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India’s 1st transgender pop band featured in 'The Gunn Reports' Cases for Creativity 2016'

India’s 1st transgender pop band featured in 'The Gunn Reports' Cases for Creativity 2016'

New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) In yet another Global Honour for India’s first transgender pop band launched by Yashraj films, the band has been listed among 15 global campaigns on the influential 'The Gunn Reports’ Cases for Creativity 2016', a round-up of the campaigns that have achieved the highest accolade in advertising, by winning both a Cannes Gold Lion for creativity and a Gold Effie award for effectiveness. Cases for Creativity is an annual study by James Hurman, author and founder of innovation consultancy 'Previously Unavailable', and the campaigns picked as part of it represent the ultimate industry achievement – of being the most awarded new work within the advertising industry. On the latest honour for the band, Head of Y-Films, Ashish Patil said,'the love that Y-Films has been receiving from the industry over the last year has been overwhelming but it is even more gratifying that our little 6-Pack Band and the LGBTQ community continue getting more respect and recognition in the mainstream. The band has been a labour of love for us, and a big shout out to Shamir Tandon, for curating the band, and the Brooke Bond Red Label team, for supporting it! Here’s hoping that transgender equality becomes a reality in India someday… that would be a true achievement." It’s been over a year since Yash Raj Films’ youth studio, Y-Films, launched the 6-Pack Band, India’s first transgender pop band, and the accolades for it have not stopped flowing in. The band had earlier won India’s first Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion, the prestigious Webby Award, 10 EMVIES, while breaking boundaries, taboos, clocking up millions of views and getting global recognition. The 6-Pack Band, composed of six transgender singers hailing from India’s ‘Hijra’ community, is an initiative conceived by Ashish Patil, who was recently called one of the '50 Top Creative People in the World' by AdAge Magazine, and is driven by Y-Films, to help further the cause of gender equality and transgender rights in India. "6-Pack Band gives a voice to the indomitable spirit of the community without trying to get preachy or patronizing. In a language and through a medium that our world understands and loves. Song & dance… Bollywood style! The campaign covers six songs, six music videos and some lovely insights into the community that has long lived on the fringes," Ashish said. UNI AR PY ADG 1044

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PM's scheme of "Housing for all by 2022" will uplift Jhuggi dwellers: Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari expressing his commitment to uplift the jhuggi dwellers said it is time Delhi starts to work for jhuggi dwellers' welfare and it is possible only by implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheme of home for all by 2022 in Delhi immediately.

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30 Apr 2017 | 9:03 PM
BJP marked global presence by winning 16 states of country: CM

BJP marked global presence by winning 16 states of country: CM

Ambala, Apr 30 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, on the conclusion of his two-day visit to the twin cities of Ambala, today said that BJP, by winning with majority in 16 states of the country, had made its identity on the world level.

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30 Apr 2017 | 8:36 PM
PM pushes Digital Economy, calls for eradicating VIP culture from mind

PM pushes Digital Economy, calls for eradicating VIP culture from mind

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a major push yet again towards cashless economy and said the younger generation is already liberating itself from the "shackles of cash" even as in reference to removal of red beacon from cars he stressed on the need to remove the 'VIP culture' from people's mind.

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30 Apr 2017 | 2:02 PM
Modi apprises young about making easy money through mobile App "BHIM"

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while disclosing the secret to earn big time through mobile App BHIM, today urged the young generation to contribute by going the 'Digital India' way.

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30 Apr 2017 | 3:15 PM
Nation remembers Doyen of Indian Cinema Dada Saheb Phalke on his birth anniv

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) There stood a man amongst the crowd which had come to see "The Life of Christ" in 1910 who after seeing the flick decided the direction of his life and within a span of two months went through all the films released in Mumbai and vowed that how he would do nothing else but film making.

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30 Apr 2017 | 4:49 PM
India to give Rs 35-cr to Bangladesh  under 'Muktijodha scholarship' scheme

India to give Rs 35-cr to Bangladesh under 'Muktijodha scholarship' scheme

Dhaka/New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) India will give Rs 35-crore scholarship to children of the Freedom Fighters in Bangladesh during the next five years under the new 'Muktijodha scholarship' scheme.

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30 Apr 2017 | 4:46 PM
Congress questions BJP Govt's anti-Naxal policy

Congress questions BJP Govt's anti-Naxal policy

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) The Congress party today slammed the Modi Government for its alleged failure in Naxal policy and said over 500 people died in Naxal attack in last two years.

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30 Apr 2017 | 5:20 PM

Joshna is Asian champion, Max Lee takes men's title

30 Apr 2017 | 10:07 PM

Chennai, Apr 30 (UNI) Once a junior Asian champion, Joshna Chinappa became the first player from India to win the senior title when she beat Dipika Pallikal Karthik over an intensely fought five game final in the Jio-19th Asian Individual Squash Championship here on Sunday.

Infosys launches integrated AI platform Nia

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Bengaluru, Apr 27 (UNI) IT major Infosys today announced the launch of Infosys Nia, the next-generation Artificial Intelligence Platform building on the success of the Company’s first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana, and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, together, both these products have amassed 50+ clients and 150+ engagements across all industry sectors, within a year of operations.

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