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A magnificent 49,000 sq ft Hindu temple opens in New York

A two story 49,000 square foot temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, has opened in Melville (New York) on a five acres plot after three days of festivities.
 
Constructed by utilizing eco-friendly and cost-effective technological advancements, it includes an assembly hall, classrooms, gymnasium, dining area, indoor basketball court, etc. It is open to the public daily, conducts twice daily arti and offers Gujarati classes.  
 
Opening celebrations included kirtan aradhana, yagna, prayers, murti-pratishta, etc. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami (Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami), one of the most senior swamis of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), presided. Although this temple was envisioned in late 1980s, its construction began in 2012.

Social Security for All

 P. Srinivasa Rao, an agricultural labourer, lived in Ullipalem village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Being a poor daily wage labourer and having no fixed assets in his name, he could barely manage two square meals for his family. Srinivasa never thought of opening a bank account till he was convinced by Saptgiri Gramin Bank about the benefits of having an account with them. Finally, he opened his bank account in March 2015.  With some persuasion from the bank, he also opted for the Union Government’s Life Insurance Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and paid the premium amount of Rs. 330 in July 2015. Suddenly, in August 2015, he got a massive heart attack and died leaving behind his wife and two small kids. His wife knew about the insurance cover her husband had taken under PMJJBY.

Television Celebrities Stand Up For Donation on World Blood Donor Day 2016

Indian Television Serial Actors for Blood Donation

Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal. In more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said. With the theme Blood connects us all Telly Celeb stands for donating blood.


Kavita Radheshyam rakes anti-LGBT storm amidst international mourning

Kavita Radheshyam

Unassuming firecracker Kavita Radheshyam has just fired her new salvo; her umpteenth one since Faisal Saif's Main Hoon Rajinikanth. And as usual, this too, has her trademark sting. Ta da da.


A Cute Mother's Day Message from Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor with her Mother
Shraddha Kapoor's birthday celebration with her mother

The Baaghi actress Shraddha Kapoor shared an adorable take-back picture on Social Media for Mother’s day. The light eyed beauty is seen sharing a happy moment with her mom on Shraddha’s birthday.


Saregama Honours every Mother on Mother's Day | Yeh Nayan Dare Dare - Kavita Seth (Music Video)

Yeh Nayan Dare Dare Mothers day Special

“Unconditional Love” is  a word synonymous with Mother, but the fact is a mother  embodies  a gamut of emotions for her children.   Saregama’s video of “Yeh Nayan Dare Dare” brings out one such very strong emotion of a Mother for  her child i.e. “FEAR”. Some fears we hide, some we live with and some we  share with the world. Our fears while on one hand rule our mind and shape our lives, when challenged or overcome give us a moment of truth about our potential.


Watch: Sonam Kapoor surprise revealed video

Actress Sonam Kapoor (WBRi File Photo)
Sonam Kapoor (WBRi File Photo)

An elated Sonam Kapoor, said: “I absolutely adore my fans! One of the most enjoyable things about what I do is getting out there, meeting people and hearing reactions to my work. My App means I’ll now be able to keep in touch and share experiences with fans worldwide, even when I’m busy filming.”


Kate Sharma Music Video Shooting Stills for Gulabi Aankhen Remix

Actress and Model Kate Sharma
Kate Sharma

Model and actress Kate Sharma was spotted shooting in Mumbai for a remix music video of the favourite track Gulaabi Aankhen. Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi sung by Mohammad Rafi is an all-time every-green romantic song which has survived the test of time. The remix of the track was done by DJ Purple Fire and was shot at Madh Island and Gorai beach in suburban Mumbai two days ago.


Is Sonam Kapoor in need of an intervention?

Actress Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor has released an extremely mysterious video on her Facebook page today which has left her fans wondering, what the actress could possibly be up to. The video in question shows Sonam’s friends Atul Kasbekar, Rhea Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Namrata Soni extremely worried and confused about her peculiar and suspicious behavior.


A new star is born: Mahesh Bhatt on Anmoll Mallik

Singer Anmoll Mallik (WBRi File Photo)

Anmoll Mallik, the voice behind songs like Naagin Dance (Bajatey Raho) and Old School Girl (Tanu Weds Manu Returns), recently won the MTV Rising Star award The GIMA 2016 and has been receiving a lot of appreciation lately from industry legends.


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