CII PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2019 BEGINS IN MUMBAI JAN 12 – 13, 2019

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The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, is being held in Mumbai from tomorrow.

The two-day event will be inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. The Summit is expected to build new partnerships and explore investment opportunities through high level exchanges and B2B meetings.

This edition of the Summit, on 12th and 13th January 2019, will showcase India in the present landscape of an emerging “New India”, the “New Global Economic Address”. The Summit is being organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, State Government of Maharashtra and Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Togetherness is the essence of yoga- President of India

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind said that, “togetherness is the essence of yoga. It not only helps us in connecting body, mind and soul but it also plays an important role in connecting different communities and countries.” He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of centennial celebrations of ‘The Yoga Institute’ in Mumbai today.

He further said that it is not appropriate to link yoga to any religion or sect. It is a common heritage of mankind. It belongs to everyone who is looking forward to healthy life. A healthy person makes a healthy family, healthy community, healthy country and finally a healthy world.

The President also said that it is our responsibility to establish good yoga institutes and skilled yoga teachers as on India’s initiative yoga is getting more popular across the globe.

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“BAALI” a revolutionary ayurvedic herbal hair oil was launched amidst glitz and glamour in Mumbai.

baali“Everlove Cosmetic & Beauty Care” Company has launched one more flagship product “BAALI” a Ayurvedic Herbal Hair Oil in Mumbai.

“BAALI” is made from a combine proportion of king of Herb “Bhringraj” , Curry leafs and a blend of 22 natural herbs and 12 essential oils with no added chemicals.

The end product has many advantages like treating dry scalp, dandruff problem, it has a unique quality of arresting hair fall within few days of using it.

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#Orient Fans launch its premium range of ‘lifestyle portable fans’

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Orient Electric Limited, part of the diversified USD 1.8 billion CK Birla Group, today launched a new range of lifestyle portable fans featuring distinctive designs. With changing climatic conditions and prolonged summers, increasing dust and air pollution, shrinking spaces and need for more personalized cooling solutions, there arises a need for solutions beyond the traditional ceiling and table fans.

With the launch of this series, Orient Electric aims to reinstate its thought leadership in the category while meeting aspirational needs of the consumers. The company is targeting to not only grow this category exponentially but also build a dominant share in the next one year.

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Khadi products promoted at a special expo in Mumbai

Bihar State Khadi and Village Industries Board are hosting a four-day exhibition-cum-sale of Khadi products from Bihar in Mumbai starting today December 13  to 16, 2018,  which will be managed by a team of Grant Thornton.

Addressing a media conference, Shri B.N. Prasad, CEO, Bihar Khadi, and Village Industries Board, and Shri V. Padmanand, Executive Director, Grant Thornton India LLP, said that around 30 exhibitors from across the state will have their stalls in the four-days exhibition. The top exhibitors include Bihar Khadi Board Bhavan, Habibullah Gramin Vikash Khadi, and Gramudyog Sangh, Resham Bunkar Gramudyog Sahyog Samiti Ltd., Srijani and Krishna Apiary.

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Saif Ali Khan gets candid in conversation with CNN’s Talk Asia host Anna Coren

saif aliThis month on ‘Talk Asia’, CNN meets Bollywood’s top actor, Saif Ali Khan. In an honest yet endearing discussion with CNN’s Anna Coren in Mumbai, the 48-year-old actor opens up about his 25-year old Bollywood career, exploring newer platforms like Netflix and raising his son Taimur in the media spotlight with his Bollywood superstar wife Kareena Kapoor.

Khan also speaks about his relationship with his late father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and his thoughts on inter-faith marriage in today’s day and age. He vividly reminisces about his growing up years where he describes himself as “unpredictable, rebellious and non-traditional”

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‘Club Estella’ inaugurated by Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Vivek Dahiya and Sandeep Runwal of Runwal Group

 

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Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya with husband Vivek Dahiya and Sandeep Runwal, MD of Runwal Group

 

India’s top TV Jodi, Divyank Tripathi Dahiya and Vivek Dahiya were invited as Guest of Honor at the glamour launch of “Club Estella” at Runwal Elegante.  Sandeep Runwal, Managing Director of Runwal group was seen welcoming the couple.

