Alliance Française de Delhi & AntiSocial

with the support of Institut Francais

present

CHILL-BUMP

Saturday, 19th September 2015, 9 pm onwards

AntiSocial, 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Chill bump is an English-speaking, French-made, rap duo from Tours.

Since the group was founded in 2010, Chill Bump has proven to be a collaborative endeavor of an entirely new kind. The alliance between Miscellaneous (MC) and Bankal (Beatmaker) was both unique and powerful from the get-go; enriched by the fusion of their respective English and French speaking heritage. The duo first met in high school shortly after Miscellaneous moved to France from the UK, his native country, and by the time they reunited and started creating tracks together they had each grown solid artistic roots; Bankal made a name for himself as a DJ and beatmaker namely at the IDA and DMC championships, and Miscellaneous had already been a touring musician and songwriter for several years, and had trained extensively in performing arts. Their reunion was bound to be explosive.

Chill Bump has created its own universe; a world of lofty, uncluttered and sometimes abrasive beats over which Miscellaneous verbalizes in his native English. As we track the group’s journey from EP to EP we hear and feel a pattern begin to emerge, the assemblage of countless passions and influences. It was their unique spirit that piqued Wax Tailor and C2C’s attention, allowing the duo to open venues for both artists respectively.

Come one Come all to this extravagant musical affair!

For more information, please write to culture@afdelhi.org / communication@afdelhi.org.

 

Historians & Researchers delight on declassifies 64 files related to Netaji

Mohit Sagar's photo.
West Bengal government declassifies 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.NetajiFiles to be available for public viewing on Monday.

NetajiFiles are thrown open to the public, many more secrets are expected to emerge on Netaji, whose death has been an enduring mystery for decades. Netaji purportedly died in an air crash in at Taihoku in Taiwan on 18 August, 1945.

“The files related to Netaji have been placed in the archives of the Kolkata police museum. There are about 64 file that contain 12,744 pages. The files have been digitised and the original files have been kept in the police museum,” Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha told the media.

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culmination ceremony this Friday.

 

DATE: Friday, 18th September, 2015

VENUE: The Grand, New Delhi, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj- Phase II

TIME: 3.00 PM onwards

In sync with its ideology Mountain Dew to encourage people to rise above fear, break out of the ordinary and emerge victorious, Mountain launched this campaign earlier this year to identify real-life India and bring them together at one platform.

Mountain Dew salutes:

Padma Shri Arunima Sinha: WorldⳠfirst female amputee to climb Mount Everest

Padma Shri Shital Mahajan: First woman to do  free fall jump over North and South poles

Ghost Ryderz : Internationally acclaimed and one of the most popular stunt bilking group in India

Col. Stayendra Verma: Credited for being one of the first few to do BASE jump in India

Watch their stories here

On Friday, Mountain Dew honours these risk takers and invites you to witness the felicitation. To make your visit worthwhile, we will be happy to arrange interactions with our heroes and with Mr. Nitin Bhandari, VP Marketing, Mountain Dew, PepsiCo India. The interactions will be scheduled between 12 – 2 p.m.

Apart from the four heroes, Mountain Dew will also felicitate and share more untold stories of risk-takers who have the potential to be the next Arunima Sinha and Shital Mahajan.

A formal invite is attached for your reference. Look forward to your participation

Aastha KhuranaAssociat

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News Editor/ Chief of Bureau

Sub: Request for coverage – on record interaction with Competition Commission of India, chairperson, Mr Ashok Chawla, September 18, 2.45 pm, 5, Windsor Place, Indian Women’;s Press Corps

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

Warm greetings.

The IWPC is organising an on-record interaction with Mr Ashok Chawla, chairperson of the youngest regulator body – the Competition Commission of India, at its premises, 5, Windsor Place tomorrow, September 18, 2/45 pm. This is to kindly request you to depute your correspondent/camera-person to cover the event/interaction.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Ravinder Bawa

(General Secretary)

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present

The China Symposia
(A series to develop a broader and deeper multi-dimensional understanding of China)

Session on
What Does China’s Global Economic Strategy Mean for Asia, India and the World?
–  With a Focus on China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative
EVENT DETAILS
DATE Wednesday, September 30, 2015
TIME 5:45 PM  – 7:15 PM (Registration: 5:15 pm)
LOCATION Seminar Rooms II & III, Kamla Devi Complex, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Muller Marg, New Delhi – 110003
SPEAKERS Ambassador Shyam Saran,  Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Mr. Ravi Bhoothalingam, Founder and Chairman, Manas Advisory and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)
Ms. Suhasini Haider, Diplomatic Editor, the Hindu
CHAIR Ambassador Kishan S. Rana, Former Indian Ambassador to Germany and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)
ABOUT THE EVENT
The 21st century is marked by the unprecedented growth of China, which has made significant progress over the last decade in sustaining and broadening its economic development. According to the World Bank, China is the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy. In fact, China’s leaders have embarked on a conscious strategy to reshape the economy of Asia and the world to their advantage.Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, the “One Belt, One Road” is the most far-reaching initiative that China has ever put forward. Through this project, China is planning to alter the region’s economic architecture, patterns of regional trade, investment and infrastructure development. The ambitious project plans to connect China with Europe and Africa by road, rail and sea by a network of transport and industrial corridors. This session, first in the series under “The China Symposia”, will feature experts from diverse fields who will evaluate the opportunities and challenges for India of China’s ‘Silk Road’ economic strategy.
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SPEAKERS
  AMBASSADOR SHYAM SARAN, Chairman, Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR)Shyam Saran, 67, is a former Foreign Secretary and has served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change and Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board.  He is currently Chairman of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest national award, in January 2011 for his contributions to Civil Service.
He writes and speaks regularly on foreign policy, climate change, energy security and national and international security related issues.
  MR RAVI BHOOTHALINGAM, Founder and Chairman, Manas Advisory and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)

