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Army and Navy Academy Cadets Awarded Significantly after Assessment

The young men of California’s Army and Navy Academy received another honorable award as a result of their impressive performance during their Cadet Formal Inspection, administered by the United States Army Cadet Command.

Carlsbad, CA (Washington Bangla Radio/malebits ) September 4, 2010 - Every year, the United States Army Cadet Command conducts a Cadet Formal Inspection (CFI), which has formerly been referenced as the Annual Formal Inspection. After all phases of the program were reviewed during their most recent CFI, the Army and Navy Academy ( ) Corps of Cadets and JROTC Department were awarded with great praise for their performance. Since 1971, the JROTC has undergone many transitions. The program, established in the 1970s, was much less rigorous in comparison to the thoroughly inspected JROTC program found in place today.

Global Art kids on the theme Save the Tiger 1411 win global acclaim from WWF

Chennai, August 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) : Global Art kids have done it again; and this time for a cause. 20 creatives of Global Art India (a unit of SIP Academy India Pvt. Ltd.) children on the theme “Save the Tiger 1411” have been recognized by WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)

This is the first time that creatives by Global Art kids were exhibited at a Ministerial Conference on invitation from WWF. The creatives were exhibited alongside photos taken by children living around the forests in Sumatra where tigers are found. Delegates from all 13 tiger range countries had attended the conference.

Fantasy Five Costumes Designed to Spice Things Up by Putting in the Flirt

Recently Launched My Plus Lingerie Unveils New Collection of Fun and Flirty Costumes

Yonkers, New York ( Washington Bangla Radio/malebits ) September 9, 2010 - Variety is the spice of life and the bedroom. For couples wanting to spice up life in the boudoir, My Plus Lingerie now offers an extensive collection of fun and flirty costumes and fantasy lingerie. From sexy sailors and supergirls to the flashy officers, the store’s collection of costumes is a surefire way to help couples take their intimacy to the next level.

Catch a live volcano - Volcano Tours in Iceland by Iceland Total

Sep 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Volcano tours have become the hottest activity in Iceland recently. Tour operators are offering numerous day trips to see the Iceland volcano eruption including, Iceland’s One Stop Travel Shop which offers a broad selection of different volcano tours.

Bengali Movie Review: Pratidwandi (2010) | Rahul, Priyanka, Pia Sengupta, Ranjit Mullick, Dipankar Dey, Rajatava Dutta

Pratidwandi directed by Anup Sengupta is a complete political masala film with all the other factors which are essential to make it complete like romance, action, thrill, one liners, drama and what have you. In this film the central character is Iqbal and Dibyendu/Akash played by Rahul but essentially it is Iqbal played by Ranjit Mullick who is the central character and who holds the film together. Iqbal is completely alone, a do gooder of society who just can not see any injustice being done in the society and so he emerges as the father figure of Debu’s village as well as that of the film.This is a role which we have Ranjit Mullick or for that matter even Mithunda enact several times so this is nothing new for us and in fact both these play such characters quite well. Over here it was expected that Ranjit Mullick would overshadow Rahul and that’s what he does. The story is a little interesting.

Hindus ask for Britain’s apology for millions of starvation deaths of 1943 famine

Hindus want Britain to tender a formal apology to India and relatives of affected families for reportedly about three million starvation deaths in the great famine of 1943. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that if allegations mentioned in Madhusree Mukerjee’s recent book “Churchill's secret war: the British empire and the ravaging of India during World War II” (Basic Books, New York) were true, Britain should tender a formal apology for what was described as a preventable catastrophe caused by intentional negligence of Britain. Th

Hindus ask European Commission to take France to Court over Roma “witch hunt”

Hindus want European Commission (EC) to censure France and take it to Court of Justice of the European Union regarding its apparent “witch-hunt” against Roma (Gypsy) community. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, criticized EC for timid and delayed response on Roma expulsions and appearing to tone down the issue and added that EC, which was supposed be the guardian of European treaties, had failed to do its job on freedom of movement issues and protecting minority rights. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that EC

Hindus tell Japan to “wake up & re-charter its path” in view of high suicide rates

Hindus have suggested Japan to “rethink and re-plan its course” in view of its having one of the highest suicide rates. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that despite being world’s second-largest economy, remarkable growth, source of global capital and credit, high living standards, and highest life expectancy; the high suicide rate indicated that there was something basic wrong with the direction Japanese society was heading.

Ban On Offshoring Activities Against Spirit Of Free Trade: ASSOCHAM

India, Sep 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The ban imposed on offshoring of government IT and back office projects to locations such as India by state of OHIO in US is against the spirit of free world trade and amounts to creating trade barriers which will go against United States of America. In a statement, ASSOCHAM President Dr.

Red Carpet Seats Await for Oscar® Fans | 83rd Academy Awards® red carpet

Beverly Hills, CA, September 8, 2010 — Oscar fans will soon have a chance to vie for seats on the most coveted and glamorous spot on Hollywood Boulevard.

Beginning on Monday, September 13, at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing for only one week, fans from around world may apply online to take part in a random drawing for seats on the 83rd Academy Awards® red carpet.

