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Social Security for All

 P. Srinivasa Rao, an agricultural labourer, lived in Ullipalem village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Being a poor daily wage labourer and having no fixed assets in his name, he could barely manage two square meals for his family. Srinivasa never thought of opening a bank account till he was convinced by Saptgiri Gramin Bank about the benefits of having an account with them. Finally, he opened his bank account in March 2015.  With some persuasion from the bank, he also opted for the Union Government’s Life Insurance Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and paid the premium amount of Rs. 330 in July 2015. Suddenly, in August 2015, he got a massive heart attack and died leaving behind his wife and two small kids. His wife knew about the insurance cover her husband had taken under PMJJBY.

Screening of Peace Haven

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Screening of Peace Haven 
(Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandyopadhyay, and Arun Mukherjee) to be screened on Sep 3, Sat at 2 PM at AMC Rio (9811 Washingtonian Ctr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with award winning director of the film, Suman Ghosh.

Diverse religions not to worry about the popularity of ‘Pokémon GO’

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Despite the fact that Pokemon Go is universally adored, there is no denying that the game has raised a few alarms and concerns. If you happen to be a Pokemon fan and trying to catch the next Pokemon round the bend, here is some good news, brought to you by Rajan Zed. 

Cardiff Museum to exhibit Durga statues made by students

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The Durga Puja countdown has begun! The colourful and rich festival which honours the Hindu warrior goddess is a global event. Rajan Zed shares an interesting article on the making of the Durga idols in Cardiff



Sheikh Hasina – Brave daughter of a brave father and why India needs her

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Bangladesh has been impaired by a spate of political violence and terrorism in the recent times. The ’Daughter of Democracy', PM Sheikh Hasina, remains steadfast in such trying times. How has her father's vision influenced her personal and political growth in consolidating India-Bangladesh relationship? Trace the background and current impact with Nirendra Narayan Dev.

BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH

LESS THAN 5 DAYS TO GO, LIMITED TICKETS LEFT | BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH

LESS THAN 5 DAYS TO GO, LIMITED TICKETS LEFT | BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH


ADB To Help Malaysia’s Melaka State Install Energy Efficient Road Lights

ADB To Help Malaysia’s Melaka State Install Energy Efficient Road Lights

At the signing, left to right, CIMT's Balamurugan Ratha Krishnan, CEO, Melaka Green Technology Corporation, Datuk Hj.Kamarudin Bin Md Shah, Chief Minister, State Melaka, Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris  Haron, ADB President Takehiko Nakao, ADB OPPP Head  Ryuchi Kaga, and ADB Independent Evaluation Department Director General Vinod Thomas.

Dhaka terror strike: A season of melancholy and the Lost Travelers

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Aawazon ke baazaron mein khamoshi pehchaane kaun!! 

.......Sadiyon sadiyon vahi tamasha, Rasta rasta lambi khoj !! 

Lekin jab hum mil jaate hain, Kho jaata hai jaane kaun!!  

 

Woh mera aaena hai aur main uss ki parrchhai hun. 

Mere hi ghar mein rehta hai, mujh jaisa hi jaane kaun !

 

It is the season of melancholy in India, in Bangladesh and perhaps also rest of South East Asia. The line from the above song quoted tries to lay emphasise on the "lost individual".

"Perhaps, like me there is another individual looking like me in the mirror..." 



Sadhguru Live Facebook Event and UN Talk Webstream

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June 16 - On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, you are invited to join Sadhguru LIVE for two special web events - a live webstream of Sadhguru's talk at the United Nations (Jun 20) and a live Facebook video session (Jun 21).

Land Rover Discovery Tows Three Luxury Train Carriages

Land Rover Discovery Pulls Train

Land Rover stopped people in their tracks today as the Discovery Sport SUV towed three luxury train carriages weighing more than 100 tonnes along a railway track in a demonstration of towing capability. Watch a video.



Television Celebrities Stand Up For Donation on World Blood Donor Day 2016

Indian Television Serial Actors for Blood Donation

Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal. In more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said. With the theme Blood connects us all Telly Celeb stands for donating blood.


Why Mobile Space is more powerful than Print and Television Media

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English: icon for smartphone (smart phone) related content (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As in other parts of the world, media consumption in India has shifted decisively online, with 375,000,000 Internet users in 2015, or 30% of the population. Meanwhile, more than 50% of the population owns a mobile phone and around a third of these own a smartphone. Newspaper and magazine print circulation has been declining steadily for over the last six years.


Kavita Radheshyam rakes anti-LGBT storm amidst international mourning

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Unassuming firecracker Kavita Radheshyam has just fired her new salvo; her umpteenth one since Faisal Saif's Main Hoon Rajinikanth. And as usual, this too, has her trademark sting. Ta da da.


Sharad S Pawar joins Shiv Sena

Sharad S Pawar's Shiv Sena Office
Sharad S Pawar's Shiv Sena Office

Ex Corporator and President of the Chandivali Taluka Shri Sharad S Pawar announced his association with Shiv Sena and inaugurated his new Party office named 'Vikasgad' on Tuesday, June 07,2016. Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister of Environment Shri Ramdas Kadam, MLA from Kalina Vidhan Sabha Shri Sanjay Potnis and Shiv Sena leader Shri Adesh Bandekar too were present to grace the occasion and congratulated Pawar on this move.


SHARMAN JOSHI as the Brand Ambassador of global movement Round Table India.

Sharman Joshi and Harmeet Singh Sethi (Area Chairman - Area 4) at the Press Conference for announcement of Brand Ambassador of global movement Round Table India
Sharman Joshi and Harmeet Singh Sethi (Area Chairman - Area 4) at the Press Conference for announcement of Brand Ambassador of global movement Round Table India

Speaking about the event, Sharman Joshi, Bollywood Actor said, “In past 1 year I have met and performed for many RTI members all around India. The time, energy and work they do is unmatched. I feel so proud of these youthful members making schools and having the dream of Freedom Through Education. It is nice to be a brand ambassador of such a movement which is zero overhead and works on ground reality. I hope to promote such spirit and passion in all the Indians I meet.”