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University of Auckland attempts to muzzle Hindu voice seeking “Hindu Prayer Room”

University of Auckland (UoA) has asked distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to take his media release down “immediately” from his website and “cease sharing it with others”, which was titled as: Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at University of Auckland. Lisa Finucane, UoA Media and Communications Manager, in an email to Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo welcomes a new baby Harris Hawk

AL AIN :  Al Ain Zoo has welcomed its first Harris Hawk hatchling. Harris Hawks are birds of prey that belong to the falcon family which originally populated North and South America.  Jawaher Salem Al Shamisi Supervisor Bird Trainer at Al Ain Zoo Said “ the baby Harris Hawk is in good health after all the necessary veterinary tests have ... Read More »

Research on climate-smart agricultural practices has a primary role insustainable agriculture

Climate change’s negative impacts are already being felt on farms, but the problem also works in reverse as agriculture is a major part of the climate problem currently generating over 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions. STARGATE research project develops a breakthrough, multiscale and holistic climate-smart agriculture (CSA) methodology, capitalizing innovations in the field of microclimate and weather risk management, ... Read More »

Getty Awarded Grant For Curatorial Innovation In Prints And Drawings To The City Palace Museum, Mmcf, Udaipur

Grants made as part of The Paper Project feature diverse and understudied collections UDAIPUR : Nineteen new grants totaling over $1.55 million will support exhibitions, publications and digital projects that center the graphic arts as part of the Getty Foundation’s ongoing Paper Project initiative. Prints and drawings are an unsung area of curatorial innovation and a place for museums to bring ... Read More »

Hindus push for “multi-beneficial” yoga in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging that all Wales (UK) schools should urgently adopt yoga as a part of their curriculum, providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, exhorted all state, independent/private, religious, special, free and other schools of Wales to embrace yoga as part of ... Read More »

PoK legislative elections to witness tough triangular competition

Islamabad : A tough triangular competition is expected among major political parties during the 11th general elections for the legislative assembly in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to be held on Sunday. There are over 3.2 million eligible voters who can elect 45 members of the assembly for a five-year term. India has previously slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold elections in ... Read More »

PRS International Group of Companies to launch its US first Press Conference Portal on its 14th Foundation Day

Washington : With the internet being the fastest carrier of information, word travels at lightning speed. World’s leading media conglomerate group, PRS International Group of Companies   to launch the first US  Press Conference booking portal on 25th July 2021. The web press conference has developed into an excellent means of attracting journalists to relevant press topics. The Corona crisis has fuelled this ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Minneapolis yoga mat firm withdraw Lord Ganesha mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Minneapolis headquartered “luxury” yoga mat firm “Big Raven Yoga” for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines ... Read More »

Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Sydney : An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the outbreak began in mid June. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian called on the federal government to ... Read More »

2 airplanes collide at Dubai”s main airport; no injuries

Dubai : Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. FlyDubai said one of its Boeing 737-800s heading to Kyrgyzstan found itself affected by ”a minor incident” and forced to return to the stand. It ... Read More »

4 journalists at shut Hong Kong paper charged with collusion

Hong Kong : Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city”s largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. Executive Editor-in-Chief Lam Man-chung was the eighth executive or journalist at the shuttered newspaper arrested in recent weeks as city authorities crackdown on dissent ... Read More »

How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk?

Melbourne : A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers, journalists identified more than 1,000 people in 50 countries reportedly under surveillance using the Pegasus spyware. The software was developed by the Israeli company NSO Group ... Read More »

Haiti arrests 3 cops, installs new PM, while mourning Moïse

Port-Au-Prince : Hait held official ceremonies to honour assassinated President Jovenel Moïse while installing a new interim leader and arresting at least three police officers implicated in the killing. Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was sworn in on Tuesday to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who assumed leadership of Haiti with the backing of police and the military after ... Read More »

US sending 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepal, 500,000 to Bhutan: WH

Washington : The US is sending 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal and another 500,000 to Bhutan, the White House has said, asserting that its donations around the world are without any strings attached. “Today we are sending three million doses to Indonesia, 1.5 million doses to Nepal, 500,000 doses to Moldova, and 500,000 doses to Bhutan,” White ... Read More »

Hindus urge Edinburgh Council to defund Edinburgh International Festival for trivializing Hindu gods

Upset Hindus are urging The City of Edinburgh Council to halt the funding to Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) for its collaboration in the mockery of Hindu gods. City governments should not be in the business of using taxpayer’s money to fund projects which patronize sacrilege, blatant belittling of “other” traditions and ridiculing entire communities; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed pointed out ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Launches Tamkeen Programme to Develop and GrowTeamMembers Capabilities

Al Ain : Al Ain Zoo has launched its staff development programme,titled “Tamkeen Programme”. The programme focuses on knowledge sharing and talent development, across a variety of disciplines, that represent the zoo’s objective to continually invest in, and develop, the capabilities and skills of their staff. With a mission to evaluate staff skills, support and invest in their talents and ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo’s ongoing efforts to conserve the Rothschild Giraffe

Al Ain : Al Ain Zoo continues to dedicate efforts to the conservation rare species in order to save them from the threat of extinction. Most notable of which is the Rothschild Giraffe,listed as a near-threatened species on IUCN’s Red List, These efforts include conservation and breeding programmes, as well as awareness campaigns highlighting the importance of conserving their natural ... Read More »

Upset worldwide Hindus seek fair treatment of Hinduism in Alberta Draft K-6 Curriculum

