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August, 2018

 

Upset Hindus urge Minnesota firm to apologize & withdraw Lord Shiva doormat

Upset Hindus are urging Saint Cloud (Minnesota) based company Babyshark for an immediate withdrawal of doormat carrying an image of Hindu deity Lord Shiva; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Shiva was highly revered in Hinduism and his images were meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to “Dry wet feet, grab dirt, dust, and grime!” as described on Babyshark Co. website.  Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial orRead More


Upset Hindus urge Walmart to withdraw Lord “Ganesh Toe Ring” & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging multinational retail corporation Walmart to immediately withdraw “Ganesh Toe Ring” from Walmart.com, calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s toe. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurts the devotees. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also urged Walmart CEO Doug McMillonRead More


Hindu Temple Board of Trustee Prem Reddy, CEO of Prime Healthcare Services to Pay $65 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Dr. Prem Reddy, Board Member of the Las Vegas Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas and Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., Prime Healthcare Foundation, Inc., and Prime Healthcare Management, Inc. (collectively Prime), have collectively agreed to pay the United States $65 million to settle allegations that 14 Prime hospitals in California knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare by admitting patients who required only less costly, outpatient care and by billing for more expensive patient diagnoses than the patients had (a practice known asRead More


Missouri Brewery Apologize, Remove Lord Ganesha from Beer Products

Springfield (Missouri) based award-winning Springfield Brewing Company (SBC) has apologized and removed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha image portrayed on its Bombay Brown IPA beer label after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. “SBC sincerely apologizes to Rajan Zed and The Universal Society of Hinduism for the inappropriate usage of Lord Ganesha on our beer brand, Bombay Brown IPA. It was never our intention to offend any person with the artwork used for this brand”, an SBC release said. Lord Ganesha image associated with Bombay Brown does not show up anymoreRead More


Save the Date – Diwali 2018


India’s 72nd Independence Day Celebrations

Friends of India invites you and your family to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day celebrations on  Saturday, August 11th, 2018, at the Henderson Convention Center on Water Street, Henderson. Buy your tickets now. Online tickets for members $10; At the door $15.  Non-members Add $5.


Buddhadeb Dawn, MD Joins UNLV School of Medicine

Dr. Buddhadeb Dawn joins UNLV School of Medicine as the Chair for the Department of Internal Medicine. Prior to joining UNLV, Dawn was a practicing Cardiologist in Kansas City, Kansas. Additionally, Dr. Dawn was a Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and also held a position of Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Dawn, a graduate of the University of Calcutta has been in practice for over 30 years.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri – Colombia, and fellowship inRead More