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Sugar Hill in Georgia lauded by Hindus for extending Shiv Mandir permit

Hindus have applauded the City Council of Sugar Hill (Georgia, USA) for reportedly extending the proposed Shiv Mandir’s permit for two years.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this was a step in the right direction as in these difficult financial times, extension would encourage the temple management to speed up the project as existing analysis, surveys, and studies reportedly would not have to be redone. Once up and running, this Temple would contribute to the area economy and landscape.


$3 Billion Transport Projects to Ease Ho Chi Minh City Gridlock

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ADB) The Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Board of Directors has approved a $1.1 billion finance package for two major transportation projects in Viet Nam that will help unclog Ho Chi Minh City's overcrowded roadways.


Is a Rani Mukherjee-Aditya Chopra Wedding in the air ?

Calcutta, Dec 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) WILL THEY or won’t they? Former bollywood queen and film producer-director Aditya Chopra are again hitting the headlines with rumours flying that they will be getting engaged in February next year and a wedding will follow soon after.

The couple, Rani and Aditya, have been together for quite some time now. However, neither of them has ever publicly clarified the status of their relationship. Aditya Chopra is said to be very media shy and never appears for any interviews. Earlier too the rumours of them tying the knot were doing the rounds in the media but nothing happened.

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Katrina Kaif named Sexiest Woman in the World for third consecutive year

Calcutta, Dec 13 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ) “MIRROR, MIRROR on the wall, who is the sexiest Asian girl of them all?” This is the question that UK's magazine Eastern Eye asked in a survey. And, not surprisingly, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has topped the annual World's Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women list once again.

Watch a hot video of Indian actress Katrina Kaif and read the complete post at Washington Bangla Radio.


Bangladesh Weekly Calles Shahrukh Khan King of Vulgarity

CALCUTTA, India, Dec 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) IT IS clear now, a conservative country like Bangladesh should not invite Bollywood actors to perform in their land. A weekly tabloid from Bangladesh called Bollywood’s most sought after actor, Shah Rukh Khan, the 'King of Vulgarity'. The paper condemned King Khan for his allegedly vulgar behaviour and objected to the actor’s performance and dancing “half nude Russian girls”, who were there as cheerleaders. However, the show was a huge hit with a massive crowd of almost 50,000 to have attended it.

One weekly paper objected that the actor has even flouted the country's law by smoking in public and in the front of cameras. Some tabloids blamed airport authorities for giving special treatment to the actor for being allowed to use the VVIP terminal of the Dhaka airport.

According to the article, Khan himself was paid $200,000 and the rest of his troupe was paid separately. Other performers included Arjun Rampal, Rani Mukherji, Eesha Koppikhar and Dia Mirza. Interestingly, the article has gone on to make some very strong allegations like the money paid by Antar Showbiz to SRK and his troupe was obtained through illegal means.

Watch a video of SRK live in Dhaka on Washington Bangla Radio.


Bhagavad-Gita among the readings at prestigious Ursinus College of USA

Nevada, USA, Dec 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) was one of the Fall 2010 readings at prestigious Ursinus College in Pennsylvania

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, described this action of Ursinus as “a step in the right direction” as students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged the schools/departments of religion and philosophy of major world universities to strengthen their Hinduism sections. Hinduism being the oldest religion with rich philosophical thought and a vast array of scriptures needed more exploration. Zed especially asked the Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Stanford, Columbia, McGill, Australian National, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Uppsala, and Utrecht universities to further enrich their Hinduism resources.


Hindus & Jews critical of Romania proposal of renaming “Roma” as “Tsigan”

Nevada, Dec 13, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Hindus and Jews are highly critical of Romania proposal of changing the term “Roma”, currently used for its largest minority group, to “Tsigan”.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a statement in Nevada today, said that this proposal appeared simply as an attempt to belittle the already most stigmatized community in Romania and Europe.


Double-Digit Rural Unemployment In India: Center Urged To Devise Workable Social Security Scheme

Mumbai, Dec 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Taking into cognizance of the recent alarming findings of the Labor Bureau’s Employment and Unemployment survey (2009-10), and keeping in view the double digit rural unemployment excess of labor need to be moved out from agriculture to manufacturing and services, the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) feels that the government at centre should devise appropriate workable social security system in place.

The Chamber reviewed the survey report minutely and feels this survey report is a mere reminder to the task of creating jobs for millions that will continue to be a fundamental challenge being grappled and remain grappled by the policymakers.

The expert group of the chamber thoroughly verified the findings of the survey and found although the global economic downturn offers itself offers rosy picture but the ground reality is malaise runs deeper and lamented to say in rural areas, agriculture which is state subject continues to be the dominant employer to the tune of 7.2% while manufacturing sector 6.7% and community services 6.3% which project economy’s overall growth dismal and felt though centre is coming out with well conceived schemes to bridge solutions, still lot more needs to be done in the task of employment generation and have to address social security front thoroughly.



Netxcell CEO Debasis Chatterji wins Indira Super Achievers Award 2010

Hyderabad, 6 December 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Online PR News) Mr. Debasis Chatterji, CEO – Netxcell Limited, a leading telecom application provider, has been awarded the prestigious Indira Super Achievers Award for 2010-11, at a function held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hyderabad. The Super Achievers concept attempts to recognize the Talent, Competence and Skills of exceptional individuals by identifying such outstanding professionals who have had tremendous achievements in their respective fields and have made a difference.

This esteemed award which is in its 8th year is based on various parameters like internal perception within the organization, credibility, achievement and value contribution to the business. The award also looks at person’s track record of performance & achievements along with values, integrity & work life balance which form the essential competencies of a Super Achiever. (Source: http://indiraiscd.ac.in/superachiewers.html). The selection process of the award is vigilantly monitored by the research cell of an independent agency which consistently aims at identifying professionals who have contributed a significant value to the success of the organizations they serve.


India Most Corrupt Country With Iraq-Nigeria-Afghanistan, Sees Increased Corruption Over Last Three Years

Nevada, Dec 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) About 74 percent Indians feel that corruption has increased over the last three years, according to Transparency International (TI) survey "Global Corruption Barometer 2010" released on December nine.

Indians identify that political parties are the most corrupt, followed by police, parliament, public officials, education, business-judiciary-NGO, media, religious bodies, and military; it points out.

TI has put India alongside Iraq, Nigeria, and Afghanistan in the most corrupt category.

(Check out TI's report here.)


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