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Upset Hindus seek apology for University of Sydney paper ridiculing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The University of Sydney (USYD) for its student newspaper unnecessarily disparaging and...

Nepal Temples Not to Open for Devotees

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, October 18, 2020 : Temples and shrines will not be opened for devotees during the Bada Dashain...

Hindus call Australia’s English test for partner visas an unwarranted invasion into love lives

Hindus are critical of proposed requirement of English proficiency for partners of Australian residents for gaining permanent visa, saying...

Upset Hindus urge Japanese manga comics not to trivialize Lord Shiva

Upset Hindus are urging Tokyo based monthly Comic Zenon of Coamix Inc. not to trivialize Lord Shiva and other...

Virus Curbs Nepal’s Festivals

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, September 29, 2020 : The old palace courtyard packed with hundreds of thousands of people each year...

Upset Hindus urge IKEA to apologize & withdraw campaign video trivializing yoga

Upset Hindus are urging multinational home furnishings retailer IKEA to immediately withdraw its recently launched Australia campaign video “IKEA...

Lord Ganesha: One Deity Across Many Borders

JAPAN, September 7, 2020 : Faith knows no boundaries. The presence of a Deity in two countries proves the...

Sri Lanka: Parliamentary Group approves proposal to ban cow slaughter

The decision was taken by him in his capacity as the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs....

Mass Prayer in Bali as Island Prepares to Reopen to Tourists

BALI, INDONESIA, July 6, 2020 : Bali has held mass prayers as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen...

Exposing the China Communist Party leadership

BY: ASHOK CHOWGULE JULY 7, 2020 Ever since the recent attempt of the China Communist Party (CCP) leadership to pressure Bharat...

Reopening of Malaysian Temples Will Be Gradual

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, June 16, 2020 (New Strait Times): Religious associations and temple managements say there is no rush...

Hindu Endowment Board Against Reopening Temples

GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA, May 29, 2020: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) will recommend to the state government against the...

Nepal and India in Row Over Road to Hindu Holy Site in Tibet

NEW DELHI/BEIJING/KATHMANDU, May 10, 2020 : Nepal has asked India “to refrain from carrying out any activity inside its...

Devotees Set for New Normal; SOP for Hindu Temples Submitted

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA, May 10, 2020 (New Strait Times): Temple visits could soon be a whole new experience for Hindu...

First Hindu University in Muslim-Majority Indonesia Named after Sugriva

BALI, INDONESIA, April 13, 2020 : The first Hindu university has been opened in Indonesia in the name of...

How the Internet is Bringing Comfort to Faith Communities during Coronavirus Social Isolation

AUSTRALIA, March 23, 20202 : Hemangini Patel has been attending her temple every Sunday for as long as she...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Australia to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon Australia for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling...

Hindus worldwide urge Australia PM Morrison to censure Treasurer Frydenberg for mocking Hinduism

Hindus worldwide are urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to censure Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for mocking deeply revered Hindu practices...

Lakhs expected to celebrate Mahashivaratri

Pashupati Area Development Trust has said it expects to host around one million Hindu devotees from Nepal and abroad...

President Jokowi Creates Indonesia’s First Hindu State University

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, February 3, 2020 : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has issued a presidential regulation (Perpres) turning the Hindu...