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Honor of Pakistani players for ICC Dream Team

“To mark the 40th anniversary One Day International Cricket, ICC’s official website www.icc-cricket.com is asking supporters from across the globe to select their choice of the greatest ODI match and team of all-time,”.


Guangzhou Asian Games in China Will Have Prayer Rooms For Hindus - Organizers Lauded

CALCUTTA, Nov 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have lauded People’s Republic of China for provision of religious service center to provide spiritual assistance for participating athletes, coaches, and officials of different faiths at the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27.

Commending the provision of free access to resources for religious practices round-the-clock, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, described it as a “step in the right direction”.


Sahara India Sports Awards Nominations Announced

Mumbai, Maharashtra, October 29, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ -- 'Sahara India Sports Awards' the biggest and the most comprehensive sporting awards extravaganza in India, today declared the list of nominations for this year's awards. The nominees are short listed by 400 members of Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI) from across the nation through secret ballets. The final awardees will be selected by the eminent jury of 14 sporting legends led by Sunil Gavaskar and will be felicitated in the grand award Ceremony tomorrow evening, i.e. 30th October, 2010

The Nominations of Sahara India Sports Awards 2010 are:



Rising Cases of Identity Theft In India Examplified By The Nitin Walia Case

CALCUTTA, Oct 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / openPR) With the increasing penetration of computers and internet there is huge splurge in cyber crime. Nitin Walia is yet another victim of Cyber abuse in India although the case did not reach upto the stage of any financial transactions or heavy loss but a widespread case of Identity Theft or Website Spoofing can entirely crush the online reputation of an individual. Mr Nitin Walia claims Nitinwalia.com is a website created by another person in order to sabotage his image and reputation on the internet.

Mr Nitin also claimed that the website has been stuffed with false claims and unconfirmed accusations.



IIT KHARAGPUR Expanding the horizon of Sports via SHAURYA 2010 annual inter-collegiate sports meet

Kharagpur, India, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) Shaurya is the annual inter-collegiate sports meet of IIT Kharagpur.

Shaurya is an initiative by the students of IIT KGP, keeping in mind their role towards the nation to promote sports and sportsmen, thus boosting college students to participate in sports, share ideas and decipher the meaning of bonding and thus take sports in India to greater heights.


Outdoor Clothing and Boots Retailer TIMBERLAND Opens Shop in India

New Delhi, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The journey began in 1952 with the start of the Abington shoe company in New England, USA. In 1973, the brand as the world knows it got its name the first water proof shoe they created called Timberland. What started off as a shoe back then went on to become the world's leading outdoor brand. Timberland is now available at over 130 countries around the globe. No matter where you go, Timberland's iconic yellow boot stands as an ever-green symbol of their high standard of quality and dependability of everything they make.

Timberland has set out on an all new expedition by partnering with Reliance Brands through a license cum distribution agreement to set foot in India. The brand opened its first Timberland store at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The exclusive store features a product line that spans across footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

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Stay Ahead with the Biker of the Nation - Bollywood Hero John Abraham

October 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / OPENPRESS)  If the moral brigade was looking out for the one responsible for making the 'yellow' trunks famous amongst the youth of the nation, then they would have a tough job on their hands, or in fact their bikes! Premium bike manufacturer Yamaha has announced the Bollywood hunk as the 'Biker of the Nation'. A childhood fan of the Yamaha bikes, John Abraham is its current brand ambassador.


Actresss-singer Rituu Sachdev celebrates India's win at CWG with GO INDIA GO, GO

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Rituu Sachdev in her new music track Go India, Go, Go

Actress and singer Ritu Sachdev today announced her new music track to celebrate India's performance at the Common Wealth Games 2010. The track has been aptly titled Go India, Go, Go.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, October 12, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ -- Model, actress and singer, Rituu Sachdev, also known as Desi Shakira celebrated India's over all second position in the Common Wealth Games 2010 (CWG) by unveiling her new music track titled GO INDIA GO, GO. The music and lyrics are written by Rituu Sachdev and sung by Rituu Sachdev and Dianne Fernandes. The track has been arranged and mixed by Mumtaj Khan.


Paragliding Association of India comments on ban due to security of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi

By Paragliding Association of India

New Delhi, Oct 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) As representative of Paragliding Community in India, Paragliding Association of India would like to bring to notice some points to everyone – pilots, laymen and the authorities alike.

SECURITY OF THE NATION
Considering the security of the nation to be paramount, the PG community would extend all its support to ensure the community is with the nation in all respects when it comes to security.

SUPPORT
Although the ban is reported to be limited to an area within 300 km radius from New Delhi, the administration has extended the ban to Bir-Billing in Kangra district, Manali and other parts of Himachal Pradesh that lie more than 380 radial kms away from New Delhi. The locals here extensively depend on Paragliding. The sport and the tourism associated with it brings source of livelihood for many, especially in the season of October-November, which is the most busy month due to suitable flying conditions in the area. The foreign tourists flock to Bir-Billing to make the best of these conditions. In the Western Countries weather conditions are not conducive for flying during this time of the year.



Queens Baton Relay At Jaipur, India: Media represented by Sandeep Marwah

Jaipur, India, September 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / malebits) “It is my proud privileged to be part of the relay team and to run with the Queen’s Baton in the historical city of Jaipur. I am feeling so patriotic and wish that everything should go well at Commonwealth Games as per plans” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Director of Asian Academy Of Film And Television to the National Press at Jaipur where earlier Baton was received by Rajasthan Olympic Association Chief Janardhan Gehlot from Agra.