In recent times, Runwal Elegante has become a landmark development in the buzzing Lokhandwala neighborhood which is home to several Bollywood and other influencers in the western suburbs.  Club Estella was launched to offer high-end facilities exclusively to its resident members.

Divyanka Tripathi with Husband at launch of Club Estella.jpgThe landmark towers of Runwal Elegante has been gaining popularity in the buzzing Lokhandwala neighborhood which is home to several Bollywood and other influencers in the western suburbs.

Residents and guests were invited for a first look of the much-awaited clubhouse.  Each element of the clubhouse had a sense of uniqueness… top of the line gymnasium and yoga room for fitness enthusiasts, a sparkling swimming pool alongside the clubhouse, squash court, steam rooms and the jogging track along the lush green lawns for an evening stroll.

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It’s a Wrap for Abhishek Saxena’s upcoming film Saroj Ka Rishta!

IMG-20180809-WA0049 (1)It’s a wrap up for Abhishek Saxena’s rom-com film Saroj Ka Rishta starring Sanah Kapur,  Gaurav, Randeep Rai and Kumud Mishra in the lead.

Since the films announcement last month, the film has been garnering a lot of publicity for various reasons. After an immensely hard-cutting and laborious 27 days of non-stop shooting in the locales of Mawana and Ghaziabad the film wraps up its schedule.

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President of India reviews passing out parade of 134th course of National Defence Academy

Prez in PuneThe President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reviewed the passing out parade of the 134th course of the National Defence Academy, this morning (May 30, 2018) in Khadakwasla, near Pune.

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Hockey to Football, Sagarika Ghatge makes a comeback with a marathi movie focusing on sports

Sagarika Ghatge announced her wedding to the ace cricketer, Zaheer Khan, in November, 2017, post which she took a little time off from her acting career.

Soon she will be seen playing a middle-class housewife in her upcoming Marathi movie, ‘Monsoon Football’, directed by Milind K Ukey. The story of this movie revolves around the mediocrity of a middle-class woman who craves to re-build her life and enjoy life on her own terms. Sagarika Ghatge, playing the lead in ‘Monsoon Football’, will be seen playing football in a sari, with a bunch of women and the film will revolve around their obstacles, achievements & overcoming mediocrity, as normal middle-class housewives.

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‘Shatika – The undraped’ gets selected as short of the week by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.

16903183_1278420298906973_1927956445760563940_o - CopyShatika – The undraped, produced by Aditya Bharadwaj (Y-Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd) & directed by debutante Sritama Dutta, Ashwini Pakhrot being the cinematographer is a gripping short film about a beggar girl who is making ends meet to keep the smile on her mother’s face intact & ends up in issues related to HIV Aids.

This short film has received several applause at various film festivals from Women’s only Entertainment film festival 2017 (WOEFF), Semifinalist in Best of India short film fest 2017 (London), Cardiff international film festival, Haryana International Film Festival, Delhi International Film Festival, Jodhpur International Film Festival, Bushman Film Festival (Africa), Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival, Digital hash by being their official mention and winning titles,  It continues to do the rounds of national & international award festival.

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Fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 Mumbai auditions on 6th May, 2018

 

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The Mumbai auditions for fbb Colours Miss India 2018, co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls to be held at fbb store on 6th May.

India’s most exciting, glamorous and sought after beauty pageant is underway and ends its talent hunt in Mumbai at fbb / Big Bazaar at Infinity Mall, Malad.

With a new and improvised format, Miss India this year in its 55th edition tours all 30 states of the nation and to crown 30 state representatives who will then compete for the coveted Miss India crown.

The top 3 of Maharashtra will be given a golden ticket to the state zonal crowning ceremony to be held at Hyatt Regency Pune on 13th May, 2018. The most deserving candidate from each of the 4 states i.e.  Miss India Rajasthan, Miss India Gujarat, Miss India Goa and Miss India Maharashtra will represent their state at the grand finale which is going to be held in Mumbai in June.

