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Padma Shri Begum Bilkees Latif felicitated by Huma and Asad Latif with Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad



Hyderabad, December 24 (Washington Bangla Radio / We Media / Brand Shape) - Huma and Asad Latif, together with the Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad felicitated Padma Shri Begum Bilkees Latif at a five course sit-down dinner on Sunday 20 December 2015, along with Air Chief Marshal Idris Latif, grandson Rahim and the who's who across the nation and several from overseas.


Exclusive “Hindu prayer room” sought in Australia’s La Trobe University

La Trobe University

La Trobe University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated prayer room at La Trobe University (LTU) in Victoria, claimed to be Australia’s top ten research university.





Zed urges Wheaton College to hold global debate on "Do we all worship same God?"

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Wheaton College (Illinois) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging Wheaton College in Illinois to organize open and honest debate of world-level religious scholars/leaders on the topic of “Do we all worship the same God?”





Diverse faiths pray together in Nevada for Peace & Unity

Religious leaders and others after the prayer vigil
Religious leaders and others after the prayer vigil

“Multi-faith Prayer Vigil for Peace & Unity”, coordinated by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed and hosted by South Reno United Methodist Church (SRUMC) included Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Shinto and Native American prayers. Attendees signed a banner pledging peace and unity.



N. Carolina Hindu Temple consecrating deities with elaborate 3-day rituals

English: Lord Balabhdra, Goddess Subhadra and ...

English: Lord Balabhdra, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Gagannath sitting on a Golden throne. Lord Balabhadra is the eldest followed by Lord Jagannath and younger sister Subhadra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple in Morrisville (North Carolina) is consecrating murtis of Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshana after three-day elaborate rituals concluding on December 20.




Hindus critical of Winnipeg school renaming “yoga” class as “movement” class

Hindus are critical of École Christine-Lesperance (ECL), a francophone elementary school in Winnipeg (Canada) under Franco-Manitoban School Division (DSFM), for reportedly renaming its “yoga” class as “movement” class.


Hindus urge Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in textbooks

Logo of the United States Commission on Intern...

Logo of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are urging Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in its textbooks after a report indicated misleading information about Hinduism. Turkish school text provides brief overview of Hinduism and states that “the most visible aspect of Hinduism is the caste system, and presents a brief breakdown of different castes, followed by beliefs in Brahma and multiple gods by Hindus, and concepts of karma and re-incarnation”, per a new study, “Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey: A Survey and Assessment of Textbooks,” sponsored by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).







Iceland government urged to help raise Hindu temple

Icelandic Presidential flag.

Icelandic Presidential flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Cinematic Iceland is famous for its active volcanoes, hot springs and geysers; whose settlement began in 874 CE.










Hindu prayer hall opens in Mombasa

Moi Avenue in Mombasa

Moi Avenue in Mombasa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Swamibapa Prayer Hall had its grand opening at Shree Swaminarayan Sidha Sijivan Mandal NyaIi in Mombasa on Saturday.




Nobelmuseet Curator Tobias Degsell Visits Mumbai

Tobias Degsell - Curator at the Nobel Museum at Sweden addressing the guests at the launch of photo exhibition at Sofitel
Tobias Degsell - Curator at the Nobel Museum at Sweden addressing the guests at the launch of photo exhibition at Sofitel

Mumbai, December 15 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Tobias Degsell, renowned curator from the Nobel Museum of Sweden inaugurated a photo exhibition of a selection of some creatively and beautifully executed photographs of Swedish innovations, as they have been interpreted by independent Indian photographers. The product is truly Indo-Swedish and a symbol of the importance that India and Sweden attach to innovations and cooperation for the co-creation of a better future.

Fredrika Ornbrant,Consul General of Sweden addressing the audience at the launch of photo exhibition at Sofitel
Fredrika Ornbrant,Consul General of Sweden addressing the audience at the launch of photo exhibition at Sofitel





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