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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ganesh Chaturthi

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On September 11 as we offer prayers to “The Ganesh idol on a swing” in my daughter’s apartment, music of “Jay Mangal Murti” on Youtube transports us to the glorious “Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations” in Bombay. Instantaneously we feel at home. 

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09/12/13
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India’s President, PM greet people on Eid

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New Delhi, Aug 8 -- President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday greeted people on the occasion of Eid and said the festival infuses a sense of brotherhood and joy.

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08/08/13
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US State Department Launches the Office for Engagement with Faith-Based Communities

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Washington, Aug 8 -- Citing Mahatma Gandhi's comparison of world's religions to beautiful flowers, Secretary of State John Kerry has launched a new State Department office of faith-based community initiatives.
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08/08/13
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India Festival at Madison 2013

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As you are aware, we are celebrating the India Festival this year in Madison at the Bob Jones High School campus on August 10th from 10 am to 8 pm.
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08/08/13
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Sikh Americans remember gurdwara tragedy with community service

Washington, Aug 6 -- Sikhs in America marked the first anniversary of the Oak Creek tragedy when a gunman attacked a gurdwara in Wisconsin killing six worshippers, with a day of community service and remembrance.

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08/07/13
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US to track hate crimes against Sikhs, minorities

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Washington -- Ahead of the anniversary of the Oak Creek gurdwara tragedy on August 5, the US Justice Department announced it will begin tracking crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups as hate crimes.

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08/06/13
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US lawmakers commemorate Oak Creek gurdwara shooting

Washington -- American lawmakers commemorated the first anniversary of the Oak Creek gurdwara tragedy when a white supremacist gunman shot dead six Sikh worshippers, with resolutions in the two chambers.

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08/06/13
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Investigate gurdwara attack as hate crime: Congressman Joe Crowley

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Washington, August 1 -- Condemning the vandalism at a Sikh gurdwara in Riverside, California as "reprehensible", an influential US lawmaker has urged officials to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime and send a powerful message against such attacks.

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08/01/13
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California gurdwara vandalized

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Washington --  A California gurdwara vandalized, California has been vandalised in an apparent hate crime with the word 'TERRIST!' in capital letters spray painted around the complex, according to a community organisation.

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07/31/13
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A Sikh American soldier’s battle for the turban

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Washington -- "If the militaries in Canada, England, India and progressive nations allow Sikhs to serve in turbans and beards, then why can't the US?"

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07/24/13
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