Thursday, March 23, 2017


Chawrasia moves into tied fourth 
Kolkata, March 22, 2017: The seasoned Mukesh Kumar grabbed the halfway lead at the Kolkata Classic 2017 courtesy his second round of four-under-68. The man from Mhow was ahead by one at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) as his total read seven-under-137.
Delhi’s Shamim Khan also fired a second round score of 68 to occupy second place at six-under-138. His was the only bogey-free round of the day.
Pre-tournament favourite SSP Chawrasia of Kolkata brought in a card of 70 to end the day in tied fourth at three-under-141.
The cut fell at five-over-149. Fifty-four professionals made the cut.
Mukesh Kumar (69-68) moved up two spots from overnight tied third to first as a result of his determined second round effort which saw him fire five birdies at the expense of just one bogey.
The 51-year-old Mukesh, the winner of a record 18 titles on the PGTI who finally registered his first international win last year in Delhi, began his ascent to the top with a 25-feet birdie conversion on the fourth on Wednesday.
Mukesh’s birdie on the eighth was negated by a bogey on the 10th but the oldest winner on the Asian Tour came roaring back with a trail of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th. He was in troubled waters on the 15th and 16th but made excellent recoveries to extract birdies on both holes.
Mukesh said, “I have two victories at the RCGC, but it’s been a while since I last won here, definitely over a decade. So I’m eager to perform well this time. I was quite pleased with the way I recovered on a couple of holes today. I was in the bunker on the 15th and in the rough on the 16th, but managed birdies on both occasions.
“I’m well placed to consolidate from here on but the experienced Shamim, Chikka and Chawrasia are likely to give me tough competition over the next two days.
“I’m now focusing on sharpening my game further ahead of the Asian Tour event in Japan next month. The conditions will be totally different in Japan so I’m planning my preparation accordingly. The emphasis is on the approach shots and putting.”
Shamim Khan (70-68) climbed from overnight tied seventh to second place after delivering the only bogey-free round of the day. Shamim sank three birdies from a range of 12 to 30 feet on Wednesday.
“My driving has been off but despite that I’ve dropped just one bogey in the tournament so far. My short-game has kept me in contention. I matched the course record of 63 in the year-ending tournament held at the RCGC last year. That is a positive memory that I’ve carried into this event,” said Shamim.
While overnight joint leader Chikkarangappa of Bengaluru slipped to third at five-under-139 after shooting a 71 on day two, local favourite SSP Chawrasia made major gains with a 70 that took him from overnight tied 18th to tied fourth at three-under-141.
Chandigarh’s Sujjan Singh (71) and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja (71) joined Chawrasia in tied fourth.
Chiragh Kumar, the round one joint leader, slipped to tied 14th at even-par-144 after his second round of 76.
Delhi’s Rashid Khan and PGTI Order of Merit leader Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh were in tied 31st place at three-over-147.
Kolkata-based rookie Viraj Madappa (eight-over-152) missed the cut.


 (L-R) Mr. Chirag Parekh, Founder, Champions Polo League and Chairman and Managing Director, Acrysil Group and Mr. Vikram Rathore, Polo Veteran

Gujarat Polo Cup scheduled to take place from 7-9th April, 2017with participation from Indian and International Polo players
Celebrities –Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Leone, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Kriti Sanonand Lauren Gottliebto attendthe 3-day tournament
23rd March 2017, Bhavnagar:Champions Polo League, the new avatar of Polo, is taking the game closer to the fans by hosting the Gujarat Polo Cupin Bhavnagar. Scheduled between 7thand 9th April in Bhavnagar, the tournament will play the role of curtain raiser for Champions Polo League- the brainchild ofMr. Chirag Parekh, Founder, Champions Polo League and Chairman and Managing Director, Acrysil Group.
Gujarat Polo League will be played under a new set of rules and regulations that have been put in place for Champions Polo League – “New Avatar of Polo”, to be launched in September 2017. The new format includes night time matches, new polo ground dimensions, a customized polo ball, players rated by star-ranking system and more.
The tickets for Gujarat Polo Cup will be available on from 24th March 2017 and are priced starting INR 1500 for the 3 day pass.
Some of the well-known International and Indian players expected to participate in the tournament include Samir Suhag, Shamsher Ali, Basheer Ali, DhruvpalGodara, Gaurav Sehgal, Leroux Hendriks and Richard Le Poer.
The 3-day tournament starting 7th April 2017 will also see celebrities such as Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Leone, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Lauren Gottlieb gracing the occasion.
The Official Title Sponsor for Gujarat Polo Cup is U.S. Polo Association and Official Time Keeper is Frederique Constant.
List of teams participating in the Gujarat Polo Cup
S. No.Team NameOwner Name
1.RapicureCarysil CowboysMr. Chirag Parekh
2.Leela RoyalsMr. Komalkant Sharma
3.IPCL ImmortalMr. Piyush Tamboli
4.RK Maxton LionsMr. RajdeepGohil and Mr. Manoj Panchal
5.IsconHemvijay StallionsMr. Jayesh Kotak and Mr. Hemant Mehta
6.Goyal Hariyana MMC WarriorsMr. Rajeev Reniwal and Mr. Sanjay Shah