Ravi Bhoothalingam is Founder and Chairman of Manas Advisory, a consultancy practice focusing on Leadership Coaching as well as on business and cultural relations with China, Mongolia and Myanmar. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He is a B.ScHons in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and holds a Masters degree [M.A. Cantab] in Experimental Psychology from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, guided by the renowned Sinologist and scientist Joseph Needham.
He also holds an AMP from Harvard. Ravi Bhoothalingam serves on the Boards of Directors of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad, India and Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, New Delhi, India. Earlier, he held senior positions in industry including as President of Oberoi Hotels and Head of Personnel Worldwide of BAT Industries plc. Ravi has travelled extensively in China and its neighbourhood. He is a member of the 4-country Joint Study Group examining the feasibility of a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor. Ravi is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Core Group on China and sits on the Editorial Boards of China Report and World Affairs. His interests also cover Confucianism, Sino-Indian business and economic ties, and adventure travel in the remote regions of China. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, and a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.
  MS SUHASINI HAIDER, Diplomatic Editor, the Hindu

Suhasini Haidar is the Diplomatic Editor of The Hindu, one of India’s oldest and most respected national dailies (www.thehindu.com). Prior to this, Suhasini was Foreign Affairs editor and prime time anchor for India’s leading 24-hr English news channel CNN-IBN (2005-2014), where she presented the signature show “WorldView with Suhasini Haidar”, and Correspondent for CNN International’s New Delhi bureau before that. In 2015, she was the recipient of the most prestigious Indian print journalism ‘Prem Bhatia’ award, and has won a series of awards for her work in Television as well.
Over the course of her 20-year reporting career, Suhasini has covered the most challenging stories & conflicts from the most diverse regions including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Libya, Lebanon and Syria.  In India, she has covered the foreign affairs beat for over a decade and her domestic assignments include political profiles and in-depth reportage from conflict zones including Kashmir, where she was injured in a bomb blast in 2000. Suhasini Haidar worked with CNN International from 1995-2005, regularly reporting from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. She was part of the CNN team that won the Columbia-Dupont Broadcast Journalism Award in 2005 for coverage of the tsunami in India, and worked for CNN.com in New York for a month during its 9/11 coverage. Suhasini began her career in journalism as an intern at CNN’s United Nation’s bureau in New York in 1994, after which she joined CNN New Delhi bureau as a producer in April 1995. Suhasini earned a Bachelor’s degree at Lady Shriram College in Delhi, and then completed her Masters in Broadcast Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication, USA. She lives in Delhi with her husband Nadim and her two daughters Ava Mumtaz and Maya Mehr.
CHAIR
  AMBASSADOR KISHAN S RANA, Former Indian Ambassador to Germany and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)Ambassador Kishan S. Rana is a career diplomat who joined Indian Foreign Service in 1960. He served as Ambassador/High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany; also consul general in San Francisco and worked in China (1963-65, 1970-72). He also served on staff of PM Indira Gandhi (1981-82). In addition, Ambassador Rana is a Professor Emeritus, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge; Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC; guest faculty, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna; Commonwealth Adviser, Namibia Foreign Ministry, 2000-01.
Ambassador Rana authored number of books on diplomacy and international affairs such as Inside Diplomacy (2000); Managing Corporate Culture (co-author, 2000); Bilateral Diplomacy (2002); The 21st Century Ambassador (2004); Asian Diplomacy (2007); Diplomacy of the 21st Century (2011); India’s North-East States, the BCIM Forum and Regional Integration, (co-author, 2012); The Contemporary Embassy (2013). Ambassador Rana is fluent in Chinese and French. He holds a BA (Hons) and a MA in economics from St Stephens College, Delhi.

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Cosy club : Director NMML – EC

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Naresh Kumar Sagar
Cosy club Director NMML – EC
NMML – EC included two persons, Nitin Desai and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who had been appointed by the previous government, and two BJP/RSS nominees – Surya Prakash and MJ Akbar – besides Rangarajan, Lokesh Chandra, and two bureaucrats as ex-officio members.Rangarajan was appointed Director of NMML in 2011 for a three-year term that was due to end in August 2014. UPA government decided to extend the appointment till his retirement age but was warned by the EC to wait till the elections were over. Rangarajan issued a statement that the plans the EC had approved did not envisage any dilution of Nehru in the museum or library: Rangarajan, confidence shaken by the minister’s repeated attacks on his appointment, insisted on putting in his resignation again.Media agencies

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SDGs have to prioritise children’s issues, the “My World, My Voice” Report recommends

NEW DELHI, Sept 17: The children of the NINEISMINE campaign launched today the report titled “My World, My voice”, which reflects recommendations of over 1,000 children from across India emphasising the need for prioritising children’s issues in the emerging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report is an outcome of the UNICEF-supported campaign “Seen and Heard” – a platform for children to express their opinions on their rights and to directly advocate to the policy and decision makers in the country.

Data from the consultations reveals that children are particularly concerned about issues related to water and sanitation (Goal 6), quality education (Goal 4), health and wellbeing (Goal 3) and ending poverty (Goal 1). When discussing quality education, for example, one of the most common suggestions was the need to improve the quality of teaching, especially in government schools and non-formal education. Children with disabilities and those belonging to minorities raised their voices against discrimination and urged on the need of inclusive schools where all children can learn together.

