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Bollywood Actress Kashmira Shah shoots Special Item Number for Washington DC’s first Bollywood Film '9 ELEVEN'

[Kashmira Shah's sensuous 2011-2012 Calendar]
Kashmira Shah Calendar (Buy Online)

[9 Eleven Film Poster]

Clusters Development in India a Tool for Sustainable Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises

New Delhi, March 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Clusters are regional agglomerations of Micro and Small Enterprises including other stakeholders, having common challenges, common bottlenecks, common opportunities, common developmental agenda, in a specific area of business activity, related to each other through knowledge & other economic linkages. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), has adopted the cluster development approach as a key strategy for enhancing the productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity building of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) and their collectives in the country. The cluster development initiatives have evolved over a period of time and are now being implemented under “Micro and Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Programme” (MSE-CDP) scheme.

The MSME sector has been recognized as the engine for growth in India. As per statistics compiled by International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Gross Domestic Product [based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP)] of India is 3,862.009 billion (Current international) dollars in 2010. The Indian MSME sector contributes 8% of the country’s GDP, 45% of the manufactured output and 40% of its exports. The MSMEs provide employment to about 60 million persons through 26 million enterprises. Therefore, at 8% contribution in the GDP, the contribution of MSME sector is 308.96 billion dollars. Keeping in view the huge contribution of the sector and its growth rate which is higher than the overall industrial growth rate, there is a need to complement the efforts of the sector by policy support, advisory and extension services including setting up of specialized knowledge and innovation based institutions in collaboration with private sector.

Prawal Raman's 404 (Hindi, 2011)

[Darna Zaroori Hai]Calcutta, March 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) "404" is a forthcoming Hindi horror-thriller film expected to release on April 29, 2011.

‘Pyar ka Punchnama’ explores love this April

Mumbai, March 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Love stories are usually roller-coaster rides. Ask a lover and he or she would readily agree with you. Debutant director Luv Ranjan plans to explore this ride with his film ‘Pyar ka Punchnama’ this summer. The film is being produced by national award winner Abhishek Pathak under the banner of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Wide Frame Pictures production. This comedy flick is slated for a release in April this year.

Social issues addressed by Prakash Jha’s movie ‘Aarakshan’

Mumbai, March 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Ace director Prakash Jha is all set to stir the societal norms with his upcoming social drama ‘Aarakshan’ that is currently being shot in the picturesque locations of Bhopal. The film revolves around the taboos of caste reservations that were enforced by the Mandal Commission. ‘Aarakshan’ is slated for a release on August 12 this year.