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If you want news about Melbourne Mahaprabhu Mandir then this is the place to go. Updated with our Srimad Bhagavatam class and local news daily.

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Not much changes it seems in Kazakhstan and as the article states these are just the things we know about...
In the most recent of many known state actions against everyone's right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief, a Baptist is facing threats by the authorities to confiscate his means to support himself and his family because he led worship without state permission, the country's only Hare Krishna commune is still being pressured to accept a rubbish dump in exchange for their land, and Jehovah's Witnesses are still being denied the rights to use a private home and a Kingdom Hall they built for worship meetings. These human rights violations take place as President Nursultan Nazarbaev considers new legislation to even further restrict fundamental freedoms in the country.


# Posted by Aniruddha at 22/12/08; 10:58:37 AM to the News dept.
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KAZAKHSTAN: "We will wait until after the New Year, and then seize his property - FORUM18



Touring the Ganga! Spiritual tourism isn't such an odd idea...
In neighboring Katwa, we saw walls painted with red hammers and sickles, reminding us that the state of West Bengal currently has a Communist administration. In Mayapur, downriver, we visited the huge headquarters of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, where a long stream of saffron-robed devotees chanting "Hare Krishna" passed by, except for one follower bizarrely dressed as Elvis Presley.
This is the second article to mention ISKCON devotees in the New York Times this week. Here's the other which includes a picture of Ramabhadra the New York TP...


# Posted by Aniruddha at 22/12/08; 10:38:14 AM to the News dept.
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Personal Journeys - Along the Banks of a River, the India of Old - NYTimes.com



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