At the event, UNICEF Representative, Louis-Georges Arsenault, acknowledged the process led by the children of NINEISMINE and highlighted the importance of the equity approach in the SDGs. “There is much to celebrate for children in the new goals. Some major steps forward include explicit targets on reducing inequality, ending violence against children and combating child poverty. And there is a clear mandate of ‘leaving no one behind,” Mr. Arsenault said.

For the coordinator of NINEISMINE, Brother Steve Rocha, one of the highlights of the report and the “Seen and Heard” campaign is that children are not just rights holders, but also active citizens that have a say in building their future. “The campaign provided a platform for children to both understand the new goals and influence them. As part of the campaign, children including those displaced by violence and conflict and those belonging to vulnerable communities along with their privileged peers, discerned their future on the basis of their past and present experiences,” Mr. Rocha explained.

Throughout the presentation, the delegation, which includes Malavath Poorna, a 13-year-old tribal girl in Telangana who is also the youngest to have scaled the Mt. Everest, and Swarnalaxmi Ravi, a 16-year-old girl who has a speech and hearing impairment, among others, reminded policy makers that the decision-making processes should be more participatory, keeping in mind the people that they actually impact. The delegation also presented a song to End Poverty, which summarised the 17 goals.

“There cannot be better advocates than children to hold decision makers accountable towards commitments. Children themselves need to be aware of their entitlements to take up responsibility of asking questions, monitoring and reviewing, if they don’t find promises being met. With children’s voices included in decisions related to them, India can deliver the best success stories for the world to witness,” pointed out Caroline den Dulk, Chief Advocacy and Communication, UNICEF.

As part of the campaign, these young advocates have presented these recommendations to the Ministry of External Affairs, Commissioners of Embassies (such as Canada, Afghanistan and the Republic of Ireland), and to a number of activists and experts. As a next step, this delegation will visit New York in the coming week, and seek opportunities to present their recommendations to world leaders attending the 70thUnited Nations General Assembly.

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.organdwww.unicef.org/india

About NINEISMINE

NINEISMINE is a child led advocacy initiative ‘For and By the children’, working towards the fulfilment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs), which are soon to evolve as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The campaign provides children with platforms to engage with leaders and policy makers by claiming their stake, to affect their present and the future. It is a network of over 500 NGOs and schools from across India and also has global presence. For more information aboutNINEISMINE visit: http://www.nineismine.in/home

For more information, please contact:

 

  • Caroline den Dulk,  Chief Advocacy and Communication,  UNICEF India

Tel: +91-9818106093, Email: cdendulk@unicef.org

  • Geetanjali Master, Communication Specialist, UNICEF India

Tel: 91-981 810 5861, E-mail: gmaster@unicef.org

  • Sonia Sarkar, Communication Officer- Media, UNICEF India

Tel: +91-981 017 0289, E-mail: ssarkar@unicef.org

  • Manisha Mishra, Communication Specialist, UNICEF India

Tel: 91-9910140924, E-mail: mamishra@unicef.org

Kharif Foodgrains production estimated at about 124.05 million tonnes for FY2016 ( 1st Advance Estimates)

 

India is estimated to produce 124.05 million tonnes of Kharif food grains  during 2015-16 as compared to 120.27 million tonnes during 2014-15. Rice production is expected to record at 90.61 million tonne. Maize production is estimated at 15.51 million tonnes while production of pulses is estimated at 5.56 million tonnes. The production of nine major oilseeds put together is estimated at 19.89 million tonne and cotton production is estimated at 33.51 million bales.

Production estimates for major Kharif crops                (mn tonnes)

 

Crop

         2014-15

           2014-15

2015-16

               (3rd

Advance estimates)

(4th  Advance estimates)

(1st Advance estimates)

Rice

102.54

104.80

90.61 

Wheat

90.78

88.94

na

Jowar

na

na

1.87

Bajra

na

na

8.64

Maize

22.74

23.67

15.51

Coarse Cereals

40.42

41.75

27.88

Tur

2.71

2.78

2.61

Gram

7.59

7.17

na

Urad

na

na

1.37

Moong

na

na

0.86

Total Pulses

17.38

17.20

5.56

Total Foodgrains

251.12

252.68

124.05

Groundnut

6.64

6.56

5.11

Rapeseed & Mustard

6.75

6.31

na

Soyabean

10.70

10.53

11.83

Total Nine Oilseeds

27.38

26.68

19.89

Cotton #

35.32

35.48

33.51

Jute, Mesta # #

11.49

11.45

10.8

Sugarcane

356.56

359.33

341.43

Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from Ministry of Agriculture

Note: # million bales of 170 kgs each

## million bales of 180 kgs each

Tribal parliamentarians from the ‪#‎Northeast‬ have suggested that the “creation of two union territories” out of existing ‪#‎Manipur‬ is the only solution for the prevailing impasse that has claimed the lives of eight civilians in the recent clash.

As Manipur continues to simmer over the passing of three landmark bills by the state government in a special assembly called by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi
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Chile’s coastline remains under tsunami alert.