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The day-long auditions are expecting an overwhelming response from the city as always, with the hope that the girls from this city will make it to the final cut. For the first time, we have a mentor for the West Zone who hails from Goa itself. She is none other than the Miss India winner, actress and model Pooja Hegde

She enthusiastically quoted: “It is great to be a mentor, where I can add value to the contestants, from my side. I am looking forward to this journey and hope to bring in my best for everyone”.

Aishwarya Devan, fbb colors Femina Miss India Maharashtra 2017 says – “Winning the four of the most coveted sub-titles of the contest like Beautiful smile, Spectacular eyes, Miss lifestyle and rising was a milestone in my career. Post the win, I was signed up for my debut project in Bollywood as a lead opposite Sharman Joshi in the film Kaashi”.

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Pradeep Sharma introduced as new President of IAAPI

PRADEEP SHARMA IAAPI 2018-19WhiteWater is proud to announce that international amusement industry veteran, Pradeep Sharma, has been appointed to the role of President for the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI).

Sharma has a breadth of experience that spans over 20 years and has seen him work with a variety of international suppliers, lead operations for EsselWorld/Water Kingdom, and run his own company, Bombay Amusement for the last 12 years. As of 2013, he has been helping to develop the waterpark market in India as WhiteWater’s Vice President of Business Development.

One of the many notable projects that Sharma has undertaken was the opening of India’s first international waterpark, Wet N Joy, in Lonavala in 2016. Later in 2018, WhiteWater will install India’s first ever Shoot The Chute water ride at Magic Mountain and will supply all of the new rides for the renovation and expansion of Shanku’s Water Park Resort in Ahmedabad.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, Mumbai 2018 winners.

 

Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation honored the celebs for their contribution towards the growth and development of Indian Cinema and television.

It was a starry affair and Meet bros aka Manmeet & Harmeet Singh, Bollywood Music Director duo bagged the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival 2018’ award for best performers live on stage.

Meet bros with Dada Saheb Phalke award 2018Speaking on this achievement, they said “People have always known us for our party songs in movies and bagging this award only shows our other side to our audience which is a fun-filled, engaging and entertaining one. We are our best versions when we are on stage”, quipped the brothers.

The emotional brothers Harmeet and Manmeet, who attended the ceremony thanked their parents and fans in a brief acceptance speech.

At the ceremony, eminent personalities from the entertainment industry were honored for their outstanding contribution towards the growth and development of Indian Cinema and television.

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Aditya Narayan surprises the lil Champs favourite Jayas Kumar at his birthday bash.

IMG_1917 (1)Aditya Narayan joins in the celebration of Jayas Kumar’s surprise birthday party.

Jayas Kumar (popularly known as Chote Bhagwan) was one of the favorite contestant in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, lil champs 2017 while he was 5 years old. He was winning hearts for his innocence and talent that he holds within, especially when he sang ‘Channa Mereya’ on the stage.

The young star was celebrating his 7th birthday on 21st April as his parents (Mr. Rajeev Kumar & Suruchi) threw a surprise birthday for him and invited his close friends, relatives, Sa Re Ga Ma Juries & Aditya Narayan.

The night also witnessed the launch of the single by Jayas Kumar along with his website, adding charm to the celebrations. The guests were mesmerized when Jayas started singing the new singles and was dancing to the tunes of his songs.

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India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW), Season 2.0 to set temperature soaring.

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The much awaited season 2.0 of the India Intimate Fashion Week  (IIFW) to set the temperature in crazy hot mode whilst it soothes the eye with a game changer season for all lingerie and fashion followers.  The IIFW, Season 2.0 will be held on 22nd April 2018 at  The Hotel Leela Mumbai.

Fashion Veteran and lifestyler Mona Shroff and others will add that sprinkling of color and gaiety with summer prints and vibrant colors to the collection of lingerie. To add glamour to the show, Commando 2 fame Bollywood actor Thakur Anoop Singh will walk the ramp as the showstopper.

