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Priest's Murderer Gets Life In Prison
Posted on 2001/7/9 23:47:02 ( 692 reads )


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LEICESTER, ENGLAND, July 9, 2001: A drug addict has been jailed for life for the murder of one of the UK's most prominent Hindu priests. Harish Purohit, a high-profile member of Leicester's Hindu community, bled to death after being stabbed 16 times in October last year. After a week-long trial, a jury took just three hours to find Dean Riddell, 26, of no fixed address, guilty of murder. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Harish Purohit led a secret life in Leicester's gay community. The jury was told how Mr Purohit's family knew of his homosexuality and he was also well-known on Leicester's gay scene. Jailing Riddell for life, Mr. Justice Hughes told him: "It is perfectly clear to me that you were picked up by the deceased man in his motorcar. There was some kind of altercation and the jury has decided it was not self-defense or provocation. It was a sustained attack from behind with a knife you carried habitually."




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Ramakrishna Order Meets In Michigan
Posted on 2001/7/9 23:46:02 ( 623 reads )


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GANGES, MICHIGAN, JULY 7, 2001: One hundred and eight years after Swami Vivekananda came to Chicago and introduced Hinduism to the West, the monks of his order gathered in the small town of Ganges, Michigan, to usher in the new millennium. "Vedanta in the Third Millennium," a three-day conference, attracted nearly 800 followers from around the U.S. It was among the largest assemblies of senior monks of the Ramakrishna order in the history of the West. All told, 16 swamis attended, and the event attracted considerable media attention. The conference began June 22 at the 110-acre Vivekananda Monastery and Retreat Center. Throughout the three-day conference, the devotees kept a well regulated schedule, including early morning meditation and worship. Lectures were presented by each of the swamis sequentially, followed by meals and free time which enabled many to meet the swamis, individually. Over the course of the conference, the monks discussed Vedanta's role in society. However, personal spiritual instruction and practical guidance was the main emphasis.




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Devotees Pose a Problem For Traffic Police
Posted on 2001/7/9 23:45:02 ( 718 reads )


Source: Times of India





NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 9, 2001: For traffic cops the "Kanwariyas" are a seasonal road hazard. With the advent of Sawan, the monsoon month, these bare-footed pilgrims carrying Ganga-water have started pouring into the city. "These Kanwariyas have erratic pedestrian movements. Belonging to the neighboring states of UP and Haryana, they often walk in the middle of the road. Such movements can put their lives in danger," says a traffic police officer. The Kanwariyas usually enter the city and pass through three entry points. "These routes generally get more and more crowded as Shivaratri approaches," says another official. The police are attempting to educate the Kanwariyas through pamphlets and public announcements.




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The Latest Elephant By-Product -- Paper!
Posted on 2001/7/9 23:44:02 ( 755 reads )


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SRI LANKA, July 5, 2001: Elephants are everywhere on the island of Sri Lanka just south of India and this abundant resource has found an unique niche. After reading about the success a Kenyan game ranger had with the process of making paper from elephant dung, Thusitha Ramsinghe decided to give it a try. Finding out that the elephant's waste product contains a high degree of cellulose, Mr. Ramsinghe's company started to first collect, sort, dry, and boil the dung to extract the pulp which is then pressed into paper. The company called Maximus utilizes the paper to produce greeting cards, menus and invitations. Willing to pay the extra price for this rare item, companies such as the Hilton, Sri Lankan airlines, the Bank of Ceylon and others purchase the specialty paper to intrigue their clientele.




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High Jobless Rate Forcing Asian Migrants to Leave New Zealand
Posted on 2001/7/8 23:49:02 ( 675 reads )


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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, July 6, 2001: A new study on Asian migrants by the Auckland City Council's policy researchers reported yesterday that many recent Asian migrants to New Zealand are returning home or trying to move to Australia or the United States to escape high unemployment. According to the report, all groups among more than 110,000 Asians in Auckland are suffering high unemployment, well above the New Zealand average, leading to an outflow of recent migrants now seeking jobs elsewhere. It cited cases of skilled workers driving taxis to make ends meet, self-employed businesses barely making a living and people without jobs who were ineligible for welfare benefits.




