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ADB to Provide India $500 Million for Solar Rooftop Systems

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $500 million in financing for rooftop solar systems that will help the Indian government expand energy access using renewable energy. 

ADB will provide the financing to Punjab National Bank - one of India’s largest commercial banks - which will use the ADB funds to make loans to various developers and end users throughout India to install rooftop solar systems. 


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Bengal Fashion week steps in its second year

Kolkata, September 08, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): A host of celebs came together at Novotel Hotel recently to announce the commencing of Bengal Fashion week which will be held in the city for three days, 11th -13th September. Present at the event was actors Sonalli Seygal and Arijit Dutta along with designers Abhishekh Dutta and Agnimitra Paul.

Tollywood dusky beauty Parno Mitra graces the launching ceremony of Japanese restaurant ‘AOI’

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Looking beautiful in a black and white outfit Parno Mitra posed gracefully with a traditional Japanese Umbrella, a real treat for the shutterbugs present there.


New Light NGO observes Nirbhaya Diwas launching a Nirbhaya video and petition to mark zero tolerance for rape in the country

nirbhaya diwas The barbaric rape of the twenty three year old young professional Jyoti Singh in Delhi and her tragic death in a hospital in Singapore has shaken the collective consciousness of the nation. This has led to the demand for stringent laws and measures which will lead to the protection of the women and also lessen the atrocities committed against them in various parts of the country.

Bappi da warmly welcomes Ganesha home

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Bappi Lahiri welcomes Ganesha home with pomp and splendour. The Lahiri household was again open for all and the fragrance of prasad wafted through the entire Lahiri house and beyond, as Bappa was welcomed with prayers, modak and delicious spread of the choicest of food.


New Hindi Mega Serial on the life of Gautam Buddha to go on air soon

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The serial Buddha, produced by Dr. B.K. Modi, shows the memorable experiences and teachings from the life of Buddha.


Producer Deeya Singh's mom Gunita Bajaj emerges victorious in her fight against cancer; Celebrated birthday in full zing

Deeya Singh's mother Gunita Bajaj's birthday party

It was a moment to cherish for producer Deeya Singh when her mother Gunita Bajaj came out of chemotherapy after a surgery for breast cancer. Having been Deeya’s pillar of strength and the force that egged her to take up television production, Gunita Bajaj brought in her birthday in style at The Club, Andheri (W).

UK's Oldest Woman Sant Kaur Bajwa Passes Away at 115

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West London based Sant Kaur Bajwa, who at the age of 115 years and 199 days, was officially the UK’s oldest and the world’s 2nd oldest person, passed away of natural causes, on Friday 19th July.


Tolly Queen Rituparna Sengupta and Soccer Hero Baichung Bhutia Reveal Healthy Potato Snacks in Kolkata

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Rituparna Sengupta, Apurba Saha and Baichung Bhutia

Tollywood diva Rituparna Sengupta, soccer star and ex-captain of India's national football team Baichung Bhutia, sports minister Madan Mitra,  politician Sadhan Pandey and Pailan group head Apurba Saha were present at the venue to unveil the products. That sports should be discussed in the presence of the sports minister is but natural. When WBRi asked Madan Mitra if the government is considering patronization of new-age sports like Cyber Gaming and F1 Racing, he said a lot of research is still needed before these games are given official patronization. He also said that India only recently opened its first international F1 race track in the form of Buddha Circuit and hopefully there will be some more. But these are not overnight decisions to be taken. He also added that the State will always try to develop every segment of sports as it is one of the things which keeps young men and women positively motivated and active.



Be your own cook and enjoy exotic drinks and snacks this monsoon with Teatime With Rakesh Sethi Vol 1 DVD Release

Mumbai, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tea and coffee breaks become even more fun in monsoon season. When the rain kisses the earth and cool breeze blows all around, hot snacks and tea become a must to enjoy the season to the fullest. This rains, experiment with some new and yummy recipes and gift your family a whole new taste for the season.



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