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  • Judge's Statement on Gita Sparks Debate
    New Delhi: " It is the duty of every citizen of India under Article 51-A of the Constitution of India, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to follow dharma as propounded by the Bhagvad Gita".

    This is not a chorus by any Saffron brigade, but the pronouncement of a judge of the Allahabad High Court.
  • Bhagavad-gita To Be Taught in Nevada Community College
    Reno (Nevada, USA): Bhagavad-Gita, the best known Hindu scripture worldwide, will be taught in the prestigious institution of Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), in November next.
  • Limits Proposed on Fast-food Restaurants
    Amid worries of an obesity epidemic and its related illnesses, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, Los Angeles officials, among others around the country, are proposing to limit new fast-food restaurants -- a tactic that could be called health zoning.
  • Book Review: God's Army Marches Onto Campus

    They're the "Joshua Generation," the youthful Evangelicals who hope to "shape the culture and take back the nation." Whether these kids terrify or delight you has everything to do with your political and religious views but, one way or the other, they are people that you should probably start getting to know. God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin offers an intriguing introduction.

  • Mahabharata Video Game in Production
    Canadian-based studio Syncere Arts is working on an action-adventure game based on the Mahabharata, an epic tale in Indian mythology. Mahabharata: The Dawn of Kaliyuga aims to let players feel as powerful as the ancient warriors while still providing a good challenge.
  • Linking Ancient and Modern, A Worldwide Web of Worship
    TIRUCHIRAPALLI, India -- Balaji, a Hindu priest, stood before the reclining god and offered a plate of coconut and bananas. His chest bare and his face adorned with red and yellow sacred paste, he set the food at the foot of a deity that Hindus regard as an embodiment of the powerful god Vishnu.
  • US Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries
    Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries.
  • Village Boy Suddenly Acquires American Accent
    LUCKNOW: A 14-year-old Dalit boy, born and brought up in a remote village of western Uttar Pradesh, has suddenly turned angrez [English]. Rajesh, without any evident help, has started speaking fluently in English and does so with a proper American drawl. And that’s not all: He seems to have forgotten how to speak Hindi.
  • Shukratal: Where Sukadeva Goswami Explained the Srimad Bhagavatam
    More devotees should know about the holy town of Shukratal. Shukratal is the place where Sukadeva Goswami spoke the sacred Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit 5000 years ago.
  • Tilak Ban Angers Indians
    A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work.
  • ISKCON Blast Victim Rues Govt Apathy
    IMPHAL: A year after the bloody Janmasthami Day grenade attack at the ISKCON complex at Imphal, Manipur which left seven people dead and scores wounded, there are still people who have not received the financial assistance promised by the government at that time.
  • Indian Media Focus on Religious Festivals
    As Mumbai celebrates Gokulashtami and human pyramids form and fall in the heart of Mumbai, the breathtaking acrobatics are beamed live across the nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
  • Janmastami: A Timeless Celebration
    All you need is love... when George Harrison sang these lines, wonder if he had been thinking about Lord Krishna! Krishna's birthday is celebrated all over the world as Krishna Janmashtami, Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami. No other deity's birth is enveloped in such high drama.
  • Environmental Destruction in Vrindavana
    Their hearts full of devotion, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will stream into Braj Bhoomi [India] around Tuesday for Janmashtami - the birthday of Lord Krishna. But most will turn a blind eye to the poor condition of the sacred area.
  • Hindus Beg Government to Spare Lord Rama's Bridge
    USA - Prominent Hindu organisations here have exhorted the Indian government to prevent destruction of the Ram Setu, a bridge sacred to Hindus that is threatened by a proposed navigable waterway in the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka.
  • When Death Comes Calling, So Does Oscar the Cat

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours.

  • Cellphones Can Trigger Tumours

    Just 10 minutes of chatting on cellular phones is enough to trigger chemical changes in the brain that can increase the risk of cancer, warn scientists.

  • Meat Consumption: Environment's No.1 Enemy?
    EVER since “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore has been the darling of environmentalists, but that movie hardly endeared him to the animal rights folks. According to them, the most inconvenient truth of all is that raising animals for meat contributes more to global warming than all the sport utility vehicles combined.
  • Kasakhstan Persecution Increases

    The Kazakh authorities have increased controls on religious communities in recent years, especially by banning unregistered religious activity and increasing punishments for it. Among recent victims have been Council of Churches Baptists, who refuse on principle to seek state registration, and Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Anti-Freeze in Neem

    Canadian health officials are recalling the Indian-made 'Neem' brand toothpaste found to contain high levels of diethylene glycol (DEG), a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze.

    Consumers are cautioned to stop using the toothpaste, made by the Calcutta Chemical Co. Ltd., and return it to where it was sold.

  • Vatican OKs Nuclear Energy

    The Vatican criticised countries such as Italy which have abandoned nuclear power, saying atomic energy is only evil when used to make weapons.

  • Top Scientist Advocates Genocide for 90% of World Population

    Famous professor and ecological researcher Eric R. Pianka championed the notion that the Earth can only be saved if ninety percent of the human beings alive today are purged from the planet via an airborne Ebola virus. Astonishingly, after advocating for a future in which more than 5,000,000,000 persons would die a slow and agonizing death, many influential members of the audience stood to their feet and applauded.

  • Poll: More Muslims Reject Bombings
    WASHINGTON -- Muslims around the world increasingly reject suicide bombings and other violence against civilians in defense of Islam, according to a new international poll dealing with how the world's population judges their lives, countries and national institutions.
  • Cow-talk
    They have one word in their vocabulary and it's a single syllable at that.

    But farmers claim cows appear to 'moo' in regional accents, despite their limited conversational skills.
  • On the Internet, Everyone May Find You're a Dog
    On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog, as a famous New Yorker cartoon once said. Nobody knows when you're the CEO of a big company, either, or a popular doctor, or a columnist posting comments on his or her own writings if you're writing under an assumed name. And while anonymity can be an attractive feature of the Internet, how and when you use it raises some interesting ethical questions.