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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 »

Hindu mantras to open Milford City Council in Delaware

Milford City Council (Delaware), reportedly most probably for the first time since its incorporation in 1807, will start its day with Hindu prayers on February eight, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Focus keyphrase in image alt attributes Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Milford City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo introduces the lion feeding adventure in the Al Ain African Safari

AL AIN : Al Ain Zoo is introducing a unique adventure with the King of Beasts, starting from Friday 29 January, offering guests the opportunity to feed the lions as part of its Safari experience. Unlike similar experiences, this Safari allows the lions to roam freely, while visitors watch from the safety of their protected vehicle. “Visitors are used to ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairs 148th session of WHO Executive Board

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally chaired the 148th session of WHO Executive Board, through Video Conference. His opening remarks were as follows: Distinguished Members of the WHO Executive Board,Hon’ble Ministers, Excellencies & Member State representatives,WHO Director-General, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia and Other Regional Directors,Heads & Representatives of UN Agencies and Partner Organizations ... Read More »

Government of India strengthens cargo handling capacity of Chabahar Port, Iran

India has supplied a consignment of two Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) to Iran’s Chabahar port, with a total contract value of over USD 25 Million under a contract agreement for supply of 6 MHC. The consignment of cranes arrived from Marghera port, Italy has been unloaded successfully on 18th January, 2021 at Chabahar port and presently undergoing trials run. With 140 metric tons lifting ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo launches a new experience that allows guests to get close to penguins

AL AIN : As temperature drops, guests of Al Ain Zoo will be welcomed with the unique view of penguins parading around the Birds exhibit area in groups or individually amongst visitors near the Birds Exhibit in a first-time experience. Commenting in this experience, Mayas Ahmad Al-Qarqaz Director of the Animal Welfare Department at the Al Ain Zoo said: “Penguins ... Read More »

Indo Nepal Rail connectivity gets a vital boost

The section Jayanagar-Kurtha, 34.90 Km is a part of Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas rail (68.72 KM) project which has entirely been funded by Government of India.   As first phase of this project, the rail line from Jayanagar in Madhubani district, Bihar has been connected to Kurtha in Nepal and will be extended up to Bijalpura by March 2021. Government of India has spent ... Read More »

India and Japan Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in the Field of ICT

India and Japan signed MoU to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies today. MoU was signed by Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota and it was exchanged through a video conference today. Department of Telecom, Government of India and Ministry of ... Read More »

Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 Lost Contact After Taking Off From Jakarta

Jakarta  : The passenger plane of Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air, that lost contact soon after the takeoff, has crashed in water not far from Jakarta on Saturday, Xinhua reported citing local TV. Human body parts and debris of the plane were found, Captain EKo Surya Hadi, commander of Trisula coast guard ship. The flight was carrying 59 passengers, including six children, ... Read More »

CBIC introduces flagship Liberalised Authorised Economic Operator Package for MSMEs

Recognising their critical contribution in supporting the economy especially during the present difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has taken a new initiative to introduce its flagship “Liberalised MSME AEO Package” for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). In order to attract MSMEs to become Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) and avail the various ... Read More »

YEAR END REVIEW-2020, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s social economic development. It touches the lives of Indian citizens in many ways: delivering mails, accepting deposits under Small Savings Schemes, providing life insurance cover under Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal ... Read More »

Hindu prayer to open Nevada’s Lincoln County Commission for the 1st time

Hindu mantras will open Board of Lincoln County Commissioners meeting in Nevada on January four for the first time since the county was established in 1866; containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Board of Lincoln County Commissioners. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read ... Read More »

4 Pak Army personnel killed as military chopper crashed in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad: Four Pakistan Army personnel were killed when a military helicopter crashed during a casualty evacuation due to technical reasons in Gilgit-Baltistan, the army said on Sunday. The chopper crashed in Minimarg area of Astore district on Saturday evening, the army said in a statement. It was transporting the body of a soldier to the military hospital in Skardu. The ... Read More »

As Louis Vuitton drags-feet removing cowhide yoga mat, various religions back Hindu call

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jewish and Buddhist leaders have come out in support of Hindus who have been urging luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton to immediately withdraw its yoga mat made from cowhide leather, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Companies like Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) should be better educated and equipped in religious and cultural sensitivities to understand the ... Read More »

International Science Film Festival of India opens in IISF-2020

International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) is a major attraction of India International Science Festival 2020. This year, the ISFFI has received 634 science film entries from 60 countries. This is a vital platform to attract enthusiasts and young film-makers towards science film making and contribute in science popularization. Speaking at the inaugural session of ISFFI, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, ... Read More »

Ministry of Health issued Standard Operating Procedure for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response in the context of new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in United Kingdom

A new variant of SARS- CoV 2 virus [Variant Under Investigation (VUI)-20212/01] has been reported by the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to World Health Organization (WHO) . This variantis estimated by European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) to be more transmissible and affecting younger population. This variant is defined by a set of 17 changes or mutations. One of ... Read More »

Kilauea volcano eruption is one of the biggest in recent Hawaii history, enough to fill 100,000 pools

Since the eruption of the Kilauea volcano May 3 on the Big Island, it’s belched out about 250 million cubic meters of lava, making it one of the largest eruptions in decades in Hawaii. “It’s nothing like what we’ve witnessed in recent history,” said Wendy Stovall, a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. It’s topped big Kilauea eruptions in 1955 and 1960 and is bigger ... Read More »

Government decides to constitute a High Level Committee headed by Union Home Minister to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

The Government has decided to constitute a High Level Committee to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.   This High Level Committee will decide on the activities for a one year long commemoration starting 23rd January, 2021.   The High Level Committee will be headed by the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.   The Commemoration is being held as a tribute ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Louis Vuitton to apologize & withdraw yoga mat made of cow leather

Upset Hindus are urging luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton to immediately withdraw its recently launched yoga mat made from cowhide leather, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this Louis Vuitton yoga mat seemed ridiculing and offending two serious concepts of Hinduism—cow and yoga—and was hugely insensitive to Hindu feelings. ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge California brewery to remove Lord Ganesha image from beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Weed (California) based Mount Shasta Brewing Company to apologize and not use Hindu deity Lord Ganesha’s image on its Mountain High IPA beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal launches India-Australia Economic Strategy Report;

Union Minister of Railways, Commerce and industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution Piyush Goyal today said that there is tremendous scope for Australian investment into India as we ease our FDI norms & open up different sectors. Addressing CII’s session on Enhancing India Australia Bilateral Economic and Trade Relationship, he said that we have also opened up our Agri ... Read More »