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Dina and Vindu Dara Singh on Power Couple (Sony TV)

Vindu Dara Singh with Russian wife Dina
Dina and Vindu Dara Singh

Dina and Vindu Dara Singh enter Sony TV’s Power Couple.



Salil Chowdhury: New Project on Indian Music Maestro Marks 90th Birth Anniversary

Salil Chowdhury Calendar Launch
Salil Chowdhury Calendar Launch

Legendary music composer Salil Chowdhury’s 90th birth anniversary was recently celebrated at Calcutta Rowing Club with announcement of a new project "The Salil Chowdhury Memorial - Concert and Honors." A joint venture of Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers and The Salil Chowdhury Foundation, "The Salil Chowdhury Memorial - Concert and Honours" was revealed in a glorious ceremony in Kolkata.



YuppTV Partners with LeEco

Mr. Tin Mok, CEO APAC, said, "We are delighted to enter into an association with YuppTV which is one of the largest OTT content providers for Indian content in the world today. The partnership is in synergy with our expansion plans in India and will enable us to leverage YuppTV’s offerings to add value to our own services.”



Honey Singh Returns

HONEY SINGH

Honey Singh was recently seen attending a big event in town.



Freida Pinto to Host Dinner with Melinda Gates, Bono, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg in Davos, Switzerland

FREIDA PINTO - WBRi File Photo
Freida Pinto (WBRi File Photo)

The special guests at this dinner would be Melinda Gates and the legendary U2 vocalist and musician Bono along with Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg.



Road Safety in India: Time for Action

Due to heavy overload there are many accidents...

Due to heavy overload there are many accidents on the Manali-Leh-Highway in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

India has been identified by the WHO as a nation leading in road death, roughly one road accident per minute and one road accident death every four minutes. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, over one lakh persons lose their lives every year in road accidents. In 2014 alone, more than 1.39 lakh people died in road accidents.


Radio One Celebrates Woman Power in Kolkata Through Vidya Balan's "Superwoman" Initiative

Alokananda RoyDola Banerjee
Alokananda Roy and Dola Banerjee

Danseuse Alokananda Roy, ace archer Dola Banerjee, top Model Jessica Gomes and designer Agnimitra Paul recentlycame together in an evening which celebrated woman power in the Kolkata edition of Superwoman initiative that features Vidya Balan as it's ambassador.


Aginimitra PaulJessica Gomes
Agnimitra Paul and Jessica Gomes


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.