Social Cause

  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' July 15, 2014

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • No favours to firms for funding trust: Veerappa Moily March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In the eye of a storm over his family-owned trust allegedly receiving grants from corporates, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on said he had at no point extended any help or favour to any company for seeking aid. Moily, in a statement, said the Kisan...
  • Real Hero Laxmi transforms lives of widows in Vrindavan March 12, 2013

    Vrindavan: CNN-IBN's Real Heroes Awards in partnership with Reliance Foundation is an honour that recognises and acknowledges ordinary Indians doing extraordinary things. One such story is that of Dr Laxmi Gautam, a professor by profession, who is transforming the lives of the widows of Vrindavan. Abandoned and dumped by their own...
  • Poonam Pandey to lead SlutWalk in Mumbai July 31, 2011

    New Delhi: After the first SlutWalk in the capital on Sunday, the campaign will move to Mumbai, says controversial model Poonam Pandey and that she will lead it. "Full support to Slut Walk in Delhi! n Soon u will see me heading the Walk Ahead in Mumbai... wish i was der...
  • 'ZNMD' team to help Mumbai blast victims July 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, along with director Zoya Akhtar, have decided to contribute Thursday's collections of certain Mumbai multiplexes for the welfare of recent Mumbai blast victims. "We were in a very low mood after the blast and that is when Farhan, Kishore Lulla (of Eros International) and...
  • Lady GaGa gets honorary citizenship of Sydney July 12, 2011

    Melbourne: Lady Gaga has been awarded honorary citizenship of Sydney for her support towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Sydney's Mayor Clover Moore has praised Gaga for using her "star power" to support the GLBT community, AAP reported. "Lady Gaga has been a powerful force for the gay and lesbian...
  • Oprah Winfrey to teach school students July 7, 2011

    London: Former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is now set to teach students of her school, which she established in South Africa. Winfrey opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in Henley on Klip, south of Johannesburg, in 2007, and she will teach a lesson titled "It's Life 101". "(Teaching) should...
  • Lady GaGa accused of charity scam June 27, 2011

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga is being sued in a $5 million class action suit for allegedly scamming a Japan relief charity. She has been accused of pocketing proceeds from the sales of "We Pray for Japan" wristbands. Michigan Law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM claims that GaGa sold the bracelets for $5, plus $3.99...
  • Hema Malini to take up the cause of leopards June 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Hema Malini was not at home when a leopard strayed into her bungalow at Dindoshi, Goregaon from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) last month. Now the veteran actress is geared up to take up the cause of the big cats. "I'm very concerned about animals because we are encroaching...
  • James Franco honoured for charity work June 16, 2011

    London: Actor James Franco has been honoured for his humanitarian work at an AIDS charity event. Franco received the Piaget award of inspiration for his philanthropy and contributions to men's style at amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. "I'm still a little unsure why I'm being honoured, but I'm glad that I'm...
  • Ricky Martin to set up kids's centres June 5, 2011

    Rio Grande (Puerto Rico): Pop star Ricky Martin has said he would expand institutions like his Child Development and Prevention Centre in Puerto Rico to the rest of Latin America. The Ricky Martin Foundation Child Development and Prevention Centre, with a budget of $4 million, will begin construction this year and...
  • Stop cruel horse-drawn carriage rides: Jacqueline June 4, 2011

    Mumbai: On behalf of her friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, actress Jacqueline Fernandez has sent a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner, asking him to do everything he can to stop cruel horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. The letter by the Bollywood star and...
  • Priyanka Vs Rahul Bose on World Environment Day June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose are to compete on the World Environment Day on June 5 to motivate people to do their bit to save the mother earth. The Bollywood stars are facing off in a new video for the ultimate Environment Day Challenge - where they...
  • Amol Gupte takes the cause of child labour ahead May 27, 2011

    Amole Gupte and wife Deepa Bhatia of Stanley Ka Dabba are now taking the cause of child labour further. Today, they will be going around distributing the Stanley’s buddy badge to the Bollywood denizens. Last we heard Akshay Kumar, Genelia D’souza, Karan Johar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt and...
  • Banderas helps raise money for Brazil's disabled May 26, 2011