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IDRF Adopts a Village in Gujarat
Posted on 2001/7/8 23:48:02 ( 702 reads )


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HOUSTON, TEXAS, JULY 5, 2001: Three hundred families in Jivapar village in Gujarat will soon have strong, earthquake-resistant homes. The India Development and Relief Fund - Houston has decided to adopt the village in Morbi taluka of Rajkot district and rebuilding work is expected to start early next year. The IDRF is building 204 new houses at an estimated cost of $800,000, to be shared equally by the IDRF and the Gujarat government. IDRF president Vinod Prakash said, "It is a source of immense inner joy and happiness for all the IDRF donors and volunteers that their hard-earned money and intense effort to alleviate the misery of the quake victims is taking concrete shape."




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Police Arrest Five as Fighting Flares in Bradford
Posted on 2001/7/8 23:47:02 ( 674 reads )


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LONDON, ENGLAND, June 7, 2001: At least one man was stabbed and five others were arrested in the northern English city of Bradford on Saturday as Asians and whites clashed before a planned demonstration by right-wing extremists. Political marches had been banned in Bradford earlier this week in hopes of preventing another of the race riots seen across northern England in recent months, but members of the rightist National Front had said they planned to go ahead with a rally. There had been a number of violent clashes after 200 to 300 mainly Asian youths broke through lines of riot police, with shop windows being broken and bricks and bottles thrown.




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Studies on Effects of Meditation to be Published
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, July 2, 2001: Dr. Ramesh Manocha, head of the meditation research program at The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, has collected preliminary data on the effects of meditation among patients. Successfully used to treat migraines, asthma, hot flushes, and occupational stress, meditation has been intuitively recommended by GP's to help their patients. Dr. Ramesh's scientific research has backed up the mind-body connection. After practicing meditation, those suffering from asthma attacks improved and those with migraines had fewer of them or the intensity was less. In some cases the migraines disappeared only to return if the person stopped meditating. Fifteen menopausal women with hot flushes showed a 70% improvement in their symptoms after only eight weeks of meditating. Over 50 people found a "real and measurable difference" in their occupational stress.




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Hindu-Bashing Chicago Radio And TV Talk Show Airs
Posted on 2001/7/8 23:45:02 ( 644 reads )


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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, July 9, 2001: A campaign launched by Chicago radio and TV talk-show host Tony Brown purports to "inform" the American public about Hinduism. Brown's show aired on WLS 890 AM between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, on Saturday, June 30, and a similar television show aired 6 a.m. on Sunday, dedicating its time allotment to a bash of Hinduism. It was timed, perhaps coincidentally, when three major congregations of Indians - the JAINA, the TANA, and the "Vedanta in the Third Millennium" conventions were held in the Windy city. Brown promises more shows on the topic. Among other things, Brown said: "Nazism emanated from Hinduism; Hitler borrowed the Swastika symbol from the Hindu religion." Untouchability, "widely practiced" in India, permits "five per cent of the three high castes to rule the rest of the one billion population." "After the death of Mother Teresa, all Christian nuns in India were systematically persecuted." Brown also chastised the US government "for allowing (Indians) to immigrate into the US." Reports of this story will be appearing in the coming week, according to journalist Frank Parlato Jr., who is covering the story for various Indo-American publications, including the India Tribune and India West.




