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Hindus commend Emory University for “Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition curated by students

Hindus have commended Emory University in Atlanta (founded by Methodists and which maintains a formal affiliation with the United Methodist Church) for student-curated “The Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition in its Michael C. Carlos Museum, which will continue till June 20. Various exhibits displayed in it reportedly include Churning of the Ocean, Eighteen-armed Vishnu (11th century sandstone), scene from Ramayana, dancing Krishna, ... Read More »

Hindus urge Connecticut Ballet Conservatory to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (NBC) in Torrington (Connecticut) to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming Graduation Performance Series (May 18-21), which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that a renowned ballet conservatory like NBC, whose sponsors reportedly include State of Connecticut, should ... Read More »

In a first, Saudi Arabia government releases high-resolution pictures of holy ‘Black Stone’ in Mecca

In a historic development, Saudi Arabia government has released several high-resolution pictures of an ancient religious stone ‘al-Hajar al-Aswad’, or the ‘Black Stone’ in Mecca. These pictures of holy ‘Black Stone’ are up to 49,000 megapixels in size and according to General Presidency for the Affairs of the Saudi Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque it took more than 50 ... Read More »

After Hindu protest, UNC School of the Arts drops culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem has announced the removal of ballet “La Bayadère” from its upcoming Spring Dance concert (April 30 to May 08), after Hindus protested saying it “seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions”. Jared Redick, UNCSA School of Dance Interim Dean, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the ... Read More »

Now its alarming for Indian journalists, lose 107 colleagues to Covid-19

Geneva/ Guwahati, 26 April 2021: Now it is alarming for the Indian media fraternity as their journo-colleagues start collapsing to the Covid-19 complications now as fast as three scribes per day. India with 107 media corona-casualties has already placed itself on the third position just below   Brazil (181 dead) and Peru (140) in the list of Covid-19 victims among journalist, prepared ... Read More »

Hindus urge UNC School of the Arts to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming Spring Dance concert (April 30 to May 08), which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that taxpayer-funded public art school like UNCSA should not ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Continues Its Efforts To Conserve The Humboldt Penguin

Al Ain : Al Ain Zoo hascelebrated World Penguin Day this April 25, highlighting its efforts in conserving the species and nurturing penguins,including the Humboldt Penguin, which is listed as vulnerable species on International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species due to poaching and climate change. Al Ain Zoo is home to around 60 penguins ... Read More »

Luxury brand Judith Leiber “deeply sorry” & removes leather from $5,995 Ganesh bag after Hindu protest

New York based luxury brand Judith Leiber Couture has replaced leather lined interior with synthetic lined interior of Hindu deity Ganesh shaped $5,995 handbag, after Hindus protested calling it highly inappropriate. Judith Leiber Couture, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, send an official statement of its President Lela Katsune: We are deeply sorry to hear that our Ganesh bag has ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Greensboro online retailer to withdraw Hindu goddess leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Greensboro (North Carolina) based firm “Goddess By Rachael Reed” for immediate withdrawal of leggings-skirt-dresses carrying images of Hindu goddesses Lakshmi and Kali; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that goddesses Lakshmi and Kali were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be worshipped in temples or home ... Read More »

Verses from Hindu holy scriptures to start the day of Tennessee’s Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council (Tennessee) will start its meeting on April 12 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 Cleveland City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism ... Read More »

Ancient Hindu shlokas to start the day of Utah’s North Ogden City Council on March 23

North Ogden City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on March 23 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 North Ogden City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language ... Read More »

Another First: Perseverance Captures the Sounds of Driving on Mars

NASA’s newest rover recorded audio of itself crunching over the surface of the Red Planet, adding a whole new dimension to Mars exploration. As the Perseverance rover began to make tracks on the surface of Mars, a sensitive microphone it carries scored a first: the bangs, pings, and rattles of the robot’s six wheels as they rolled over Martian terrain. ... Read More »

Hindu prayers began the day of Utah’s Sanpete & Emery counties 1st time in history

Reportedly for the first time since their founding in 1850 and 1880 respectively, Utah’s Sanpete County Commission in Manti and Emery County Commission in Castle Dale started their respective meetings with Hindu prayers on March 16, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Sanpete County Commission ... Read More »

Hindu mantras to start the day of Utah’s Sanpete County 1st time in 171 years

Reportedly for the first time since its founding in 1850, Sanpete County Commission (Utah) in Manti will start its meeting on March 16 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 Sanpete County Commission. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English ... Read More »

