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Diana Penty plays an NGO worker in Lucknow Central!

Mumbai:Diana Penty, who portrayed the lead role in the family entertainer, Happy Bhag Jayegi released last year, will be seen playing an NGO worker in her forthcoming film, Lucknow Central.

The movie produced by Nikhil Advani and which marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari, will see Diana share screen space with Farhan Akhar for the first time.

On why Diana was the right choice for the role, producer Nikhil Advani says, “Diana is a talented and versatile actress and is known for her interesting choice of roles and films. She brings with her an element of quiet strength that lends itself well to the character we want her to portray." 

Diana adds, "I've always wanted to be part of stories that I feel strongly about and Lucknow Central is one such story. I instantly took to it when Nikhil Advani told me about it. Playing a character that holds her own in a film that has some of the finest actors from our industry, makes it even more special for me."

Lucknow Central follows the story of a few jail inmates who rekindle their love for music and form a band in prison with the help of an NGO worker, played by Diana.

Urotaar and Deepali Sinha Foundation for Nature, Culture and Adventure Observe World Environment Day in Kolkata

To mark the occasion of World Environment Day, Urotaar and Deepali Sinha Foundation for Nature, Culture and Adventure organized a small gathering consisting of Street Theatre, Acoustic Musical Performances, Quiz, Presentation on Hazards our Environment is facing and Sapling Donation at Gariahat Crossing (Chess Players’ Zone).


Dia Mirza's unique Mother's Day wish (Video)

Actress and Environment Activist DIA MIRZA
Dia Mirza (C) WBRi Inc.

Dia Mirza is one of the loudest Champions of Nature in the country, and Dia Mirza took to Social media to pay a very special tribute to Mother Earth this #MothersDay!


Valiant Abu Taher awarded on Co-Management Day

Abu Taher receiving cheque from Secretary of MoEF
Abu Taher receiving cheque from Secretary of MoEF

Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forests handed over 1.5 lakh taka cheque to Abu Taher a community patrol team member of Sadhonpur for his bravery role in forest conservation at a daylong event in observation of the Co-Management Day 2016. USAID’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) Project organized the ceremony at a city hotel in Cox's Bazar.


Daylong Dialogue held at Cox’s Bazar in observation of Co-management Day 2016; Government to Conserve Forest

USAID’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) Project organized a Dialogue on ‘Sustainable Financing of Co-management in Bangladesh’ yesterday at a city hotel in Cox’s Bazar hosted by Winrock International, NACOM, CODEC, CNRS and BCAS supported by USAID Bangladesh and Bangladesh Forest Department in observation of the Co-Management Day 2016.

The Most Popular Flower Shows in the World: Refresh Your Senses from Australia to India

The ideal way to refresh our senses is to be one with nature. For jaw dropping garden style and pure floral beauty take your pick from the finest flower shows in the world and explore the inner gardener in you.



WTI's Ashok Kumar Presented Sanctuary Legend Award

Ashok Kumar receives Sanctuary Legend Award

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)  Founder & Chairman Emeritus Ashok Kumar was honored with the Sanctuary Legend Award at the prestigious Earth Heroes event held at National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) auditorium in Mumbai today. The Legend Award is a new honor started by Sanctuary Asia this year. Actress, nature lover and founder-member of WTI Club Nature Dia Mirza recently appreciated and continues to contribute actively to conservation efforts at Kaziranga National Forest.



First ADB Policy-Based Loan to PRC Supports Air Pollution Control in Beijing Capital Region

Beijing smog as seen from the China World Hote...

Beijing smog as seen from the China World Hotel, March 2003, during the SARS outbreak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)  approved its first policy-based loan of $300 million to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to help address the longstanding air pollution problem of the greater Beijing capital region. Such efforts will also contribute to the PRC’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by cutting the region’s coal consumption, as discussed at the ongoing 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris.



Lights, camera, conservation: Dia Mirza Moved by Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve Conservation Efforts

Dia Mirza | Kaziranga National Park World Heritage Site

Kaziranga, much like others in India, is assailed by growing human population, shrinking space for wildlife, and a rise in human wants.

Dia Mirza | Kaziranga National Park World Heritage Site

What we do not realize is that our quest to progress, industrialize, mine and cut down forests kills our richest natural resources.



Financial Institutions Mainstream Climate Action

ADB is integrating climate resilience into all its projects including climate-proof road designs
ADB is integrating climate resilience into all its projects including climate-proof road designs

The landmark move was undertaken by 26 financial institutions, from both the public and private sectors, from developing and developed countries. By signing onto the voluntary principles, the financial institutions (which together are worth a total value of more than $11 trillion) are pledging to continue to integrate climate considerations into their investments and advisory functions, in an effort to scale up their efforts to address climate change, thereby “greening” operations over time.



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