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Bilquis Bano, Gladys Staines and Doctors Without Borders win Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice

Pakistan’s Bilquis Bano receives the Mother Teresa Award from Mahesh Bhatt in the presence of Dr Abraham Mathai of Harmony Foundation, Gen Dr BK Chopra Of the AFMS and sisters from Missionaries Of Charity

Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, caretaker of speech and hearing impaired Geeta, Gladys Staines and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aka Doctors Without Borders were honored with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015.

eNatya Chaupal presents "Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality"

Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality

eNatya Chaupal will feature actor-director Shubhrajyoti Barat who along with a few of his actors will share insights into their play SONG OF THE SWAN, in terms of researching it, staging it and producing it. The play has been inspired by real-life events surrounding the Norwegian actor Hans Christian Ostro, whose life was brutally cut short twenty years ago, when he was beheaded by Kashmiri militants. He had come to India to learn Kathakali and write a play based on the Mahabharata, but a holiday in Kashmir put a cruel stop to all that.

Australian-Bengali Prasun Roy Chowdhury: A New Star of Illusion Born on YouTube

Prasun Roy Chowdhury

Prasun Roy Chowdhury (aged 34) is an Illusionist, Actor, Quizmaster, Technologist and Entrepreneur was born in a small city Siliguri of West Bengal and started illusion at a very young age. He has performed his illusions on various platforms globally in Australia, UK, Europe and Middle East.

Harish Rawat's Social Agenda gets major Thrust; Uttarakhand Government Signs far reaching Memorandum of Understanding with The H

CM Harish Rawat Felicitating Mrs. Sweta Rawat
CM Harish Rawat Felicitating Mrs. Sweta Rawat

MOU marks first step in operationalization of The Hans Foundation’s Uttarakhand ‘Vision 2020’ with a focus on varied development programmes and initiatives across Healthcare, Agriculture, Education, Forest Regeneration, Water & Sanitation, Electrification of Villages and Disability

·         Spearheaded by The Hans Foundation, the programme would possibly bring together a consortium of leading NGO’s including Max India Foundation, Plan International, American India Foundation, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Himmothan (Tata Trust), CBM, Help Age India, CRY, Tata Sustainability Group, Charities Aid Foundation, International Fund for Agriculture Development and the Azim Premji Foundation

Dehradun, Nov 24 (Washington Bangla Radio): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Harish Rawat’s social agenda today received a major forward thrust with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Hans Foundation (THF) to launch a slew of development projects and initiatives across multiple segments including Healthcare & Disability, Agriculture, Education, Forest Regeneration, Water & Sanitation and Electrification of Villages. Being spearheaded by THF in conjunction with the Uttarakhand State Government the program is being developed and personally monitored, from the government’s end, by Harish Rawat himself through a special team handpicked by him for the task.

Australia’s biggest Durga Hindu temple opens

Official Logo: Sri Durga Temple, Rockbank, Australia

Its construction reportedly started about five years back. Pre-opening ceremonies, called Pran Pratishtha Program, from November 24 to 30, include Shobha Yatra, Kailash Yatra, poojas, mantra jaaps, havans, kathas, pravachans, ahuti and bhajan-kirtan; and free food will be available for the visitors everyday starting 11 am.

AALDEF Marks One-Year Anniversary of Announcement of Expanded DACA and New DAPA Program

U.S. Supreme Court building.

U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is the first anniversary of President Obama’s announcement of the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of a new deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been in the U.S. for at least five years (DAPA). Although implementation was to begin on Feb. 18, 2015 for expanded DACA and May 19, 2015 for DAPA, these deferred action initiatives have been blocked by a federal district court since February 16.  On Nov. 9, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued its long-delayed decision upholding the lower court’s hold on DAPA and expanded DACA.

$3.2 million Hindu temple launched in Ontario

Swastika It symbolizes Harmony, Lord Ganesh ha...

Swastika It symbolizes Harmony, Lord Ganesh has it on his right hand. Differs from other uses of swastika by the four dots inside each of the four arms. Also, it is always drawn with the four inner arms at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees on the compass, unlike other inscriptions where the inner arms are in the form of an 'X'. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Known as Hindu Mandir Windsor, this 14,000 square-foot building has reportedly been raised with donations from the area community and is said to be about three times larger than the old temple.

Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology (SIFT) Becomes First Certified Nuke Authorized Training Institute by The Foundry

Mr. Hemant Karani (Studio, VP) says “We are glad to announce SIFT as the only Nuke Authorized Training Centre in Mumbai. Students interested to pursue their career in Post Production now will get The Foundry certificate at our centre. Individuals trained at SIFT are job ready professionals who can start working the next day.”

Sonali Bendre-Behl to Live Stream Book Launch "The Modern Gurukul"

Sonali Bendre Behl (WBRi File Photo)

‘The Modern Gurukul’ will enlighten readers about the struggles and learning’s of a new mother in a mature way making them believe that one can learn from their mistakes.

Hindus laud Mozambique for Diwali Holiday

English: Rangoli, decorations made from colore...

English: Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular during Diwali. සිංහල: Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular during Diwali. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mozambique grants Diwali holiday to Hindu employees.

Photo Feature: Russian Film Days - Russian Film Festival Inauguration in Mumbai

Russian Film Days: Mumbai Russian Film Festival Inauguration Group Photo (WBRi)

Fostering traditions of cultural relationships, the National Endowment of Right-holders Support along with the Filmmakers Union of Russian Federation is organizing the Russian Film Days in the capital of Bollywood. The film festival opened with a gala event at the iconic Liberty Cinema at 41-42 Liberty Building, Sir Vithaldas Thackersay Marg, Marine Lines with 500 guests and celebrities in attendance, to be followed by a get-together. WBRi presents an exclusive photo-feature from Mumbai, India.

Russian Actress Arina Borisova (WBRi)

Urban Asian: South Asian Music-Fashion-LifeStyle on Apple NewsFeed for iOS Devices

The Digital world is growing and Asian News Site UrbanAsian.com launches its first mobile news feature on Apple.com's NewsFeed.

Tanishaa Mukerji Shoots for Khatron Ke Khiladi in Argentina: A Selfie

Tanishaa Mukerji

Tanishaa Mukerji is currently shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 7 in Argentina. The actress recently shared a picture of her co-contestants on Instagram. She will next be seen in Shashank Udapurkar's film based on social activist Anna Hazare’s life where she plays a feisty journalist.

Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon: TV Series Narrated by Farhan Akhtar Redefines Edutainment, Empowers Women in India

English: Farhan Akhtar.

English: Farhan Akhtar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Endorsed by numerous celebrities, eminent policymakers and corporate leaders, the intervention recently announced its association with Farhan Akhtar (Bollywood celebrity and UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador) as the ‘Sutradhar’ (narrator) of the television series.

Meet "Bajirao Mastani" Hero Ranveer Singh

Adda52.com - Brand Partners of Bajirao Mastani

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra is scheduled for a release date on 18th December.