“Polo is a very interesting and physically demanding sport which a large part of the country is not aware of. Through Gujarat Polo Cup, as we move towards the launch of Champions Polo League, we want to create touch points for fans to engage with the game and feel the polo experience on and off the pitch. Apart from the fans, we also have on board International and Indian players who are very excited to be playing in the Gujarat Polo Cup and take their experience forward to Champions Polo League. We are all coming together to take the game of Polo to the masses and make them fall in love with the game”, saidMr. Chirag Parekh, Founder, Champions Polo League.
Champions Polo League, India’s first official league for the game of Polo is all set to be launched inSeptember 2017. Its grand launch took place in December 2016 which was attended by royal families and several polo patrons. Following the launch, as part of the build up to Champions Polo League, an exclusivestar-rankings eventtook placein January 2017 where 24 players were rated by esteemed panel members. The star-rankings system was based on certain exclusive parameters designed by a panel of experienced players and notable names from the game of Polo. The parameters included ranking players on varied skillsets, some of which were ball-handling, horse-handling, fouls committed and overall strategy. Each player was rated on a scale of 1-10, on each skill.The players included Samir Suhag,Basheer Ali, DhruvpalGodara, Shamsher Ali, Gaurav Sehgal, Angad Kalan, Uday Kalan, among others.


H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India
to release Nidhi Dalmia’s debut novel, Harp

Monday, 27th March 2017

New Delhi, 22nd March 2017
The Embassy of France is pleased to present Harp, entrepreneur Nidhi Dalmia’s debut novel, brought out by AuthorsUpfront, a self-publishing platform. Switching between India, Europe and USA, Harp traces the lives of three young people who engage with the cultural and student revolutions of the evocative sixties.

H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, will release the novel on

Monday, 27th March 2017, at 6.30 PM
at the Residence of France
2/50E, Nyaya Marg (Gate no. 4), Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021.

Writer Nidhi Dalmia will read excerpts from his book and be in conversation thereafter with author-journalist Vaiju Naravane.



 Delhi Medical Association call Delhi Medical Band to protest against the Assault on Doctors in  Maharashtra  at Dhule.

DMA is seriously concerned about frequent episodes of assault on doctors in various government and private hospitals in all over India. In the last few days many medical establishments and doctors have witnessed violence and damage to their properties by the attendants of the patients.

Dr. Rakesh Kr. Gupta, President informed that 6 assaults on resident doctors have taken place in a matter of week. While the assault reported from Dhule had left the doctor blind in one eye, a total of 6 more incidents have been highlighted from hospitals in Nashik, Sion ( Mumbai), Aurangabad and latest being Wadia Hospital ( parel). The doctors since then have called for a mass leave to oppose the growing instances of violence in the other part of the country. Dr. Gupta told that mind set of all stake holders should be changed about doctors. The public should respect doctors for the work they have done in serving society.

Dr. Ashwani Goyal, Hony. State Secretary said that doctors are the integral part society. The incidence of assault on doctors is rising day by day. These instances are occurring both in government as well as Private institutions. In the grab of expressing dissatisfaction regarding the medical services, patients and or relatives resort to taking law into their own hands and indulge in assault, rampage and vandalism.

Dr. Vijay Kr. Malhotra, incoming president DMA said that there is a Act namely The Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2008, passed by the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.  The act was duly notified in Delhi to prevent such incidences and it has provisions of non-bailable offences for such miscreants, Even though the police is not taking any action against the culprits.

