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"Hindu Prayer Room" sought at Taiwan Airport

Aum symbol in red

Aum symbol in red (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TI Airport, which is "determined to join the front ranks of socially responsible global enterprises", already has Christian, Islamic and Buddhist prayer rooms in the departure zones of its terminals one and two.



Every child has a right to live: Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza [WBRi File Photo]

Actress-producer Dia Mirza who is actively associated with many social causes recently became the torchbearer for Genesis Foundation. The agenda of this organization is to spread the positive message ‘Giving life a chance’ by aiding children in need of medical help.



Hindus worldwide laud Singapore for allowing Thaipusam live music

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Worldwide Hindus have commended Singapore government for reportedly allowing live music at colorful Thaipusam Hindu street procession in January, for the first time in over four decades.




Nagrik Nukkad: Raising Awareness about Citizen Rights

Nagrik Nukkad: Know your Rights & Responsibilities

Queer Ink to organize the event in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai


Queer Ink an initiative which is has been representing the Queer lives in India is back with its popular event called ‘Nagrik Nukkad’ or ‘Citizenship Café’. This event will be conducted on December 6, 2015 in four major cities of India: Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.


26/11 martyrs disrespected by movie goers

English: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Movie Première

English: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Movie Première (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, Dec 2 (Washington Bangla Radio): During the screening of a Deepika Padukone starrer Bollywood film, a family was seen disrespecting the national anthem which was shown before the start of the movie. This national anthem was the recently released film that shows heroes and martyrs of the 26/11 attack.


Mahika Sharma Concerned on Rise of Intolerance in India

Mahika Sharma [WBRI]

On the issue of growing sense of intolerance one of the young well known aspiring actress and social figure Mahika Sharma tries to convey her views.




Hindus concerned at Hindu flags burning in New York on Thanksgiving

English: Orange Hindu temple flag in the breeze.

English: Orange Hindu temple flag in the breeze. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are highly concerned after reports of burning of 40 Hindu religious flags outside a Woodhaven home in Queens, a New York City borough, on Thanksgiving Day.



Hindu shrine “expected” to remain in prayer room of Pennsylvania college

Bryn Mawr College is located in a suburb near ...

Bryn Mawr College is located in a suburb near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hindu shrine, which the Hindus wanted to stay in the Prayer Room at Bryn Mawr College (BMC) campus in Pennsylvania, is “expected” to stay.








Unsung 26/11 Mumbai Terrorsit Attack Heroes Tribute Film Opens in Theaters in India

TEAM Aishwarya (left) RaJ Konar (centre) Prathik Belose_Prashant Machar_Suraj_Alex_Vicky_Ritesh_Dhruv_Jigar_Kunj
TEAM Aishwarya (left) RaJ Konar (centre) Prathik Belose_Prashant Machar_Suraj_Alex_Vicky_Ritesh_Dhruv_Jigar_Kunj

This two minute thirty seconds film will be shown in all theatres nationally to honor the unsung heroes of the tragic terrorist attacks that took place seven years ago. This brings more than 100 such brave hearts together, which include Mumbai’s top police officers, doctors and staff of Cama Hospital, staff and employees of Taj and Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai Fire Brigade and  family members of those who lost their lives, among many others. Watch it online via WBRi.



Bilquis Bano, Gladys Staines and Doctors Without Borders win Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice

Pakistan’s Bilquis Bano receives the Mother Teresa Award from Mahesh Bhatt in the presence of Dr Abraham Mathai of Harmony Foundation, Gen Dr BK Chopra Of the AFMS and sisters from Missionaries Of Charity

Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, caretaker of speech and hearing impaired Geeta, Gladys Staines and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aka Doctors Without Borders were honored with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015.



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