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Ban lifted from Satyajit Ray documentary on Sikkim


Indo-Americans have commended reported lifting the ban on legendary filmmaker Academy Award receiver Satyajit Ray’s documentary on Sikkim, 18 years after his death.

Welcoming the lifting of ban, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that the film should never have been banned at the first place as ban was against the intellectual expression and freedom of speech and democratic values of India.

Nevada Religious Freedom & Unity Day to have Hindu invocation

Reno, Nevada, Sep 18, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Nevada Religious Freedom and Unity Day event in Reno (Nevada, USA) on September 19 will have Hindu invocation.

After event coordinator Reverend Neal T. Anderson, Minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, launches the event at City Plaza, Hindu leader Rajan Zed will read from ancient Hindu scriptures Rig-Veda, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord).

Washington Kali Temple announces 2010 Durga Puja and season of celebration

WASHINGTON  KALI  TEMPLE / SHIVA  SHAKTI  MANDIR, 16126 New Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 (www.kalitemple-washington.org) announced their 2010 season of celebration. Washington DC area residents are encouraged to come with your family and friends and experience the exhilaration of worshipping The Goddess Kali, Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva.

Experience Radha Krishna and NabaGraha - A spiritual experience you will never forget.

MAJOR  PUJA  EVENTS  OCTOBER  - DECEMBER, 2010     

October 2, Saturday :

Maharashtra IT Award presented to Quick Heal Technologies

Quick Heal Technologies received the Maharashtra IT Award (MITA) in the category of IT Unique Software Security Solution, for being the first Indian company to offer innovative anti-virus & network security solutions that have been acclaimed globally.

Mumbai, India (Washington Bangla Radio) Quick Heal Technologies received the Maharashtra IT Award (MITA) in the category of IT Unique Software Security Solution, for being the first Indian company to offer innovative anti-virus & network security solutions that have been acclaimed globally.

Cellteam Biotechnology Offers Therapeutic Applications of Stem Cell Implants

Cellteam Biotechnology, located in Guadalajara, Mexico, is a stem cell treatment facility dedicated to regenerative medicine and new therapeutic approaches to health and wellness.


A Centennial Salute to Composer Alex North

Beverly Hills, CA, September 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate the career of Alex North (1910–1991), the 15-time Oscar®-nominated composer, with a centennial salute featuring a screening of “The Misfits” (1961) on Friday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.


Broadcasting in India: Hike FDI’s to 49% in FM Radio, 74% IN DTH: ASSOCHAM - PWC

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Pricehouse Watercoopers (PWC) have recommended to streamline “FDI’s regimes for Media &


Central Bank of India Recruitment of Specialist Category Officers

Mumbai, India (Washington Bangla Radio) Central Bank of India, a leading Public Sector Bank, with Pan India Branch Network of more than 3564 branches, with total business of more than 262120 Crores and driven by talented work force of 34000 + employees requires Specialist Category Officers for recruitment project 2010.


Allahabad Bank Recruitment Project 2010-11

Kolkata, India (Washington Bangla Radio) Allahabad Bank invites ON-LINE Applications from Indian Citizens for recruitment against 127 vacancies. Candidates are required to apply ON-LINE through Allahabad Bank's website (where full advertisement & fee payment challan are available). No other means/mode of application will be accepted.


Choice of a billion-plus people wins the India Pride Award

New Delhi, India (Washington Bangla Radio) In recognition of its customer-centric approach, IndianOil was chosen as the Best Service Brand in the tightly-contested India Pride awards. The award was presented by the Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to IndianOil Chairman, Mr. B M Bansal. Lauding the contribution of PSEs in the development of the nation's economy, Shri Mukherjee said that the PSEs have surpassed challenges posed by a tough domestic economic environment to prove their mettle.

State Bank of India (SBI) Recruitment 2010 Test Results Declared

Mumbai, India (Washington Bangla Radio) State Bank of India (SBI) has declared the results of written examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officer, which was conducted on 18th April, 2010 to fill up posts of Probationary Officer.


Chinmaya Nada Bindu Celebrates First Anniversary with Festival for Arts

Pune, India (Washington Bangla Radio): Chinmaya Mission’s music and dance gurukul to host performances by renowned dancers and musicians for Patrons from Mumbai and Pune to celebrate a year of its being.

Patrons of the performing arts in Mumbai and Pune have a lot to look forward to this weekend. Chinmaya Naada Bindu, a first-of-its-kind Gurukul for all the Indianperforming arts, is celebrating its first anniversary with the Naada Bindu Festival for the Arts, a 4-day Arts Immersion Retreat from September 18 to 21.

Yogi based in Mumbai claims to have solutions for health problems of Hollywood celebrities

Mumbai, India, Sep 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) A yogi based in Mumbai (India) has claimed that he could cure Hollywood celebrities, even those with terminal illnesses, without any drugs or fees.

Vir Balahara, who is reverently known as “Virjee”, is not your ordinary yogi. He retired as Director General of Income Tax of India. Atheist most of his earlier life, he found inner-light when he was around 40 and started exploring it further. After his about 23 years of self-exploration, he felt ready to take his mission and “new awareness” globally to help the sick.


Say Cheese

Like their language, the Swiss do not have any originality in their cuisine; it is either a German, a French or an Italian dish which has been adapted and finally began to be known as a Swiss delicacy.


Kerry Douglas - I Believe - America's True #1 Billboard Gospel Song

For two weeks straight Kerry Douglas has held down the #1 slot on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with the smash hit “I Believe” by James Fortune & FIYA with Zacardi Cortez and Shawn McLemore. The song is enjoying a robust audience of over 4 million listeners a week and growing. Meanwhile, the track is available exclusively on the CD, Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix Volume IV (Black Smoke Music Worldwide) that is currently #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.

Houston, TX (Washington Bangla Radio - Vocus) September 17, 2010: For two weeks straight Kerry Douglas has held down the #1 slot on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with the smash hit “I Believe” by James Fortune & FIYA with Zacardi Cortez and Shawn McLemore. The song is enjoying a robust audience of over 4 million listeners a week and growing. Meanwhile, the track is available exclusively on the CD, Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix Volume IV (Black Smoke Music Worldwide) that is currently #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.

“This is America’s song,” says Black Smoke CEO Kerry Douglas of its success. “It’s #1 because America is going through hard times. Our political structure is screwed up. People are out of work, people are sick, and the economy is bad but we all want to believe that things will get better and this song reminds us that with God’s help things will get better sooner than later. That’s why I keep saying this isn’t just a gospel song. This is a song for all of America and I’m calling for everyone who doesn’t have this song, to go to iTunes today and download it.” Visit here to view on iTtunes » icon