This year IIFW invites industry veterans as the jury to honour the proponents in the field of intimate, beach and bridal lingerie business.  “International business icons, trade honchos, e-comm experts and other newsmakers from Indian Fashion Industry and Bollywood’s eminent personalities will grace the event”, says Niraj Jawanjal, Founder & Ideator, IIFW.  “ Through IIFW, we mean to celebrate the  senses and intimate positivity that translates to a carefully curated selection of lingerie. The wide array of collection would include Lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, sportswear, swimwear, beachwear, shapewear for both the sex.

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Boman Irani all praise for young talent Dev Mehta at his art showcase.

Dev Mehta showing his work to Boman IraniDev Mehta, once popular as the child prodigy in the space of painting made his creative entrance as the youngest solo photographer with the first edition of ‘THE BUCKET SHOW’ which showcases his varied inspirational work at Mumbai’s popular Jehangir Art Gallery

Guest of Honour, Actor Boman Irani graced the inauguration ceremony. An avid photographer himself Boman Irani spent a good time at the gallery familiarizing himself with the paintings and listening to the story behind each of them.

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OSM Awards recognizes top social Media Influencers in India.

Malini Agarwal, Twinkle Khanna, Gul Panag, Jose Covaco & Tanmay Bhat at the Jury Meet of 'PCJ Outlook Social Media Awards' at Taj Lands End, BandraOver the last few years, social media has taken center-stage as the primary platform for networking and showcasing one’s body of work. Becoming an influencer has emerged as a craft of the digital age. A lot of creative mind from diverse fields like cinema, fitness, lifestyle, sports and activism are sharpening their social media skills every day and raising the bar.

Indranil Roy (CEO, Outlook Group) welcoming Twinkle Khanna at the Jury Meet of 'PCJ Outlook Social Media Awards' at Taj Lands End, BandraWith the OSM Awards, Outlook Magazine recognizes the very real impact these OSMic stars manage to make in a virtual space.

The PCJ OSM Awards will be given out to those who’ve made a massive impact through social media in 2017. The awardees will be joining an elite list of illustrious OSMopolitans from the previous year – a list that includes the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Twinkle Khanna, Saina Nehwal and many more.

The PCJ OSM Awards winners will emerge only after a rigorous vetting process at the hands of the voters and the esteemed jury members. The panel of judges includes pioneers from different walks of life – each with a massive footprint on the social media landscape.

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Shriya Pilgaonkar in Anubhav Sinha’s next.

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Shriya Pilgaonkar who made her Bollywood debut as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest in Fan, has now joined the cast of Anubhav Sinha’s next film – ‘Abhi Toh
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Commenting on her next film the pretty actress said, “Yes, We’ve begun filming in Lucknow.  It’s an outstanding script written by Anubhav Sir and I am super excited to work with these powerhouse performers who have been on my wish list of actors to work with.  It’s a dream team for sure .”

The film also stars Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Saurabh Shukla, Vinay Pathak, Manoj Pahwa and Kumud Mishra . With such an incredible ensemble, this film is already generating a lot of excitement. 

 

Shriya will also be seen in ‘Mirzapur’, a web show produced by Excel Entertainment starring Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi amongst others.

 

 

Homebakers, Students and Professionals come together to bake some lip-smacking fares at the India Cake Festival 2018!

Maria Goretti visits stalls by students at India Cake FestivalMUMBAI: The third edition of India Cake Fest – 2018 was held at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management (SRIHM), Bandra and inaugurated by Celebrity chef Maria Goretti.   The event which is conceptualized and managed by Enquo Experiential Communications in association with SRIHM invites baking enthusiasts including students, home bakers & professionals to participate in workshops to learn new trends in cake industry and also participate in various contests where you can showcase your skills in cake making.

The home bakers went head-to-head at the cake decoration competition with the theme ‘Destination’. There were enthusiasts participating from various regions. Varshita who traveled all the way from Bangalore for this festival said “Besides being a home baker, I have done a course in Fashion Designing, so I wanted to combine both & create something exclusive. Paris is my dream destination and the mecca for both the baking industry and fashion, I’ve added these little details on my cake like the macrons, Eiffel Tower, a Coco Chanel bag’.

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Desi Girl Hina Khan at the Dubai Fashion League steals the thunder!

