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  • Holy cow! One-eyed calf is worshipped as a god in India

    01/07/2019 7:28:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2018 | Sara Malm
    A newborn calf with just one eye is being worshipped as a god in eastern India. The little cow, whose appearance is due to a birth defect, was born in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. In video footage shared online, the one-eyed calf, which also does not have a muzzle, can be seen sticking out its tongue and gasping for breath.
  • Protests in India after women defy ancient ban on visiting Hindu temple

    01/02/2019 10:21:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2018 | Staff
    wo women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit. Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, television news channels showed. There were protests in several other cities in the state, media reported. India's Supreme Court in September ordered the lifting of the ban on women or girls of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple, which draws millions of worshippers a year.
  • "They've Done An Incredible Job": Trump Praises Indian-American Officials

    11/20/2018 2:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Around two dozen of Donald Trump's top Indian-American lieutenants were present at the Diwali celebrations in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump, who has appointed more than two dozen Indian-Americans to senior positions since he assumed office in 2017, praised them for their "incredible" performance in his administration. "I'm grateful to have numerous Americans of Indian and Southeast Asian heritage who fulfill critical roles across my administration. And they've done an incredible job," Trump said as he hosted Diwali celebrations in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. Except for the former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, around two...
  • Crying children are placed in COW DUNG by their parents who rub it into their skin to [tr]

    11/12/2018 5:58:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2018 | Clare Anderson
    This is the shocking moment crying children are placed in cow dung for the Hindu festival of Govardhan Puja. The children are put on top of the dung which is decorated in flowers as parents rub it onto their skin for good luck in India. It is hoped that the children will be granted good health and protected from disease as a result of the puja, a prayer or ritual.
  • 5,000 women line up to be whipped by 'priests' believing it will rid them of evil spirits [tr]

    11/05/2018 6:17:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Footage has emerged showing thousands of women being whipped to rid them of evil spirits during a brutal ceremony in a remote Indian village. Women and teenagers kneel side-by-side in a long line and wait to be flogged by priests during the Vijayadashami festival celebrated once a year in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Video shows how they are lashed one-by-one until they can no longer cope with the pain.
  • Nine-year-old Indian girl from Christian convert family gang-raped and murdered

    08/10/2018 5:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    A nine-year-old girl from an Indian family that had recently converted to Christianity was gang-raped and murdered on Sunday, 5 August, in Punjab state. Anjali Masih was playing with her friends in the city of Gurdaspur, near the Pakistan border, when a group of men lured her away by showing her a guava. She was then gang-raped and strangled with a telephone wire. Local Christians told World Watch Monitor that there has been a rise in anti-Christian feeling in the area, which is predominantly Hindu and Sikh, since a number of families converted to Christianity. One Christian, who did not...
  • Today Hindu's celebrate Holi Festival

    03/02/2018 10:38:15 AM PST · by entropy12 · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 03/02/2018 | Video
    What is Holi? Rooted in Hindu mythology, Holi also celebrates the triumph of good over evil — symbolism that correlates with the passing of winter. The Holi Festival’s history stems from the legend of a female demon and her brother, who believed was the ruler of the universe, according to CNN. His son, however, followed Vishnu, the protector of the universe, turning his back on the demon. The demon siblings plotted to kill the sun, but failed and died after Vishnu protected the son, who in turn became the king.
  • Catholic Caucus: In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

    10/26/2017 4:59:28 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | 14-Oct-2017 | CNA/EWTN News
    Kochi, India, Oct 14, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem. The site of the alleged apparitions is St. Ambrose Church and Lower Primary School in Edavanakkad, in the far southwestern state of Kerala, 16 miles northwest of Kochi. The parish and adjacent school are under the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The Marian apparitions are said to have happened on at least...
  • Myths of dominance - China did not ever enjoy military or cultural supremacy in Asia

    09/03/2017 2:01:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kanwal Sibal
    Caption -- Borobudur: hardly Chinese The author is former foreign secretary of India The West has built a lot of myths about China which others, including in India, have accepted without challenge. That China was for centuries the dominant power in Asia and is now on the way to recovering that lost status is one such myth. This historical distortion is serving to legitimize China's hegemonic ambitions, as if China has the right to recover its natural position in Asia and any resistance amounts to denying the Chinese their due. This explains why even when China is aggressive...
  • African Americans, slavery and Islam

    08/19/2017 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum African Americans, slavery and Islam Many African Americans in the United States have renounced Christianity and embraced Islam, in protest against the enslavement of their ancestors by white Christians in America when slavery was legal in America. This is ironic because Islam supports slavery. The enslavement of Africans under Islam is not only a historical fact, but is something that continues today, in some parts of Africa, and some Islamic countries, since Sharia (Islamic Law) supports slavery. Historically, Islam has enslaved members of all races. o The enslavement of Black Africans by Islam is described in the book...
  • To wade of Chinese demon, RSS wants you to chant this 'mantra'

