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Action flick Joker to have a song by Bhangra king Daler Mehndi

Daler Mehndi

Cover of Daler Mehndi

Mumbai, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) The pop star Daler Mehndi has been responsible for making many songs a hit with his powerful and melodious voice. The man can be given credit for taking Punjabi music to the global stage and in the process giving it a whole new dimension.

Green Productivity for Sustainable Energy and Environment In India: Need of the Hour

New Delhi, Feb 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India)  The process of Industrial growth plays a vital role in economic development, but any Industrial growth seems to go hand-in-hand with environmental deterioration. Several decades of applying the conventional methods to reduce environmental damage has proved to be just treating the symptoms, the world is suffering from disease of environmental damage and a fear of getting it chronic is a possibility. It is high time to combine technological solutions to overcome urgent pollution problems with ways to prevent wastes from being generated or to reuse their valuable material. We, in India, are mindful of this growing problem and have started interventions in form of awareness and practical solutions to reduce the impact of environmental degradation. To reinforce this belief, National Productivity Council, under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is celebrating Productivity Week from 12th to 18th February, 2011 with a theme ‘Green Productivity for Sustainable Energy and Environment’. The Productivity Week will revolve around the core concept of ‘Green Productivity (GP)’.

Singer-Composer Suvodeep Mukherjee talks to Soumitra Talukdar - Extempore Performances and Interview

Subhojit MukherjeeCalcutta, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On behalf of Washington Bangla Radio , Soumitra Talukdar talks to Suvodeep Mukherjee in an exclusive video interview with entertaining extempore performances.

ICTT Vallarpadam: The Global Hub Terminal of India

Manmohan Singh, current prime minister of India.

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Cochin, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) The largest and India’s first global hub terminal, the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam off Cochin coast, Kerala was dedicated to the Nation by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India here today. The foundation stone of the terminal was laid by the Prime Minister six years ago in January 2005. Built at a cost of more than Rs. 3000 crores including all the infrastructure facilities, this terminal is expected to bring down the freight cost of India’s international trade substantially.

Before the launch of ICTT ,Vallarpadam, a small idyllic island on the Vembanad Lake with a serene atmosphere, was famous as major Catholic Pilgrim Centre. The historic church of Our Lady of Ransom was built by Portuguese missionaries in 1524. It is said that the missionaries discovered a painting of the Lady of Ransom and later in a dream, they were asked to establish a church at Vallarpadam. Many miracles have been attributed to the church. It is believed that people are being saved from accidents at sea. This Church forms part of the diocese of Verapoly and revered by Catholics as a very sacred church. The original building was destroyed by floods in the 17th century and rebuilt later. The present building is said to have built in 1676. Today rightfully the island is going to be famous for its global positioning in transshipment trade.

Romance(in) the Niagara (Canada)


In case anyone ever thought that the mesmerizing ‘Niagara’ would overpower the honeymoon romance, she or he would definitely be proved wrong. The mystical natural wonder will rather enhance it. Couples have made Niagara their choice for years even though the area has not made it onto the Top Ten list of lovers' destinations for quite some time.

Actress Rachita Chauhan (Bhattacharya) Talks about Bengali movies Chaplin, Rang Milanti, Uro Chithi and more: Interview

[Actress Rachita Bhattacharya]Germantown, Maryland, Feb 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rachita Chauhan née Bhattacharya is a rapidly upcoming actress in Indian cinema and has recently appeared in Yogesh Mittal's Hindi film Yeh Faasley (2011) with Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Sudha Chandran, Seema Biswas and others. Among her widely anticipated Bengali films, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee's (interview) Uro Chithi, Kaushik Ganguly's (interview) Rang Milanti and Anindya Banerjee's Chaplin are awaiting release. Susmita Dasgupta caught up with Rachita in Kolkata in this informal chit-chat where Rachita talks about her background and films.

Review: Yeh Saali Zindagi

Movie Review: Yeh Saali Zindagi

Director: Sudhir Mishra

Cast:  Irrfan Khan, Chitrangada Singh, Arunodoy Singh, Saurabh Shukla

Duration: 2 Hrs 10 mins

Ratings: ****

25th death anniversary of Gouri Prasanna Majumdar observed

Gouri Prasanna Majumdar 25th death anniversary
Lopamudra

Calcutta, Feb 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On the occasion of noted lyricist late Gouri Prasanna Majumdar’s 25th death anniversary, a big musical evening was organized to pay tribute to the legend where a host of dignitaries and people from the music fraternity were present to pay tribute to the legend.


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