Friday, April 14, 2017


The daily soap queen and film producer Ekta Kapoor finally geared up for the digital world by launching the ‘ALT Balaji Application’ out here in Delhi. As it’s known that Ekta is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms, her production company.
Along with Ekta, the very well known peeps of b’town were also the part of the launch, such as, Rajkumar Rao, Nimrat Kaur, Nagesh Kukunoor, with nations most popular television couple, Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar. Apart from them the team of Balaji house were also there to grace the event, including Sameer Nair(Group CEO), Nachiket Pantvaidya(CEO ALT  Digital), Manav Sethi(CMO ALT Balaji).
While asking Ekta about her experience for the same, she stated, “As a producer last year we didn’t had a good experience, so we decided to come up with something, so here we are. This is the very first time I am shooting for shorter episodes, there will be series less than 20 episodes, which will definetly explore sone never seen before stuff.
On the other hand, Ram and Sakshi seemed confident, for their upcoming series ‘Karle tub hi mohabbat’, as per Sakshi, “we are confident about the show because we have same audience like before, it was our destiny we got so much of hype in the past.” Ram said,”I personally feel safe and confident to be with Ekta, as well the same audience we have, so I am not worried about the show.”
Asking about Nimrat’s role in ‘The test case’, she said, ”It was really like nothing else I worked before, yes I went through with hard task and it was a great time for being the part of the physical training I been through to portray as an army officer.”
For the trending technology perspective nowadays, Rajkumar Rao shared his own thoughts, he said, “Ekta’s vision for this series is really high. In comparison with technology medium cinema will always be there, but technology have its own audience, people will go through with both. As I personally prefer technology and go for cinemas too.
Well, the app launched by Ekta Kapoor, ‘ALT Balaji Application’ marks her ambitious platform into the digital domain, and it’s going to showcase original, exclusive and never seen before content.


Kochi, April 14, 2017: While overnight leader Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh hung on to the lead with a quiet 72 on day three, he was joined at the top by Sri Lankan Anura Rohana who carded a splendid 67 that catapulted him four places from his overnight tied fifth position. The duo was two shots clear of the rest at nine-under-207.

The chasing pack featured Delhi’s Honey Baisoya, who followed up his second round 67 with an equally impressive 68 on Friday, and Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, the 2015 champion, who returned a 71 in round three. Baisoya and Mukesh shared third place at seven-under-209.

The seasoned Anura Rohana (70-70-67), lying tied fifth at the halfway stage, bridged the gap of five shots between himself and the leader with his awesome five-under-67 in the third round. The 43-year-old from Colombo, keen to end his two and a half year title drought, made some long birdie conversions on the fifth and sixth which were neutralized by bogeys on the seventh and ninth.

However, his round took flight on the back-nine. Anura first birdied the 10th from 10 feet and then followed that up with an incredible run of birdies on the last four holes. He struck it well on the 15th and 16th, to pick up strokes on both the par-5s and move to three-under for the day. The three-time winner on the PGTI finally ended the day in a blaze of glory with two more birdie conversions from eight to 10 feet on the 17th and 18th.

Rohana said, “The low score came just at the right time for me. I’ve been feeling good about my putting since the event in Chittagong earlier this month where I finished in the top-5. Today I converted five birdie putts from a range of eight to 15 feet. My approach shots were also quite accurate. I kept landing them close to set up birdie putts.

“I hold the record for the lowest score at this course, an eight-under-64, which I shot during the 2015 PGTI Cochin Masters. I’ve had that at the back of my mind all week. I know I can shoot low scores here and that has been encouraging me to play well.

“I kept missing birdie putts from within 10 feet from the 11th to the 14th but I didn’t let that affect me as I came back well with a fantastic run of four successive birdies at the end. It’s now going to be a fascinating contest with Harendra who came from behind to beat me in Pune exactly one year back.”

Harendra Gupta (70-65-72) was looking good when he moved to two-under for the day after a brilliant bunker shot on the sixth that left him a tap-in birdie. But a wrong club selection that resulted in a bogey on the seventh changed the course of his round. Gupta, the overnight leader by three, could not conjure any more birdies from there on. In fact, he went on to drop another shot on the 14th.

