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Hindus worldwide back demand for Diwali as public holiday in UK

June 2, 2014 Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Panchami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 World Hindus have supported the demand for Diwali as a public/bank holiday in United Kingdom (UK). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it … Continue reading

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Milton To Allow Diwali Fireworks

April 19, 2014 Chaitra Krushna Paksha Panchami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 Milton To Allow Diwali Fireworks Milton. This small city West of Mississauga is the latest to approve diwali fireworks as its Council unanimously voted to amend a Town fireworks bylaw, … Continue reading

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New York City Mayor urged to include Diwali as school holiday

February 23, 2014 Magha Krushna Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 The Diwali Coalition highlighted importance of the festival for the city’s Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities. A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked … Continue reading

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US Hindus feel abandoned over no Diwali holiday

February 5, 2014, Magha Shukla Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Nevada, Feb 5 (IBNS) The US-based Hindu community is reportedly heartbroken over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not declaring Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them. … Continue reading

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British PM Cameron celebrates Diwali on visit to Hindu temple

November 6, 2013 Kartik Shukla Panchami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 David Cameron visited one of the biggest Hindu temples outside India today, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, north-west London, to celebrate the Hindu festival Diwali. The Prime Minister was decorated with a … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama To Host Hindu Festival for Goddess of Wealth at White House

November 5, 2013 Kartik Shukla Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, honored during “Diwali,” the Hindu festival of lights. (CNSNews.com) – First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting an event on Tuesday to mark the … Continue reading

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Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Diwali

November 4, 2013 Kartik Shukla Dwitiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s small Hindu community celebrated Diwali by adorning their homes with glowing lanterns and sparklers and offering prayers for the well being of the country. “Diwali was celebrated across Pakistan. … Continue reading

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Diwali Mela Attracts Thousands to Sunnyvale Hindu Temple

October 31, 2013 Ashwin Krushna Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Now in its 16th year, the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple’s Diwali Mela opened the 2013 celebrations with a grand chariot procession. (Praful Patel photo)  SUNNYVALE, California, United States  The Sunnyvale Hindu Temple’s … Continue reading

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US Congress celebrates Diwali for the first time

October 31, 2013 Ashwin Krushna Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 The first ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the US Congress today amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest. Over two dozen influential lawmakers along with eminent Indian-Americans gathered … Continue reading

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Celebration of Diwali likened to end of apartheid in South Africa

October 27, 2013 Ashwin Krushna Ashtami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 The triumph of light over darkness that Diwali celebrates has been likened to the defeat of apartheid and the release of former President Nelson Mandela by a South African minister here. “This … Continue reading

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