France to Court over Roma “witch hunt”

Hindus want European Commission (EC) to censure France and take it to Court of Justice of the European Union regarding its apparent “witch-hunt” against Roma (Gypsy) community. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, criticized EC for timid and delayed response on Roma expulsions and appearing to tone down the issue and added that EC, which was supposed be the guardian of European treaties, had failed to do its job on freedom of movement issues and protecting minority rights. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that EC

Hindus tell Japan to “wake up & re-charter its path” in view of high suicide rates

Hindus have suggested Japan to “rethink and re-plan its course” in view of its having one of the highest suicide rates. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that despite being world’s second-largest economy, remarkable growth, source of global capital and credit, high living standards, and highest life expectancy; the high suicide rate indicated that there was something basic wrong with the direction Japanese society was heading.

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