    Rio de Janeiro: Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas auctioned off six photographs from his collection titled "Secretos sobre negro" in a bid to collect fund for a non-governmental organisation supporting disabled people in Brazil. "I've been (clicking) photos for many years, but without publishing them, and now they offered me the chance...
  • Sonu Sood goes shirtless for PETA ad May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Sonu Sood showed off his chiselled physique in Dabangg and now goes shirtless in an ad for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. A hardcore vegetarian in real life, Sonu features in the ad in a pair of low-slung jeans with a...
  • Gay rights group to honour Cattrall May 10, 2011

    London: Sex And The City actress Kim Cattrall is set to be honoured for her gay rights work at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) ceremony in San Francisco, California. The actress, best known for playing Samantha Jones in the Sex And The City franchise, will be presented the...
  • Salman felicitates workers of Film City April 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Salman Khan has shown his philanthropic side on many occasions and at the music launch of his upcoming film Ready, the actor did the same once again by felicitating workers living in the Film City on Monday. Salman, invited Film City workers on the music launch and honoured them with...
  • Hollywood celebrites donating shoes for charity April 23, 2011

    London: Hollywood celebrities like Elton John, Jessica Simpson and Matthew Morrison have reportedly come together for a cause and are donating shoes for a charity auction. Dailystar.co.uk reports that Paris Hilton, TV funnywoman Chelsea Handler and Brooke Burke have also handed over their shoes for the Soles4Souls fundraiser. The charity gives footwear...
  • Ready to carry on fight for cause: Anupam Kher April 11, 2011

    Mumbai: Anupam Kher is jubilant that Anna Hazare won his fight to bring the government around to his views on stringent anti-graft legislation. "This is the greatest victory for Indian democracy since independence," said Kher joyously. "But this is just the beginning. I am ready to carry on the fight as one...
  • Shahid promotes vegetarianism in new PETA ad April 11, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who was voted Bollywood's sexiest vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), will be seen urging people to turn vegetarian in a new ad of the animal rights group. In the new ad titled "Chicks Love a Vegetarian", a casually dressed Shahid...
  • B'wood continues to support Anna Hazare April 8, 2011

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actors and filmmakers are showing full support for social activist Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. While most talked about it at public events or on social networking sites, some like Anupam Kher and Farah Khan went the extra mile, and flew down to New Delhi to participate...
  • Hrithik, Priyanka express support for Hazare April 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra have joined the celebrity bandwagon, extending support to social activist Anna Hazare, who is on an indefinite hunger strike to press for a stringent anti-graft law. "I support Anna Hazare. Its TIME to make a CHANGE!" Hrithik wrote on microblogging site Twitter. Priyanka...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar meets Hazare April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar on Thursday met social activist Anna Hazare at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and said that the entire film industry supported his crusade against corruption. "The whole film industry is with Annaji," Bhandarkar said after meeting the 72-year-old Gandhian who is on a fast-unto-death since Tuesday to...
  • Siddharth shows his support for Hazare April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Southern actor Siddharth has decided to give up food for a day to show support to noted social activist Anna Hazare who has gone on an indefinite hunger strike for a stronger Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment for corruption. "I'm not eating the whole day today. I...
  • Aamir Khan writes to PM in support of Hazare April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Film star Aamir Khan on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to pay "heed to the voice of Anna Hazare", who has started a fast against corruption. "I am merely one of many who fully support Hazare, and have come to appreciate that this upright 72-year-old...
  • Rani Mukerji endorses Education for all April 5, 2011

    Mumbai: After doing various roles on big screen, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji is set for a new role in real life - she endorses Procter & Gamble's Shiksha programme and urges everyone to contribute to help educate as many people as possible. "School is as important as drinking water and education...
  • Vidya Balan pledges support for Earth Hour 2011 September 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has urged Indians not just to switch off lights during WWF's Earth Hour 2011 campaign, but to go beyond the hour and protect the earth from the issue of climate change. The Earth Hour will be celebrated Saturday at 8.30 p.m. "As the effects of climate change...
  • Bullock donates $1 million to Japan relief fund March 18, 2011

    New York: Actress Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The Oscar winner's donation has been the largest celebrity donation to the Red Cross since the disaster, reports people.com. This is not the first time Bullock has donated to disaster...
  • Ranbir to walk ramp for social cause January 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is all set to walk the ramp on Sunday for the young girls of Shabana Azmi's ancestral village Mijwan and the veteran actress says the effort will create awareness about their talents. Thanks are due to Namrata Goel, daughter of Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goel, who...