People gather at the Placeres hill viewpoint after a tsunami alert in Valparaiso, Chile on September 16, 2015 © Esteban Zuniga
Chile’s coastal city of Coquimbo has been hit by waves measuring up to 4.5 meters above normal sea level.
Tsunami waves triggered by a massive 8.3 earthquake have reached Chilean shores, flooding the streets and forcing people to seek shelter on higher ground. Authorities have kept a high alert level in place for most of the coastline.Chile’s national emergency office has suspended tsunami warnings in the Aysen, Los Rios, Los Lagos and Magallanes regions, as well as Isla San Felix and Juan Fernandez islands. However, the rest of the coastline remains under tsunami alert.

Powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast

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Gender Sensitisation training with DTC’s Marshals

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#5: Punjab and Haryana boys stay strong; Maharashtra girls impress against Punjab

Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 16th September 2015: The last few games held after 7:30 p.m. on Day 2 of the 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship in Bhavnagar, Gujarat provided some quality basketball action. The Uttarakhand boys faced Himachal Pradesh in their Level 2 game. The evenly matched contest went down to the wire and Uttarakhand pulled off a thrilling victory by 1 point 67-66. Vaibhav Choudhary led the Uttarakhand team in scoring with 28 points. Punjab girls played their first match of the tournament and comfortably defeated Madhya Pradesh 69-45, thanks to the inside play of Rajandeep Kaur and the impressive 3-point shooting of Lovepreet Kaur.

On Day 3, the games in the morning session were packed with strong teams. The Tamil Nadu boys continued their surge with another victory, this time against Delhi. TN captain P. Baladhaneshwar again showed his MVP-calibre with 25 points, leading all scorers. The ease of the victory enabled Tamil Nadu to showcase their bench strength in the game. The other Level 1 boys’ games were also one-sided affairs, as Punjab handily beat last year’s runners up Kerala. Sahil and Kanwar Gurbaz Singh from Punjab had good games for their team with 22 and 18 points respectively. The Haryana boys picked up their second victory of the tournament defeating a comparatively undersized Maharashtra team. Chhattisgarh boys fell to the Uttar Pradesh team that registered a 59-39 victory. The play of the UP boys has been one of the surprises of the tournament so far.

In the Level 1 girls’ games on Day 3 morning, the Maharashtra girls registered their second victory of the tournament against the Punjab team by an impressive 32-point margin. Shruti Vasant Sherigar and Neha Shanu were joint top scorers for Maharashtra with 18 points each. In the other game, Chhattisgarh stuck to their fast paced style of play and picked up a 53-44 victory against last year’s runners up Kerala girls. Chhattisgarh was led by Gulabsha Ali’s 21 points.

Results from Day 2 after 7:30 p.m.

Girls:

Level 1:

Group A:

Punjab (Rajandeep Kaur 27, Lovepreet Kaur 24) bt Madhya Pradesh (Divyani Gangwal 26) 69-45 (14-12, 19-12, 24-17, 12-4)

Boys:

Level 2:

Group E:

Uttarakhand (Vaibhav Choudhary 28, Prakhar Sharma 17, Dheeraj Negi 15) btHimachal Pradesh (Ankush 18, Jatin Sood 14, Saksham Verma 14) 67-66 (21-16, 18-16, 12-16, 16-18)

Group F:

Chandigarh (Amit 20, Sandeep 14, Sachin 10) bt Bihar (Raunk Kumar 8) 55-21 (15-10, 24-6, 10-2, 6-3)

Results from morning session of Day 3

Girls:

Level 1:

Group A:

Maharashtra (Shruti Vasant Sherigar 18, Neha Shanu 18) bt Punjab (Rajandeep Kaur 10, Lovepreet Kaur 9) 67-35 (26-7, 6-12, 20-12, 15-4)

Group B:

Chhattisgarh (Gulabsha Ali 21, Jyoti Kumari 17) bt Kerala (Adhikanop 17, Sylvia Grace Shiboo 11, Reyna K. 8) 53-44 (10-13, 11-10, 9-6, 23-15)

Boys:

Level 1:

Group A:

Tamil Nadu (P. Baladhaneshwar 25, C. Joshua Rozario 16, K. Ajith Kumar 12) bt Delhi(Hansraj 20, Sorav 11, Manik 9) 76-60 (24-10, 9-8, 22-10, 21-32)

Uttar Pradesh (Pankaj 18, Dheeraj Maurya 10) bt Chhattisgarh (Virendra 10, Salim Ali 10) 59-39 (21-11, 10-7, 10-12, 18-9)

Group B:

Haryana (Ankit Toshi 19, Rinku 16) bt Maharashtra (Sameer Qureshi 23) 71-48 (18-11, 11-16, 24-14, 18-7)

Punjab (Sahil 22, Kanwar Gurbaz Singh 18, Parmod Pal 17) bt Kerala (Joshua George 12, Jithin Paul 9) 74-43 (19-16, 24-14, 18-6, 13-7)

Level 2:

Group C:

Jammu and Kashmir (Abhinav 11, Shivam 11) bt Puducherry (Gurumurthy 29) 51-46(13-13, 2-10, 15-8, 21-15)

Group E:

Uttarakhand (Vaibhav Choudhary 28, Prakhar Sharma 18, Dheeraj Negi 12) bt Goa(Shaun 22, Manjesh 14, Roy 12) 63-60 (14-15, 13-13, 11-11, 25-21)

About 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship

The 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship is being conducted in Bhavnagar, Gujarat from 14th to 20th September 2015 by the Gujarat State Basketball Association in association with the Bhavnagar District Basketball Association and the Youngsters Basketball Club, Bhavnagar under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

The tournament shall see the participation of 43 teams from different states, which includes and 22 teams in the boys’ category and 21 teams in the girls’ category, in the ‘16 and under’ age group. Last year’s Youth National Championship was held in Chandigarh. The winners of the 2014 version were Tamil Nadu, in both the boys’ and girls’ categories, while the first runners up position was secured by the boys’ and girls’ teams from Kerala. The third place winner in the boys’ category last year was the team from Haryana. In the girls’ category, the third place winner last year was Karnataka.

