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30 IS militants killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD: At least 30 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in clashes and US-led coalition airstrikes in the Iraqi provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said.In Salahudin province, the security forces backed by the US and Iraqi aircraft continued their battles to free the IS-held provincial capital city of Tikrit and made a slight advance in the southern and western districts of Shishin and Dyoum after overnight clashes with the extremist militants.

Hindus highest educated group in Scotland

NEVADA(USA): In Scotland, “Hindus had the highest qualifications and were most likely to be full-time students”, according to a Scottish Government report published on March 26.

Malaysia Government backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia

NEVADA(USA): In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an exhibition supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture and displaying Hindu temples and gods is touring various cities of Malaysia.

Airbus A320 with 148 on board 'crashes into French Alps

PARIS: An Airbus A320 has crashed into the southern French Alps, AFP reported, citing a security source.The Airbus A320 making the flight for Lufthansa’s lowcost arm, Germanwings, crashed near the small mountain village of Barcelonette in the southern Alps. It had made a distress call at 10.47am then disappeared off the radar at around 11.20am, Le Figaro reported.

Hindus can’t raise Hanuman statue on Oklahoma Capitol grounds as moratorium enters 16th month

NEVADA(USA): Hindus are heartbroken as moratorium on erecting new monuments on Oklahoma (USA) Capitol grounds declared by Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission (OSCPC) on December 19, 2013, continues.

Hindu statesman Zed offers condolences on Lee Kuan Yew’s death

NEVADA(USA): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has offered condolences on the death of Lee Kuan Yew, said to be modern Singapore’s founding father, who died on March 23 in Singapore General Hospital.

Multi-faith prayers to open “Earth Day” celebrations in Nevada

NEVEDA (USA): Multi-faith invocation will launch “Earth Day” celebrations in Nevada on April 26.Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed will direct this special multi-faith invocation; which will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Native American and Baha’i prayers focused on healthier environment and respecting the nature of the planet we live on.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum announces Lord Vishnu exhibition

NEVADA(USA): The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York will organize “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” exhibition from December 19, 2015 to June five, 2016.

Hindu statesman Zed received Thank You Letter from 700 Idahoans after Senate invocation protest

NEVADA(USA): “Better Idaho”, which calls itself “the state’s most ambitious communications organization”, has sent a “Thank You Letter” today to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, which is said to be signed by over 700 people and carried their names.

Cyclone hits Australia

SYDNEY: Australian west coast was hit by tropical cyclone Olwyn on Friday as it made landfall in Exmouth town.Over 1,400 residents were without power as winds brought down electricity poles, uprooted trees and ripped down fences, media reported.

Hindu temple to open in Canada’s Windsor in November

NEVEAD(USA): A new Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) is reportedly expected to open its doors in November next.Construction of this Windsor’s first Hindu temple with an attached cultural center will cover about 13,000 square feet on a four acres plot in East Windsor and will begin next month, reports suggest.

Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS: Congressman Andre Carson last weekend joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a trip to Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of some of the most critical moments in the Civil Rights movement. Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. GK Butterfield reportedly accompanied Mr Carson.

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