Washington Bangla Radio News

Global Indian Business Meet in New York City

New York, NY, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Global Indian business leaders, renowned knowledge experts, investors, key government leaders and financial officials from many countries including various Indian states, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean are converging on Manhattan for the Global Indian Business Meet 2012 in two months. This 3-day conference is being organized to explain and explore how Indian-run organizations are overcoming the odds to succeed and grow in the competitive global economy.


Cocktail (2012) Bollywood Movie Strikes at the Box Office

Mumbai, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Cocktail had a terrific start at the Box office this weekend. The movie starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty opened to full house audiences. Cocktail displayed a unique story line and the perfect ensemble of cast. The reviews from fans praised the acting, music and the dialogues.


Meet Shirin and Farhad in a whole new avatar

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Poster

Mumbai, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ continues to surprise its audiences. To begin with, the trailer of the movie received accolades for being a potentially unconventional movie with a unique story line that even Madhuri Dixit couldn’t resist but make positive remarks on.


Karan Johar receives invitation for Olympics

Mumbai, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Last year in May 2011 Britain's national tourism agency Visit Britain had appointed filmmaker Karan Johar as its goodwill ambassador for the 'Britain You're Invited' campaign. Today Visit Britain invited Karan Johar for the Olympics to be held from the 27th of July to the 12th of August 2012. The filmmaker has received an official invitation to join the 506 dignitaries present at the event, the other person invited from India is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.



PREM UNLIMITED Bangla Movie Goes on Floors with Newcomers Ritabhari and Sagar set to Dazzle

Bengali actress Ritabhari ChakrabortyTollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Kolkata, July 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The Shubo Mahurat (a film kick-off event with a traditional religious ceremony popular in India) of Bengali movie Prem Unlimited took place at Floatel, Calcutta on the 11th of July. The romance-drama promises to be different from others, and appeal to the audience by its uniqueness. The lovers in the love story are Priya played by Bengali television and theater actress Ritabhari Chakraborty - the well-known actress and daughter of reputed writer, poet, director and social activist Satarupa Sanyal, and Joy essayed by Tollywood newcomer Sagar Dutta - a promising actor. Read all about the event and watch a video.

Tollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Director Subrata Lahiri stressed the significance of the story, music and photography of the film at the launch event. Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty actually debuted in Tollywood with Tobu Basanta which will release in September. Prem Unlimited is her second film and the actress was justifiably excited at the event.

Tollywood Hero actor Sagar Dutta
Ritabhari Chakraborty & Sagar Dutta

Music director Debajyoti Mishra, renowned actor Dulal Lahiri, Director Subrata Lahiri and, of course the heroine Ritabhari and hero Sagar enthusiastically interacted with the invitees at the Shubho Mahurat. Ritabhari described having Debajyoti Mishra as the music director as a dream come true. Incidentally, actor Dulal Lahiri will appear in both of her upcoming films Tobu Bashonto and Prem Unlimited.

Kolkata Bangla Movie Prem Unlimited Poster
A poster of Prem Unlimited at the launch event



Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) - A Historical Horror ? (Film Review)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (English, 2012) Film PosterKolkata, India, July 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Finally, America's 16th president Abraham Lincon treads on the silver screen to save his people from slavery! Timur Bekmambetov’s latest Hollywood flick 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is a mixture of historical features and horror elements - a kind of fantasized action drama that might leave you frozen or get your heads spinning, but certainly not totally impressed!

The story begins with Abraham Lincoln’s childhood at Indiana in the early 1800s. Young Lincoln and his father disrupt the activities of slave trader Barts (Marton Csokas), who is part of a large network of the undead that has taken control over the South. The vampire clan exacts revenge by attacking Abraham’s mother, leading her to death. Years later, a grown up Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) seeks to get even with Barts.


Rohit Gupta's "LIFE! CAMERA ACTION..." to release worldwide on July 20th

LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... film release

Rohit Gupta's internationally acclaimed indie feature film "Life! Camera Action" is releasing world-wide on July 20, 2012. The film has won numerous awards across the world.



