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Hindus hail Vatican for its Deepavali wishes to “Hindu Friends” - Pope Benedict XVI quotes Upanishads, Tagore and Gandhi

Nevada, Oct 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have applauded Vatican for its “message for the feast of Deepavali” wishing “joy-filled Deepavali” to “Hindu Friends”, published at “Vatican: the Holy See” website on October 28.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed the Vatican’s offer in this message of “culture that promotes respect, trust and cooperation”, “promoting interreligious dialogue and relations”, “increase in cooperation and common action”, “readiness and willingness to enter into productive cooperation”, “strengthen our friendship and cooperation by mutually ensuring and enhancing respect and trust”, and “depend on each other to achieve a common purpose”.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, extolled Vatican’s wish on the occasion, which said: “May God, the Supreme Light illumine your minds, enlighten your hearts and strengthen the human bonds in your homes and communities!”

Indian economy gaining momentum by the day - on track to achieve the pre-economic crisis status soon

By Ashok Handoo

New Delhi, Oct 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Judging by what the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee told the Economic Editors Conference in New Delhi recently, the Indian economy is gaining momentum by the day and is on track to achieve the pre- economic crisis status soon. He justified his statement by quoting statistics. He was confident that the economy would touch the near 9 percent growth rate in the near future.

After achieving 9 % growth rate for a number of years, there was sudden downfall to 6.5 % in 2008-9, due to global economic slowdown. But thanks to the resilience of the Indian economy, growth rate kept on increasing every year. It touched 7.4 %, followed by 8.8 % and now we hope to return to 9 % growth rate in the next year to move forward to a double digit figure.

Shortlist for Association for International Broadcasting AIB International Media Excellence Awards 2010

Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom, 10/22/2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / NewswireToday) The shortlisted entries for the 2010 AIBs, international media excellence awards, have been announced by the Association for International Broadcasting. The 98 chosen entries come from Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced the shortlist for the 2010 AIBs, the International Media Excellence Awards, selected from a record number of entries submitted this year from countries as diverse as China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, UK and the USA, to name but a few.

8th annual International Student Film Festival Hollywood (ISFFH) 2010

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 10/22/2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / NewswireToday) Hollywood is the capital city of the entertainment world. The International Student Film Festival Hollywood offers student filmmakers from all over the world a unique opportunity to gain the recognition of film industry leaders.

Rising Cases of Identity Theft In India Examplified By The Nitin Walia Case

CALCUTTA, Oct 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / openPR) With the increasing penetration of computers and internet there is huge splurge in cyber crime. Nitin Walia is yet another victim of Cyber abuse in India although the case did not reach upto the stage of any financial transactions or heavy loss but a widespread case of Identity Theft or Website Spoofing can entirely crush the online reputation of an individual. Mr Nitin Walia claims is a website created by another person in order to sabotage his image and reputation on the internet.

Mr Nitin also claimed that the website has been stuffed with false claims and unconfirmed accusations.

London Yoga Show 2010

London, United Kingdom, October 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Wellicious, a leading provider of sophisticated yoga clothing and loungewear, will be featuring their selection of yoga clothes at the London Yoga Show this year.

The London Yoga Show takes place annually at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, and will be held this year from the 29th until the 30th of October as a three-day event. Yoga and Pilates practitioners can visit the event at their choosing for the full three days, or just one or two days as per their convenience.

India Blackberry alternative Bharat Berry Launched by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Ghalot

Bharat Berry Mobile Service in India - Blackberry alternative

Jaipur, Rajasthan, Oct 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / openPR) - One Big Day for Indian IT Industry. Setting aside all ongoing controversies of Blackberry feature in India, Rajasthan Based Largest IT Company Data Infosys Limited has launched a Solution for all blackberry and other mobile users. Hony Chief Minister of Rajasthan Shri Ashok Ghalot Today at his residence with Dr. Ajay Data CEO & Mr. Nitin Walia Director Data Infosys launched the Bharatberry Services for all Indian Subscribers.

Diwali Gift Ideas and Tips - Trends in India in Gifts for Diwali

Kolkata, October 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / free-press-release) Truly acclaimed as the epiphany of fun, festivity, and good times, Diwali in India is a symbol of fortune, prosperity, and wisdom. It is a time to celebrate the victory of good over the evil. Diwali - a festival that marks the glorious march of light of knowledge along with it.

In case you do not know that when is Diwali in 2010 then it is to inform you that Diwali falls in Friday, November the 5th in this year. So now as you know that when is Diwali 2010, you ought to prepare yourself to buy a gift that will harmonize the occasion to the best.

The tradition of exchanging gifts on special occasions holds a special place among all Indian communities. It is an age-old gesture that is believed to bind the people in a single chord of mutual harmony, love and affection. When it is one of the most eponymous Indian festival of Diwali, gifting probably is the core essence of it.

Check out some great Diwali gift ideas for your loved ones and order the gifts online from Washington Bangla Radio.