Harendra said, “My driving and tee shots were not as good compared to the second round. I found the hazard a couple of times today. I feel the bogey on the seventh took away the momentum from me as I kept thinking about it through the round.

“However, I’m still very much in contention and a score of four to five-under in the final round would give me a good chance of winning.”

Three-time winner Honey Baisoya produced a flawless 68 to move up from overnight 11th to tied third. He was joined by veteran Mukesh Kumar in joint third. Mukesh had four birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey during his round of 71 on Friday.

Delhi-based Shivendra Singh Sisodia (73) was in fifth place at five-under-211.

Rookie golfer Tapendra Ghai of Gurgaon produced the day’s best score of five-under-66 to be placed tied ninth at two-under-214.

Defending champion Feroz Ali Mollah (73) of Kolkata closed round three in tied 23rd place at one-over-217.


Title: The Loomba Foundation - Description: On International Widows Day 2017, at its 20th anniversary celebrations in London, The Loomba Foundation will launch a project to empower widows all over India
The Loomba Foundation Donates Sewing Machines to Punjab-based Cordia Group of Educational Institutes on the occasion of Baisakhi
New Delhi, April 13, 2017: On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, the festival of prosperity and new beginnings, The Loomba Foundation, a global NGO accredited with the United Nations under DPI and ECOSOC, has donated fifty sewing machines to Cordia Group of Educational Institutes, situated in Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. These sewing machines will be used for vocational training of the students at the institute.
Committed to the education of rural youth and rural transformation, the Cordia Group is a life-time vision of UK-based NRI, Rt. Hon. Lord Diljit Rana, a Member of the House of Lords. The educational complex was inaugurated in 2005 by former President of India, visionary scientist and teacher, Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
“I am overwhelmed to see the deep commitment of the Indian diaspora to contribute back to its motherland and raise the quality of education and skills in the country. Through Cordia Group, my dear friend Lord Diljit Rana is democratizing superior global education among the rural youth and is imparting vocational skills that ensure their financial inclusion through dignified livelihoods”, said Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Founder and Chairman-Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, adding that, “This aligns with the vision of The Loomba Foundation and I hope that our partnership will inspire youth to take actions for upliftment of poor widows. I also hope that this Baisakhi will usher in a new beginning with India’s youth joining our cause and create a whole movement for giving widows their rightful place in the society.”
Talking about his vision to transform the lives of rural youth, Rt. Hon. Lord Diljit Rana, Chairman of Cordia Group of Educational Institutes, said, “I am grateful to The Loomba Foundation, and especially Lord Loomba, who agreed to donate fifty sewing machines to our educational institute. What started off as a casual conversation has transformed into a beautiful partnership that harnesses our synergies in providing skills training to the rural youth at Cordia and to the poor widows at The Loomba Foundation. In every moment, we have the opportunity to create a new possibility, and I have deep respect for Lord Loomba for his untiring efforts over the last two decades to make widow empowerment a global clarion call.”
The Loomba Foundation has been working for the welfare of poor widows around the world. On 23 June, 2017, at its 20th anniversary celebrations event and the International Widows Day, The Loomba Foundation will launch an ambitious program to provide skills training to 30,000 widows all over India. The Loomba Foundation has already provided skills training to over 15,000 impoverished widows in nine states across India supported by several Indian and global leaders, including 5000 widows in Punjab (launched by the then Chief Minister of Punjab), 5000 widows in Varanasi (launched by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi), 2600 widows in and around Vrindavan (launched by the British High Commissioner), and 1000 widows and women inmates in 19 district jails of Haryana (launched by Haryana’s Cabinet Minister). The Loomba Foundation has also funded three projects for UN Women in India, Malawi and Guatemala; supported a community based project in South Africa for 1500 HIV orphans in partnership with Sir Richard Branson’s charity, Virgin Unite; empowered young widows in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Syria, Kenya and Uganda in association with HRH Prince Charles’ charity, Youth Business International; and has supported 300 genocide widows in Rwanda by setting up a community based project through OXFAM (GB), which is supporting over 8000 family members. The Loomba Foundation has sponsored five-year-long education scholarships for more than 10,000 children of poor widows and has supported more than 60,000 of their family members across 29 states in India. In addition, it is currently educating about 1600 children of poor widows in 13 states of India including Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
The Foundation successfully campaigned for the declaration of International Widows’ Day by the United Nations, which takes place on 23rd June every year around the world.
The Cordia Group of Educational Institutes provides education in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Computer Applications, Science, Commerce & Business Management, Hotel & Tourism Management, Education & Skill Development programs. In addition to this, students and faculty are provided with opportunities for international exposure as well. With The Loomba Foundation donating sewing machines, the institute will also be launching a new vocational training program in tailoring and garment stitching.