    07/31/2017 5:59:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    One India ^ | July 24, 2017 | Vicky Nanjappa
    To wade of Chinese demon, RSS wants you to chant this 'mantra' Written By: Vicky Nanjappa Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:16 [IST] The RSS has asked all Indians to chant a 'mantra' before their prayers. " Let Kailash, Himlaya and Tibet be delivered from the demonic clutches of China.' RSS pracharak and national executive Indresh Kumar told Mail Today: "Kailash, Himalaya aur Tibet Cheen ki asuri shakti se mukt ho" (Kailash, Himalaya and Tibet be delivered from the demonic clutches of China). This is the mantra or 'sankalp', translated into 'resolve', that the RSS wants every Indian to...
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi in Israel to meet 'friend' Netanyahu

    07/04/2017 10:53:05 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 5 July 2017 | Saif Khalid
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Israel on a historic three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister. The visit coincides with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992. ..The Times of India published a joint editorial written by Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting the collaborations between the two countries. "India and Israel are walking hand in hand into the future as partners," the editorial said. Ties between the two nations have become more "visible" since Modi became prime minister in 2014 and Israeli ambassador...
  • Muslim man is beaten to death by Hindu 'cow vigilantes' in India after they launched an.....

    04/05/2017 3:41:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 5, 2017 | Amie Gordon For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Muslim man is beaten to death by Hindu 'cow vigilantes' in India after they launched an attack on trucks transporting the animals for slaughter A Muslim man beaten by a mob that accused him of transporting cows for slaughter has died in western India. Police confirmed Pehlu Khan died on Tuesday after sustaining fatal injuries when he and 14 other men were brutally beaten three days earlier in Rajasthan state. His death comes amid increasing violence being carried out by Hindu vigilante groups enraged over treatment of cows - which they consider sacred. Scroll down for video
  • US man charged with hate crime for assaulting, abusing Indian

    03/18/2017 11:30:25 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, March 18, 2017 | PTI
    Jeffrey Allen Burgess has been accused of harming Ankur Mehta because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". (Photo courtesy: Less WASHINGTON: An American man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin man and hurling racial slurs, mistaking him for a Muslim. Jeffrey Allen Burgess, 54, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has been accused of intentionally harming a man named Ankur Mehta on November 22 because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Burgess of a hate crime charge in connection with the alleged assault at a Red...
  • Hindu groups in US demand apology from CNN for allegedly promoting 'Hinduphobia'

    03/12/2017 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | PTI
    The protests are against CNN show 'Believer with Reza Aslan'. Washington -- US-based Hindu organisations have demanded an apology from CNN and asked the news channel to stop further airing of a show which they allege promotes xenophobia and 'Hinduphobia'. A series of protests small and big were held across the US on Saturday and more are scheduled against the airing of six-episode series Believer with Reza Aslan by the CNN. As many as 16 top Hindu organisations in the US have come together the umbrella of American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) to mount a joint campaign against CNN and...
  • The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues.

    03/12/2017 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Hindu Existence · 30 replies
    Hindu Existence News Bureau ^ | 11/03/2017 | Upananda Brahmachari
    PM Modi wins ‘heart’ of India, gets head start for 2019. But, he has to make real his election promises well and ahead. The Massive Success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh Election is a referral to the core Hindutva issues. Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | March 11, 2017:: The assembly election results of five states in 2017 are announced in a ‘Saffron Saturday’. In two states viz. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP set a record win to form govt there. In Punjab BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal have badly defeated and Congress will form the Govt....
  • Killing the Kafir women in Quranic Way in Pakistan.

    03/10/2017 3:24:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    HENB ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Prem Dalpat; Agencies
    Hindu woman axed to death in Pakistan's Balochistan. Karachi -- Now, a Kafir Hindu woman has been axed to death by a group of unidentified persons in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province, a media report said. The veiled assassinators came with skull cap wielded with axe and macheets. Zania Kumari, was attacked on Wednesday by a group in Baba Kot area of Nasirabad district and escaped after the murder, police was quoted as saying by the Dawn. The cause of the attack remains unclear and police have registered a case against the killers, the report said. Jalo Ram, Kumari's brother...
  • Indian American supporters of President Donald Trump expect a new era in US–India ties

    01/24/2017 3:55:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Bazaar ^ | January 24, 2017 | Wire services and staff
    Indian American supporters of President Donald Trump believe that the relationship between the United States and India is heading towards a brighter future. “This is the beginning of a new era, new dawn of new (US-India) relationship,” Digvijay Singh ‘Danny’ Gaekwad, who worked closely with Trump and his election campaign, told PTI. “With Trump becoming the president, a new India-US relationship will begin. This one President in my lifetime, who has come on a national television and said I love India, I love Indians, I want to help India, I want to fight terrorism. It that is not enough then...
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • Hindus and Jews gain ground in new US Congress: Pew

    01/08/2017 1:17:17 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | January 5, 2017 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Hindus and Jews have gained ground in the new US Congress, even as a latest research suggests that the members of the legislative body remain overwhelmingly Christians despite significant change in the religious demographic profile of the country in less than five decades. This is for the first time in American history that the Congress has three Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna. After Jews, who have 30 members in the new US Congress, Hindus and Buddhism, each having three members jointly share the third sport in terms of religious ranking of US...