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Galaxy of African Broadcasters Light up CTO’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum

Galaxy of African Broadcasters Light up CTO’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum Johannesburg, 25 January 2012 -- A galaxy of African broadcasters has confirmed their presence at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s 7th Annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2012. The line-up of broadcasters includes: • Phil Molefe, Group Executive, News & Current Affairs, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation • Mallam Usman Magawata, Director General, Nigerian Television Authority • Habbe Gunze, Director of Broadcasting, TCRA, Tanzania and • Albertus Aochamub, Director-General, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. South Africa is the first country in Africa to commit to digital switchover and Dr. Mashilo Boloka, Director, Broadcasting Policy in the Department of Communications will headline the proceedings with an overview of digital broadcasting in the sub-continent. He will be joined by peers including Yomi Bolarinwa, Director General, National Broad…

Brahma Kumaris Shanti Anubhuti Spiritual Fair from 2nd to 7th Feb at Ramlila Maidan opposite Borivali court

Brahma Kumaris on the occasion of its Platinum Jubilee celebration invites you for the coverage of Shanti Anubhuti Spiritual Fair from 2nd to 7th Feb at Ramlila Maidan opposite Borivali court, Borivali (W). It will be inaugurated by renowned Film Director Subhash Ghai at 5:30 pm in the presence of Mr Sanjay Nirupam, Member of Parliament (MP) and Gopal Shetty, MLA. The objective of this Spiritual Fair is to tell that how Meditation can help one develop Healthy Relations, Positive Attitude, Disconnect from damaging habits of thought, feeling and reaction. This results in a conscious, positive release of energy which improves the quality of our attitude, actions, and interactions. The main attraction of this Spiritual Fair will be Value Games Stall, Short Play Stall, Deities Tableau, Meditation Room, etc. To explain the science and method of Rajayoga Meditation a 10 day camp has also been organized free of charge at the same venue. Mentioned below is the date and time of the …

Disney to Acquire Controlling Interest in UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV) in India

Disney to Acquire Controlling Interest in UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV) in India Disney and UTV to integrate operations -- Ronnie Screwvala named Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India -- Burbank, Calif. and Mumbai, India (January 31/February 1, 2012) – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today it will acquire, through a subsidiary, a controlling interest in UTV, one of India’s premier media and entertainment companies. The acquisition will be completed through a successful delisting offer and will enable Disney to integrate UTV’s current operations. In addition, UTV CEO Ronnie Screwvala has been named Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India reporting to Andy Bird, Chairman, Walt Disney International. “Increasing our brand presence and reach in key international markets is a cornerstone of our growth strategy. This acquisition expands our footprint significantly and allows us to more effectively build, monetize and brand multi…

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES TO CELEBRATE 10th ANNIVERSARY APRIL 10-15, 2012 AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES TO CELEBRATE 10th ANNIVERSARY APRIL 10-15, 2012 AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD (LOS ANGELES, California – January 31, 2012) – The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will host a bevy of special events to mark its 10th anniversary and during the annual film fest to be held April 10-15, 2012, at Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The six-day fest will once again bridge the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world, showcase over 40 films from or about Indian culture, host the highly anticipated gala events, bring back the wildly popular “Bollywood by Night” film section, and feature live music and dance performances. IFFLA will also host and honor leading South Asian entertainment industry executives, present its annual seminars day, and offer jury and audience choice awards. WHO: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) WHAT: 10th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles featuring special events, over 40 fil…

Celebrity Cricket League: Telugu Warriors vs Kerala Strikers -28-01-201​2 pics

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Eminent Speakers at FICCI Frames 2012

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Gali Gali Chor Hai Premiered at Ralegaon Siddhi with Anna Hazare and 2000 villagers- Johnson Thomas

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Gali Gali Chor Hai Premiered at Ralegaon Siddhi with Anna Hazare and 2000 villagers

A new tack for an industry mostly concerned with raking in the moolah at any cost . In a first(most filmmakers prefer to prostrate their films at the feet of political thugs) for any mainstream production house, the makers of the Akshaye Khanna, Shreya Saran, Mugdha Godse starrer 'Gali Gali main Chor Hai' travel all the way to Anna's conservative hamlet 150 kms away from Pune in order to screen it for the man whom most politicians love to hate-their bette-noire, Anna Hazare, who has been campaigning endlessly for the anti-corruption cause giving the political bigwigs endless sleepless nights.
Producer Nitin Manmohan along with Director Rumy Jafry and Star Cast Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse and Anu Kapoor showcased their Upcoming film "Gali Gali Chor Hai" releasing on 3rd Feb 2012 to Anna Hazare along with his 2000 villagers at his village Ralegaon Siddhi.