Commonwealth Games 2010 Upholding Sporting Tradition and Sporting Spirit

By Alok Deshwal
Deputy Director (M&C), Press Information Bureau, New Delhi

CALCUTTA, Oct 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and previously known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire.

India And Commonwealth

India joined the Commonwealth after Independence. Gradually more countries in Asia and Africa joined the Commonwealth. Today, out of 54 member countries, 33 are Republics, 5 countries have their own monarchies and 16 countries are a constitutional monarchy.

The object of the Commonwealth of Nations today is to advance democracy, human rights sustainable economic growth and social development within its member states and other countries. To reinstate its aims and objectives, every second Monday in the month of March is celebrated as the Commonwealth Day by the member countries.

Read the full feature via PIB at Washington Bangla Radio.


Waka Waka Se Chauka Chakkaa music video release by Desi Shakira actress-model Rituu Sachdev

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 23, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/ -- Purple Fire Films today launched an inspirational and patriotic remix music video titled Waka Waka Se Chauka Chakkaa featuring actress and model Rituu Sachdev as Desi Shakira. The remix music video is produced and directed by Twilight Media and is distributed through the online and internet medium. The entire project is a non-profit, non-commercial venture with a social message conveyed through music, song and dance and inspired by popular music tracks from across the world.


Former Cricket Captains felicitate Indian Sports Legends in CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat ceremony

As the nation prepares to host India's biggest sporting event, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat felicitated Indian sporting legends in a glittering ceremony held in the national capital.

New Delhi, Delhi, September 26, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/ -- As the nation prepares to host India's biggest sporting event, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat felicitated Indian sporting legends in a glittering ceremony held in the national capital.

'Indian Sports Legends - A Network18 Initiative' is an initiative aimed at felicitating the achievements of India's biggest sporting greats of the past decades. These greats are now an inspiration for the new generation of champions, expected to bring glory to India in the Commonwealth Games. The award recognises the selfless contribution of these legends who have remained India's sporting icons for generations. All-time greats of Indian cricket like former captains, M.A.K Pataudi and Kapil Dev honoured these sporting icons.

The sporting legends felicitated at the event in alphabetical order:

  • Ajit Pal Singh and 1975 Hockey Team: World Champions, Hockey
  • Anjali Bhagwat (Shooting): Former World No 1, Shooting
  • Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (Athletics): Asian Games Gold Medallist
  • Jaspal Rana (Shooting): 4-time Asian Games Gold Medallist
  • Karnam Malleswari (Weight Lifting): Olympic Bronze Medallist
  • Leslie Claudius & RS Bhola (Hockey): The 3-time Olympic Gold medal winning Indian Hockey Team
  • Limba Ram (Archery): Former Asian Champion
  • Milkha Singh(Athletics): India's flying Sikh, 1st Indian to win Gold at the CWG
  • Michael Ferreira (Billiards): Three-time World Billiard Titles, Bombay Tiger
  • N G Dingko Singh (Boxing): Asian Games Gold Medalist
  • PT Usha (Athletics): Queen on Indian track & field, conquered Asia with 4 Gold Medals at Seoul Asiad
  • Prakash Padukone (Badminton): Only Indian to be ranked World No 1 in Badminton
  • Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football): FIFA's Indian Footballer of the Century
  • Shiny Abraham Wilson (Athletics): Asian Games Gold Medalist, Athletics
  • Sriram Singh (Athletics): 2-time Asian Games Gold Medalist, Athletics
  • Satpal Singh (Wrestling): Asian Games Gold Medalist
  • Vijay Amritraj (Tennis): 2-time Davis Cup Finalist

Free MP3 Download released by Indian musician Thomas Easaw - unofficial CWG song

CALCUTTA, India, September 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / I-Newswire) - Disappointed at the official CWG theme song, Thomas Easaw launches the unofficial welcome song for the Commonwealth Games 2010, called “Welcome to India”, for national pride is every citizen’s concern.


Karaoke World Championships USA 2010 | USA gets Bronze

USA Team Brings Home the Bronze and Dumplings - Karaoke World Championships USA rocked Red Square this past weekend as the USA's national karaoke champions; Tami Marie and Edward Pimentel belted out tunes on stage in Moscow Russia at the 2010 Karaoke World Championships. Wendell Payne, President of KWCUSA says, “Tami and Edward gave the best overall performances of the entire competition. They raised the bar for the world. This was the U.S. at its best and we should all be proud of how they represented America on and off the stage.” Tami finished 3rd, higher than any other USA female since we have been competing. Both Tami and Edward brought the complete package with incredible vocals, stage presence and performance

KWC USA Karaoke World ChampionshipsMason, OH, September 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) - Karaoke World Championships USA rocked Red Square this past weekend as the USA's national karaoke champions; Tami Marie and Edward Pimentel belted out tunes on stage in Moscow Russia at the 2010 Karaoke World Championships. Wendell Payne, President of KWCUSA says, “Tami and Edward gave the best overall performances of the entire competition. They raised the bar for the world. This was the U.S. at its best and we should all be proud of how they represented America on and off the stage.” Tami finished 3rd, higher than any other USA female since we have been competing. Both Tami and Edward brought the complete package with incredible vocals, stage presence and performance.