ALT Balaji is online App  is entertainment at nextGen  level   with growing smart phone in the country which are fastest and top on chart of smart phone users. Brand  Balaji to put content for people to enjoy nearly three doz serial in the newly oriented channel in Hindi and other regional languages but not in English for an audience growing on internet and Smart phone next-level  online channel to be in vogue for next gen and demographic is key. Balaji taking giant step with its brand in TV serials is good news.
Balaji step is to make their brand  along with leading entertainment channel is seen an intelligent move in business sector .Press briefing with lot of fanfare is organised today 13 th April 2017 with most of TV Star cast working in these online serials were present.
Ekta Kapoor household name  an envious for many of her competitors for her eve- oriented serial which are watched with immense interest by evefolk at Super time which has made dinner the lonely one among men folks.  Ekta is discussed with  lot of praise among women due to her serials carrying various emotions , family business strategy . Ekta name being popular in serial and abundantly the leader in this format of entertainment has initiated next level audience which are in hybrid state but account 40 percent of 1.25 billions thus massive pathways for entertainment.The Content of Ekta serial s are mostly debatable but with vast canvass presently with masses and classes the serial online give her action for benefiting age groups of 10yr to 90 yrs thus  give her baton to in phony actions.


Ruchi Soya’s views on Union Cabinet approving measures to increase Oil Palm area and Production in India
·        “Visionary move puts India on the path to self-reliance in Edible Oils and ensuring Food Security.” – Dinesh Shahra 
·        “To encourage Farmers to take up Oil Palm Cultivation on a larger scale.” – Dinesh Shahra

New Delhi, April 13, 2017: In light of the latest round of measures announced by the Government to promote and encourage oil palm cultivation, Mr. Dinesh Shahra, Managing Director, Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd., Indias largest agri-foods company, welcomed this historic and path-breaking initiative of the Government led by the Honble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji.

Commenting on the new policy, Mr. Dinesh Shahra, Managing Director, Ruchi Soya stated, “We applaud and welcome this visionary move by the Modi Government to put India on the path to self-reliance in Edible Oils and ensuring Food Security. These far-sighted steps will have benefits across the board that will unfold in the coming years. The Governments drive to make India a self-reliant agri producer and a zero net importer of oil is now on course. Ruchi Soya is leading the palm oil sector cultivation in the country and faces immense pressure from importers of cheap oil. We intrinsically believe in ‘Make in India” and this shot in the arm for Indian oil companies demonstrates the Governments belief and confidence in Indian agri-food companies. It is now for the Indian agri-companies to rise up to the occasion and boost oil palm cultivation on a war footing to fight the demand-supply gap that is leading to net imports. The move will also encourage farmers to take up oil palm cultivation on a larger scale.” 

The multiple measures announced include relaxation of land ceiling limits, revision of norms of assistance in order to increase area under oil palm cultivation and production of palm oil, and are aimed at attracting corporate bodies to this sector to boost domestic output and cut import. The total production of edible oil in the country is about 9 million tonnes while domestic demand is around 25 million tonnes. The gap between demand and supply is being met through imports, which amounted to Rs 68,000 crore in 2015-16. Palm oil contributes 70 per cent of vegetable oil import and is one of the cheapest oil due to high yield per hectare.

The Union Cabinet also announced relaxation of land ceiling for oil palm cultivation under the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP). This will attract corporate investment in oil palm plantations as they will be able to access the NMOOP support even with plantations over 25 hectares.

The Cabinet also revised norms for assistance under Mini Mission-II of NMOOP. It has approved revision in the norms of assistance mainly for planting materials, maintenance cost, inter-cropping cost and bore-well to make oil palm plantations attractive.

