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Design Clinics Scheme for Design Expertise To MSMEs Of India's Manufacturing Sector

PIB Features
With Inputs from the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India

  • The total scheme budget is Rs.73.58 crore, out of which Rs.49.08 crore will be the Government assistance and the balance amount will be contributed by the beneficiary MSMEs.
  • About 200 clusters will be covered under the scheme.


By Neel B Mitra

STAR Jalsha Parivar Awards 2012

Calcutta, March 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) A journey of thousand miles starts with a small step.

Star Jalsha Parivaar Awards has been a path breaking award ceremony …the first of its kind in our beloved city and in the history of Bengali television industry. Presenting an exclsuive pictures from the 2012 STAR Jalsha Parivar Awards from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. STAR Jalsha is a service of STAR India, a subsidiary of News Corporation of USA.

India's first true 3D thriller "Dangerous Ishq" (Hindi, 2012)

Actress Karishma Kapoor returns to films in Dangerous Ishq

Mumbai, March 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dangerous Ishq is Vikram Bhatt's 25th film and marks the Bollywood return of popular actress Karishma Kapoor.

Bumboo (2012) Hindi Movie Reaches Out to Indian Mobile Users

New Delhi, March 26, 2012 – Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video service company has announced that it will be promoting the forthcoming comic thriller, Bumboo, as the mobile partner for the movie. Vuclip will leverage its reach across over 10 million unique mobile users in India to promote the movie, besides cross promoting it on various social media channels.

India Initiates Development of Solar Cities

A part of the „Demonstration Project at Gobabe...

A part of the „Demonstration Project at Gobabeb of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency“ (DeGREEE): The solar panels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PIB Features
With Inputs from the Ministry of Power & MNRE, Govt. of India

New Delhi, March 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Our country is passing through a phase of immense and rapid development and hence consequentially the rising demand for energy. Urbanization and industrial growth are only adding to the growing demand. But at the same time, there is also a thrust for using “clean and green” energy so as to reduce the green house gas emissions. Keeping in mind the need of the hour, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated the programme of ‘Development of Solar Cities’.  The programme has been designed to support/encourage Urban Local Bodies to prepare a Road Map to guide their cities in becoming ‘renewable energy cities’ or ‘Solar Cities’.

FILM PROMO: MIRROR MIRROR (2012) The Magic of Snow White waiting to be re created.


‘’Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
These famous lines are from the German folktale of Snow White by Brothers Grimm which is going to be narrated once again by Tarsem Singh. 

In search of Rubies in 'Ruby Falls'--Tennessee, United States


Tennessee has the highest number of known caves in the entire United States and we got a good experience of one of the most fascinating and interesting one during our visit to this state. The best part of Rock City was Ruby Falls; the World’s longest underground waterfall…phew! 

Sonam Nair Debuts as Bollywood Movie Director with Dharma Productions' Feature Film

Karan JoharMumbai, March 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sonam Nair has worked as assistant director with Ayan Mukherji in Wake Up Sid (2009) and is the script supervisor for 7 Khoon Maaf. Sonam now debuts as a director of her own feature film produced by Dharma Productions - also becoming the first woman director from Karan Johar's highly regarded production house.

Singer Sonu Nigam on SAB TV Movers & Shakers

Sonu Nigam and Shekhar Suman on Movers & Shakers SAB TV Show in India

Mumbai, March 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / your-story.org) The all time favourite and contemporary singer Sonu Nigam was invited on the set of Movers and Shakers on SAB TV. The young, energetic and passionate Sonu Nigam still continues to enthrall music lovers with his versatile singing for more than a decade. Apart from singing Sonu has also acted in bollywood films making him a multi-talented personality and a role model for upcoming artist. Among the humongous list of the songs sung by Sonu Nigam,  few of his favorites are ‘Title track of ‘Kal ho na Ho’, ‘Soniyo’, ‘Tumse Mil Ke dil ka hai jo haal kya kare’ etc.

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Shekhar as a host has a knack to connect with his guests and unveil a side that brings the best undiscovered facets of his guests and entertain the audiences. While chatting with Sonu he reminisced the times Sonu had appeared on his show and reminded him of good old memories of Sonu’s past appearances on the show.

