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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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India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said here on Monday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:59 PM
Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Under attack for allegedly bribing one Gujarat Patidar community leader with a bribe of Rs 1 crore to make him join the saffron outfit, the ruling BJP on Monday dismissed the charge and said "truth" cannot be hidden as it is the Congress that has always flourished with the politics of "falsehood and corruption".

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:31 PM
Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Notwithstanding the hype that the Patidar voters have shifted allegiance from BJP to the Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the Congress party has become "scared" of the developmental stance of BJP and it was only media perception that Patidar voters have deserted the saffron outfit.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:51 PM
No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The BJP on Monday challenged Congress and any other party or stake holders to move the court of law against the Election Commission for alleged "delay" in announcing poll dates for Gujarat.

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:39 PM
Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties are moving forward at a fast pace.

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23 Oct 2017 | 7:27 PM
Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Indian Women’s Hockey Team led by skipper Rani, will leave from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, here in the early hours of Tuesday for Kakamigahara, Japan to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017 beginning from October 28 with India taking on Singapore in their opening match.

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24 Oct 2017 | 12:20 AM

Extraction of ground water will now attract conservation fee

By Gargi Parsai New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) By seeking public opinion on its new guidelines for issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for extraction of ground water, the Central Ground Water Authority is testing the waters on a controversial move.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:13 PM

Tourism can play important role to make India a super power in the world : Rajnath

24 Oct 2017 | 12:18 AM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said tourism can play an important role to make India a super power in the world then and called for collective efforts to increase share of tourism in our GDP.

Liberia party submits complaint over alleged vote fraud

24 Oct 2017 | 5:23 AM

DAKAR, Oct 24 (Reuters) The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia's presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, the document showed.

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