Dangerous Winter Storm Batters Western US As Airport, Highways Shut Down

A dangerous winter storm pummeled parts of the U.S. Rockies and western Plains with heavy snow on Sunday, shutting down Denver’s busy airport and forcing the closure of major highways. Snowfall accumulations were expected to reach 3 feet (1 meter) or more in high-altitude areas. In Cheyenne, Wyoming, about 26 inches (65.5 cm) of snow had fallen by noon, the ... Read More »

On International Women’s Day Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship celebrates the contribution of Women in Skill Development

The Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr.MahendraNath Pandey inaugurated a function organised to mark the International Day for Women, at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi today. The Minister honoured women entrepreneurs from across the country for their contribution in skill development and becoming from job seekers to job givers and achieving great success in their respective entrepreneur fields. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says

Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, a government minister said on Saturday, with the latest actions set to affect the country’s minority Muslim population. Minister for public security Sarath Weerasekera told a news conference he had signed a paper on Friday for cabinet approval to ban the full-face covering ... Read More »

Miami sportswear firm removes Lord Ganesh leggings after Hindu protest

Miami (Florida) headquartered firm Martha Acuna Sport Wear seems to have removed from its website Ganesh Lavanda Leggings, carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; after upset Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”.  These leggings were not found on the company website when searched today. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked Martha Acuna Sport ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Miami sportswear firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Miami (Florida) headquartered firm Martha Acuna Sport Wear for immediate withdrawal of Ganesh Lavanda Leggings, carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Records 93% Awareness In Waste Management Hierarchy Campaign

AL AIN : Al Ain Zoo has achieved 93% awareness; a direct result of the waste reduction campaign that took place in the last quarter of 2020 targeting visitors, staff, and Contractors. Commenting on this achievement, Amna Manea Al Otaiba, Director of Environment, Health, and Safety department at Al Ain Zoo, said: “We implemented the 3Rs hierarchy in our waste ... Read More »

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape. The drive served as a mobility test that marks just one of many milestones as team members check out and calibrate every system, subsystem, and instrument on Perseverance. Once the rover begins pursuing its science goals, regular commutes extending ... Read More »

Hindu Prayers from Rigveda-Upanishads-Gita to open Union Township Committee in New Jersey

Hindu prayers will open the meeting of Township of Union Committee (New Jersey) on March nine, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Union Township Committee. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language ... Read More »

Hindu temples reopening in Harare after COVID-19 shut-downs

Two Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe), run by The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which have been closed for few months due to COVID-19, are opening again on March three with various protocols. Temperature of each person entering the premises of the Hindoo Society will be taken and hands will be sanitized at the entrance. Individuals with a temperature not in ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Celebrates World Wildlife Day

Al Ain : As part of its ongoing efforts to increase awareness about conserving wildlife, Al Ain Zoo celebrated World Wildlife Day. Since its inception, Al Ain Zoo has made continued efforts to conserve nature and wildlife becoming a sanctuary for more than 4000 animals. Over recent decades, Al Ain Zoo has become one of the leading institutions when it ... Read More »

Hindus disappointed at Northern Ireland Census 2021 for ignoring minority religions

Hindus are dismayed at Northern Ireland (NI) Census 2021 Questionnaire developed by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) for not having independent category for Hindu and other minority religions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that although NISRA claims that census “looks at who we are and how we live. It provides vital ... Read More »

Hindu shlokas to open Oklahoma’s Claremore City Council 1st time since 1903 incorporation

  Reportedly for the first time since its incorporation in 1903, Claremore City Council (Oklahoma) will start its meeting on March 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 Claremore City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation ... Read More »

19th Home Secretary Level Talks between India and Bangladesh

  The 19th Home Secretary Level Talks (HSLT) between India and Bangladesh were held virtually today in the backdrop of ‘MujibBarsho’and 50 years of Bangladesh Liberation War and establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The Indian delegation was led by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary.Sh. Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary, Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of ... Read More »

Hindu mantras to start the day of Franklin Aldermen Board in Tennessee 1st time in 221 years

Reportedly for the first time since its foundation in 1799, City of Franklin Board of Mayor & Aldermen (Tennessee) will start its meeting on March nine 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 Franklin Board of Mayor & Aldermen. After Sanskrit delivery, ... Read More »

India’s Budget tilted towards supporting growth: Moody’s

Global rating agency Moody’s in its latest report has said that India’s Budget is tilted towards supporting growth and the fiscal deficit target of 6.8 percent for 2021-22 is realistic. With regard to India’s finances, it said weak fiscal position will remain a key credit challenge in 2021. It noted that the government’s fiscal deficit for 2020-21 and 2021-22 should ... Read More »