Cocktail (2012) WBRi Hindi Movie Review: Adajania Delivers Winner With Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone & Newcomer Diana Penty

Bollywood Movie Cocktail 2012 Saif Ali Khan Deepika Padukone Diana Penty

Kolkata, July 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) For the audience, the term "Cocktail" might refer to a cocktail of fun and fulfillment, a cocktail of life, troubles and enjoyment, or might be a cocktail of desi values, conflicts and confusions in a foreign land. At the theatres however, whatever might have been your perception, this Homi Adajania flick promises to give you a real good time, providing a fresh range of variations in emotional ups and downs, blended with groovy music in vibrant notes.

Read the WBRi film review and watch Cocktail (2012) hindi movie trailer.



Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani (2013) Bollywood Film Announces Release Date, Stars Ranbir Kapoor - Deepika Padukone

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dharma Productions’ upcoming movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ has found its release date. The film was scheduled to release in the first month of the year 2013, but however now the final dates are out. The movie will release on the 29th of March, 2013.



Kate-Len’s reel life chemistry recalled with TOTAL RECALL (2012)

Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman

Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The sizzling chemistry between celeb couples has made the viewer heart race on-screen and off-screen as well. But the chemistry between the Hollywood’s director Len Wiseman and his wife Actress Kate Beckinsale is something of envy for every reader who is hungry for gossips.



Paresh Rawal's Shocking New Look in Bollywood Hindi Thriller Movie Table No. 21 (2012)

Paresh Rawal in Table No. 21 (2012) Thriller Film

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Guaranteed to send chills down your spine, Paresh Rawal is set to shock audiences with his all-new look in the forthcoming thriller Table No.21 produced by NextGen Films and presented by Eros International and directed by Aditya Datt.  After several look tests, the high-concept thriller, a twisted tale of  a inexplicable mystery, sees the veteran actor sport a shaved head, with heavy brows and an intense grimace to play a key role in the film ,details of which are tightly being kept under wraps.



German Actress-Model Claudia Ciesla Thinks Indian Men are More Disciplined than Europeans

Claudia Ciesla

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The German model rose to fame with her entry in the Bigg Boss season 3 and stayed back in India after getting out of the Bigg Boss house.


Global Advertisers kicks off Kimaya Fashion House's outdoor campaign in India

Kimaya poster in Juhu Mumbai

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Kimaya, the first Indian fashion house, has initiated a sales promotion campaign with Global Advertisers. The campaign targets the HNI segment customer, and has the two-point objective of increasing footfalls and spread awareness about Kimaya's monsoon sale, across Mumbai. The message is being communicated through Global's large size hoardings that have been effectively communicating Kimaya's glamorous  offerings to their consumers 24X7.



Cocktail (2012) Hindi Movie receives a grand opening

Bollywood Hindi Movie Poster Cocktail

Mumbai, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Cocktail had its Grand Premiere in Delhi on Thursday followed by which the cast and crew were hounded with compliments. The exclusive preview shows, held in Mumbai were completely house-full, after such an amazing response at the premiere and preview all tickets at theaters are already booked for the weekend.



Online Reporting System of Mineral Transaction in India

By Sanjeev Kumar Sundriyal
Media & Communication Officer, PIB, New Delhi

New Delhi, July 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) In its continues effort to bring more transparency the Mines Ministry has developed an On-Line Registration and Reporting System under rule 45 of MCDR, 1988 of mineral transaction to facilitate the submission of monthly returns of iron ore. The Minister of State Independent Charge Shri Dinsha J. Patel launched the first phase of the Online Reporting System of mineral transaction. The focus will be on submission of monthly returns for iron and manganese ore mines throughout the country. Other minerals would be covered by September 2012. In the present system of mineral administration, the onus of the mineral is with the State Governments. The Ministry has a limited authority except the administration of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 1988 (MCDR) through Indian Bureau of Mines. Now the reporting system has been developed to facilitate in submitting the returns on-line. Indian Bureau of Mines will allot and record registration numbers, which will be used for all reporting and correspondence connected to mining, trading, stocking, end use or export of mineral. All the State Government will be able to access the system to check the data reported in the returns and can initiate action in case of wrong reporting of data, evasion of royalty, etc.