Union minister targets CM, links pollution to faith

Union Minister Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat pledged on Tuesday in the row not to allow Chhath Pooja on the banks of the Yamuna, saying the move amounted to a lack of respect for voters in Delhi. “Both Kejriwal and the Delhi government are shirking their responsibility to clean up the Yamuna. It is unfortunate that instead of cleaning it …

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This serene new hotel in Bodh Gaya blends luxury with Buddhist spirituality

The design that eventually emerged celebrated not only the local climate, context, and materials, but also the five key virtues that underpin Buddhism: wisdom, courage, compassion, tolerance, and perseverance. (For anyone interested in learning more about this unique design story grounded in the principles of Buddhism, the main mandala is arranged on a sandstone plaque at the hotel entrance.) Palette …

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The traditional craftsmanship of boiler making is reborn in Hamedan

TEHRAN – The area of ​​traditional boilermaking craftsmanship, which had almost fallen into oblivion, should be revived in the west-central province of Hamedan, the provincial deputy head of tourism said. With support for local workshops and the training of new artisans in this field, the field of forgotten crafts will be brought back to life, Hashem Mazaheri said on Monday. …

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Chhath Puja 2021 date, time and meaning

Chhath Puja is a four-day festival where devotees worship the sun god – Surya. Chhath Puja is also known as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Chhathi, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, and Dala Chhath. The festival is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and the bordering regions of Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja 2021 begins on Monday, November 8, 2021 and ends on Thursday, November …

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How India lost the territory of Arunachal where China built a village

Since 2017, China has built more than 600 border defense villages along the Himalayan border with India and Bhutan. While most of the villages under the “Xiaokang” (well-to-do) border villages program are on Chinese territory, some are located in areas belonging to India and Bhutan which have been under Chinese control for decades. At least one of these villages with …

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How Hinduism incorporated Buddha and then moved away from religion

Buddha as the 9th Avatar of Vishnu. Keshava Temple, Somnathpur | Wikimedia Commons Text size: A- A + THinduism’s absorptive capacity is manifested in the Puranas, which created pantheons bringing together many gods and goddesses who were initially foci of independent worship. The incorporation of the Buddha as the avatara (incarnation) of Vishnu is often cited as an example of …

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Be cautious and compassionate about religious exemptions from workplace vaccination mandates: experts

More and more employers are requiring staff, contractors and visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the workplace in the public and private sectors. However, there are always exceptions to the rule – and in some cases, those exceptions are personal and complicated. Healthcare workers in British Columbia must be vaccinated unless they are eligible for medical exemptions, including …

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Legitimation of hate: The Tribune India

Rajesh ramachandran A DECENT bowler is selectively trolled for his religion; the greatest artist of our time being chosen for the same reason – something would have to be terribly wrong with our society to release so much venom upon itself. Have we always had it or have we stirred it up recently? Of course, group markers like religion, race, …

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Aftab Pureval, an Indian-Tibetan, elected mayor of Cincinnati

Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week. Aftab Pureval, an Indian-Tibetan, was elected mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio Aftab Pureval, an Indian-Tibetan, won The Cincinnati mayoral race Tuesday, making him the first Asian American to be elected mayor of Cincinnati, and the first Tibetan-American be …

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