This year’s tournament is being held on two outdoor courts at Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. KARP Impex Group, involved in the business of diamond polishing, crafting and sale and based out of Surat, Gujarat, is the title sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include Sports Authority of Gujarat, Sheetal Group, Acrysil Limited, Madhu Silica, HVK, Rudra TMX, Mono TMT Bar, Leela Worldwide, Maruti Metal Industries, Priya Blue Industries Private Limited, Navyug Pharma Chemical Private Limited, NBM – Iron and Steel Trading Private Limited and Kiran Diamonds.

VentureNursery Graduating Start-ups:

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VentureNursery Graduating Start-ups:

Mr Sagar

Here is an update on angel-backed start-up accelerator VentureNursery, its co-founders Ravi Kiran and Shravan Shroff, and some of its graduating start-ups for your background reading for possible use in your writings on start-ups.

Shall be happy to help connect you with any of the founders for a possible interaction for one of your forthcoming stories.

Cordially

Sanjiv Kataria
Strategic Communications and PR Counsel
Sanjiv.kataria@gmail.com
+91 9810048095

VentureNursery
VentureNursery (VN), India’s first angel-backed start-up accelerator, aims to prepare start-ups and founders for #PolePosition.

VentureNursery was established in March 2012 by two like-minded Angel Investors —Shravan Shroff, Founder and former MD, Fame Cinemas and Ravi Kiran, former CEO-South East & South Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group, Co-Founder, Friends of Ambition and Co-Founder, DazzleToday.

Shravan Shroff and Ravi Kiran in their individual capacity have made over sixty angel investments in sectors ranging from Hospitality, Enterprise Technology, E-Commerce, E-Services, EduTech, Cloud Telephony, Crowdfunding, TravelTech, toMobile Solutions, Gaming,Social Commerce, Location Technology, Computational Science and Analytics and more. They are also limited partners in several Venture Funds and Private Equity funds.

Until September 2015, VentureNursery has accelerated 21 start-ups, of which 15 have graduated and 13 are active and growing well.

Based on its belief that the venture ecosystem needs to focus primarily on maximising the success potential of founders and start-ups, VentureNursery undertakes an intensive and immersive coaching and mentoring role in the chosen start-ups and helps each with end-to-end infrastructural and learning support.

With an obsessive focus on quality, VentureNursery currently conducts four boot camps a year in Mumbai and accommodates two start-ups in each. Following a customised curriculum, delivered by industry leading mentors, the three most important things each start-up learns during the program are identification of right problems, achieving product-market fit and decision making. At the end of each program, start-ups graduating successfully, are evaluated for investment by VentureNursery’s members, a strong group of committed and seasoned angel investors.

Beginning with 10 members (including Shravan and Ravi Kiran) in 2012,VentureNursery currently has 30 members in addition to over 80 mentors-in-residence.

VentureNursery Alumni include branded budget hotel chain OYO Rooms, video interview platform Talview, fashion and lifestyle social commerce platform Klip, crowd-funding platformCatapooolt, travel start-up SeekSherpa, artificial general intelligence companyInvenZone, last minute hotel booking company Hotels Around You and curated activity and hobby classes company FindUrClass, an on-demand home beauty and wellness services platform The Home Salon, and Fixy an on-demand service platform for Handyman, Repair and Home Maintenance Services.

OYO Rooms
Gurgaon
Founder: Ritesh Agarwal
VentureNursery graduate from its first Boot Camp Ritesh Agarwal founded OYO Rooms is India’s largest branded network of hotels. Ritesh was also India’s first winner of the Thiel Fellowship, a program started by Paypal founder, Peter Thiel.

It currently operates in more than 100 Indian cities including major metros, regional hubs and top leisure destinations. OYO Rooms promise comfortable and delightful stays in AC rooms with free breakfast, Wi-Fi and 24×7 customer service support.

OYO Rooms, a winner of several accolades is backed by leading investors including the Softbank Group, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed India.
www dot oyorooms dot com

Klip
Mumbai
Founders:Harsh Gadia and Maneesh Madambath
Klip is a Social Commerce App for Fashion Discovery. It curates and gives personalized product recommendations to users from all online stores at one place. Klip caters to Young Indian Shoppers in Fashion and Lifestyle category, one of the fastest growing segments in Indian e-Commerce space.
www dot klip dot in

Talview
Bangalore
Founders: Sanjoe Tom Jose, Tom Jose, Jobin Jose. Subramanian K
Talview is a video interview platform which helps employers build a high performing workforce by reaching out to and screening more candidates using lesser time and resources than traditional hiring processes.

Talview has served clients across 102 countries and counts ABB, Avery Dennison, Cognizant, GlaxoSmithKline, NTT Group, Tata Group, Unicef, VF Coporation and Wipro among its customers.
www dot talview dot com

Catapooolt
Mumbai
Founder: Satish Kataria
Catapooolt, India’s leading Crowdfunding and community engagement platform, endeavours to bridge ideas, innovations and upcoming ventures with potential funders, supporters and lovers!

