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A Christmas Tree that is India's tallest - and growing
A Christmas Tree that is India’s t...

A Christmas Tree that is India’s tallest – and growing

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Gaily decorated with twinkling fairy lights, angels, reindeers and cotton snow, this is one Christmas tree that stands out – and stands tall – in the country. At an awesome 56 feet or a five-storeyed building, the Pine Conifer has entered the record books... read more »

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha's relics theft
Cambodian monks call for action against ...

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha’s relics theft

Phnom Penh – About 150 Buddhist monks Tuesday held a protest here, calling for the Cambodian government to take action against the theft of the country’s only relics of the Buddha. Monks carrying national and religious flags and banners read: “The demonstration is to demand the... read more »

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns
Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung ...

Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

By Mohammad Asim Khan Kathmandu – Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk Amitabha nunnery in Kathmandu are also deadly kung fu fighters, being trained in the martial art as part of a strict regime, which also... read more »

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha's life!
Nepal findings confirm early date of Bud...

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha’s life!

Kathmandu – Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating back to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha to a specific century. Excavations within the Sacred Garden of... read more »

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Racist graffiti against Sikh model in New York subway

Racist graffiti against Sikh model in New York subway

New York – The Indian American community has been stunned by the racist graffiti on a Gap advertisement featuring Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia at a New York City subway... read more »

He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

Sabarimala (Kerala) – For any devout Hindu in Kerala, a pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple is a must, but not for Surendran, a local tribal. He has been visiting the temple every... read more »

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, espe! cially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nov 24. This year it marks... read more »

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Washington – President Barack Obama has greeted “Sikh friends” around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak saying Sikh values of... read more »

'Yaum-e-Ashoora' observed with mourning procession in Hyderabad

‘Yaum-e-Ashoora’ observed with mourning procession in...

Hyderabad – A mood of mourning pervades the old city of Hyderabad a! s Shia Muslims Friday observed “Yaum-e-Ashoora” to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet... read more »