The film wa…

Mumbai international Film festival 2012, for documentaries, shorts and animation films

http://www.filmsdivision.org/miff/images/miff_eye.jpg Mumbai International Film Festival 2012: 101 best documentary and short films to be showcased during MIFF 2012 Prize Money almost doubled. Mumbai : January 25, 2012 The 12th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2012) will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai from February 3 – 9, 2012. Addressing the curtain raiser press conference in Mumbai today, DG, Films Division and Festival Director Mr. Bankim said every effort has been made to make the MIFF 2012 content rich. He said the festival has been made more competitive and as a result evinced a keen interest from film makers across the world. Festival Highlights Films from around the world 101 Films including 40 international films will be screened during the week long festival. Films from USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Romani, Georgia, Russia, Hong Kong, M…

CM Sheila Dixit launches Vande Mataram

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CM Sheila Dixit launches Vande Mataram! Veecon Music Entertainment launched yet another album,‘Vande Mataram’at the plush Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, after the success of Amitabh Bachchan`s ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ and Sonu Niigaam’s ‘Icchapurti Gayatri Mantra’. Sheila Dixit launched the album, ‘Vande Mataram’ and said, “This song is being released close to the Republic Day when the entire nation is overwhelmed with patriotism, and rejoices the freedom given to us 64 years back. The video and music composed by Bickram Ghosh is simply inspiring and I should say it is one of world’s best composition so far.” The guests who honored the event with their presence included Farooq Abdullah, Subodh Kant Sahay, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt , Bickram Ghosh, Sonu Niigaam, Kumaresh , Kamal Sabri, Mahalaxmi Iyer, lyricist Samir, Anand Raj Anand, Indian ocean, Vipin Handa. On this occasion Farooq Abdullah did an impromptu act of singing Vande Mataram, so moved was Sonu Niigaam by this, that he j…

Galaxy of African Broadcasters Light up CTO’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum

Galaxy of African Broadcasters Light up CTO’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum Johannesburg, 25 January 2012 -- A galaxy of African broadcasters has confirmed their presence at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s 7th Annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2012. The line-up of broadcasters includes: • Phil Molefe, Group Executive, News & Current Affairs, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation • Mallam Usman Magawata, Director General, Nigerian Television Authority • Habbe Gunze, Director of Broadcasting, TCRA, Tanzania and • Albertus Aochamub, Director-General, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. South Africa is the first country in Africa to commit to digital switchover and Dr. Mashilo Boloka, Director, Broadcasting Policy in the Department of Communications will headline the proceedings with an overview of digital broadcasting in the sub-continent. He will be joined by peers including Yomi Bolarinwa, Director General, National Broad…

Staying Alive, special screening of Ananth Mahadevan's new film

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Love you to Death, Hinglish film by Rafiq Ellias

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Fat Mama Films presents "Love You To Death" - a wild and whacky comic thriller in Hinglish. A film about love that does not exist, therapy that does not work and three murders waiting to happen! Dir: Rafeeq Ellias Starring: Chandan Roy Sanyal (of Kaminey and Faltu), Suhasini Mulay, Sohrab Ardeshir, Nicholas Brown and Yuki Ellias 105 mins running time Releasing Date: Feb 3 LYTD has been screened at 7 international film festivals and has also won an Audience Choice Award. Pls find attached stills, synopsis etc along with links to trailers and our poster below. FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/LYTD.thefilm YOUTUBE CHANNEL - FATMAMAFILMS Synopsis 'Love You To Death' is a 'seriously funny' comic thriller in 'Hinglish' that takes a dig at the crazy times we live in, especially in urban 'globalising' India. Triggered partially by stories of greed and ambition in newspapers like the Mirror itself, it includes a bunch of bumbling murder …

