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Government Offered Help in Repairing Quake-Damaged Monuments
Posted on 2001/4/3 23:45:02 ( 758 reads )


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VADODARA, INDIA, April 02, 2001: The Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), a Delhi-based organization, has approached the Gujurat State with proposals to restore eight state-protected monuments damaged in the recent earthquake. They have estimated a cost of about US$3.2 million for the restoration. AIS archeologist D. I. Krishnani said monuments included the Navlakha temple in Ghumli (Jamnagar), four monuments in Kandhkot Bhuj, Bhujia Kothar in Jamnagar, Shiv temple at Kera and the Khambhalena caves at Rajkot.




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Bush Urged to Suspend Export of Contaminated Corn
Posted on 2001/4/3 23:44:02 ( 738 reads )


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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2001: A joint letter submitted to the US President George Bush president by more than 100 consumer, agriculture and environmental groups from around the world, including seven from India, have urged suspending further export of American corn and corn-products suspected to be unsafe for human consumption. The U.S has to guarantee that they are free of genetically engineered StarLink corn. "The US should not be exporting genetically contaminated food to other countries," said Ricardo Navarro, chairman of the Friends of the Earth International and a resident of El Salvador, "if it is not approved for people to eat in the US." Concerned Indian representatives included the Consumers' Protection Association, Diverse Women for Diversity, Navdanya and National Alliance for Women's Food Rights.




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Buddha Rubble Arrives "For Sale" in Pakistan
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:49:02 ( 842 reads )


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BAMIYAN, AFGHANISTAN, April 02, 2001: Several truckloads of rubble clearly identified as having come from the ancient giant statues of Buddha blown up by the Taleban authorities in Afghanistan last month, is said to have turned up in Pakistan and is being offered for sale. The reports have led to heavy criticism of the trade from academics and collectors. International experts say no museum or respected collector would help if it would reward the destruction. But if the rubble is found to be genuine and a private individual buys it, Pakistan may well allow the material to leave the country.




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Goddess Durga Worshiped
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:48:02 ( 808 reads )


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LUDHIANA, INDIA, April 2, 2001: Durga Ashtami was celebrated with religious fervor in the city yesterday, marking the end of Navaratri, "Nine Nights," the year's biggest festival in honor of the Goddess. On this day girls are worshiped as the manifestation of the Goddess. Beautifully dressed little girls in various residential colonies of the city flitted from house to house with plates in their hand since early morning as they were in great demand everywhere for worshipping. Many of these little goddesses really looked divine with colorful chunris, scarves, covering their heads. Besides worshipping and feeding the girls with halwa, puri and grams, people also gave them cash offerings.




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Mahavira's Birthday Proposed for Meatless Day
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:47:02 ( 786 reads )


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NEW DELHI, INDIA, April 2, 2001: India's Central Government has accepted a suggestion that April 6, the birth date of the Jain Saint Mahavira, should be declared as Ahimsa day, a day on which there would be no slaughter of animals and sale of meat. State Governments and Union Territory administrations have been requested to observe Ahimsa Day, an official release stated.




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South African Hindus Mark Ramayana Week
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:46:02 ( 918 reads )


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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, April 2, 2001: The South African Hindu community, numbering about a quarter million, ends a week of special prayers Monday with celebrations at all major temples across the country. Since March 26, Ramayana week has been observed at many temples, with devotees keenly joining in recitals of the scripture and other activities. The week culminates Monday evening as devotees celebrate Ram Navami, the day that warrior God Ram appeared on earth.




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Malaria Researcher Gets Green Scientist Award
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:45:02 ( 812 reads )


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NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 31, 2001: India's first Green Scientist Award has been conferred on researcher V.P. Sharma for devising environment-friendly strategies to battle malaria, which affects around 2.5 million people in the country every year. Sharma was given the award by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a non- governmental organization (NGO) here, in recognition of his "path-breaking efforts to develop bioenvironmental strategies to control the malaria-bearing mosquito." Unlike traditional high-cost pesticide oriented anti-malaria initiatives, Sharma is credited with devising strategies that serve a two-fold purpose of disease prevention and employment generation. Sharma's per capita method cost comes to about 15 US cents, 6.5 cents less than the government spends on pesticide-centered methods. Instituted by CSE, the biannual Green Scientist Award honors scientific efforts in the crucial but ignored area of environmental science.




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Oxford University Requests Photo Help
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:44:02 ( 768 reads )


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, April 3, 2001: Oxford University Press is working on an important book entitled: "Buddhists, Hindus, And Sikhs in America," one in a critically acclaimed series of 17 volumes on Religion in American Life. It will be a history book designed as a young adult library book reference. The editors are needing to get photos from the "early days" of the Indian/Hindu immigration to America, pre-1980. The subject matter of the photos would be Hindus in America involved in religious activities, weddings, temple events. Photos that "tell a story" will be most useful, for example a ground breaking of the Ganesha temple in New York, a baby receiving a samskara with a priest, etc. This will be an important book. If you would care to collaborate, have such photos in a family album and would be willing to share them, please contact Oxford University's picture clerk, Jennifer Smith, at "source" above. They need these right away!




