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India offers small and medium size Nuclear Reactors to other countries

Indian PHWRs offer a basket of options for countries that are looking for cost competitive and proven technologies in the small and medium size reactors. Therefore today Nuclear Power Corporation of India is ready to offer Indian PHWRs of 220 MWe or 540 MWe capacity for export. Indian industry is not only poised to play a bigger contribution to India's own nuclear programme but also is on the way to becoming a competitive supplier in the global market with regard to special steels, large size forgings, control instruments, software, other nuclear components and services.India is self-sufficient with regard to heavy water, zirconium alloy components and other related materials and supplies for PHWRs. A new zirconium complex has been commissioned for production of reactor grade zirconium sponge. The Nuclear Fuel Complex at Hyderabad manufactures fuel assemblies of different types of reactors, viz. PHWRs, boiling water reactors and fast breeder reactor. Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 legislation will go a long way in increasing public confidence and in creating a predictable environment in which leading vendors can participate in India's nuclear programme.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 22, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Excerpts from the Statement by Dr. S. Banerjee, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission & Leader of the Indian delegation at the 54th General Conference, Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

Nuclear power is important for a country like India where availability of electricity will act as an instrument of inclusive economic growth. A recent study has estimated that nuclear power must contribute about half of the Indian electricity generation capacity so as to nearly eliminate the dependence of our country on import of energy resources while achieving a developed status.

We remain committed to the 3-stage nuclear programme formulated under the visionary leadership of Dr. Homi Bhabha, founder of India's nuclear programme. India attaches a high priority for adopting a closed fuel cycle and Thorium utilization on account of relatively limited domestic Uranium reserves while having large Thorium deposits. Water cooled reactors, fast breeder reactors and thorium based power generation remain the key elements of our sustainable nuclear programme.


Nextwave Multimedia bags first prize in Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators Contest

Nextwave Multimedia, a Chennai based company, was adjudged the top winners in the 'Entertainment' category of the 'Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators' competition, the finals of which was held at the 'Nokia World' event in London on September 14-15.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, September 22, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Nextwave Multimedia's 'Comics Creator' has won the first prize in 'Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators' contest in the Entertainment Category. The winners and runner-ups were declared on 15 September, 2010 at the 'Nokia Developer Summit 2010′ held in London.


Tromadance Press Conference set for 2010 American Film Market

TROMADANCE PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR 2010 AMERICAN FILM MARKET!

New York, NY, September 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / TROMA) – Interact with the film industry’s most independent minds at the annual American Film Market’s TromaDance Press Conference! This year’s event will take place on November 4, 2010, at 3 pm in the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Press Room, TromaDance Founder Lloyd Kaufman announced today.

Telugu TV BIGGIES & Kannada TV BIGGIES Television Awards in south by 92.7 BIG FM

This festive season will see the whole of Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh tuned to the biggest entertainment on Television

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 20, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ -- Reliance Broadcast Network's radio arm 92.7 BIG FM, in its continuing endeavor to celebrate and promote regional entertainment, this time is all set to rock South India's biggest entertaining states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with its new offering yet again. After the mega success of 'BIG Ugadi Music Awards' in Hyderabad and 'BIG Kannada Music Awards 2010' in Bangalore, this time around just ahead of the festive season, 92.7 BIG FM announces 'Kannada TV BIGGIES' and 'Telugu TV BIGGIES', Kannada's & Telugu's first-ever television awards in the history of television entertainment. An exclusive and unique annual televised property aligned with this festive season to celebrate some splendid work done in Telugu and Kannada small screen.


