Category Archives: Newz

SBI Card partners with Aditya Birla Finance to launch ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card’

     Hyderabad/New Delhi, June 30, 2022: SBI Card, India’s largest pure-play credit card issuer, today announced the launch of ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card’, a highly rewarding lifestyle credit card, in a strategic partnership with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd (ABFL), the lending subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd. The card has been designed to give customers significant reward points on ... Read More »

10 Virginia school districts closing on Diwali in 2022: Hindus want Diwali holiday in all northern-central VA

Welcoming 10 public school districts in Virginia reportedly closing schools for students on Diwali this year, Hindus are urging the rest of the 24 public school districts and all private-charter-independent-parochial schools in Northern and Central Virginia to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Diwali falls on October 24 this year; and 2022-2023 calendars of Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax County, ... Read More »

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed presented “Interfaith Leadership & Vision Award” by Episcopal Church

Distinguished global religious statesman Rajan Zed was presented with “Interfaith Leadership & Vision Award” by Episcopal Church in Nevada on June 19. The Reverend Father Thomas W. Blake, Rector, Saint Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church in Reno, presented Zed with this Award, “for leveraging interfaith skills to increase cooperation and harmony among the diverse communities.” Rajan Zed, who is President ... Read More »

3 Maryland School Systems to close on Diwali in 2022: Hindus call for Diwali holiday in the rest 21

Welcoming three Maryland public school systems reportedly closing schools for students on Diwali this year, Hindus are urging all public school systems and private-charter-independent-parochial schools in the state to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Diwali falls on October 24 this year; and 2022-2023 calendars of county public school systems of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery show their schools closed for ... Read More »

Brandywine schools to close on Diwali 2022: Hindus call for Diwali holiday in rest 19 Delaware districts

Welcoming Brandywine School District Wilmington closing PK-12 schools on October 24 (Diwali) this year, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent-parochial schools in Delaware to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was simply not fair with Hindu pupils of most of the Delaware ... Read More »

Hindus push for Diwali holiday in Houston area schools

Hindus are urging Texas’ all Houston area independent school districts; and private/independent, charter, parochial schools; to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Besides the largest Houston Independent School District (ISD), they are seeking Diwali holiday in 24 other area ISDs (Aldine, Alief, Channelview, Clear Creek, Conroe, Crosby, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Galveston, Goose Creek, Huffman, Humble, Katy, ... Read More »

Diverse clergy urges Starbucks to stop charging extra for plant-based milk alternatives

 A multi-faith coalition of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish leaders is urging Starbucks Coffee Company; world’s largest coffee chain; to immediately stop charging extra for plant-based milk alternatives; calling it “unethical” and “unfair”. Senior Episcopal priest Father Thomas W. Blake, high-ranking Greek-Orthodox clergyman in Nevada Father Stephen R. Karcher, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, renowned Buddhist minister Reverend Matthew T. Fisher, esteemed ... Read More »

Hindus appeal for Diwali holiday in Raleigh schools in North Carolina

Hindus are urging closure of all—public, charter, private, parochial, state-operated— schools in Raleigh (North Carolina) on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was simply not fair with Hindu pupils in Raleigh schools as they had to be at school on their most popular festival, while Raleigh schools ... Read More »

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Trenton schools in New Jersey

Hindus are urging New Jersey’s Trenton Public Schools and all charter and private schools in Trenton to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was simply not fair with Hindu pupils in Trenton schools as they had to be at school on their most popular festival, ... Read More »