 

Actress Hina Khan has become the top name when it comes to fashion in the telly industry as the actress’s appearances on the red carpet are being loved by fans and fashion critics alike.  The actress after winning the most stylish award at the HT awards recently has been a common sighting on the fashion ramps.  After walking the ramp for Osaa By Adarsh at Lakme Fashion Week, the actress was seen in an Indian avatar at the Dubai Fashion League walking for designer Arpitha Raj.

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Akshay Kumar at Khelo India School Games in Delhi encourages young sport enthusiasts.

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A sports fanatic and fitness guru, Akshay Kumar has always been an advocate of sports being an important discipline. 

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MUMBAI MAIDEN cruising Mumbai seas offering a glimpse of the city from sea. A first for the city

Mumbai Maiden the cruise ship which will sail through the shores anchored at Bandra Jetty near bandra-worli sealink.As you cruise onboard the newly launched ship, MUMBAI MAIDEN, you will observe the beautiful hues of the setting sun and later the nightlife of Mumbai city comes alive with the glistening shore.  High rise structures and the iconic Gateway of India stands tall, as you catch your breath at the magnificent view from the sea.

 

Mumbai Maiden was launched amidst much fan fanfare. Dr. William Britto, President of Mumbai Maiden along with Sanjeev Agarwal welcomed Shri Jaykumar Rawal (Tourism Development and Employment Guarantees Scheme Minister of Maharashtra) onboard for the ribbon cutting. The minister was accompanied by Shri Atul Shah (Ex Director MTDC/ BPTC/Ex MLA /BJP Maharashtra Spokesperson), Shri Raj Purohit (Spokesperson Maharashtra Government) and  MLA Shri Sujit Singh Thakur (BJP Gen Secretary of Maharashtra).  Also present was Vikrant Chandwadkar, member of the Mumbai Maiden management team.

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Ahoy Mumbai! Bringing you The Hippest NYE Party onboard ‘Mumbai Maiden’…

A Cruise ship that offers a puuurfect venue for Families and Friends to come together!

Mumbai Maiden​ –  ​an initiative to perk up Mumbai lifestyle, is a cruise ship sailing the Arabian Sea.​

The cruise ship will be open to the public following its formal launch in the 1st week of January  2018.

Meanwhile, its an invite for exclusive few to bring in New Year 2018​ on board the Cruise ship with their FAMILY & FRIENDS!!!

Whats the Offer :​  2-3hrs Cruising…Access to Open Deck…DJ night….Unlimited Buffet.  

​Price​ : Rs.5,000/- Unlimited Food  + 5% GST,  per person.

Kids upto 3yrs are complimentary and above that at Rs.2500/- per child.

And Interestingly Yes! You will be at Sea for 2-3 hours and return past mid-night to continue the revelry until 4am!   

Ship Location Point:​  Bandra Reclamation Jetty Area, 500 meters before Bandra Worli Sealink Toll Plaza, Bandra West, Mumbai.

For enquiries and bookings, contact +91 74003 11609  or email on  reservation@mumbaimaiden.com.

Visit website : www.mumbaimaiden.com

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Vikram Bhatt’s Production house to launch his own app and create content for the same.

Vikram BhattAce Director and Indian Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt who is known for his work in films, television and the digital space, adds another feather to his hat. Vikram Bhatt is all set to launch his own video on-demand app and his production house ‘Loneranger’ will produce content for this mobile platform.

LONERANGER Productions Pvt. Ltd was established in 2016 to venture into the digital space and instantly gained success because of the popular series produced under the banner such as Gehraiyaan, Maya, Twisted. The production house since its establishment has produced web content and films for digital space, via YouTube and also outsourced content for the Viu application.

In January 2017, VB on the Web, a YouTube platform to showcase the content was commenced and found instant success amongst the audiences with the shows, which were released on the platform. Now taking their digital endeavors further Vikram Bhatt is all set to launch his own ‘VB-Theatre on the web’ app on 27th January 2018 that also marks his birthday.

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Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 -celebrating a six time win for India at this pageant!