Ramky BIG Green Ganesha an overwhelming success | Newspaper Ganesha by 92.7 BIG FM & Ramky Enviro reinforce green festival India

Green Ganesha' campaign by 92.7 BIG FM & Ramky Enviro reinforces the message of Green festivities.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 22, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ -- The 'Green Ganesha' campaign organized by Hyderabad's No.1 FM station, 92.7 BIG FM & Ramky Enviro by installing 'RAMKY BIG GREEN GANESHA' made of newspapers, at Prasadz IMAX during Ganesh Chathurthi was an overwhelming success. 92.7 BIG FM organised Ganesh chaturthi festivities the green way for the 3rd year in a row and the message has impacted the socity in a big way with several devotees opting for environmental friendly Ganesh idols in the last three years.



Paan Singh Tomar (World Premiere) and Udaan to be showcased at the BFI London Film Festival

BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, UK'S largest public film event, scheduled for October 13th - 28th, in its 54th year will showcase UTV Motion Pictures' Udaan and the soon-to-be-releasing Paan Singh Tomar. Udaan will be showcased in the UK market for the first time post its worldwide release on July 16, whereas, Paan Singh Tomar, will have its world premier at this festival.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 16, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, UK'S largest public film event, scheduled for October 13th - 28th, in its 54th year will showcase UTV Motion Pictures' Udaan and the soon-to-be-releasing Paan Singh Tomar. Udaan will be showcased in the UK market for the first time post its worldwide release on July 16, whereas, Paan Singh Tomar, will have its world premier at this festival.


Emraan Hashmi starrer CROOK- It's good to be bad faces a crook in real life | Watch the leaked promo online

Emraan Hashmi starrer CROOK- It's good to be bad, has become a target of a Crook in real life. The producers of the film, Vishesh Films were supposed to release the Master Promo of the film in the 1st week of October, which is also the release week as the film releases on 8th October, however to their surprise, the promo is already leaked on Youtube and it left the Bhatts in a big surprise as this promo was one of the major assets in the promotional plan of the Bhatts, hence disturbing their set schedules promotional schedules. Now the Bhatts will be reshooting the promo and create something new and very different with a blend of already shot material that they have.

Watched the leaked promo of CROOK online.


ETV Bangla TV Channel ratings skyrocket after Idea Big Bangla Music Awards

92.7 BIG FM Kolkata, the Radio arm of Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. presented the 'Idea BIG Bangla Music Awards 2010', the first ever Bangla Music awards of Bengal, to acknowledge talent in the contemporary Bengali music for the year 2009. Idea Big Bangla Music Awards skyrocketed ETV Bangla's ratings with an average TVR of 2.98 against 0.96 for Star Jalsha & 0.46 for Zee Bangla (Source: TAM; Avr TVR 19:30-22:00; CS ABC 15+). The event was activated by BIG Events which is the events wing of Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd in Science City Auditorium on 13th August. This was telecasted by ETV Bangla on 29th August'10 at 7:30pm. The ratings are an indication that the first ever Bangla music awards has become an instant hit in Bengal & viewers have appreciated the concept & the program. Backed by the excellent support from the local populace and advertisers, the BIG Bangla Music Awards promises to get bigger next year

Kolkata, West Bengal, September 20, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - 92.7 BIG FM Kolkata, the Radio arm of Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. presented the 'Idea BIG Bangla Music Awards 2010', the first ever Bangla Music awards of Bengal, to acknowledge talent in the contemporary Bengali music for the year 2009. Idea Big Bangla Music Awards skyrocketed ETV Bangla's ratings with an average TVR of 2.98 against 0.96 for Star Jalsha & 0.46 for Zee Bangla (Source: TAM; Avr TVR 19:30-22:00; CS ABC 15+). The event was activated by BIG Events which is the events wing of Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd in Science City Auditorium on 13th August. This was telecasted by ETV Bangla on 29th August'10 at 7:30pm. The ratings are an indication that the first ever Bangla music awards has become an instant hit in Bengal & viewers have appreciated the concept & the program. Backed by the excellent support from the local populace and advertisers, the BIG Bangla Music Awards promises to get bigger next year.