PaK-India Agrees on Strict Adherence of Surveillance along LoC: Defence Ministry

Pakistan and India have agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors, with effect from Wednesday midnight. “In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Intoduces The First Aquatic Exhibit Of Its Kind In The Region To Protect The Endangered Hippopotamus

    Al Ain : Al Ain Zoo continues its ongoing efforts to conserve and protect hippopotamus from the threat of extinction by initiatingthe latest programs and adopting strategies tobreed them within the zoo, as well as growing awareness for theconservation oftheir natural habitats. Home to a group of tenhippopotamus, four residing within the hippopotamus exhibit, and six live within breeding ... Read More »

Hindus welcome world’s largest Cathedral offering yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York, an Episcopal church which is claimed as largest Cathedral in the world, for presenting yoga classes. “Body and Soul: Yoga from the Cathedral” fortnightly classes offering yoga and mindfulness meditation streamed virtually from inside the building’s monumental architecture, will be led by Cathedral’s Manager of Visitor ... Read More »

Hindu mantras to start the day of Johnson City Commission in Tennessee 1st time in 152 years

Reportedly for the first time since its incorporation in 1869, Johnson City Commission (Tennessee) will start its meeting on March 18 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 Johnson City Commission. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of ... Read More »

Hymns from ancient Hindu scriptures to open Mount Pleasant Town Council in South Carolina

Hindu prayers will start the day of Mount Pleasant Town Council (South Carolina) on March nine, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Mount Pleasant Town Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred ... Read More »

PEC lauds New Delhi’s gesture to media Covid-19 victims, Global tally reaches 800, India at 55 media corona casualties

Geneva/ Guwahati : Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Switzerland based media watchdog, has lauded the Indian Union government in New Delhi for exercising a massive corona-vaccination program and also extending financial aids to the bereaved families of media corona warriors. The acclaimed forum urges other nations to follow the example and go for an early vaccination for journalists. Mentionable is ... Read More »

Upset Hindus seek apology from Rihanna for donning Lord Ganesha pendant in topless photo-shoot

Upset Hindus are seeking apology from singer-actress-businesswoman Rihanna for wearing Lord Ganesha pendant (on a long necklace) covering her belly-button and posted on her official Twitter handle on February 15, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be ... Read More »

Prayers from ancient Hindu texts to open Jackson City Council in Mississippi

Hindu prayers will start the day of City Council of Mississippi’s capital and most populous city Jackson on February 16, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Jackson City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is ... Read More »

Hindu shlokas to open Concord City Council in New Hampshire

Hindu prayers will start the day of Concord City Council (New Hampshire) on March eight, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Concord City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo reduces operating hours in line with precautionary measures

AL AIN : In line with the ongoing efforts and precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19, Al Ain Zoo has temporarily suspended all events and experiences in order to maintain sufficient social distancing and reduce crowds. Essential services such as transportation including food and beverage outlets will remain available during this period. Operating hours in Al Ain ... Read More »

Hindu mantras to open both Nevada Senate & Assembly daily for an entire week

Both Nevada Senate and Assembly in capital Carson City will start their day with ancient Hindu prayers for one whole work-week during current legislative session, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the daily invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Assembly (March 22-26) and Senate (May 03-07). After Sanskrit delivery, he then ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo Celebrates the 13th Birthday of Janu the giraffe

AL AIN  : In a jubilant and fun atmosphere, Al Ain Zoo celebrated the 13th birthday of  Janu the giraffe while Guests and staff joined the celebrations along with  Janu’s giraffe friends and family. Mohammed Yousef Al Faqeer, Head of  Ungulates Unit in the Life Sciences Department at Al Ain Zoo said: “ Janu was born in Al Ain Zoo, ... Read More »

Hindu prayer to open Fergus Falls Council in Minnesota for the 1st time in 149 years

City Council of Fergus Falls (Minnesota), reportedly for the first time since its incorporation in 1872, will start its day with Hindu mantras on March 15, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before the Fergus Falls City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read ... Read More »

Hindu prayer to open Rochester Council in New Hampshire for the 1st time in 130 years

City Council of Rochester (New Hampshire), reportedly for the first time since its incorporation in 1891, will start its day with Hindu mantras on February two, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before the City Council of Rochester, largest city in the seacoast region. After ... Read More »