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Hindus & Jews ask Pope to tell Sarkozy that Roma maltreatment is not acceptable

Hindus and Jews have asked His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to strongly tell France President Nicolas Sarkozy when they reportedly meet next month that Sarkozy was not upholding “Christian values” by continuing to maltreat Roma (Gypsy) communities.

Nevada Religious Freedom & Unity Day opened with Hindu invocation

Rajan Zed Nevada Invocation
Hindu leader Rajan Zed reading the invocation at the Nevada Religious Freedom and Unity Day.

Reno, Nevada, Sept 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) Nevada Religious Freedom and Unity Day event in Reno (Nevada, USA) on September 19 had Hindu invocation.

After event coordinator Reverend Neal T. Anderson, Minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, launched the event at City Plaza, Hindu leader Rajan Zed read from ancient Hindu scriptures Rig-Veda and Upanishads.

Mumbai yogi claims he can cure Lindsay Lohan & Paris Hilton from addiction issues

Mumbai, India, Sept 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) A yogi based in Mumbai (India) has claimed that he can cure Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and other Hollywood celebrities from addiction and other health issues, including terminal illnesses, without any drugs or fees.

Troma heads in a new older direction with David King's Purge

September 20, 2010, New York, NY (Washington Bangla Radio / Troma)  – Troma’s most recent acquisition stretches the boundaries of science-fiction and the age range of Troma’s audience! “I’m 64 and I loved PURGE!” exclaimed Lloyd Kaufman, Troma President and Creator of THE TOXIC AVENGER.

R. D. Burman finally wins a National Award in 2010 !

R D Burman Indian Audio Film Songs DVD Pack

Mumbai, India, 20th Sep 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) : It’s ironical that amongst songs created by RD Burman, Beeti Na Bitai Raina (Parichay ’72), Humen Tumse Pyaar Kitna (Kudrat ’81), Do Naina Ek Kahani (Masoom ’82) and Mera Kuchch Samaan (Ijaazat ’87) fetched Bhupinder, Lata mangeshkar, Parveen Sultaana, Aarti Mukherjee, Gulzar and Asha Bhosle the National Awards but RD Burman missed out each time.

The story almost continues when, on this occasion (National Awards 2010, Brahmanand S Siingh, has bagged the National Award for Pancham Unmixed, a film made on RD Burman … however, with a difference.

(“Awarded to Brahmanand S Siingh for an engaging compilation of the tumultuous journey of a legendary and iconic music composer of Indian Film Industry whose music lives on.”)

BrahmanandAs Brahmanand himself has posted on Facebook and other platforms, amidst accolades (that the film has kept on receiving even otherwise):

“It's interesting ... each time Panchamda's creation got a National Award, it's always others who got it for singing or lyrics ... like Gulzar saab had said once "kheer Pancham ne banaai ... aur hum sab usse khaa gaye ..." ... (I think when mera kuchch samman had gotten the National Award) ... Once again, it seems, I get the award on making a film about him but he never got one himself.