Till date, the platform has helped over 30 projects raise over Rs 100 Lakh from amongst over 2000 contributors. Always at forefront of promoting crowdfunding in India, Catapooolt is backed by some interesting partnerships – including that of PayBack and Economic Times.
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SeekSherpa
Gurgaon
Founders: Dhruv Raj Gupta, Sukhmani Singh
SeekSherpa is a hyperlocal platform connecting travellers and locals over unique local experiences. SeekSherpa works with cool and eclectic city locals (Sherpas) in setting up interesting micro tours. These tours are then offered to travellers and city residents looking for things to do or sightseeing solutions in their city.
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FindUrClass
Mumbai
Founders: Rina Nathani, Aakash Jethwani

FindUrclass.com is a search and discovery platform that enables parents to find the RIGHT activity or hobby class for their kids. Educators are curated and listed online across various interests including – art and craft, sports and adventure, fitness and health, cooking, dance, music and singing, beauty and fashion, photography, languages, film and acting etc.
www dot FindUrClass dot com

HotelsAroundYou
Mumbai
Founder: Harsha Nallur, Mohsin Dingankar, Animesh Chaudhary
HotelsAroundYou is a mobile only, on demand, last minute hotel booking platform for travellers to book quality hotels at significantly discounted prices; while simultaneously allowing hotels to sell their distress inventory. It currently caters to major Indian metros, with India wide expansion on the anvil.
App available at www dot hotelsaroundyou dot com

The Home Salon
Mumbai
Founders: Rishika Chandan, Nihar Thanawala
The Home Salon is an on-demand home beauty and wellness services platform is co-founded by husband-wife duo Ms Rishika Chandan and Mr Nihar Thanawala, both graduates of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. The entrepreneurs graduated from VentureNursery’s Season 6 acceleration Program in June 2015.

The Home Salon (THS) connects stylists, therapists and beauticians to customers who are looking to indulge in convenient and prompt home services and treatments, a click of a button away. THS operates as a controlled market place that curates and controls the supply, product and customer with their app-based model.

Their unique business model provides scalability, while differentiating the model through stringent ownership over the entire value chain.

THS aims to disrupt the market with highly trained beauty experts catering to customized requirements through the click of a button.
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Fixy
Mumbai
Founders: Tufayl Merchant, Nabeel Merchant]
Fixy is an on-demand service platform for Handyman, Repair and Home Maintenance Services in urban India. Currently operating in Mumbai, Fixy operates in an unorganized sector which has an addressable market size of over two million urban homes with a potential of INR 10,000 crore.

By seamlessly connecting Handymen and other professionals to Home Owners through the Web and Mobile Platform, Fixy intends to make Home Care & Maintenance a breeze, opening up more possibilities for Home Owners and more Business for local handymen and home maintenance companies.
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‘Arya’
Mumbai
Founders: Vinay Kumar, Deekshith
‘Arya’ is artificial general intelligence based application that powers machines to be interactive and intuitive with human-machine conversations in natural language in both text and visual formats.

‘Arya’ uses proprietary deep learning architectures to learn faster and adapt to multiple domains. It assists humans in making effective decisions at a faster pace and automating execution of tasks cost effectively.

It started off while working on InvenZone, the platform for STM researchers and scientists to simplify the intellectual knowledge sharing conversations between peers. Since then, ‘Arya’ is being evaluated in various business verticals and for various use cases like automating the customer relationship management, in conversational commerce and as advisory in purchase decisions.

Founded by IIT, Mumbai postgraduate and Nanotechnology researcher Vinay Kumar and JNTU, Hyderabad graduate and Natural Language Processing researcher Deekshith, ‘Arya’ targets businesses dependent on information gathering and information retrieval both in B2C and B2B space as also research focused institutions.

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FEVER FM EMERGES BIG WINNER IN PHASE III AUCTIONS WITH MUMBAI, DELHI, HYDERABAD FREQUENCIES

Fever FM has spent money to the tune of approximately Rs 340 crore and has won 10 frequencies. Big FM acquired 14 new frequencies. Radio City also had a profitable time in the auctions and acquired 11 new frequencies

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NUTRALITE, PARLE G & NGO SPROUTS & #FAME LAUNCH UNIQUE CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES FOR GANESH CHATURTHI

Interesting initiatives like fish-friendly Ganesha, crowd-sourced Ganesha and 8-pack health conscious Ganesha are being introduced by brands to engage customers during the 10-day long festival

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MIB ISSUES SHOW-CAUSE NOTICE TO GUJARATI NEWS CHANNEL FOR AIRING CONTENT AGAINST PM MODI

The notice alleged that the content “sullies” the image of a leader holding an “esteemed office” and potentially incites violence

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INDIA CAN AIM FOR DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN LICENSING AND MERCHANDISING BUSINESS IN THE COMING YEAR: SIDDHARTH JAIN

“The size of the licensing and merchandising industry is estimated at Rs 40 billion. Although we account for a mere 4 per cent of the global industry, the Indian market is evolving at a fast pace,” says Jain, MD, Turner International, South Asia

GUEST COLUMN: BRANDING OPPORTUNITY AND BRAND RESPONSIBILITY IN A DISTURBED MARKET: ADVE SRINIVASA BHAT

Yippee had a huge market opportunity on hand with the Maggi packs going off the racks and for some good time, with the ban on its production and supplies, observes management consultant Adve Srinivasa Bhat

GUEST COLUMN: THE CONVERSATION DRIVERS AT IBC 2015: T SHOBHANA

Very soon just like automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, you will see M&E industry also undergo a major transformation, says T Shobhana, Vice President & Global Head, Marketing & Communications at Prime Focus Technologies