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Asian Indians Remake Silicon Valley
Posted on 2001/7/8 23:44:02 ( 696 reads )


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SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, July 06, 2001: Temple membership has grown from 380 families to 4,800 as the Silicon Valley's Asian Indian population has surged in the last decade, part of an international high-tech migration changing California's demographics. The children of these skilled and educated immigrants have raised the academic bar in public schools. A study published in 1999 by the California Public Policy Institute found that nearly a quarter of the Silicon Valley's high-tech companies were headed by Chinese or Indian immigrants. "They have made this valley thrive," Santa Clara County Supervisor Pete McHugh said of the region's newcomers. In Santa Clara County, the heart of the Silicon Valley, no ethnic group has grown as dramatically as Asian Indians, whose numbers have more than tripled in the last decade, effectively moving their California capital from Los Angeles County to the Silicon Valley.




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Three Million Pilgrims Expected in Giriraj
Posted on 2001/7/7 23:49:02 ( 681 reads )


Source: Sandhya Times (Hindi)





MATHURA, INDIA, July 5, 2001: Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have assembled at Giriraj to walk the 23-kilometer circumabulation route of Mathura. Five hundred buses and a number of special trains have proven insufficient to keep up with the influx of pilgrims. The circumabulation route, parikrama marg, is described as "a sea of heads." District Magistrate Narendra Bhushan and senior Police Superintendent Sri Hari Ram Sharma, in charge of keeping order, are taking special precautions against anti-social elements, according to this report.




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Plan to Develop Delhi's Ancient Hanuman Temple
Posted on 2001/7/7 23:48:02 ( 690 reads )


Source: Sandhya Times (Hindi)





DELHI, INDIA, July 6, 2001: The ancient Hanuman Temple in Yamuna Bazaar is to be redeveloped improved. This temple is one of the ancient and popular worship centers of Delhi. A large number of people from different parts of Delhi flock here every Tuesday and Saturday for worship purposes. Plans announced today call for additional buildings for lectures, a two-acre park with fountains, an exhibition hall, shops and amenities for devotees including much-needed parking space. US$45,000 has been earmarked for the project, plus contributions from the Delhi Municipal Corporation and other Delhi agencies interested in the project.




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Ponywalas Agitate Against Fare System
Posted on 2001/7/7 23:47:02 ( 635 reads )


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KATRA, INDIA, June 29, 2001: While several thousand pilgrims to the Mata Vaishno Devi outside Jammu fume and fret, a majority of the porters and ponywalas remain on strike, protesting the pre-paid fare system. Representatives of the Shrine Board, the Notified Area Committee and the pony contractor regulate the fare system. The prepaid system was introduced recently after officials received complaints from the pilgrims that they were either overcharged or harassed while trekking to the shrine, located on a mountainside. On some occasions porters and ponywalas would feign illness and drop the pilgrim halfway to get another customer at Katra. The ponywalas and porters struck work saying that they received delayed payments for the work they put in. At least 10 porters and ponywalas were injured yesterday when their rivals manhandled them for deciding to resume work.




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Personnel Changes at the Royal Nepali Palace
Posted on 2001/7/7 23:46:02 ( 593 reads )


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KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 3, 2001: Four senior security officials at the Nepalese royal palace have been fired for negligence of duty after last month's massacre in which the king, queen and seven other family members were murdered. Some of those dismissed were personal bodyguards responsible for the safety of the late king, queen and the crown prince. An inquiry panel has also recommended a revamp of palace security following concern in the government over Maoist rebel violence.




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Men Who Sacrificed Child in India Get Death Sentence
Posted on 2001/7/7 23:45:02 ( 635 reads )


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BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, July 6, 2001: An Indian appeals court has upheld the death sentences of four people convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy as a religious sacrifice. Ranjit Mohanty was kidnapped from his parents' home near the Orissa state capital of Bhubaneshwar, and murdered in 1997. His killers allegedly confessed during questioning by police. "This type of heinous crime can only be checked through a heavy punishment like the death penalty," High Court Justices B.P. Das and M. Pappana said Thursday. The defendants -- Kalpana Majumdar, Narayan Majumdar, Kunja Rabana and Subhash Chandra Panda -- allegedly told police they killed the boy after a person who practices black magic told them they would be divinely rewarded with gold. The four defendants were sentenced to death by Judge Ananta Charan Patnaik in July.




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