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Anmoll Mallik wins her first GIMA, bags the ‘MTV Rising Star’ Award


Talented singer Anmoll Malik won her first GIMA, MTV Rising Star Award for her song ‘Old school girl’ featured in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The budding artist has been creating waves in the industry with her melodious songs. Whether it was the jazz number ‘Old school girl’ or ‘Talli’ from Ugly aur Pagli , this youngster has a long and bright future ahead of her!

Zee Talkies "Talkies Lighthouse" contest a grand success

Zee Talkies LogoZee Talkies new initiative, the Talkies Lighthouse contest which aimed to give budding film-makers a chance to showcase their talent has received an overwhelming response with a record breaking 5000 plus entries in a span of a month.  Such has been the response, that the makers extended the contest to the 31st of March, 2016.

Cops Not Interested in Kangana Ranaut's Laptop

Actress Kangana Ranaut

Rubbishing reports that the police has demanded Kangana Ranaut to surrender her laptop, the three-time National award winning actress’ lawyer has clarified that certain people are trying to feed false information to misguide the media.


Jimmy Kimmel

In celebration of the highly anticipated film “Captain America: Civil War”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will welcome the stars of the film, as well as their Marvel friends, for an action-packed week of shows.

On Wednesday, April 13, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will welcome Team Captain America: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd for a blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War” appearance.

The Marvel extravaganza continues on Thursday, April 14, with “Dr. Strange” and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively share the debut of the upcoming film’s trailer, as well as Clark Gregg of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Drive Mein Junoon in Shah Rukh Khan's Playlist

Shah Rukh Khan in Kolkata
Shahrukh Khan in Kolkata (WBRi File Photo)

The newly launched music video of Hyundai, Drive Mein Junoon has already created waves amongst the audience and fans alike. Everyone seems to be humming the new anthem composed by ace music director Clinton Cerejo and sung by music maestro Arijit Singh.

Video: Kangana Ranaut Answers Questions at Young India National Summit hosted by the CII

Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut (WBRi File Photo)

Kangana was seen to be at her fiery best as she faced a volley of questions thrown at her on various issues. She gave a few fearless and some witty answers. Snippets of this candid session was shared by her fan club on social media.

The 10 Times Sid Mallya at His Wittiest Best

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The ever so flamboyant Sid Mallya apart from his stylish persona is also known for his witty comebacks. He never shies away from indulging his detractors in humorous banter every now and then on social media. Being brought up in Britain, he has the famed British sense of humor to his disposal. Here are 10 times when Sid Mallya was at his wittiest best!

AILBIEA calls for modernization of ports and rationalization of policies at the Association’s 15th Anniversary Event


Padma Bhushan Mr. Adi Godrej, a captivating orator said, “India is a country with immense potential for growth and AILBIEA is playing a significant role from the front.  Let us all work towards this metamorphosis of our nation, economy and international trade. The association also called for removal of operational constraints, stamp duty on transfer of shipping documents, rationalization and systemization of customs / excise procedure and a complete overhaul of the available infrastructure.

হেইএফএনএফ নতুন সোস্যাল মিডিয়া ওয়েবসাইট

খুবই নতুন সাইট কিন্তু সারা জাগানোর মত ফাংশনালিটি আছে এবং প্রোফেশনাল ইউজার ইন্টারফেইস তাদের রয়েছে। এখানে ফেইসবুকের মত টাইমলাইন, লাইক, কমেন্টস, শেয়ার, পেইজ এবং গ্রুপ তৈরি তো আছে নতুন পাচ্ছেন- ভিডিও টিউব, ফোরাম, ছবি গ্যালারি, এমপিথ্রি গান আপলোড ডিরেক্টরি, মাকেটপ্লেস যেখানে আপনি জব, সাভিস, ক্লাসিফাই এ্যাড পোষ্ট করতে ও প্রোডাক্ট বিক্রয় করতে পারবেন।

Watch: Music composer Pritam performs live at NIT Calicut

Music composer, Pritam recently performed at a live concert in NIT Calicut.

Singers Nakash Aziz, Aditi Singh Sharma and Antara Mitra were also present on stage and they performed to songs like Gerua, Afghan Jalebi and Kaisi Teri Khudgarzi amongst others.

Watch: Pritam Perform Live in Auckland, New Zealand (Video)

Pearl Raah: London-born Tennager Salman Khan's Latest Find?

London born Pearl Raah to take Bollywood by storm

Does Bollywood Badshah Salman Khan have a new "friend" in his life? If sources are to be believed, Salman Khan has a new 'woman', oops 'friend' in his life. And the new friend is none other than 18-year-old, London-born NRI teenager Pearl Raah. It seems the two met when Salman Khan visited London last year and hit off very well. They chatted for hours and it is rumoured that Salman Khan even invited Pearl to have dinner with him. The two have been in constant and daily touch on phone and IM since then.


Bardroy Barretto
Bardroy Barretto

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the Opening Night Gala film: Bardroy Baretto’s Nachom-ia Kumpasar (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm).  LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM is a Konkani feature film- a tribute to Goan music and her musicians. Narrated through the emotional rollercoaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its eclectic’s generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s.

Popular Bengali TV Actress Pratyusha Banerjee Dead; Suicide of Balika Badhu's Anadi Stuns India

Kolkata, April 1 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Shock and gloom descended on Indian Television industry as popular TV serial actress Pratyusha Banerjee ended her life by hanging herself in her apartment in Goregaon area of Mumbai. Police responded to the emergency and transported her to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The bubbly actress shot to fame for her role as Anadi in the extremely popular television series ‘Balika Vadhu’ and became a household name in India. She was also seen in dance reality show Jhalak dikhlaa Jaa and Big Boss.

Seema Kohli Enthrals with Innovative Art-form of Performance Art at First Talk Show in Kolkata

Eminent Artist Seema Kohli enthrals audience with her innovative art form

Emami Chisel Art Gallery recently hosted an interactive talk show of the eminent and talented artist Seema Kohli for the very first time in Kolkata. At the session Ms. Kohli conducted her talk show along with distinguished artists from Bengal like Tapas Konar and Ritendra Roy.

Maheshwari, Bronze
Maheshwari, Bronze

Speaking on the occasion, the talented artist said “This is the first time I have come to Kolkata for such a session. I am quite grateful to Emami Chisel Art Gallery for providing me with this unique opportunity. Commenting on her art, Ms. Seema Kohli said, “There are no pre structures. I don’t do a single drawing or make rough sketches. Sometimes I just start with a border and fall into a trance.”

Kundalini, Bronze
Kundalini, Bronze

Amy Jackson Surprises Family on Easter

Amy Jackson

Family time is something everyone who works away from home misses and craves every now and then. The same feeling has consumed the gorgeous star Amy Jackson who decided to make the most of the Easter weekend she got off from work.