Anil Srinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan mesmerising audience at Rejoice at MahindraWorldCity

The audiences experienced a melodious performance by the renowned duo Anil Srinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan at Mahindra World City, Chennai

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 23, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Mahindra World City, provided audiences to a enthralling rendition by noted Carnatic vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan and well known classical pianist Anil Srinivasan at the Mahindra World School Auditorium on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 under the aegis of Themed 'Maya', the award winning duo presented special pieces from their repertoire and narrated the stories from Indian mythology that inspire them.


Zeenat Aman Loses 12 Kgs For Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun

Zeenat Aman Loses 12 Kgs For Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun

September 23, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Veteran Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman, who brought the Western heroine look in Hindi cinema in the 1970s, is back on the big screen with her ravishing sexy look in the movie Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun.

Wildlife Postage Stamp Bill Clears Congress, Heads to President to be Signed Into Law

Envisioned a Decade Ago By WWF, New Stamp Will Raise Millions to Protect Tigers, Rhinos and Other Endangered Species

Washington, D.C. (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus) September 23, 2010: The House of Representatives yesterday passed by voice vote legislation that would establish a new postage stamp to benefit species conservation efforts. The legislation was first conceived by World Wildlife Fund in 2000 and creation and implementation of the program has been a priority for WWF for the past 10 years.

Ben Affleck's "The Town" feat. Boston Rapper Slaine - Solo Hip-hop Album Release

After years of grinding his way through the streets of Boston, not only as an emcee, but as an aspiring actor, Slaine is making 2010 his year to shine. The Boston native plays a key role in the gritty crime drama "The Town" alongside Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), which opened at the No. 1 spot at the box office this past weekend. Slaine is also preparing to infiltrate the hip-hop scene with the release of his debut solo album, "A World With No Skies".

Sci-Fi Classic "Day Of The Triffids" 3D film by Producers Michael & Preger Don Murphy

Development is under way on a remake of John Wyndham’s Internationally Best Selling Sci-Fi Classic novel “Day Of The Triffids”. “Day Of The Triffids” is Wyndham’s most celebrated novel and the crowning jewel in a body of work that established him as one of the founding fathers of contemporary Sci-Fi literature. Producers Preger and Murphy have been exploring a project based on the Wyndham book for well over a decade, but recent breakthroughs in new 3D convinced Producers the time had finally arrived to move forward.

Newcomer Hero JACK and Actress RUPSHA MUKHERJEE in Milbo Abar Dujone - An Alok Ray Kolkata Bangla Tollywood film

Tollywood Actress ROOPSHA MUKHERJEE
Actress Rupsha Mukherjee
- Image (C) Aditya Chakrabarty / WBRi

Kolkata, India. Sept 23, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) The shooting for a new Bengali film called Milbo Aabar …Dujone is currently being shot at different locations all over Kolkata.

The film which has a new pair in the form of newcomer JACK (actual name Dipanjan Banerjee and has acted in several serials) and Rupsha Mukherjee [WBRi interview](acted as Jishu’s younger sister in Kokhono Biday Bolo Na, Nayika and acting in a few other films as well) and also stars Dulal Lahiri, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Mousumi Saha, Kharaj Mukherjee (WBRi Interview), Debraj Roy and others. The film has been directed by Alok Roy and produced by Tarachand Dhanuka.The music is by Ashok Bhadra and lyrics by Gautam Sushmit.The playback singers are Kumar Sanu, June Banerjee, Puja Chatterjee and Kalpana.The editor is Tapash Chakrabarty and the cinematographer Debasish Roy.


Warning for U S Citizens on Verdict on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid property title dispute

American Citizens Services Unit
U. S. Consulate General
5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata (Formerly known as Calcutta)
West Bengal, India 700 071
Telephone: American Citizen Services: (91) (33) 3984-2400 Ext 2443
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E-mail: American Citizen Services: KolkataACS@state.gov
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September 23, 2010

Dear U.S. Citizens: