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Hindu prayer to open Fort Worth City Council in Texas on December 1

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Fort Worth City Council (Texas) on December one, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely via phone before Fort Worth City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a ... Read More »

Sheridan City Council in Colorado to open with Hindu mantras on September 28

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Sheridan City Council (Colorado) on September 28, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via Zoom before Sheridan 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 Ain Zoo Contributes to Global Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Al Ain : In line with its ongoing commitment to contribute to global wildlife conservation efforts, Al Ain Zoo-home to the world’s largest man-made safari part-exchanged knowledge and expertise with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, located in the Republic of Kenya through a visit conducted recently. The visit came as part of Al Ain Zoo’s efforts to conserve number of endangered species ... Read More »

Hindus feel unfairly treated at England’s Durham University

Hindus are concerned at what they view as unfair treatment at England’s prestigious Durham University (DU). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that there was no Hindu chaplain and no dedicated Hindu prayer room at this “multi-cultural, multi-faith” public research university, which according to its own admittance, “has a substantial number of Hindu ... Read More »

Plan to convert theater to a Hindu temple recommended in Alabama’s Hoover

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission, in its September 14 meeting, reportedly recommended approval of a Hindu temple in a former 38,000-square-foot theater in Hoover (Alabama). This Hindu temple proposal, requested by Pritesh Patel on a property owned by BAPS Birmingham, will now be forwarded to Hoover City Council for final nod. Besides the sanctuary, this place of worship will ... Read More »

Hindu statesman Zed urges Iceland to allow its citizens to freely choose their names

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging Iceland to grant its own citizens the basic human right of naming their child as they wish. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that continuance of Icelandic institutions like “Personal Names Act”, “Personal Names Register” and “Personal Names Committee” seemed quite out-of-line ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Philadelphia online retailer to withdraw Hindu deity bedspreads & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Wayne (a Philadelphia suburb) based online retailer “4Rissa” to apologize and withdraw bedspreads carrying images of Hindu deities, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or deities or concepts or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as ... Read More »

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New York’s NHP-GCP School District, starting 2021

Hindus want schools in New Hyde Park-Garden City Park (NHP-GCP) School District in New York to stay closed on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021.   They are thus urging Jennifer Kerrane and Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Board President and Superintendent respectively of NHP-GCP School District headquartered in New Hyde Park, to adopt Diwali as an official holiday ... Read More »

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

Hindus are urging Houston Ballet to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its “2020-2021 Season”, which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Houston Ballet, nation’s fifth largest ballet company which claimed to be an “anti-racist organization”, should not be in the business of callously promoting ... Read More »

Atal Innovation Mission partners with India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre to expand Start-up ecosystem

In line with a shared vision of expanding the culture of innovation in the country, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Business Sweden on behalf of India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre are collaborating to promote the disruptive potential of Indian entrepreneurs, and, boost the vibrant start-up ecosystem across the country. A virtual Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between ... Read More »

Awards announced for Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks for COVID-19

Eight binational teams consisting of researchers from India and the US have received awards to pursue cutting-edge research in pathogenesis and disease management of COVID-19 through Indo-US virtual networks. The areas of research they will pursue include antiviral coatings, immune modulation, tracking SARS CoV-2 in wastewater, disease detection mechanisms, reverse genetics strategies, and drug repurposing.   The Indo-US Science and ... Read More »

Webinar on the occasion of the World Biofuel day organized;

A webinar on the occasion of the World Biofuel day was organized today by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, with the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”. World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the ... Read More »

India to host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021

India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned. Cricket’s governing body has also decided to postpone the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand till February – March 2022 because of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on cricket globally.   The format of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will remain ... Read More »

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia in 2022

India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned. Along with this, Women’s ODI World Cup has also been postponed to 2022. The Women’s ODI World Cup was scheduled to be held in New Zealand between 6th February and 7th March 2021. The format of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will remain as it was ... Read More »

