News - India & South Asia

First Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharma Sabha) in California receives overwhelmingly positive response

August 29, 2010, Shravan Krushna Chaturthi, Kaliyug Varsha 5112, Sunnyvale, California, USA: The first Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharma Sabha) in California concluded successfully on 28 August 2010 (Shravan Krushna Chaturthi 5112 as per the Hindu calendar). The Dharma Sabha was held by the Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) and the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, with the blessings of Hindu Saints worldwide, including His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ravishankar, His Holiness Pande Baba and Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma).

Hindus greet Jains on Paryushana

Hindus have sent greetings to Jain communities worldwide for the upcoming Paryushana festival.

Hindus laud Canada’s Carleton University for program in Religion & Public Life

Hindus have applauded Carleton University of Ottawa for announcing Canada’s reportedly first graduate program in Religion and Public Life.

Closure of US Consulate Kolkata for Bandh on September 7, 2010

The U.S. Consulate will be closed on September 7 because a general strike (“bandh”) called for on that day threatens to disrupt normal business and transportation and can present an increased security risk for the public.  The U.S. Consulate recommends that U.S.

Election of aboriginal to Australia House of Representatives lauded

Hindus laud election of aboriginal to Australia House of Representatives Hindus have applauded election of first indigenous person to Australia House of Representatives. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although it came very late, “it was a step in the right direction for Australia” and showed that Australians were getting more mature. Ken Wyatt, 57, who won the Hasluck seat in Western Australia, has reportedly received hate mail. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, has asked Australia to create a “bill of rig

Pope commended on environmental stand

Hindus have applauded His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for taking a strong stand on environment. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, praised Pope’s powerful statement linking world peace to respecting the environment at Castel Gandolfo near Rome (Italy) on August 29, as reported by Catholic News Service. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also praised Pope’s frequent calls to save the planet and curb environmental degradation. Pope was quoted as saying: People today have a duty to leave the earth in a state in which future gen

Washington Kali Temple (Kali Bari) Shiva Shakti Mandir to celebrate Janmashtami 2010

WASHINGTON KALI TEMPLE SHIVA SHAKTI MANDIR, 16126 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 will celebrate Janmashtami on September 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. September 1, 2010, Wednesda 8:00 PM  PM – KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION Individual Puja Offerings, Arati 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM  HARINAM SANKIRTAN 9::30 PM – Bhog DISTRIBUTION

Rajan Zed presented with “Global Civil Rights Award” in USA

Religious statesman Rajan Zed was bestowed with prestigious “Vishwa Nagarik Adhikar Hindu Shiromani Puraskar” (Global Civil Rights Hindu Jewel Award) in California Hinduism Summit in Sunnyvale on August 28. Zed’s award citation said: For consistently, bravely and selflessly taking up human/civil rights issues worldwide in the spirit of Hinduism. Rajan Zed is a well-known religious statesman who has taken up Hindu, interfaith, religion, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world.

Hinduism Summit to bring prominent Hindu leaders together in California

Prominent Hindu leaders and activists from various parts of USA and Canada will gather in Sunnyvale Hindu Temple in California (USA) on August 28 to discuss current issues facing the worldwide Hind

Einstein@Home announces first pulsar discovery

For more than a year, Einstein@Home has been using about one-third of the available computer time to search for radio pulsars in data from the Arecibo Observatory. The project coordinators are happy to report that they have found their first radio pulsar last month: PSR J2007+2722. It is still not sure, but this appears to be a rare type of object called a Disrupted Recycled Pulsar.

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