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Maharashtra state government allows loudspeakers till midnight for Ganesh Utsav

During the 10-day Ganesh festival starting from September 19, BJP MLA Madhuri Misal has requested state government to allow public to play loud speakers till midnight indicating a Supreme Court ruling in this regard. He also requested for extension [...]

Annual Chariot Festival Canadian Temple

TORONTO, CANADA, July 26, 2013 (Inside Toronto): The glory of Lord Ganesha will be celebrated in Scarborough this Saturday, July 27, as a gigantic hand-carved chariot circles the parking lot of a Kennedy Road temple. As part of an annual Hindu [...]

Malaysia Court Quashes Hindu Kids' Conversion To Islam

KUALA LUMPUR , MALAYSIA, July,25, 2013(AFP): A Malaysian court on Thursday ruled against the 2009 conversion of three Hindu children to Islam without their mother’s knowledge, a verdict welcomed by non-Muslim groups. A high court in the [...]

Largest Dutch Hindu Centre Opens Its doors In The Hague

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, June 29, 2013 (Nieuwsbank): Following an intensive two years renovation the Hindu Sewa Dhaam Center in the Hague, Laakkwartier (Spoorwijk), opened its doors officially on June 29, 2013. The total project cost US$2.8 million [...]

Educated Caste Hindu Youth Campaign Against Inter-Caste Marriages

TAMIL NADU, INDIA, July 22, 2013 (The Hindu): “I have known girls (friends and relatives) of our community to fall in love with boys from other communities and marry them. It not only affected them but also their families that were pushed [...]

Design set for Sita temple in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, July 9, 2013 (The Hindu): The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to start building a Sita temple, designed in the South Indian architectural style, at Divurumpola in Sri Lanka. Sita is believed to have undergone her agni [...]

Kerala Ashram to Set Up New Complex on Way to Sabarimala

KERALA, INDIA, July 12, 2013, (by GK Nair for HPI): The Santhananda Mutt Rishijnana Sadhanalayam Trust, has embarked on a project to set up a Sadhanalayam complex on the summit of a rocky hill facing the Achankovil River in the outskirts of [...]

Cambodia Wants Cleveland Museum Of Art To Return Ancient Hanuman Sculpture

OHIO, U.S., May 16, 2013 (Cleveland.com): The Cleveland Museum of Art, like other major American art museums, is facing a rising tide of inquiries from countries rich in archaeological heritage over works in its permanent collection that [...]

India Bans Captive Dolphin Shows As "Morally Unacceptable"

NEW DELHI, INDIA, May 20, 2013 (ENS): India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to forbid the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment anywhere in the country. In a policy statement released Friday, the [...]

Victims Of History: The Untold Story Of Pakistani Hindu Refugees In India

INDIA, May 14, 2013 (HAF Press Release): To believe that one’s faith cannot be openly practiced is unthinkable. However, for many Pakistani Hindus, the slightest acknowledgement of their Hindu faith can endanger their lives. “There [...]