Gold steadies near record high as virus concerns persist

Spot gold was little changed at $1,975.07 per ounce by 0509 GMT, $9.59 shy of the all-time high hit in the previous session. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,991.70. “The coronavirus problem is going to be with us for a while. It seems that economies around the world will be very fragile for an extended period of time,” said ... Read More »

Bangladesh to construct modern food storage system with $202 million World Bank financial support

The World Bank has approved a dollar 202 million additional financing for the modern food storage facilities project in Bangladesh. The financing will help increase the storage capacity of Bangladesh’s grain reserves by 5.35 lakh tons for 4.5 million households, said a World Bank Press release. The project will support construction of eight modern grain storage steel silo complexes for ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo intensifies its precautionary efforts to protect wildlife

Al Ain Zoo recently implemented precautions for its animals according to international best practices, includingactivating an early epidemiological monitoring system and business continuity plans in the veterinary department for emergency cases. However, now that the region is passing through the situation of the COVID-19 emergency, the Zoo is beginning to lift biosecurity measures. The Zoo was keen to activate the ... Read More »

Coronavirus cases in Pak rises to 14,885; death toll 327

Islamabad : Pakistan’s coronavirus cases have climbed to 14,885 while the death toll from the pandemic has reached 327 with 26 more fatalities, the health ministry said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still in critical condition. The ministry said that Punjab has reported 5,827, Sindh ... Read More »

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un May Be In “Grave Danger” After Surgery: Report

Reports saying Kim Jong Un underwent a medical procedure are fueling new speculation about North Korean leader’s health after his unprecedented absence from events last week marking his grandfather’s birthday. The U.S. was monitoring intelligence reports that Kim may be in “grave danger after a surgery,” CNN reported, citing a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter. The White ... Read More »

First human trial to evaluate vaccine against COVID-19 begins in US

The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 has begun in Seattle, US health officials said. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks. The first participant received the investigational vaccine yesterday. Read More »

Evacuation by India of its citizens and other nationals from COVID-19 affected

Government of India undertook evacuation operations from several countries in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Wuhan city in Hubei province of China had become the epicenter of the COVID-19 and there were hundreds of Indians stuck in the city. India engaged with China to safely evacuate its citizens and citizens of other friendly nations on a priority basis. Air India operated two special flights ... Read More »

Joint Statement of 7th HLTFI meeting held in Abu Dhabi

The seventh meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments (the Task Force) was held on 22nd September 2019 in Abu Dhabi to review and maintain the significant progress made in enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The meeting was co-chaired by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director   of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region about 800km north of ... Read More »

DRDO Signs Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) is the DRDO laboratory working in the development of spectrum of high energy materials required for missiles, rockets and guns. During DefExpo 2020, HEMRL, Pune signed technology development contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems. Director HEMRL Shri. KPS Murthy informed that this will enable advancement in the field of ... Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli jointly Inaugurate Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, along with Prime Minister of Nepal Shri K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani – Biratnagar today. Jogbani – Biratnagar is an important trade point between the two countries. The ICP is equipped with modern facilities. The second Integrated Check Post at Jogbani – Biratnagar was built with ... Read More »

35 killed, 48 injured in stampede in Iran

New Delhi : As many as 35 people were killed and several others seriously injured in a stampede that erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. The report suggests that more than 48 people have injured in the incident. The stampede took place in Kerman, the ... Read More »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kuwait in the field of accounting, finance and audit knowledge base

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building and strengthening the accounting, financial and audit knowledge base in Kuwait. Benefits: The MoU entails that two entities of India and Kuwait which are: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Association (KAAA) will ... Read More »

US markets end marginally higher on Wednesday

The US markets eked out modest gains on Wednesday after traders digested the latest batch of earnings news from big-name companies like Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT). Boeing and Caterpillar both reported weaker than expected third quarter earnings, with Caterpillar also cutting its full-year outlook due to weak demand for construction and mining equipment. Disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments (TXN) ... Read More »

US markets settle slightly in red on Tuesday

The US markets ended choppy trading session slightly in red on Tuesday as traders seemed reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Traders took a wait-and-see approach even though the Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates by another quarter point. Some pessimism came amid report suggesting a phase ... Read More »

