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Sishu Parivar Holds Seminar on Child Rights And Protection in Kolkata

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar, Tannishtha Sarkar and Saoni Chowdhury

Kolkata, August 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sishu Parivar a Network of NGOs working for Child Care And Protection organized an interactive Seminar on “Child Rights And Protection” on the 14th of August, 2012, at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata at 4 P.M.

BABA RAMSAA PEER: Yet another Devotional Epic Film from Aushim Khetarpal

Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal
Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal

Mumbai, Aug 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Aushim Khetarpal, who produced and acted in the film “Shirdi Sai baba” brings yet another devotional film “Baba Ramsaa Peer” for the entertainment of the audience. A historical epic film based on the story of a Rajasthani saint Baba Ramdevji stars Aushim in the lead with Actress Gracy Singh.

Salman Khan Redefines Indian Fashion with the Tiger's Scarf

Salman Khan in his new Bollywood Hindi movie release: Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Mumbai, Aug 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Salman Khan's style statment has always created a stir among his fans!! His fans like to immitate the style he follows in films or even otherwise. The Tere Naam hairstyle, Dabang specs, Being Human t-shirts, his bue stone bracelet to name a few....

Golmal Hai Bhai Sab Golmal Hai (SAB TV)

English: SAB TV Logo

English: SAB TV Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, Aug 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) SAB TV is in the mood for love with Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai.

SAB TV announces the marriage of romance with comedy on its brand new show Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai. Yet another delightful offering from SAB TV, with its penchant for rib-tickling shows, this brand new “love struck” comedy begins airing on the 13th of August 2012 at 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head, SAB TV said, “It’s a perfectly packaged family entertainer with the ethos of SAB TV, of humour, family values and a lot of entertainment. Its got familiar faces and our story line is simple and effective. The concept of a rom-com is mostly limited to films; we have tried to bring it instead to your TV sets.”

Teri Meri love Stories: Chura Lo Kuch Pal Pyar Ke with STAR Plus

Star Plus

Star Plus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, Aug 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Living at the speed of life in a metro in 2012, ushers more than the usual amount of needs. This starts the never ending strive for achievements, validations and opulence. With deadlines and targets thickening, your love life can end up on the back-burner. Common human thought-process often leads us to take our love or loved ones for granted, thus beginning a battle that engulfs romance and career. Its times like these that need another shot in the arm to rediscover love, rekindling quiescent love to ensure that love finds its rightful place amidst the fast-paced lifestyle in an urban city.

AALDEF Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Race-Conscious Admissions at the University of Texas

UT Austin Tower lit entirely in orange to cele...

UT Austin Tower lit entirely in orange to celebrate a significant athletic victory or campus-wide accolade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New York, NY, August 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the University of Texas at Austin's (UT-Austin) race-conscious admissions policy that promotes equal opportunity and diversity for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), according to a press release. Eighteen AAPI education and youth-serving organizations and 52 higher education faculty and officials have joined AALDEF as amicus curiae.

"AALDEF has supported affirmative action and equal opportunity for Asian American students for over three decades," said Margaret Fung, Executive Director of AALDEF. "Race-conscious admissions policies, such as UT-Austin's, benefit Asian Americans, especially Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders from disadvantaged backgrounds. Diversity in higher education has educational benefits for all Americans."

The Supreme Court ruled that diversity in higher education is a "compelling interest" in the case Grutter v. Bollinger, so long as a race-conscious admissions policy only considers race and ethnic origin as one modest factor among many others.

AALDEF's amicus brief demonstrates that UT-Austin's individualized review of applicants is narrowly-tailored to achieve diversity. Under UT-Austin's admissions policy, the vast majority of freshmen are admitted based on GPA alone.  Fisher v. UT-Austin only challenges the "individualized review" process used for the small remainder of applicants, which considers a wide variety of individual characteristics to determine each applicant's merit. These are "an applicant's culture; language; family; educational, geographic, and socioeconomic background; work, volunteer, or internship experiences; leadership experiences; special artistic or other talents, as well as race and ethnicity."  Race or ethnicity can benefit any applicant.