Worldwide Hindus, disappointed by unfair treatment Hinduism received in Draft K-6 Curriculum of Alberta (Canada), are urging Alberta Government to treat Hinduism fairly and with respect it deserves. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was heartbreaking for Hindus to not find Hinduism in “Belief systems…and how they helped to shape the ... Read More »

Amazing Offers At Al Ain Zoo For More Than 60 Government And Private Organizations

AL AIN : In line with its ongoing efforts to support partnerships across all sectors, Al Ain Zoo launched amazing offers targeting staff of more than 60 government organizations and private companies, including special discounts and offers on zoo entry tickets, Al Ain Safari, as well as  Ahlan Special Service. Mubarak Humaid Al Mansouri, Manager Commercial Operation at Al Ain ... Read More »

Hindus urge Belk to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Charlotte (North Carolina) headquartered department store chain Belk to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its nearly 300 stores and website. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was ... Read More »

Hindus urge Dillard’s to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Little Rock (Arkansas) headquartered upscale fashion retailer Dillard’s to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its stores and website. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was sacred and ... Read More »

Hindu prayers from Rigveda-Upanishads-Gita to open Utah’s Tremonton City Council 1st time in 115 years

For the first time since its incorporation in 1906, Tremonton City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on June 15 with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Tremonton City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the ... Read More »

China: Professor killed party official at Fudan University

Beijing : A professor killed the Communist Party secretary at the school of mathematics at China”s prestigious Fudan University, police and school authorities said. Police identified the suspect in custody as a 39-year-old professor whose surname is Jiang, saying he used a knife in committing the crime on the school campus. The school said in a brief statement that Wang ... Read More »

2 passenger trains collide in Pakistan; 30 killed, 50 injured

Karachi : Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province on Monday, killing at least 30 people and injuring 50 others, according to officials. The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi, a spokesperson of Pakistan Railways ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Norway firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh beer label & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Ski (Norway) based Holmentoppen Bryggerhus to apologize and withdraw beer label displaying reimagined image of Lord Ganesh, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Brazil firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha beer growlers & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil) based Siphon Growlers to apologize and withdraw beer growlers displaying images of Lord Ganesha and sacred Om, calling these highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to supply more oxygen, containers to India

New Delhi : Saudi Arabia is shipping to India more medical oxygen and tankers for ferrying them as it increases aid for the nation fighting the world”s worst outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Saudi Arabia shipped 80 tonnes of liquid oxygen to India and now three more containers with 60 tonnes of oxygen and another 100 containers to ferry ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Scotland theatres drop “Hindu Times” play, which trivializes Hindu gods

Upset Hindus are urging Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Scotland to withdraw from hosting “Hindu Times” play (May 28-30), which they feel is “highly inappropriate” as it reportedly trivializes immensely revered Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Lakshmi. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and goddess ... Read More »

Hindu mantras to open Utah’s Fruit Heights City Council 1st time since 1939 establishment

For the first time since its establishment in 1939, Fruit Heights City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on June one with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Fruit Heights City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation ... Read More »

Upset Hindus seek apology from Kim Kardashian for donning sacred “Om” earrings in photo-shoot

Upset Hindus are seeking apology from American celebrity-socialite-actress Kim Kardashian West for wearing earrings carrying sacred “Om” in a photo-shoot posted on her official Twitter handle on May 23, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that hugely venerated “Om” was the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism was ... Read More »

Wildlife conservation efforts at Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain : Al Ain Zoo is expanding its efforts in conserving endangered species and protecting them from extinction by utilizing a wide variety of strategies and programmes highlighting the importance of preserving animals’ natural habitats. Since its establishment, Al Ain Zoo has made significant achievements in conserving wildlife. It has become home for more than 4000 animals, and regarded ... Read More »

Apeda organises virtual buyer seller meet for boosting mango exports to South Korea;

In a bid to increase mangoes exports to South Korea, APEDA in collaboration with Indian embassy, Seoul and Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK), organised a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM). Senior officials from APEDA, Embassy of India, ICCK, exporters from India and importers from South Korea participated in the VBSM organised yesterday. Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, ... Read More »

UN envoy welcomes cease-fire in Gaza fighting

Jerusalem : The top United Nations envoy to Israel and the Palestinian territories is welcoming the cease-fire in the latest war between Israel and the Hamas- militant group that rules Gaza. Tor Wennesland said early Friday on Twitter that he extends his “deepest condolences to the victims of the violence & their loved ones.” He also thanks Egypt and Qatar ... Read More »

Hindus welcome lifting of yoga ban in Alabama schools after 28 years, calling it a step forward

Hindus have welcomed Alabama Governor Kay Ivey reportedly signing a bill today allowing yoga in Alabama public schools (banned since 1993); saying that although it came with lot of unnecessary and impertinent restrictions, it was still good for the overall well-being of Alabamans. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked Ivey and Alabama legislature for ... Read More »

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war

Jerusalem : Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire Thursday, ending a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and brought life in much of Israel to a standstill. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”s office said Israel accepted the Egyptian proposal after a late-night meeting of his Security Cabinet. Hamas quickly followed suit and said it would honor ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Maryland Episcopal Cathedral hosting yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed the historic Trinity Cathedral, an Episcopal church in Easton (Maryland), for hosting yoga classes. According to reports, Cathedral opened up its sanctuary and moved the pews to accommodate yoga classes. Commending the Episcopal Cathedral for facilitating yoga, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and ... Read More »