While addressing the press conference Dr. Rakesh Gupta said that tomorrow DMA calls for the Delhi Medical Band for OPD SERVICES only. Services for Indoor patients and Emergencies will however not be affectedHe requested to all that wear black badges to protest against assault on doctor. On behalf of Delhi Medical Association he further demands from the government to –

1.     Central Act against Violence on Doctors
2.     Complete security at all hospitals.
3.     Book the culprits as soon as possible.

Dr. ASHWANI GOYAL                                                   DR. RAKESH KR. GUPTA
Hony. State Secretary                                                    President
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Secretary Ms Preeti Saran
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 Ananta think tank of repute with  CII and National University of Singapore,Institute of South Asian studies held  deliberation about India Singapore Ties in Changing Global Environment.The global strategic environment is undergoing a major flux. Starting with Brexit, rise of protectionist policies around the world and the weakening of western order, we are currently witnessing a re-balancing of global power equations. The simultaneous rise of China, India and ASEAN is unprecedented in world history.  At the same time, we are challenged by the rise of populism in the US and Europe.  Are we seeing the end of the post-World War II World Order?
Keeping the global environment in mind, it is crucial to analyse the current strategic relationship between India and Singapore. Singapore has always supported a greater role for India in the Indo-Pacific region. Singapore would like to see PM Modi’s “Act East” policy implemented with concrete action and initiatives. It is important that India and Singapore keep nurturing these relations especially in the changing global scenarios where there is a sense of growing protectionism and geopolitical uncertainty in the world.
The public forum focued on these and various other aspects about the future of India- Singapore ties in these changing times.
Ms Preeti Saran,Secretary (East), Ministry of external affairs spoke about the importance of two nations treading path in changing global environment with ease,cozy and coordinated plus concentrated actions in business, knowledge, International affair, Maritime & nautical trade , FTA  are the best for duo nation interest. With heads of exchanging visits to the two countries has added more dimensions of water harvest conservation waste managements along with development of coastal cities and ports. Singapore cooperation in building smart cities and capital city Amravati are laudable actions in planning and building with utmost eye on ambiance.
Ambassador Tommy KohCo-Chair, India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue, and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore
Ambassador S K Lambah
Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India
 India and Singapore ties are very important because of its Geographical location and the growth of trade, business along with its classical knowledge and innovations of world class. Singapore holistic growth is an envious for both China and India where the two civilization meet with best of results for the holistic growth of planning practical modern
technology to take shape and filter through from Australia Japan to Europe and US.With democracy,liberty and freedom with its core the Singapore is ultimate destination for shopping, education,knowledge and tech-innovation. More than 6Ks Indian companies operate in Singapore along with most of Singaporean companies are place in India.India and Singapore government to government relations, business, social and people to people contacts are growing with Defense exercise ,transport. nautical  navigation in Maritime and two taking active parts in ASEAN  India as an observer and Singapore the core members are of vital for the dynamics of IORA, South China Sea and Indian oceans.
Among those participated in the events were ,Associate Professor Tan Khee GiapChairman, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation & Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Mr. Vikram Nair, Member of Parliament  & Partner in Rajah & Tann (S) LLP
Mr. B J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.
The two hours session was informative fervent with august gathering along with pertinent questions.


Dear Friends and Supporters of Maya Dance Theatre,

We are very honoured to be recognized as the Citizen Ambassador by Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and together with SIF we present,
Pushing Boundaries – The Journey to Self through Dance
This sharing will offer an insight into our next work, PANCHA – When the flames blaze the caged body, I surrender my soul, I Am … and about the works we do beyond performances and creations with special groups and community.

We will be delighted if you could join us on:
Date: 8th April 2017
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: library@esplanade
Admission is free! Seats are limited so do RSVP by 31 March to
For more information, do check the EDM below or visit SIF Facebook Page.