USFDA conducts inspection at Biocon’s Bengaluru facility

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a pre-approval inspection of Biocon’s new Oral Solid Dosage Forms manufacturing facility at Bengaluru from November 05 to 09. The audit concluded without any observations and no Form 483 was issued. Biocon is India’s largest and Asia’s leading Biotechnology Company with a strategic focus on biopharmaceuticals and research services. It is ... Read More »

GoI to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to UAE nationals

Government of India has decided to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility to nationals of the United Arab Emirates. This facility, which came into effect yesterday, is aimed at further strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties between the two countries. Visa-on-Arrival is available to UAE nationals for a period of up to 60 days with double ... Read More »

Prime Minister’s Introduction of President of USA at Houston, Texas

Good morning Houston, Good morning Texas, Good morning America, Greetings to my fellow Indians in India and around the world. Friends, This morning we have a very special person with us. He needs no introduction. His name is familiar to every person on the planet. His names comes up in almost every conversation in the world on global politics. His ... Read More »

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

India signs the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

India has signed the Agreement with Pakistan today on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak. Representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Home Affairs along with the representatives from Government of Punjab have been present during the signing ceremony. It is very well known ... Read More »

World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered on Abu Dhabi Island

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Dubbed the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’, it was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic period. The Emirates News Agency said that the discovery ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif

A top Pakistani court today granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder which reduced his blood platelet count to dangerous levels. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office late on Monday ... Read More »

“Counterfeit food items pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively.” Secretary (HFW)

“Counterfeit food items, being totally illegal, bypass all mandatory quality checks and pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively” saidSecretary(HFW) Ms. Preeti Sudan at the video-conference (VC)addressing the Principal Secretaries of States and UTs, here today. High Court of Delhi vide order dated 19.08.2019 had directed ... Read More »

Light on the Land

Wojciech Kruczynski (Poland): Kallur lighthouse on the Faroe Islands was captured by Kruczynski in this nine-frame shot. “My journey involved an aeroplane, bus, ferry, another bus and then a long walk on foot. I had to walk through a tunnel that is close to one and a half miles long and then do roughly the same distance along a mountain ... Read More »

Heavy rains in Japan, government issues advisory

Tokyo, July. (Udaipur Kiran): Due to heavy rains, a civilian was killed and five others were injured in southwestern Japan. Ten million people have been instructed to evacuate their homes because the area received nearly a month’s rainfall in a single day on Thursday. Kagoshima and Miyazaki have received rainfall of 1000 millimeters since Friday. There are more than 30 ... Read More »

13 killed, 16 missing in China’s severe storm ‘Lekima’, Red alert declared

Beijing : 13 people died and 16 others went missing after storm ‘Lekima’ hit China’s eastern coastal area on Saturday. In anticipation of Lekima’s landfall, the Chinese weather bureau issued a red alert on Friday morning, warning residents of the threat for strong winds, heavy rainfall and coastal impacts. The country has a four-stage color-coded warning system, with red representing ... Read More »

5 nuclear scientists killed in rocket test explosion, radiation spreads

Mosco: There was a sudden blast during the rocket test in Ninoshka at Russia. Five nuclear scientists were killed in this accident, while nine were injured. It is said that after this accident Radiation has spread in the city of Severodvinsk, 47 kilometers from Ninoshka. The Russian government official has issued a statement that after the explosion, the radiation level ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Flying of drone without permission banned in Dhaka

Flying of drones without permission from the authority has been banned in Dhaka. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police said that flying drone or any remote controlled devices without authorisation is a punishable offence as it creates panic among people. It said that people in Dhaka are flying drones for the purposes of recreation or capturing ... Read More »

Brazil’s Amazon basin fires keep surging

The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials have said. In the first 48 hours since the ban was issued, satellite data from the National Space Research Institute (INPE) showed 3,859 new outbreaks of fire, of which some 2,000 were concentrated in the Amazon region. From January to the ... Read More »