With NMOOP presently implemented in 12 states across the country, there is immense potential to extend oil palm plantation to the other states. I can assure you that Ruchi Soya will be at the forefront of this drive and NMOOPs aims to bring an additional area of 1.25 lakh hectare under oil palm cultivation in the near future, added Dinesh Shahra.



The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief, Arvind Kejriwal, has been directed to repay the Rs. 97cr spent by his party for promotional advertisements.
The Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) noticed the issue after the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, cited that the expenditure violates Supreme Court guidelines.
Kejriwal has to pay Rs. 97cr within 30 days, but Rs. 42 crore immediately.


Germany, three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco.
The head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Spanish player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist.
No other players were hurt. The state prosecutor said a letter found near the scene was being examined as part of the investigation. The match was postponed until today.


Nepal government has presented a new constitution amendment bill.
The bill was registered at the parliament secretariat by the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry on Tuesday. The bill aims to address some of the key demands raised by United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). Madhesi leaders are demanding more representation and re-demarcation of provincial boundaries ahead of local polls.
Though new bill does not propose any change in the boundary of provinces but it has provision to form a federal commission to look into the issue. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed hope that bill would be passed with consensus. The new bill is likely to be tabled in the Parliament on 20th April.
Earlier in the day Nepal government had withdrawn the second Constitution Amendment Bill which was presented in the Parliament in November 2016


A Supreme Court justice dealt President Michel Temer and Brazil’s political elite a heavy blow on Tuesday by ordering investigations into eight cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers allegedly linked to the country’s biggest corruption scandal.
The list of names under investigation released by Justice Edson Fachin read like a Who’s Who of Brazilian politics, tarnishing past statesmen and potential presidential candidates alike.
The list, whose contents had been subject to furious speculation and a number of leaks, became public when Fachin lifted the seal on plea bargain testimony from 77 employees of construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted paying millions of dollars in bribes.
In Sao Paulo, residents banged pots and pans in protest against political corruption, while in the capital Brasilia, deputies left a session in the lower house earlier in the day as news of the list began to break.
The investigation into eight ministers, or nearly a third of the president’s cabinet, poses a serious threat to Temer’s efforts to pass austerity reforms that he says are needed to regain investor confidence and lift the economy out of its worst recession on record.
Temer’s office declined to comment.
“More than having eight ministers on the list, the biggest problem for the government is seeing its whole political nucleus there,” said Danilo Gennari, partner with Brasilia-based consultancy Distrito Relações Governamentais, referring to the implication of key government allies.
Among that core is Temer’s chief of staff Eliseu Padilha, an experienced politician considered key in negotiations with Congress to pass the administration’s crucial pension reform.
Padilha said he will defend himself in court.


Sushma Swaraj has cautioned Pakistan of “consequences” if it proceeds with the death sentence of  Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Swaraj, speaking in the parliament on Jadhav’s death sentence, said India would go to any extent to “save” Jadhav, who she termed a “son of India”.
“I would caution the Pakistan government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter,” she said, as quoted by Indian media.
The external affairs minister labelled the charges against Jadhav as “concocted” and claimed there was no evidence of wrongdoing by him.
On Monday, Pakistan sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentence awarded by the Field General Court Martial under the Pakistan Army Act.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has accused Pakistan of attempting a pre-planned murder of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav and asserted India will do whatever it takes to ensure his release. He was speaking at the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards in Mumbai last night.
Mr. Singh said that Jadhav is not a spy and should be released. He went out of India for business. Pakistan agencies kidnapped him. He was carrying an Indian passport. The Home Minister asserted if needed government will take the issue to international platform. Singh maintained India won’t hesitate to take strong steps to secure Jadhav’s release.
Jadhav was reportedly arrested on March 3 last year by Pakistan security officials allegedly in Balochistan which. He was sentenced to death by a military court in a secret trial and the Pakistan’s army chief has approved his execution.
Army veterans today protested outside the Pakistan High Commission over Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence by Pakistan Military court. The Ex-Naval officer Jadhav was abducted by Pakistan intelligence agency from Iran and later he was charged with spying against Islamabad.

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