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Upset Hindus are urging for apologies from London Fashion Week (LFW), its organizer British Fashion Council (BFC), its principal sponsor Sunglass Hut and London based fashion designer Ashish Gupta for trivializing Hindu deities in one of the LFW shows in London on September 19.   Distinguished
Hindus have welcomed The Dover Church, a congregation of United Church of Christ in Dover (Massachusetts) launched in 1762, for offering yoga classes.   The Dover Church, which terms itself as “A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service” and “An Open and Affirming Congregation”, is
Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir has reportedly been established in Foxboro (Massachusetts).   According to reports, the Sanskar Culture Society bought an industrial building for $4.1 million and then converted it into the temple, which opens daily and caters to about two hundred families in the
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed opened International Day of Peace celebrations in Nevada with Gayatri-Mantra, considered most sacred mantra of Hinduism, on September 21.   Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also read from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita,
Baylor University, a nationally ranked private Christian research institution in Texas, will display a statue of Lord Ganesh, who is worshipped as god of wisdom and remover of obstacles by Hindus, from October one to December 31.   It will also showcase replica of “Allahabad and Sangam at
Hindus are urging ban on usage of pejorative term “allochtoon” in all official forums in Netherlands, which is commonly used to refer to immigrants and their descendants, and which literally means “emerging from another soil”.   Many of the so-called allochtoons were born in Netherlands and
Belgium brewery, The Musketeers, has apologized for using Lord Ganesha as icon representing its Jack's Precious IPA beer.   Google translation of brewery’s (headquartered in Ursel, East Flanders) statement in Dutch, responding to criticism by Hindu community, published on their website,

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