Filipino Immigrant Worker Obtains Default Against Emirati Colonel for Human Trafficking Violations

New York, NY, August 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced in a press release that a Rhode Island federal judge has granted default judgment against an Emirati colonel in its human trafficking civil suit on behalf of a Filipina immigrant worker, Ms. Ballesteros. In April 2011, Ms. Ballesteros filed a civil action against Colonel Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al-Ali, a former student at the U.S. Naval War College™'s International Program from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), for violating federal laws against human trafficking.

Watch: Sridevi Comeback Film "English Vinglish" (2012) Bollywood Hindi Trailer Release

Sridevi at launch of English Vinglish (2012) Hindi Movie Trailer

Sridevi with family

Sridevi with family
Sridevi witrh family

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was a special evening for the veteran actress, Sridevi who celebrated her birthday with the trailer launch of her comeback film, ‘English Vinglish’.  She celebrated her birthday  with her family as she made a grand entry at the event.

Sridevi, Balki and Gauri Shinde
Director Gauri Shinde (left), Actress Sridevi and R. Balki

Sridevi and Gauri Shinde
Actress Sridevi (Right) and Director Gauri Shinde

Watch: Sonu Kakkar's Song "Sing Raja" in Akshay Kumar - Sonakshi Sinha Starrer Joker (2012) Bollywood Film

Sonu Kakkar

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After making the audience crazy with her song “Yeh Kasoor” from Jism-2, Sonu Kakkar gives yet another sensational number. Unlike her previous song – Yeh Kasoor- which was a mellow heart touching track, the song “Sing Raja” from film Joker (2012) is a fast paced desi dance number. The song is co-sung by Punjabi Pop singer Daler Mehndi. Joker stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Minisha Lamba, Shreyas Talpade and more and has a release date of Aug 31, 2012.

Priyadarshan's "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal" (2012) Hindi Comedy Movie to Release Soon

Hot Item Number Song feat. Anjana Sukhani
Anjana Sukhani in an item number in Kamal Dhamal Malamal

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / BollywoodTrade.com) The rooster has announced it loud and clear! There will be an outbreak of laughter virus this September 28 all across the country, coupled with drama and family entertainment. For, Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, will hit the marquee on that day. Watch the trailer.

Actors Vijay Badlani, Sudip Pandey and Social Worker Manmohan Gupta's Greetings on India's Independence Day

Subroto Mukherjee Launches Debut Bengali Songs Album "Chena Mukher Araley" (Sagarika)

Chena Mukher Araley: Singer Subrata Mukherjee and Music Director Rana Sarkar of New Bengali Audio Songs Album
Subrata Mukherjee (Left) and Rana Sarkar

Calcutta, India, Aug 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) On Friday, the 11th of August, the Bengali music album "Chena Mukher Aarale" by Subroto Mukherjee was launched at the Jamuna Banquet in Kolkata, in the presence of several renowned personalities and press representatives.

Nirmala Misra
Nirmala Misra

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Nirmala Misra and Dwijen Mukherjee
Nirmala Misra and Dwijen Mukherjee

Varun Dhawan Next Big Kid on the Block - Salman Khan

Fresh Bollywood Faces - Debutants Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth MalhotraBy Kuber Sarup

Mumbai, Aug 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Salman Khan has got the Midas touch!

Salman has always supported fresh talent; he has and groomed and guided many debutants with his eye for talent.  In a recent interview, Salman said that according to him the next big kid on the block is ace comedy director David Dhawan’s son, Varun Dhawan.

Happy Birthday Virthday Sridevi !

Birthday wish for Indian Bollywood Movie Actress Sridevi

Mumbai, Aug 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) As Sridevi celebrates her birthday, film maker Balki has a special present to gift her on this very special day. Sridevi has very exciting year to look forward to, as the theatrical trailer of her film English Vinglish launches on her birthday that is 13th of August. English Vinglish marks Sridevi’s come back to the silver screen after 15 long years.

Film Baba Ramsaa Peer (2012) to release on 7 September

Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal
Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal

Mumbai, August 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The film Baba Ramsaa Peer which is to release on 7 September is a historical epic film based on a renowned saint of Rajasthan Baba Ramsaa Peer. Aushim Khetarpal, who had produced Presidential award winning film “Shirdi Sai Baba”, is the producer of this film. Aushim plays dual role of that of a producer as well as an actor in the film. He will be seen portraying the central character of Baba Ramsaa Peer alongside Actress Gracy Singh.