Launch of Batman: The Brave and the Bold™ the video game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are teaming up for the launch of Batman: The Brave and the Bold™ the Videogame, an episodic, family-friendly adventure based on the hit animated series of the same name. The game is available today in North America and Asia Pacific for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, and will be available and across Europe and other PAL territories beginning September 10, 2010.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold™ The Videogamefeatures the VO talent, action and hilarious dialogue of the cartoon and drops players into an action-packed melee in which Batman partners with Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Robin, Hawkman and Blue Beetle to fight crime against the most notorious villains in the DC Universe. Playing solo as the Caped Crusader or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode, gamers will experience the ultimate side-scrolling extravaganza through four episodes of comedic fun.

Boston Fashion Week's Fashion Trail Kick Off Party

Hit up all the parties around town and kick off Boston Fashion Week early at The Beehive on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM with Boston Fashion Week's Fashion Trail Kick Off Party in collaboration with Shag, Uncle Pete’s, Naz Kupelian Salon, and Boldfacers.

Bangalore hotel 1st in India and 2nd in Top Business Hotels in World - Taj West End

The Taj West End, Bangalore has been adjudged 2nd amongst the top overseas business hotels in World in the prestigious "Conde Nast Readers Travel awards 2010". The hotel topped on various parameters including service, value for money, comfort and luxury offered to the guests. The Taj West End scored an impressive 93.22 points out of 100, just marginally behind The Peninsula Hong Kong who scored a 93.79

Bengaluru, Karnataka, September 7, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio/India PRwire/ -- The Taj West End, Bangalore has been adjudged 2nd amongst the top overseas business hotels in World in the prestigious "Conde Nast Readers Travel awards 2010". The hotel topped on various parameters including service, value for money, comfort and luxury offered to the guests. The Taj West End scored an impressive 93.22 points out of 100, just marginally behind The Peninsula Hong Kong who scored a 93.79. Conde Nast Traveller UK, specializes in luxury travel and reviews of hotels, products, and services aiming at a proportion of its space at business travelers. It also rates travel destinations and travel facilities such as hotels and airlines. The ratings emerge primarily from the annual readers' survey, which results in the Readers' Choice Awards. The Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards relies on its audience to nominate the best travel experiences across the globe. The winners are selected by an independent research company, which receives a mass of responses from readers choosing the 'cream of the crop' in a variety of categories including hotels, airlines, tour operators, spas and destinations. The readers vote for the things they really like on parameters such as service and value for money. The ratings are an index of satisfaction with travel facilities and services, scored out of a maximum of 100. The full award listings appear in the October issues. It is the definitive guide to the most important places around the globe for the affluent UK globetrotters. This leading publication features breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel articles, all of which make Condé Nast Traveller the recognized authority in the field. It is the premier magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas. The monthly magazine enjoys a high circulation and is read by over 500,000 discerning, intelligent and high spending men and women. It is recognized as a unique magazine and the UK's only dedicated monthly travel glossy. The Taj West End though built in 1887, as the city's first hotel and set at the heart of a dynamic business city, is an experience of luxury in refined style and warm relaxed comfort. The property has a total of 117 suites and rooms, designed with an intimate attention to detail where guests can enjoy the landscaped beauty of the surrounding environment. Each of the rooms have liberating private balconies or verandahs, luxurious bathrooms, contemporary furniture and a vibrant colour scheme that enhance the modern yet warm appeal of the interiors. Rooms are equipped with WiFi, Plasma screen TV's, 24-hour butler service, business and secretarial services. Taj West End has constantly striven to pioneer new innovations in technology and services to its corporate travellers. The telepresence facility in the hotel has increased the productivity, and improved long-distance collaboration and decision-making. The technology allows a global company to make better use of its top management's time. Said Mr. Sanjay Sood, General Manager, Taj West End, Bangalore, "The readers of Conde Nast are considered to be the most sophisticated and discerning by nature, and being voted in top 2 overseas business hotel is an achievement in itself. We would like to earnestly thank the incredible team at the Taj West End who have been providing world class service to guests. We would also like to express gratitude to our patrons for their constant support and belief in us."

Global Spa Leader Ananda wins top honours again

Ananda is the first and only spa to be ranked within the Top 3 Destination Spas in the world, consecutively for 6 years

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 9, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio/India PRwire/ -- Hyderabad, September 8, 2010 - Maintaining its position as a leading Destination Spa in the world, 'Ananda in the Himalayas' once again featured amongst world's Top 3 'Destination Spas of the Year' by Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Award, 2010. The Spa that has been ranked as the 2nd best Destination Spa globally this year, has been a preferred choice to relax and unwind for the domestic and international travellers.

With this award, Ananda carries the unique distinction of being the only destination spa to be voted among the World's Top 3 Destination spas for 6 years consecutively from 2005 to 2010, of which it has been awarded no.1 position, three times consecutively (2005, 2006 and 2007).

A Rendezvous with French Cinema- French Film Screenings at Little Theatre, NCPA

French Film Screenings In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 6, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio/India PRwire/ -- A Rendezvous with French Cinema, French Film Screenings, Little Theatre, Wednesday, 8th - 6.30 pm

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Come and share your passion for French cinema with other cinema enthusiasts every second Wednesday of the month.

Beginning this month and till February 2011, we will pay tribute to the genius of Jacques Tati, who, with 6 movies, made a unique contribution to the history of comic cinema.