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Karunamayi Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi World Tour 2001
Posted on 2001/4/2 23:43:02 ( 821 reads )


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Karunamayi Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi will be visiting 20 cities across the United States as part of her 2001 World Tour. Evening programs, consisting of Sri Karunamayi's spiritual discourse, devotional singing, meditation and individual blessings, will be held in each city. In addition, fire ceremonies will be held in certain cities. Please visit "source" for more information and for specific details for each city.




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Three arrested for murder of priest
Posted on 2001/4/1 23:49:02 ( 745 reads )


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BALING, MALAYSIA, March 31, 2001: Three men were arrested yesterday in connection with the death of a Hindu priest who was found with severe head injuries at his residence at the Sri Subramaniam temple on Thursday morning. The trio -- aged 16, 17 and 21 -- were all unemployed. S. Munugesen, 41, an Indian national, was found dead, sprawled in a pool of blood, at about 9am on Thursday by a temple employee. Police recovered a video player, a telephone and money from the suspects. Baling district OCPD Supt Hassan Ismail said one of the suspects had led the police to an axe, which was used in the attack. The motive appears to be robbery.




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No Delhi Takers for UGC's New Astrology Courses
Posted on 2001/4/1 23:48:02 ( 740 reads )


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NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 31, 2001: None of the universities in Delhi seem to be interested in the new Jyotisha or Vedic Astrology course introduced this year. The process of formulation of the new course began in June 2000 and has been on-going. The syllabus has yet to be chalked out. Out of the proposals received, the UGC will set up an expert committee to screen the universities. They will further decide which universities have the credentials, the requisite infrastructure and the resources for such a course before it is awarded. Universities of Kurukshetra, Shimla, Meerut, Gwalior, Indore, Ranchi and Mysore among others have applied for the course. Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani and Ranchi have also applied, said Dr.Gautam of the University Grants Commission. "Here it is important to note that all these are non-traditional and non-Sanskrit universities," he added.




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Deforestation in Nepal
Posted on 2001/4/1 23:47:02 ( 784 reads )


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NEPAL, March 27, 2001: Requiring wood for fuel and new land for farmland, the Nepal populace has created a deforestation crisis. Between 1979 and 1994 forest cover decreased by nine per cent and as a result bare hillsides have created landslides and flooding. The report, with the alarming 9% statistic, produced as a joint endeavor by the U.N. Environment Programme and the Nepali government is a direct appeal to make a serious effort to check the rapid clearing of forests.




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Girls in India: The Lesser Children
Posted on 2001/3/29 22:49:02 ( 725 reads )


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PRIYANKA KHANNA, New Delhi, March 30, 2001: There is little place for the girl child given Indian society's strongly ingrained preference for sons. The ratio of girls per 1,000 boys in the age group of 0 to 6-year-old has declined from 945 in 1991 to 927 in 2001. The shocking studies reported in this article show that out of every 1,000 fetuses that are aborted, 995 are female, often identified through ultrasound scans. Other reasons for the ratio are cited as well. The unnatural ratio is seen in the total population, where there are 933 females to 1000 males in India altogether, but 1,054 women -- biologically the stronger sex -- to 1,000 men in America and 1,064 women to 1,000 men in Europe. China, also with a preference for sons, shows a similar shortage of women as does India.




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Conversion Statistics Collection Thwarted in Darjeeling
Posted on 2001/3/29 22:48:02 ( 799 reads )


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DARJEELING, INDIA, March 13, 2001: The West Bengal Government has withdrawn orders on furnishing details on conversion following strong exception to it from the State Minorities Commission. The matter was taken up with the authorities after the Darjeeling district intelligence branch issued a circular asking for monthly reports on the number of persons converted to Christianity. This article continues with accounts of openly available conversion schemes (www.bethany.com/profile) and statistics. Government recommendations include withdrawal of proselytizing missionaries and prohibition of "quid pro quo"-style medical services -- referred to as the "patients in one end, Christians out the other" style of missionary hospital management.




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International Students Bring Spiritual Variety To U. Texas-Arlington
Posted on 2001/3/29 22:47:02 ( 722 reads )


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ARLINGTON, TEXAS, March 27, 2001: While students with predominantly Christian backgrounds attended the University of Texas-Arlington in the past, there is change. Now there are 1,093 international students, the majority of them Hindus from India. The second largest group with 147, from China, others are from Iran, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan, South Korea, Nepal and Thailand.




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