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    1. Exclusive: Tim Cook starts day with visit to Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple

      Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off his much anticipated tour of India with a pre-dawn visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. His cultural experience at the temple comes before a morning of business meetings in the country’s commercial capital.

      At the temple, Cook, who was accompanies by Apple India head Sanjay Kaul, also had a chance to chat with Anant Ambani, the son of Reliance ...

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    2. Indian citizenship for Hindus from Pakistan to be made easier: Government

      There are around 400 Pakistani Hindu refugee settlements in cities like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Kutch, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Delhi and Lucknow.

      People belonging to minority communities of Pakistan, staying in India on a Long Term Visa, will soon be allowed to buy property, open bank accounts and get PAN and Aadhaar cards, with the Modi government planning to roll out special facilities for them.

      Among ...

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    3. Pune: Teenager’s father alleges his son was burnt alive after he said he was Hindu

      The death of a teenager who was set on fire by three people, including two brothers, who accused him of stealing vehicle batteries has acquired a communal colour in Pune. While the 17-year-old’s father has alleged that his son was burnt alive after he identified himself as a Hindu, a purported video of the boy confirming the allegation while on his death bed has gone public. - See more at ...

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    4. Hinduism to become world’s third largest religion by 2050: Report

      Hinduism to become world’s third largest religion by 2050: Report

      Hindus will become the world’s third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study.

      According to the Pew Research Center’s religious profile predictions assessed data released on Thursday, the Hindu population is projected to rise by 34 per cent worldwide, from a little over 1 billion to nearly 1.4 billion by 2050.

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    5. Bhagwat says Hinduism not ‘ancestral property’ of Indians

      Bhagwat says Hinduism not ‘ancestral property’ of Indians

      Vice-President Hamid Ansari, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, prominent Islamic leaders and a Bollywood actor — they all came under one roof on Friday to launch the international edition of Encyclopedia of Hinduism. The key message from the function was Hinduism is a global legacy, with Bhagwat saying that it is not an “ancestral property” of Indians, but it is for everyone. 

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    6. Hindu organisation opposes quota for Marathas, Muslims in Maharashtra

      Hindu organisation opposes quota for Marathas, Muslims in Maharashtra

      Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved 16 per cent reservation for Marathas and five per cent for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

      “Several Maratha organisations have been in touch with us and they don’t want reservations,” Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s (HJS) national spokesman Ramesh Shinde claimed while talking to reporters.

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    7. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs are targets of violence: Obama

      Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs are targets of violence: Obama

      US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that even today a number of people from the South Asian origin — particularly those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities — are becoming victims of hate crimes in America.

      “Even today, South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu and Sikh, are targets of suspicion and violence,” Obama said in a presidential proclamation that recognized the contribution of Asian-Americans in the

      socio-political and economic ...

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    8. UK’s Hindu community backs role of Church

      UK’s Hindu community backs role of Church

      UK’s growing debate over the role and relevance of the church in the state has found a voice of support from the country’s Hindu community.

      “To disestablish the church would not only weaken the British democracy but it will alienate the church from its own internal reforms that are as necessary,” said Anil Bhanot, managing director of the UK’s representative organisation for Hindus.

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    9. BJP for action against illegal migrants from Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh

      BJP for action against illegal migrants from Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh

      “In the case of Hindus being harassed in Bangladesh and forced to flee that country, we cannot treat them as refugees, but must be sympathetic to their cause,” he said.

      “BJP does not believe in distinction between different religions or on division of the country on the basis of religion as was done during the time of Independence,” he said.

       

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    10. Hindu-Muslim business conclave ticks the right boxes for Modi govt

      Hindu-Muslim business conclave ticks the right boxes for Modi govt

      Taking the Sadbhavana mission forward, the Gujarat government is set to provide a platform to Muslim businessmen to get back into the mainstream by tying up with an Ahmedabad-based socio-economic organisation — Ummat —  to popularise and help Muslim businessmen network with their Hindu counterparts.

      The state government will be partnering with Ummat — which runs a dedicated portal, helping over 1,200 Muslim businessmen network with each other in the state — for ...

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    11. South African Hindus outraged by ‘provocative’ pictures involving deities

      South African Hindus outraged by ‘provocative’ pictures involving deities

      Hindu groups in South Africa have expressed outrage at photographs taken at a music festival which depict models in provocative positions, posing with t-shirts featuring various Hindu deities. The photographs posted on a website showed several models stretching out their hands pretending to be a six-limbed deity. Another picture showed a model lifting her t-shirt as she stands against paintings of Hindu deities.

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    12. 4 Pak Hindus, jailed for overstaying, return home

      4 Pak Hindus, jailed for overstaying, return home

      Four Pakistani nationals were jailed in India for overstaying their visa on day returned to their country via Wagah border in Punjab, authorities said Wednesday. Ashok Yadav, District Superintendent of Police, said that Gujarat Police escorted Nagjibhai Ramabhai Bajaniya, Dudabhai Bhimbhai Bajaniya, Mohan Savlabhai Bajaniya and Munniben Dudabhai Bajaniya to the Wagah border. All four belong to the Bajaniya community and are natives of Tando Ghulamali in Badin district of ...

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    13. Hindu girl rescued after gun battle with kidnappers in Karachi

      Hindu girl rescued after gun battle with kidnappers in Karachi

      A three-year-old Hindu girl in Pakistan was rescued by police here in an
      operation during which her four captors were killed. Mahi Suchdev, daughter of
      Sunil Sachdev was kidnapped last week and a ransom of Rs 50 million was demanded
      by her kidnappers, police said. "Mahi had been taken away on July 13 by the
      family's house servant Rano, from the doctors' mess in Walika Hospital where her
      father ...

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    14. Pak Hindus seek roots in Anand, wish to extend their visas by a year

      Twenty-two members of a Hindu family living in Pakistan's Sindh province are visiting Gopalpura village in Anand district for the first time since the family was separated during Partition. A month on, they have sought to extend their visa by an year.

      "We are here to seek some peace of mind," said Ganesh Kumar, a doctor by profession. The members, including six women and ten children, have come from ...

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    15. Amend law to include Sikhs, Hindus in hate crime victims: US to FBI

      Amend law to include Sikhs, Hindus in hate crime victims: US to FBI

      Meeting one of the long pending demands of Sikhs and Hindus in the US, Attorney General Eric Holder has recommended widening the FBI's mandate to include the two communities among victims of growing hate crimes. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Holder said he made this recommendation to the Advisory Policy Board of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to make the necessary changes in the Uniform Crime Reporting ...

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    16. Pastures new: Two years on, Pakistani Hindus say they feel at home in Delhi

      It has been nearly two years since a family of 18 Hindus arrived in India from Pakistan. They came with a group of 145 Pakistanis in 2011. Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly, V K Malhotra, brought up the issue of Pakistani Hindu refugees in India on Tuesday. He said the Delhi government should ensure their safety.

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    17. Clash between Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan averted

      A clash between Hindus and Sikhs over objectionable photos in Pakistan's southern Sindh province was averted after community leaders helped broker a compromise, according to a media report today.

      Despite the understanding reached by the two sides, the Sikhs, who are a smaller minority in the Shikarpur area of Sindh, felt threatened by local Hindus, the Dawn newspaper quoted its sources as saying.

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