Catch the Teaser of PANCHA – When the flames blaze the caged body, I surrender my soul, I Am …

The Story of Two Women
Who Were Betrayed …

Pushing Boundaries – The Journey to Self through Dance
   16 Mar 2017
Dear Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event entitled “Pushing Boundaries – The Journey to Self through Dance”. Presented by the Maya Dance Theatre, discover how dance can improve our state of well-being, and how you can be part of a growing community that effects positive change through the arts.
Maya Dance Theatre is our Citizen Ambassador – a friend of the world who recognises Singapore sits within the global community and that there is a need for greater understanding between countries in order to build a better world.
In this sharing and experiential session, Maya Dance Theatre shows how creative movements can be used to improve functional abilities, especially for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Kavitha Krishnan, Artistic Director of Maya Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company, shares insights on how using these creative movements helped the children from Down Syndrome Association Singapore, the elderly and also the children with disabilities from Rainbow Room, Thailand.
Come join us,
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 2.30pm – 5pm
Venue: library @ esplanade
8 Raffles Ave, 03-01 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore 039802
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2.30pm: Registration
3.00pm: Welcome Address and Performance by Maya Dance Theatre
3.30pm: Sharing Session by Kavitha Krishnan, Artistic Director, Maya Dance Theatre
4.30pm: Light refreshments and networking
5.00pm: End of event
Look forward to hearing more about the SIF’s Arts for Good initiative, which seeks to contribute to positive social change through collaborations between Singaporean artists and their international counterparts, as well as galvanise greater community involvement in sustainable change.
Admission is free. Seats are limited, please RSVP by 31 March to
See you soon!
Warmest wishes,
Singapore International Foundation
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UN Information Centre cordially invites you
to the launch of the commemorative book
Seven Decades and Beyond: The UN-India Connect
on Friday, 24 March 2017, 10.30 am

at the IIC Auditorium
40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi -110 003

Chief Guest:
Amb. Vijay Nambiar
Former Chef de Cabinet and Special Advisor on Myanmar
to the UN Secretary-General
The United Nations 70th anniversary book traces the journey of India and the United Nations as they have informed and enriched one another over the last seven decades.  It explores both India at the UN- the policies and positions of the Indian government at the main organs of the UN – as well as direct partnerships with the Indian public, and the work of various UN agencies in the country.

Eminent Indian who have contributed memoir pieces for the commemorative volume will participate in a panel discussion.

                                                                  Mrs. Kiran Bedi, Amb. Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, Mr. Virendra Dayal, Gen. Satish Nambiar, Mr. Nitin Desai and Mr. Shashi Tharoor
RSVP:; Phone: 46532242


The terror attack in Westminster London with car run by a person creating loss of life and injuring scores of people created chaos in London Parliament and across the globe as the news of attack flared the global media.
Five people have been killed and about 40 injured in a terror attack in Westminster London-near the British Parliament in London. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said, the attack started when a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing into railings just outside Parliament. Three people were killed after being hit by the attacker’s car. The attacker also stabbed a police officer before being shot dead. Rowley said, it is believed the attacker was inspired by international terrorism.
House of Commons session was on and later suspended and the members in the chamber were asked to stay and later evacuated. Prime Minister Theresa May was taken to a safe location. Ms May, later, condemned the attack terming it sick and depraved. After chairing an emergency meeting at Downing Street, she said, the attempts to undermine British values are doomed to failure.”We will never allow the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart” – statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.17457391_1876940635917846_6254059598346538390_n
There has been no report of any Indian casualty in the attack, so far. Strongly condemning the attack in a tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj advised people to avoid going to Parliament Square. The minister said, she is in constant touch with Indian High Commission in London. The Commission said, any Indians injured during the incident may contact to it’s Public Response Unit. The contact number of the High Commission is 020-862-95-950 and email ID is
British PM. T May safe when security incident happened out side palace Westminster, one policeman was stabbed by attacker ran towards parliament and was challenged by plainclothesman and was shot, In another incident car knocks doz of people injured on west minister bridge. Car is like SUV eight people lie on the ground injured deliberately mow down on the  people. Five person killed including policeman. When attacked at 2 PM local time, the PM was in parliament and security personnel has  taken to her to safe place.
Police official said  there was one attackers but combing operation are under way. Attacker after injuring persons on pavements crushed with his cars then got down ran towards the gate  of parliament where he stabbed police man, then another policeman shot the attackers dead. Westminster bridge is closed for public for  further investigation as per reports from BBC.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack. In a tweet this morning, Mr Modi said, at this difficult moment, India stands with the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He said, his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. US President Donald Trump spoke with the British Prime Minister and pledged his administration’s full support in bringing those responsible to justice. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, Germany stood by Britain firmly and resolutely. French President Francois Hollande also sent a message of solidarity and support. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, the attack left him highly emotional. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described it as an attack on parliament, freedom and democracy everywhere.

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