MSM AND BBC WORLDWIDE TO LAUNCH NEW CHANNEL SONY BBC EARTH

Both, the formation of the JV between the two channel networks as well as the launch of Sony BBC Earth is subject to necessary regulatory approvals in India, for which the process is currently underway

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  1. Colors Infinity launches home grown English music show The Stage
  2. Aaj Tak sets tone for Bihar elections with Panchayat Aaj Tak
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Kerala Blasters boots up for ISL 2015


Muthoot Pappachan Group extends sponsorship for this season

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 September 2015:  Kerala Blasters FC has made significant changes to the team for the second edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) as they prepare to stake their claim to the ISL trophy. The team had finished as runners-up in the inaugural edition of 2014. Muthoot Pappachan Group continues its association with Kerala Blasters as the main sponsor of the team. The team will continue training at the Greenfield Stadium, where they will play further practice matches, before heading to Kochi. KeralaBlasters will host North East United at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi in their first match on October 6, 2015.

Speaking on the occasion, Sachin Tendulkar co-owner of Kerala Blasters said that, “I would like to thank Muthoot Pappachan Group for continuing their support to Kerala Blasters. We have enjoyed our association with Mr. Thomas George Muthoot and his entire team and look forward to making this second season even bigger for the scores of fans of Kerala Blasters. Indian Super League has made tremendous impact and provided a great platform for young Indian players to hone their skills and play with some of the best players from across the globe. Kerala Blasters had a memorable debut season.  We keenly look forward to the team playing their special brand of football under the able leadership of Head Coach Peter Taylor, coach Trevor Morgan and Marquee player Carlos Marchena.’’

Mr. Thomas George Muthoot, Director, Muthoot Pappachan Group said that ‘’We are delighted to continue our association with Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and Kerala Blasters as Main sponsor. The team epitomizes our core values of creativity, teamwork and commitment. We had an exciting journey last year and are confident that Kerala Blasters will be the front-runner to win the second edition of Indian Super League. We appeal to all our fans for their whole hearted support to the team.

ANNEXURE BELOW:

The players that have been retained include Sandesh Jhingan, the talented right back who was voted ISL’s emerging Player of the Year in 2014. Partnering him in defense will be the familiar face of Gurwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh & Saumik Dey, whereas Mehtab Hossain & Ishfaq Ahmed will anchor the midfield and the dependable Sandip Nandy will hold fort at the goal.

Head Coach – Peter Taylor

Coach  – Trevor Morgan

Asst. Coauch  – Ishfaq Ahmed

Forwards – Mohammed Rafi, CK Vineeth, Chris Dagnall, Antonio Timothy German, Sanchez Watt, Manandeep Singh

Midfielders  – Mehtab Hossain, Victor Herreco Forcada, Joao Coimbra, Cavin Lobo, Peter Carvalho, Shankar Sampingiraj, Josue Currais Prieto

Defenders  – Carlos Marchena, Peter Ramage, Marcus Williams, Bruno Perone, Gurwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Saumik Dey,

Goalkeeper  – Sandip Nandy, Stephen Bywater, Shilton Paul

 

For further information, please contact:

Bhavisha Joshi Upadhyay – Mobile: +91-9819872745I
bhavisha@wordlabasia.com, b4bhavisha@gmail.com

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Hungarian police Use Water cannon on fencebroker

Hungarian police useded tear gas and water cannon against asylum seekers, who broke through a razor wire fence at the border crossing with Serbia. In the embattled at least 20 police officers and two children have been injured in clashes, local TV reported citing the Hungarian PM’s security adviser.
“So far 20 policemen have been injured and ambulance services have just taken two children (to hospital) who were injured after being thrown over the security fence,” Gyorgy Bakondi told public TV. “We will definitely restore the fence and strengthen the fence, and protect Hungary’s security with all legal means.”Police have been reportedly trying to control the crowd, who were throwing plastic bottles, stones and concrete at them.Media agencies

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Gujarat boys secure second victory & Chhattisgarh girls win

#6: Home team Gujarat boys secure second victory; Chhattisgarh girls win back-to-back on Day 3

Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 16th September 2015: On Day 3 of the 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship being held at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, the games in the morning session were packed with strong teams. The Tamil Nadu boys continued their surge with another victory, this time against Delhi. TN captain P. Baladhaneshwar again showed his MVP-calibre with 25 points, leading all scorers. The ease of the victory enabled Tamil Nadu to showcase their bench strength in the game. The other Level 1 boys’ games were also one-sided affairs, as Punjab handily beat last year’s runners up Kerala. Sahil and Kanwar Gurbaz Singh from Punjab had good games for their team with 22 and 18 points respectively. The Haryana boys picked up their second victory of the tournament defeating a comparatively undersized Maharashtra team. Chhattisgarh boys fell to the Uttar Pradesh team that registered a 59-39 victory. The play of the UP boys has been one of the surprises of the tournament so far.

In the Level 1 girls’ games on Day 3 morning, the Maharashtra girls registered their second victory of the tournament against the Punjab team by an impressive 32-point margin. Shruti Vasant Sherigar and Neha Shanu were joint top scorers for Maharashtra with 18 points each. In the other game, Chhattisgarh stuck to their fast paced style of play and picked up a 53-44 victory against last year’s runners up Kerala girls. Chhattisgarh was led by Gulabsha Ali’s 21 points.