Resident Evil: Retribution, First look

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RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION Action, horror Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb with Boris Kodjoe and Li Bing Bing The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D. The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Was…

chennai rhinos versus Kerala strikers in Hyderabad 21-1-2012

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Actor Vishal led Chennai Rhinos proved second time lucky at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The CCL-I winners who had lost there first game to Mumbai Heroes snatched a thrilling victory against Mohanlal led Kerala Strikers. In a low scoring game Chennai rhinos put up a score of 115 runs and in return kerala strikers could only manage 113 runs. The stadium was packed to capacity and saw a huge turnout of stars from various film industries. The maximum cheers were saved for superstar Mohanlal and the stadium reverberated with deafening sound the moment he took to the ground. Both the teams put up some brilliant performances and as usual the glam quotient was high in both the team dugouts with actresses like amla paul, sonia agarwal, bhavana , madhushalini and many more cheering for their favourites. Lissy priyadarshan was seen along with her husband Director priyadarshan through the match supporting her. The match saw some super kodak moments with expressions that…

Nokia Lunia sky party event

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Nokia hosts the first ever Sky Party on-board the Nokia Lumia aircraft ‘Spot the Lumia’ contest winners join Bollywood celebrities in a once in a lifetime experience! Friday, 20th January, 2012: Move overyacht parties!It’s time to take theme parties to a whole new altitude -- and literally! Nokia today hosted the first ever Sky Party for the lucky winners of the ‘Spot the Lumia’ competition which was announced as part of Nokia’s ‘Amazing Everyday Campaign’. The online contest receivedthousands ofentries, with innovative ‘spottings’ of the new Nokia Lumia smartphone. The winners were joined by Bollywood celebrities such asTisca Chopra - Indian film actress, known for her role in Taare Zameen Par, Meiyang Chang – singer, actor and winner of reality dance show, JhalakDikhlaja, RajatBarmecha - the lead actor in last year’s blockbuster Udaan, Manasvi Mamgain – Miss India World 2010 and GurpreetBedi – Miss India 2010 contestant. The celebs interacted with the lucky winners…

Jodi Breakers music launch

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Artists present at the event were: (Main Cast) R Madhavan Bipasha Basu Helen Omi Vaidya Milind Soman Dipannita Sharma Mrinalini Sharma Tarana Raja Mazhar Sayed Ashwini Chaudhary (Director) Salim_Sulaiman ( Music Director) Jodi Breakers is produced by Prasar Visions Pvt. Ltd.

Michael Ealy's candid interview(Underworld : Awakening)

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Underworld Awakening – The most exciting 3D film! Michael Ealy who plays Sebastian in the latest film Underworld – Awakening of the Sony Pictures which is soon to release in theatres near you, opens up about his experience while working with the successful franchise of Underworld series. He’s excited about all the action and explosion in the film, as it was a great opportunity for him to go in a sci-fi world and do as much action as he possibly could while still being human! Exploring a little about his character ‘Sebastian’ in the film, he says, “there is a certain amount of resistance and rebellion in him that I love, as the best thing in his life was taken away from him. I like the different layers of the character.” The direction which is the crucial part of any action film is done by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein from Sweden. Michael Ealy was the closet to these two on the sets, “They just switched and alternated days, so they were the closest two guys on set with a common vis…

Daniel Radcliffe starrer “Woman In Black” is all set to hit Indian theatres on February 10’ 2012

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Mumbai, January 16’ 2012: After months of whispers, rumors and speculations about the highly anticipated movie “Woman In Black”, PVR Pictures, the movie production and distribution arm of the PVR Group has finally made an official announcement of the release date of movie. This Daniel Radcliffe starrer, “Woman In Black” is slated to open in Indian cinemas on February 10’ 2012. Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance. • India Release Date – 10th Feb 2012 • Genre – Drama, T…

Mumbai heroes Versu Chennai Rhinos, Celebrity Cricket league Match at sharjah

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Aaa ye Re Aaye Mumbai Chey Heroes...... Sohail Khans - powered Mumbai Heroes delivered their first victory of Celebrity Cricket League season 2 by 23 runs over the mighty Chennai Rhinos. Cheered on by thousands of their fans in the Sharjah Cricket stadium on Saturday Mumbai Heroes were fully charged. After a nail-biting tie in the first game of the season this Friday at the same venue the team led by Suniel Shetty proved that they were not to be taken lightly this season. Mumbai Heroes skipper Suniel Shetty won the toss and opted to bat first on a pitch that promised a cracker a match for those present at the night in Stadium. After the festivities of Day 1 it was time for some serious cricket on day 2. Mumbai Heroes owner Sohail Khan who was still seething form their loss to Chennai Rhinos last season set the tone for the evening, At their home ground in Sharjah, the Mumbai lads turned the heat on the Chennai superstars and up a strong batting performance. Raja was the top sco…