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Funeral For A Friend 2011 UK Headline Tour Dates

London, UK, Nov 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ContactMusic) Funeral For A Friend will hit the road in March / April next year with a string of dates at intimate venues, some of which are in towns they've never actually played before. Vocalist Matt Davies-Kreye is excited to say the least - "Spring time is gonna be the time to lay waste to the UK good and proper! It's been too long since we've sauntered our way across the British Isles and with a bag full of ass kicking songs in tow this tour is going to blow people away!" It's a chance for the band to maintain their personal connection with those who've supported them throughout the years and get in front of those fans who may not have had a chance to catch them live previously. Support  on these dates will come from fast rising British band Rise To Remain who won Best British Newcomer at both the Metal Hammer and Kerrang! Awards this year. They've just completed work on their debut album with Colin Richardson and Carl Bown.

“Angelina Jolie Temple” in world-famous Angkor temple complex in Cambodia ?

Nevada, Nov 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Is there is an “Angelina Jolie Temple” in Cambodia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor temple complex after the name of the Hollywood star?

Yes, that is what 12th century “Ta Prohm”, the highly visited and most photographed temple site in Angkor, is popularly called these days. It is otherwise known as “Old Brahma” and was initially named "Rajavihara" (royal monastery).

It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first “Tomb Raider” (Simon West) films, in which Jolie played the fantasy character Lara Croft. Jolie also reportedly adopted a child from the Siem Reap province in which this temple complex is located. Some restaurants even sell “Tomb Raider cocktail’ (Cointreau, lime and soda) in this province after Jolie’s choice drink.  She appears to be the “patron saint” of Cambodia.

Supermodel Helena Christensen highlights Nepal villagers’ plight due to climate change

Nevada, USA, Nov 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have applauded supermodel-actress Helena Christensen (Allegro) for highlighting the sufferings of the villagers of southern Nepal due to climate change.

She reportedly recently spent three days with the villagers to have firsthand experience of affect on lifestyles due to climate change and took some pictures which reportedly will be shown at the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held from November 29 to December 10 in Cancun (Mexico).

Canadian art gallery displaying Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s throne

Nevada, Nov 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Prestigious Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto is displaying Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s famed throne as a part of its exhibition “Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts”, which opened on November 20 and shall continue till April three.

Organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, it features over 200 works including 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II custom-built for Thakore of Rajkot, Patiala necklace (the largest single commission in the House of Cartier's history), a silver carriage commissioned by Maharaja of Bhavnagar, royal costumes and traditional dress worn by great kings and queens, etc.

Homage to Indira Gandhi - A Prime Minister Who Put India Back On The International Map

Nov 19, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) A grateful Nation pays homage to Indira Gandhi on November 19 – the anniversary of her birthday. Born with the name ‘Priyadarshini’, one with pleasing looks – she remained true to the description, radiating an ambience of rare charisma in her footsteps everywhere ‘Shrimati Indira Gandhi adorned whatever she handled with the gift of a golden touch.   

Brought up in a family enjoying the heights of affluence Indira was nurtured in the backdrop of the freedom struggle. She grew up listening to patriotic songs like “Vandemataram”.

Chevrolet Global Music Awards GIMA Lifetime Achievement Award - Lata Mangeshkar To Be Honoured

Chevrolet GLobal Indian Music Awards (GIMA)

Mumbai, Nov 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) The inaugural edition of the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) powered by Micromax has conferred upon LataMangeshkar the Lifetime Achievement Award for her stellar achievements in the field of music. The nightingale of the Indian music industry,Lata Mangeshkar has inspired generations of aspiring singers with her unstinting passion for music, continuing to be a guiding light for many budding singers even today.

Prince William & Kate encouraged to visit Hindu temple after wedding to seek blessings

Nevada, Nov 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have sent congratulations to Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton on their engagement and wished them every happiness on their journey together.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, wishing the couple a happy future together, urged them to visit a Hindu temple sometime after their wedding to seek the blessings and good wishes of the Hindus of United Kingdom and the world.


The event is in the Dwire building in the theater on the bottom floor. It is free and open to the public, but NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addresses thousands on both sides of Wagah border

Bangalore, India, November 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent)  “We are committed to follow the path of non-violence and peace. Standing here at the border, I can feel the wave of love and peace from across. I urge the citizens of both the countries to recognize the voice of peace within and create a violence-free world,” said spiritual leader and Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Wagah border in Amritsar today, addressing 5000 people from Punjab. Hundreds of followers had also gathered at the Pakistan side waving and carrying The Art of Living and Youth Leadership Training Program placards to listen to Sri Sri. Many were disappointed as he was denied the visa to cross the border.

Pamela Anderson In Big Boss TV Show - Adviced To Take Some Indian Ethos Back Home

Nevada, Nov 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have welcomed Hollywood diva Pamela Anderson’s wish “to soak in Indian ethos” during her India visit to participate in popular television reality show “Bigg Boss”.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, hoped that Anderson would take back home some Indian ethos of abhay (fearlessness), ahinsa (non-violence), akrodh (freedom from anger), alobh (non-greed), apariggrah (non-possession),  dan (charity), daya (mercy), dharm (righteousness), dhirta (fortitude), durdarshita (prudence), indriya-niggrah (continence), karuna (compassion), kshama (forgiveness), maittri (cordiality), mitahar (dietary moderation), prayashchitt (penance), samta (equanimity), sanyam (restraint), sattya (truth), sharirik anushasan (physical discipline), shraddha (faith), shuddhata (purity), sucharita (good conduct), tap (asceticism), titiksha (patience), tyag (renunciation), vairaggy (detachment), vinay (modesty), etc.

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