Tirumala Trust Gets Bigger Return Than Retail Customers For 1-Year Deposits

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Source INDIA, April 4, 2013 (Times of India): Tirupati’s Lord Balaji continues to command a premium. Even the banks oblige the Lord of Seven Hills, said to be among the richest in the world, with higher returns for deposits. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, the trust that manages the money of the Venkateswara Temple, secured 130 […]

Hindu Temple Vandalized, Burned in Bangladesh

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Source BANGLADESH, April 3, 2013 (The Daily Star, Dhaka): Miscreants torched a Hindu temple after vandalism of its three idols of God and Goddess in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat early Wednesday. Unidentified criminals broke into the Sarbojanin Durga Temple at Herma Bazar of Teligati union in the upazila anytime after midnight and wrecked the idols […]

Barack Obama White House Embraces Yoga Amid Conservative Contortions

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Source WASHINGTON, U.S., April 1, 2013 (Economic Times): The White House has wholeheartedly embraced Yoga as a worthy physical activity at a time some schools in America are railing against the ancient Indian practice, saying it promotes Hinduism. The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will include […]

Thousands Of Colorful Revelers Partake In 21st Annual Phagwah Parade In Jersey City

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Source JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, March 30, 2013 (The Jersey Journal): Thousands of people descended on Lincoln Park in Jersey City this afternoon for the 21st Annual Phagwah Parade and Holi Hai Day festivities, a colorful Hindu spring harvest tradition that is celebrated by revelers who playfully shower each other with various colors of powder. […]

Hindus Attacked Afresh In Four Bangladesh Districts

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Source BANGLADESH, March 20, 2013 (The Daily Star): Yet again religious fanatics have attacked temples, houses and shops of Hindus in four districts. Since Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was handed down a death sentence in a war crimes case on February 28, more than 26 temples, 175 houses and dozens of shops of the […]

No Refugee Status To Pakistani Hindus: Govt

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 15, 2013 (Greater Kashmir): Government today ruled out granting refugee status to Pakistani Hindu immigrants who have crossed over to India to escape persecution there. “At the moment, we cannot grant them refugee status,” Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said replying to a discussion on a private members’ […]

Sri Lanka, As It Heals From War

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

  Source NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 (New York Times, by Amy Karafin): My two-week trip here last June was my second visit to the Jaffna Peninsula, a 400-square-mile expanse of Technicolor temples and arid, surreally beautiful landscapes in northern Sri Lanka that have only recently opened to tourists after a 26-year civil […]

Indian Festival Draws Record 120 Million To Wash Away Their Sins

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Source ALLAHABAD, INDIA, March 9, 2013 (Raw Story): A record 120 million pilgrims washed away their sins with plunges in an Indian holy river during the world’s biggest religious festival set to end Sunday, officials said. The two-month-long Kumbh Mela Hindu festival celebrated every 12 years at the conjunction of two sacred rivers on the […]

Mahashivaratri Draws One Million Devotees To Pashupatinath

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Source KATHMANDU, NEPAL, March 10, 2013 (My Republica): Around one million Hindu pilgrims visited the Pashupatinath temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in the Capital on Sunday. The officials of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) said that more Hindu devotees from several other Asian countries visited the temple this year as a result of the […]

Outlaw Caste Discrimination in UK, Peers Tell Government

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 Peers backed an Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill amendment to add caste to race discrimination laws. The government opposed the move, saying it had set up an education programme to tackle caste discrimination. But peers said this was not enough, and the law needed to be changed. The government was defeated by 256 to […]