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US Presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard hits back at Critics, says she is Targeted for being a ‘Hindu’

Democratic presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard claims that she has been a victim of “religious bigotry” as some media outlets have accused her of being a ‘Hindu nationalist’. A four-term Democratic congresswoman, 37-year-old Gabbard is the first Hindu elected to the US Congress. In an op-ed published in Religious News Services, she described the campaign against her and her donors as …

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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st Death Anniversary By Raj Shah

Today is the 71st death anniversary of our beloved leader Mahatma Gandhi ji. He was killed on January 30, 1948 by  a Hindu-fanatic. A simple question comes to everybody’s mind, why did Godse kill Gandhi? A question that intrigues, confuses and makes the whole world upset. How can someone so viciously kill a harmless and unselfish man like Gandhi, who …

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Gandhi Peace Prize goes to Akshaya Patra Foundation

The esteemed Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred upon Akshaya Patra for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is awarded by the Government of India to individuals and institutions for their contribution towards social, political and economic transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods. Akshaya …

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President Ram Nath Kovind, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 71st death anniversary

The nation along with PM Modi, President Kovind Pay tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary today. The day is also observed as Martyrs’ Day. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in …

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Google’s Doodle Marks India’s 70th Republic Day

Search engine giant, Google, marked India’s 70th Republic Day on Saturday, January 26, 2019, by depicting a very artistic and colorful doodle designed by Reshidev RK. Reshidev is a fine arts student from Kannur in Kerala who is inspired by geometry in traditional art forms. His signature style includes a lot of colors and patterns. In the Doodle, Google has …

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation Awarded the Prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize

January 16, 2019 INDIA – On January 16, 2019 the esteemed Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred upon Akshaya Patra for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is awarded by the Government of India to individuals and institutions for their contribution towards social, political and …

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TEAM USA SQUAD SELECTED FOR CRICKET WEST INDIES SUPER50 CUP

TEAM USA SQUAD SELECTED FOR CRICKET WEST INDIES SUPER50 CUP

USA Cricket has announced the squad to compete in the Cricket West Indies Super50 Cup. Fresh off winning the recently completed ICC Americas T20 Sub Regional Qualifier, the group will travel to Barbados tomorrow to commence their limited over preparation for World Cricket League Division 3 in November in Oman. Team USA have been granted a request to travel with …

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The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel

The Statue of Unity: Dedicated to Sardar Patel The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, unveiled the Statue of Unity, a monument dedicated to Indian Independence Movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday, October 31, 2018. Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, senior …

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Stanford scholar discusses Buddhism and its origins

Stanford religious studies Professor Paul Harrison talks about the latest research on the origin of Buddhism and the rise of Mahayana Buddhism, which has influenced most of today’s Buddhist practices around the world. BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH It’s hard to find a self-help book today that doesn’t praise the benefits of meditation, mindfulness and yoga. Many individuals engage in meditation and …

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Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize

Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize

Abhay Ashtekar, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics, and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been honored with the Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society. This prize recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics and consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions …

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