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Hindu Temple opening in Alabama next weekend on a 7-acre plot

 A three-day elaborate Grand Opening of a Hindu Temple based on ancient Hindu rituals is scheduled from March 29-31 in West Mobile (Alabama) on a reportedly seven-acre plot of land.

Hindus welcome Victorian Parliament finally waking-up to prayers of “other” religions

Hindus have welcomed Victorian Parliament reportedly reviewing the daily opening prayer procedure, although they feel that it should have been done much earlier.

Lauding San Benito School Dist. for launching yoga

Commending San Benito High School District (SBHSD) in Hollister (California) for offering yoga course starting next Fall, Hindus are urging for launching yoga courses in all the public schools of California.

You are making Canada proud: Trudeau to Lilly Singh

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Canadian-born Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, on bagging a late night show of a major TV network and said the YouTube sensation is making Canada proud.

Teachable Moment for Australia: Hindus welcome return of Perth girl to school with nose stud

Teenager Sanya Singhal, who was expelled from Aranmore Catholic College (ACC) in Leederville (Perth, Australia), for wearing nose stud; has reportedly returned to school after about six weeks complete with her nose stud; and Hindus are calling it a “Teachable Moment” for Australia.

Hindu prayer opens Syracuse City Council in Utah 1st time in 84 years

Syracuse City Council in Utah opened its March 12 meeting with Hindu prayers in Sanskrit for the first time since its establishment in 1935, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Gurinder Khalsa pledges to donate his salary, if elected on Fisher City Council

Indian American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa urged the Sikh community to vote and extend full support to him as he contesting for Fishers City Council at a fund raiser function at Royal Indian Restaurant in Castleton here on Sunday. The Republican Primary elections are slated for May 7. The response was very encouraging from all quarters.

Shocked Hindus strongly condemn Christchurch mosques massacre

Not satisfied with her cozy job at a corporate hospital here, a psychologist joined a team that is helping to prevent farmers' suicides in parts of Telangana.

Utah House of Representatives opened March 13 session with Hindu mantras in Sanskrit

Utah House of Representatives in capital Salt Lake City opened its March 13 session with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

US affirms plan for 6 nuclear plants in India

 The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their commitment to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation during the 9th India-US Strategic Security Dialogue.

Indian-origin man loses 6 of family in Ethiopia air crash

An Indian-origin man here has lost six of his family members in the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago expands its working board

PALATRINE, IL: Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) (www.PCSChicago.org) Officials formed their working board for the year 2019. PCS is an all volunteer non-profit community service organization which aims to promote Punjabi Culture within the Indian community and also share it with the mainstream Americans.

Guru Ravidas birthay celebrated with gaiety, religious fervour in Fishers

INDIANAPOLIS: Central Indiana Sikh community celebrated  Guru Ravidas  birthday with gaiety, religious fervour at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Fishers. Guru Ravidas was a 14th-century saint and reformer of the Bhakti movement in Northern India. This year marked the 642nd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

Gurinder Singh Khalsa recognized by U.S. Representative Greg Pence

INDIANAPOLIS: U. S. Representative from Indiana's 6th Congressional district  Greg Pence recognized the recent achievement of Sikhs Political Action Committee founder and chairman Indian American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who recently was conferred with the 2019 Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award. Mr Gurinder Khalsa is originally hails from Ambala District of Haryana (India).

Bihu, Pushpanjali and Mango lassi to represent Indian touch at IUPUI International Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: Bihu dance from Assam,  an excerpt from Pushpanjali - an invocatory piece in Bharatanatyam dance and mango lassi (a smoothie-like drink) will represent Indian touch at the annual IUPUI International Festival on February 21 at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. from 10:30 a.m-2:30 p.m.

SikhsMEDIA releases trailer of short film "SINGH"

NDIANAPOLIS: SikhsMEDIA on Tuesday released trailer for their first short film SINGH, directed by 18-year-old Jenna Ruiz. The short film is based on a true incident from 2007.  Indian-born American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa was denied from boarding a flight because he refused to remove his turban after successfully passing through each security measure at the airport. In this short film, Gurinder is made to choose between his religious beliefs and his flight to see his mother in her last days.

Cross-party support in parliament for Slough rail link to Heathrow

LONDON: A group of cross-party MPs, members of House of Lords, business and community leaders besides local council leaders convened to discuss progress of 'Western Rail Link to Heathrow' project during an all party parliamentary group (APPG) meeting and resolved to get wider support from more parliamentarians and external supporters for realization of this prestigious plan connecting Slough with Heathrow at the earliest.

Gurinder Khalsa files nomination papers for Fishers City Council

FISHERS (INDIANA): Indian born American Sikh and Fishers Community leader Gurinder Singh Khalsa on Wednesday morning filed his papers  to run for City Council of Fishers. The Republican Primary elections will be held on May 7.

Fishers Sikhs donate $6000 in gift cards and serve Indian food to TSA employees

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikh Community of Fishers, Indiana, today  donated gift cards worth $6000 and served food to the employees of Transport Security Administration at the Indianapolis Airport here. Sikhs Political Action Committee founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa along with the other members of the Sikh Community of Fishers, made coordinated efforts with Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Aaron Batt, TSA Federal Security Director to support the Indianapolis Airport TSA agents who were impacted by the extended Government shut-down.

Gurinder Khalsa to lead Fishers Sikh Community to support TSA employees with donation

FISHERS (INDIANA): Sikhs Political Acation Committee founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, along with the Sikh Community of Fishers, are coordinating efforts with Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Aaron Batt, TSA Federal Security Director to support the Indianapolis Airport TSA agents who are impacted by the extended government shut-down.

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