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    1. Prayers for Barack Obama in US temples

      Several worshippers at temples across the United States on Wednesday sought heavenly blessings for newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama by ringing bells, lighting sacred lamps and reciting from scriptures. The ceremonies were held in response of the Hindu American Foundation's call to Hindu religious leaders to seek blessings for the success of the new administration.
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    2. Inaugural Prayers and Speech Are Contrasts In Civic Religion

      Pastor Rick Warren's invocation, Barack Obama's speech and Rev. Joseph Lowery's benediction at today's inauguration ceremony were fascinating contrasts in the tradition of denominational inclusiveness and civic religion. Prior to the inauguration, there was much speculation on whether Warren's invocation would be explicitly Christian. It was, well beyond the usual half dozen words at the end invoking Jesus. Warren ended his invocation (full text) with ...
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    3. Hindus Remember 19 January! Kashmiri Hindu Displacement day

      Hindus Remember 19 January! Kashmiri Hindu Displacement day
      19 January 1990, Kashmiri Hindu Pandits were asked to leave their homeland in their own country by the so-called brothers. Lakhs of Hindus were killed, homes were looted, girls and women faced horrible torture. Indian Congress Government gave them place in some camps lacking even basic facilities. Even after 28 years, they are not rehabilitate...
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    4. Girl's 'disappearance' from Mangalore raises terror fears

      Intelligence agencies have begun a probe into the mysterious disappearance of a student of a Mangalore nursing college and her arrival at an Islamic seminary in Kerala's Kozhikode. The incident assumes significance following reports that Pakistan's ISI has been giving training to women for jihad. Intelligence sleuths say four people, includ...
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    5. More Evidence Of Lashkar Role, More Evidence Of Our Bungling

      More Evidence Of Lashkar Role, More Evidence Of Our Bungling
      'What makes terrorism particularly threatening at this moment is the impression of vulnerability combined with the display of greater sophistication in techniques and methodologies of terrorist outfits. The challenges before us are to demonstrate that we have both the capability as well as the sophisticated instrumentalities to anticipate and ...
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    6. Hindraf to Obama: Help close Kamunting camp, too

      Hindraf to Obama: Help close Kamunting camp, too
      The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has sought the help of US president-elect Barack Obama to close the Kamunting detention camp in Taiping, Perak. Four Hindraf members made the plea in a press statement issued today, saying that the movement welcomes Obama’s decision to close the camp for suspected militants in Guantanamo Bay.The four held up a banner outside the US Embassy in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur ...
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    7. Obama Begins Inauguration Day By Attending Prayer Service

      Barack Obama begins today with an Inauguration Day tradition begun by Franklin Roosevelt. He will attend a prayer service at the 200-year old St. John's Episcopal Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House. According to the AP, Dallas megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes will preach at the private church service. MTV reports that the Obamas will leave Blair House for the service at 8:25 a.m. The ...
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