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British Businessmen Interested in Investing in Bangladesh

UK Trade Delegation meeting with Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The visiting NRB british businessmen have expressed interest to invest in Bangladesh, taking into consideration the existing trade genial environment in the country.



Ekta Kapoor to Warn Mandana Karimi of Legal Action on National TV in India

Mandana Karimi - WBRi File Photo

That Ekta Kapoor is looking to sue Mandana Karimi is old news, the producer has gone a step ahead and is using her clout with the channel to put across her message directly to Karimi in tomorrow's episode.


Howard County Maryland Schools Declare Diwali Holiday

English: Diwali Chakra in Displaly

English: Diwali Chakra in Displaly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus have applauded Maryland’s Howard County Board of Education for reportedly unanimously incorporating most popular Hindu festival Diwali as a day-off in the 2016–2017 Academic Calendar of 76 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) schools.




Nisha Rawal Releases "Jeena Jelena" Cover Video Song Capturing Her London Diaries

Nisha Rawal in London
Nisha Rawal in London

Mumbai, Jan 15 - Nisha Rawal sure has music on her mind, night and day. The gorgeous actress-turned-singer is learning to play the guitar, and has also just released a new cover of ‘Jeena Jeena’ from the film 'Badlapur', originally sung by Atif Aslam. The cover is a wonderful attempt with visuals giving a sneak peek into her recent London trip.


Meet Brothers Bask in Success of "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan"

Meet Bros and Bipin Grewal at Madison Square Garden
Meet Bros with Manager Bipin Grewal at Madison Square Garden

Mumbai, Jan 15 - 2015 has been an amazing year for the musical duo Meet Bros as they have delivered some super-hit tracks, yet again. And with the awards season going on in full swing, the brothers are totally basking in the success of their music. The very popular ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ is undoubtedly one of the most popular songs of the year and is grabbing all the awards in the category.



BABY Director Neeraj Pandey Victim of Poor Journalism, Confused with Unrelated Person Escorted Out of Theater

The story about Neeraj Pandey, the Baby director, being thrown out of the theatres for not standing up on the national anthem has turned out to be false. Apparently the person who was thrown out and taken by the police is a resident of Kandivali and shares the same name as the director.



I Want to Paint Kolkata Vibrant Colors - Shah Rukh Khan (WBRi Interview)

Shah Rukh Khan in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.

Shah Rukh Khan returns to Kolkata to launch coffee-table book "Shades of Bengal", talks to WBRi about FAN, RAEES, Salman Khan's SULTAN, the Bengali psyche, his first trips to the city, Nolen Gur and more


International Marwari Federation of Kolkata Performs Maha Ganga Aarti on Makar Sankranti at Princep Ghat

International Marwari Federation Maha Ganga Aarti on Makar Sakantri at Princep Ghat

International Marwari Federation today evening organized the Grand event of MAHA GANGA AARTI with 2500 people on the auspicious occasion of MAKAR SANKRANTI at the Princep Ghat, Kolkata. The Aarti took place in the presence of Swami Chidanand Saraswati (Pujya Muniji - President & spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram of Rishikesh), alongwith his 25 holy priests. 1800 Diyas were also released at the same time in the holy Ganges. The Aarti now takes place regularly every Sunday at the Princep Ghat which was started few weeks back by International Marwari Federation itself. WBRi presents a complete report and photo slideshow.



Global campaign for Pride Hotels in Mumbai

Global campaign for Pride Hotels  -ANDHERI AT LOKHANDWALA MARKET Mumbai
Global campaign for Pride Hotels  -ANDHERI AT LOKHANDWALA MARKET Mumbai

Global Advertisers is promoting Pride Hotels' brand new property Pride Plaza situated at Aerocity in New Delhi. Global's has engaged over four dozen premium hoarding and gantry sites across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region for the purpose for the ongoing campaign, which is in its first phase.


Fortune apologizes to Hindus for cover depicting Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu

Cover of Fortune International Magazine January 2016 Issue Featuring Jeff Bezos as Lord VishnuAmerican business magazine Fortune has apologized for juxtaposing image of Amazon.com President Jeff Bezos as the likeness of Lord Vishnu over the cover of its January one international edition, which upset some Hindu groups.







Jacqueline Fernandez Joins Habitat for Humanity to Assist Chennai Flood Victims

Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)

Mumbai, January 13 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The Chennai floods have left an indelible mark on the hearts of the residents. Thousands were left stranded in the absence of basic amenities. While the condition of the city has improved post the floods, there’s a lot that can still be done to bring back the livelihood of these people. The Good Samaritan that she is, actress Jacqueline Fernandez has stepped forward to do her bit. She has associated with an NGO by the name of Habitat for Humanity.


Masaan: Only Indian Winner at Cannes Left Out of Indian Film Awards

'Masaan' and 'Main Aur Charles' actress Richa Chadha
'Masaan' and 'Main Aur Charles' actress Richa Chadha

The much awaited nomination list of a prestigious Indian film awards show are out and it seems to have the whole Indian cinema industry in a tizzy. The list has, however, surprisingly left out names that have left international impression with their stellar stories and performances.



Nisha Rawal Strums the Guitar

Nisha Rawal Unplugged

Nisha Rawal’s charitable cover of A.R Rahman’s ‘Choti Si Asha’ was received well in the digital realm. The gorgeous actress has over 400 commercials to her credit, and has certainly found her calling in music and is giving it all she has got.




Kangana Ranaut for Road Safety

Kangana Ranaut at Road Safety awareness event
Kangana Ranaut at Road Safety awareness event

Actress and international fashion icon Kangana Ranaut was recently spotted at an event for Road Safety.



Watch: House Party - Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 Video Song: The Boys are Back Dancing with Gizele Thakral and Claudia Ciesla

Gizele Thakral (WBRi)
Gizele Thakral (WBRi File Photo)

Composed by Sajid-Wajid, the video song "House Party" from 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' has also been performed by the musical duo with female vocals by Shalmali Kholgade. Watch the music video via WBRi.