Hindus upset over BTS trivializing yoga in its teaser for upcoming episode of Run BTS

Upset Hindus are urging popular South Korean boy band BTS to withdraw its yoga teaser posted on October four, not to trivialize revered system of yoga in its upcoming series airing on October 11, and apologize. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this teaser unnecessarily and unreasonably trivialized the ancient and serious discipline of yoga, handling it with a flippant attitude; which was highly inappropriate and could be upsetting for the serious and genuine seekers and devotees. Zed, who is President of…

Power grid failure in Bangladesh leaves 130 million people without electricity

DHAKA  – At least 130 million people in Bangladesh were without power on Tuesday afternoon after a grid failure caused widespread blackouts, the government s power utility company said. More than 80 percent of the country was hit by the sudden outage shortly after 2 pm local time (0800 GMT), according to the Power Development Board. Apart from some locations in Bangladesh s northwest, “the rest of the country is without power”, agency spokesman Shamim Ahsan told AFP. Ahsan said 130 million people or more were without electricity and it remained…

100 Days After Fall of Roe v. Wade, Senator Anna M. Kaplan Issues Update on the Battle for Reproductive Rights in New York

Kaplan gives an update on the progress made to protect women’s choice and reproductive rights on Long Island after the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling overturned 50 years of established legal precedent protecting women’s choice CARLE PLACE, NY (OCTOBER 3, 2022) – As the nation reflects on the 100 days since the Supreme Court recklessly overturned Roe V. Wade, eliminating federal protections guaranteeing abortion access nationwide, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-Port Washington) issued an update on the progress made to protect women’s reproductive rights on Long Island, and the path forward…

Upset Hindus urge South Dakota firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha $940 cufflinks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging “The World’s Largest Retailer of Cufflinks”, named “CuffLinks” and located in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), to immediately withdraw Hindu deity Ganesha shaped cufflinks, calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to secure the cuffs of dress shirts, misused as a fashion statement, thrown around loosely, etc. “CuffLinks”; which claims to partner with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Hudsons Bay, shop Disney,…

Dr. Cynthia Orellana Chosen as ‘Woman of Distinction’ for 2022 by NYS Senator Anna M. Kaplan

Annual tradition recognizes outstanding, accomplished women throughout New York State. Dr. Cynthia Orellana recognized for her tireless efforts to help students, particularly from immigrant families, to succeed and thrive academically while also giving back to the community as a volunteer CARLE PLACE, NY (October 3, 2022) – Today, State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-Port Washington) announced that Dr. Cynthia Orellana of Westbury, NY has been selected as the 2022 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction for the 7th Senate District. The annual tradition recognizes outstanding, accomplished women throughout New York State. Senator Anna M. Kaplan said…

Nad Al Hamar Mall Opens up for Shoppers with Exclusive Promotion

To mark the opening, the Dubai-based retailer has launched an exclusive 5-day promotion with discounts going up to 70%. Dubai, UAE: Union Coop’s community mall in Nadd Al Hamar area, Dubai is now open, comprising of a hypermarket and 43 shops, with a built-up area of 169,007 sq. ft. This comes within the framework of its plans and strategies for expansion to the delight of Cooperative’s shareholders and shoppers. With this opening, the number of Union Coop branches has reached 24 in various strategic locations in Dubai. *Inauguration* The new mall…

Russia prepares to seize occupied territories of Ukraine through fake vote

KYIV  — Russia was poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” — denounced by Kyiv and the West as illegal and rigged — on living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops had gone door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting. The results were widely ridiculed as implausible and characterized as a land grab by an increasingly cornered Russian leadership following embarrassing military losses in Ukraine. Moscow-installed administrations in the four regions of southern and eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday…

Senator Kaplan & Assemblywoman Sillitti Announce Victory in Movement to Save Express Train Service on North Shore

Following months of advocacy led by Senator Anna M. Kaplan and Assemblywoman Gina L. Sillitti that engaged thousands of north shore residents to make their voices heard, LIRR officials today announced they were abandoning plans to eliminate express train service for the Port Washington LIRR line Kaplan and Sillitti joined Interim LIRR President Catherine Rinaldi to announce the continuation of express train service at a media event at the Port Washington Train Station where much of the community outreach took place over the months of June, July and August Kaplan…

ArtsBergen to Present Public Art Programs in Fall Celebration at Hackensack’s SACKtoberfest

Bergen County (New Jersey) —  This fall, a range of public art programming will be featured at SACKtoberfest in Hackensack, New Jersey.  This fun-filled festival of art, food, brew, and live music returns to Hackensack, on October 15 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Atlantic Street Park.  The festivities, organized by The Sack Business Alliance and the City of Hackensack, are free and open to the public. ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern NJ Community Foundation, will present these three public art programs around the theme of storytelling: 1. Community…

Hindus support Kenya State House monthly prayers as long as Hindu mantras included

Hindus seem to be okay with the idea of monthly prayers in Kenya State House in Nairobi as long as these include the prayers of diverse religions and denominations practiced in Kenya and the expression of non-believers. Talking about prayer; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a reverent petition for help or expression of devotion-love-praise-thanks addressed to an object of worship was important, intensely valuable, significant and uplifting to many of us. Sometimes described as pilgrimage of the spirit, heartfelt communication or…