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Catholic Diocese distances itself from Idaho Catholic Senator’s labeling Hindu faith & gods “false”

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, which comprises the entire state of Idaho, appears to have distanced itself from comments of Idaho Senator from Cottonwood, Sheryl L. "Sherry" Nuxoll, who reportedly said on March three: "Hindu is a false faith with false gods".

An inspiring change in Kashmir: Women Empowerment

Brokpa women from Kargil, northern Ladakh, in local costumes
Brokpa women from Kargil, northern Ladakh, in local costumes (CC BY 2.0)

Contrary to the 18th and 19th centuries, the 20th Century world in general has witnessed the rise in social status of the women. However, in last few decades, there has been a tremendous surge in the desire among women not to be merely treated as equal to their male counterparts but first among the equals. This phenomenon becomes particularly interesting because this desire of women is backed by a solid endeavour to carve a niche for themselves. Today, women want to weave a world of their  own - a world that promises freedom to make choices, independence to take decisions and indulgence with capacity building activities. Like the rest of the world, Kashmir too is experiencing this transformation among women. The phenomenon of women outshining their male counterparts is a common place occurrence rather than being an exception. Women empowerment, thus, is no more anissue that can be overlooked or given a shoddy treatment.   Despite Kashmir being a male dominated society for centuries and women being restricted behind the four walls, Kashmiri women have proved their mettle in numerous fields around the world. The very fact that they were able to overcome the enigmas of gender inequalities and discrimination, restrictions caused by the conflict and lack of opportunities, there is no more proof required support the argument that the quest for excellence among Kashmiri women was never missing.

Golf Club banquet hall to become Hindu Temple in Pennsylvania

A 20,000 square-foot former Golf Club banquet hall on about 14 acres is reportedly set to become the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Lower Saucon Township in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania (USA).

Germany’s Gauselmann regrets & removes “Shiva” slot gambling game after Hindus protest

Globally active Gauselmann Group, one of the “world’s leading gaming companies”, has expressed regret and announced removal of its Hindu god Shiva themed slot gambling game titled “Shiva”, after upset Hindus protested calling it highly inappropriate.

Hindus hail UN resolution of proclaiming “International Day of Yoga”

Hindus have welcomed United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution of proclaiming June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

Hindus urge global corporations to help conserve Hindu world heritage sites

Hindus have commended Panasonic Corporation for donating LED projectors to illuminate Prambanan Temple Compounds World Heritage Site in Indonesia.

Vidya Balan glams up Mirchi Music award Bangla as Kolkata celebrates Bengali Music

I have no intention to scare away the audience from theatre halls” said Bollywood diva Vidya Balan as she graced Kolkata for the ‘Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2014’.

Dharma shines again at Toronto's UN World Interfaith Harmony Event

Canada Marks UN Interfaith Harmony Week by Citing Indian Icons from Buddha, Gandhi and Narendra Modi to SRK, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan as Role Models for Pluralism.

Tagore remembered through his songs in Baanchbo Sarad Samman

Kolkata, February 15, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Baanchbo Sarad Samman 2014 which was recently held at ICCR in Kolkata turned out to be a lovely affair. The evening saw some mesmerizing performances by the children and the eminent artists present at the function.

Canada Marks UN Interfaith Harmony Week by Citing Indian Icons from Buddha, Gandhi to Film stars

February 10th, Toronto, Canada (Washington Bangla Radio): - Often described as the world's most multicultural nation, Canada celebrated the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week by citing Indian icons from Lord Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former President Abdul Kalam to even Bollywood mega-stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan as role models for pluralism.

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