Nanubhai Education Foundation’s Fourth Annual Gala

New York, NY, March 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Celebrities will commemorate eight successful years at the Nanubhai Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Gala on April 27th at the exquisite Angel Orensanz Foundation of Contemporary Art in New York City.


Mumbai, March 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) Keksi gets the news on the failure of mission undertaken by her son Ravan. She is enraged and with the help of her supernatural powers, visualises from which person and which region her son Ravan will have danger in future. Keksi’s powers are hinting towards AnjanPradesh. So with an intention to create havoc in AnjanPradesh, she uses her life taking powers Pranghatini (life taking) through a cursed female demon named Marjarika. With the effect of Keksi’s powers, Anjana and Kesari, along with many other people become unconscious one by one and starts falling on the ground. No one understands what is happening as the royal doctor is summoned. But none of his medicines or experience works. This incidence creates a havoc and uproar in AnjanPradesh.

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Movers and Shakers: Bollywood Actress Nupur Mehta on Cricket Match Fixing Allegations - "poor, innocent Indian girl"

Mumbai, March 22, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) Upcoming Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta was seen in Hindi movie Jo Bole So Nihaal and TV advertisements for Fanta and Pirelli, and has been on the Fiat calender. She was on the cover of Sportswear International’s June 2001 issue and one of India’s first Mills & Boons versions written by Astha Atray "His Monsoon Bride" last year after winning a model hunt contest.

Nupur Mehta was amidst a storm of controversies after the reports of her being involved in match fixing for the Indo-Pak match in World Cup 2011 surfaced. She will be seen as the next guest on Movers & Shakers. After the cricketing controversy it’s her first televised appearance wherein she sets the record straight and clarifies all allegations made against her on Movers & Shakers on SAB TV.

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Mediker reaches Muzaffarpur on its Smart Kalakaar Ki Khoj - Anshika Kumari from Adarsh Vidya Mandir becomes AIR Radio Rockstar

Muzaffarpur, March 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) Anshika Kumari from Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Muzaffarpur becomes the Radio Rockstar by participating in the Mediker- Smart Kalakar Ki Khoj, which is an exciting platform offered by Mediker to kids who are smart and think differently. The only girl from Muzaffarpur to become an anchor in a new program Mediker- Pyaar Se Suljaye on All India Radio, Anshika Kumari has become a Radio Rockstar thanks to Mediker Anti-Lice Treatment, the kids’ favorite anti- lice brand.

STAR Parivar Awards 2012 Goes 3D

Mumbai, March 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / free-press-release) Indian television's most extravagant annual event just got better. The STAR Parivaar Awards that celebrates the best of India's largest television network has gone 3D in its 10th year as its cherishes the old and fosters the new - new thinking!


“The world has changed a lot since Ravi recorded with Yehudi Menuhin 45 years ago, but Anoushka is clearly keen to blaze the same sort of trail.”—MOJO

Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar / Photo © Harper Smith/Deutsche Grammophon

Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer, and conductor Anoushka Shankar shines on her Deutsche Grammophon debut Traveller.  The daughter and disciple of maestro Ravi Shankar has been hailed as “a new breed of super-musician” by the Japan Times and BBC Music Magazine noted she was a “creative force” and a “star performer”.  To coincide with the album release (March 20th), Shankar will embark on a multiple-city tour across the U.S. (See dates below).

Anoushka Shankar's "Traveller", her debut on Deutsche Grammophon

With her deep-rooted understanding of Indian classical form and the rich heritage of her father’s innovative genius, Anoushka is constantly pushing boundaries on every level.  Produced by visionary Spanish songwriter, guitarist and producer Javier Limón, Traveller fuses ancient Gypsy flamenco with classical Indian music resulting in an “inspired” (The Guardian) collection steeped in tradition while maintaining a modern sound. Shankar collaborated with many world-renowned Indian and flamenco musicians on this beautiful, ground-breaking musical journey including pianist Pedro Ricardo Miño on “Bulería Con Ricardo”, guitarist Pepe Habichuela on “Boy Meets Girl” and Concha Buika and Sandra Carrasco on vocals for the mesmerizing “Casi uno” and “Kanya” respectively.  Other highlights include “Dancing In Madness“which showcases the actual flamenco dancer Farruco’s feet furiously tapping in tune with percussion and the fast-paced title track “Traveller”.

Anoushka Shankar: Traveller
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