“The feeling is still sinking in and am very excited of doing India proud.   I’m looking forward to the year ahead.” says India’s Manushi Chillar winner of the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant.  manushi-chhillar-parents-
Manushi further expressed, “My parents have  been a constant pillar of support and having them here tonight has only brought me more strength and joy.  My final answer came instantly as an ode to my loving mother who has stood her ground with  her unwavering belief in me!”

This svelte Indian beauty is the sixth  winner  of the title since Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000 and previous to that Yukta Mookhey, Diana Haydon, Aishwarya Rai and Reita Faria were the winners of the title.  All of who and other dignitaries and celebrities came forward to express their delight and congratulate Chhillar on her win.

Chhillar 20, is a medical student from Haryana.  She is born to doctor parents and has  studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

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Chhillar competed against 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China.

Chhillar was handed the crown by last year’s winner, Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico, at the ceremony. Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico finished as runners-up.

According to Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.

India’s First Children News Service’s Grand Launch in Mumbai

Jackky Bhagnani with Scrappy News service anchors and ReportersDelhi based NGO ‘Going To School’ under the platform of ‘Scrappy Kids’ launched India’s first children News Service called the Scrappy News Service on November 14th. The Scrappy News Service was launched on social video platform YouTube. Its grand launch in Mumbai had many noted guests and celebrities attend the event.

The launch witnessed the presence of actor/ producer Dia Mirza and actor/producer Jackky Bhagnani who were seen interacting with the kids from the Scrappy News Service at the launch.

The Scrappy newsrooms built completely out of scrap cater to the Children’s Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills. Among the newsrooms set up in Mumbai, Bengaluru and across 14 places in Bihar, a list of innovative and interesting activities was planned for the newsrooms in Mumbai.

Says 10-year-old child anchor Dheeraj, “We want to make sure adults sit up and take note of the issues we are addressing and begin to act on the same.”

The Mumbai newsroom has been set up at the scenic Worli Fishing village which the Scrappy team feels is the real Mumbai – what with the sea as the backdrop and the skyscrapers adjacent and of course, the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Along with our scrappy kids we will have Children and Musical Band from Akanksha Foundation, Yuwa Football Team, Mumbai Dabbawala’s, An performance by Dance Out of Poverty Kids and others speaking about the issue ‘No place to play’.

Lisa Heydlauff, Founder, ‘Going to School’ says, “Scrappy means to create something out of nothing to change the way things are. And the good news is that Scrappy News is all good news. It’s about what you can do to make the world a better place. It’s a revolution that says we have no time left, let children lead.”

Padmini Vaidyanathan, Director, ‘Going To School’, “Children’s Scrappy News Service was created to showcase how kids think and how they can help in making the world a better place. It’s a children’s call to action.”Dia Mirza with the Scrappy News service Anchors and Reporters (4)

The Children’s Scrappy News Service launched simultaneously in Bengaluru and Bihar .

 

Teaser of Nawazuddin Siddique’s Monsoon Shootout will have you completely gripped !

monsoon shootoutThe first release date announcement poster of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s much-awaited film Monsoon Shootout was released yesterday and was well received by all. Now the makers of the film have released a crisp yet gripping teaser of the film.
Directed by the award winning director of the short film Bypass, Amit Kumar, Monsoon Shootout stars Nawazuddin Siddique and Vijay Verma in the lead roles. The teaser intercuts between shots of crime and action scenes, giving us the peek into what the film is about. With a gripping line – which says “Ganghor toofani baarish se khatarnak Kya ho sakta hai… Bin mausam barsaat”, the teaser is every bit intense to bring out the thrill element of the film.  
Presented by Moving Pictures and produced by Sikhya Entertainment, Monsoon Shootout will release on 15th December 2017.

Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017

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After two weeks of celebrations and good cinema showcased, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 concluded.  It began on 10th of August amidst great fanfare celebrating Diversity as the theme for the year, the festival had acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha as the opening film and closed with the critically acclaimed romance drama, Shab.
The film stars versatile actress Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht along with Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay amongst others. Shab is directed by seasoned director Onir and produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir. 
 
The film earned rave reviews globally and Raveena Tandon’s performance was lauded by the audience.Raveena Tandon
Shab is a story about broken people on the lookout for a real connection that can lead to happiness. But they look for it in the wrong places. The Screening of the film Shab was attended by Raveena Tandon, Onir, Mitu Bhowmick Lange founder and curator of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 and other dignitaries.

Elder D Todd Christofferson awarded Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peae Prize 2017 in a ceremony hosted at MAEER’S MIT, Pune.

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The Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize-2017, given on behalf of World Peace Center (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Pune, India was conferred upon the HON’BLE ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON, Member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Mormon Community, Utah, (USA), in appreciation and recognition of his great yeomen service for championing the Noble Cause of Human Welfare, Communal Harmony and Universal Brotherhood through his unique mission to promote the Culture of Peace in the World.

The conferment ceremony took place at the Swami Vivekananda Mandap at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University. The Chief Guest at this program was Dr. Michael Noble, Ex-President, Noble Charitable Trust. The award consisted of a golden replica of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara, a gold medal, certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5,25,000/- (Five Lakh Twenty Five Thousand Rupees).

Also present at the event were Shri. Babasaheb Purandare, Maharashtra Bhushan, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, President, World Peace Centre (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Nanik Rupani, Chairman, Neutron Electronic Systems, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Padma Bhushan & Father of PARAM Supercomputer, Prof. Rahul Karad, Executive President, MIT World Peace University, Hon’ble Father Funk, Elder Robert Williams, Mr. Mathew Holland and Dr. Chandrakant Pandav, Trustee, MAEER’s MIT, Pune.

MNK_6594-1350x734In his acceptance speech, Elder D. Todd Christofferson said, “It is my honour to receive this World Peace Prize in the name of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara. Our church is grateful to be part of India’s rich diversity of faith traditions. Religion defines and sustains us. For billions of believers it is who we are and how we live. But religion also benefits Nations, communities and policy makers who seek to establish peace and lasting prosperity for all people of all faiths. Religion has a significant effect on national prosperity. Study shows that religion fosters trust, a necessary ingredient for social Cohesion and economic growth. Religious people trust others more. They trust the legal system and government more, they are less willing to break the laws. Trust is an essential element of any well-functioning economy. Religious people are far more trusting than those with merely a secular point of view. Religious people and Institutions are powerful source of humanitarian assistance. People of faith are 40% more likely than non-religious people to give money to Charity and twice as likely to volunteer their services to community organisations. Religious freedom facilitates other types of freedom. Studies have shown that societal restrictions on religion increases interstate conflicts. The Christian community in India, although a minority, generally enjoy safety and peace to develop and contribute to Indian society as well as other faiths in India.”

Dr. Michael Nobel said, “The Nobel Prize in peace is generally considered by the world as the ultimate accolade for peace efforts. But there are other prestigious awards and one of them is the World Peace Prize given by MIT World Peace University and is considered as the foremost peace activity award in this country. The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints is unique in several regards. The areas in which the organisation excels are they assure peace and Unity within family structures. They hava a strict imposition of honour codes in which no gambling, smoking or drinking is allowed, it is also a great range of scope of humanitarian efforts on a worldwide scale and their expensive and practical work with refugees to ensure their livelihood and possibilities of survival in a foreign country is commendable.”

Babasaheb Purandare said, “Today is an auspicious day as we are felicitating a senior and wiser man like Elder D. Todd Christofferson. His name starts with the world ‘elder’ and ends with the word ‘son’. The power of both the words can be seen within him. If pasaydan is written under the logo of any other religion it will sound the same and will relate itself appropriately to that religion. This is the beauty of pasaydan. We should love the world. The world ‘love’ truly resembles religion.”

Vishwanath Karad said, “We are delighted to honour Elder D. Todd Christofferson with the World Peace Prize. He has dedicated his life to the service of the society. Today we have come for common cause to promote peace and culture in this world. This is a small beginning. This institution has followed the steps of Swami Vivekananda. I have a hope that in the future the education system will be based on the union of Science and spirituality.”

Prof. Rahul Karad gave the introductory speech and the program was compeered by Prof. Gautam Bapat.

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