In the second half of the day, the Chhattisgarh girls played another game against Karnataka. Gulabsha Ali top scored for her team yet again with 27 points and Chhattisgarh ended up with a comfortable 47-24 victory. The Chandigarh girls also handily defeated their opponent Rajasthan 36 to 15.

In the boys’ games, Kerala faced Maharashtra in a cracker of a contest. Both teams went back-and-forth and the game saw multiple lead changes. In the end, Kerala held on for a 1-point victory 59 to 58. The Chhattisgarh boys faced neighbours Madhya Pradesh and displayed strong defense in the paint coupled with strong drives to the basket. Led by guard Vinod Rajak, Chhattisgarh bounced back from the morning loss to register a 51-32 victory.

Results from Day 3 up to 7:30 p.m.

Girls:

Level 1:

Group A:

Maharashtra (Shruti Vasant Sherigar 18, Neha Shanu 18) bt Punjab (Rajandeep Kaur 10, Lovepreet Kaur 9) 67-35 (26-7, 6-12, 20-12, 15-4)

Group B:

Chhattisgarh (Gulabsha Ali 21, Jyoti Kumari 17) bt Kerala (Adhikanop 17, Sylvia Grace Shiboo 11, Reyna K. 8) 53-44 (10-13, 11-10, 9-6, 23-15)

Chhattisgarh (Gulabsha Ali 27, Jyoti Kumari 8) bt Karnataka (Aastha 8) 47-24 (12-4, 19-6, 5-3, 11-11)

Level 2:

Group C:

Himachal Pradesh (Muskan 11, Pallavi N. 8) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Ishita 9) 45-21(11-0, 11-9, 11-3, 12-9)

Group D:

West Bengal (Paramita Ghosh 24, Mala Arong 14) bt Puducherry (Sandhya 14, Aiswarya 7) 54-33 (15-14, 16-5, 9-9, 14-5)

Group E:

Chandigarh (Amrit 16, Palak 10) bt Rajasthan (Usha Acharaj 7, Himanshi 6) 36-15 (10-7, 8-2, 8-2, 10-4)

Boys:

Level 1:

Group A:

Tamil Nadu (P. Baladhaneshwar 25, C. Joshua Rozario 16, K. Ajith Kumar 12) bt Delhi(Hansraj 20, Sorav 11, Manik 9) 76-60 (24-10, 9-8, 22-10, 21-32)

Uttar Pradesh (Pankaj 18, Dheeraj Maurya 10) bt Chhattisgarh (Virendra 10, Salim Ali 10) 59-39 (21-11, 10-7, 10-12, 18-9)

Chhattisgarh (Vinod Rajak 17, Gajendra 10) bt Madhya Pradesh (Harshvardhan 9, Manoj Singh 7, Vicki Batham 7) 51-32 (10-12, 6-13, 18-4, 17-3)

Group B:

Haryana (Ankit Toshi 19, Rinku 16) bt Maharashtra (Sameer Qureshi 23) 71-48 (18-11, 11-16, 24-14, 18-7)

Punjab (Sahil 22, Kanwar Gurbaz Singh 18, Parmod Pal 17) bt Kerala (Joshua George 12, Jithin Paul 9) 74-43 (19-16, 24-14, 18-6, 13-7)

Kerala (Muhammed S. 24, Joshua J. George 14) bt Maharashtra (Faisan Khan 22, Gurprem Singh 12) 59-58 (12-15, 15-9, 14-16, 18-18)

Level 2:

Group C:

Jammu and Kashmir (Abhinav 11, Shivam 11) bt Puducherry (Gurumurthy 29) 51-46(13-13, 2-10, 15-8, 21-15)

Group D:

Gujarat (Karan Pithadiya 14, Satyajeetsinh 8) bt Telangana (Priyank 9) 53-21 (13-8, 10-3, 12-6, 18-4)

West Bengal (S. Hussain 13, P. Mondal 11) bt Bihar (Raunak Kumar 7, Rahul Kumar 6)55-24 (13-8, 11-7, 22-8, 9-1)

Group E:

Uttarakhand (Vaibhav Choudhary 28, Prakhar Sharma 18, Dheeraj Negi 12) bt Goa(Shaun 22, Manjesh 14, Roy 12) 63-60 (14-15, 13-13, 11-11, 25-21)

About 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship

The 32nd Youth National Basketball Championship is being conducted in Bhavnagar, Gujarat from 14th to 20th September 2015 by the Gujarat State Basketball Association in association with the Bhavnagar District Basketball Association and the Youngsters Basketball Club, Bhavnagar under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

The tournament shall see the participation of 43 teams from different states, which includes and 22 teams in the boys’ category and 21 teams in the girls’ category, in the ‘16 and under’ age group. Last year’s Youth National Championship was held in Chandigarh. The winners of the 2014 version were Tamil Nadu, in both the boys’ and girls’ categories, while the first runners up position was secured by the boys’ and girls’ teams from Kerala. The third place winner in the boys’ category last year was the team from Haryana. In the girls’ category, the third place winner last year was Karnataka.

This year’s tournament is being held on two outdoor courts at Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. KARP Impex Group, involved in the business of diamond polishing, crafting and sale and based out of Surat, Gujarat, is the title sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include Sports Authority of Gujarat, Sheetal Group, Acrysil Limited, Madhu Silica, HVK, Rudra TMX, Mono TMT Bar, Leela Worldwide, Maruti Metal Industries, Priya Blue Industries Private Limited, Navyug Pharma Chemical Private Limited, NBM – Iron and Steel Trading Private Limited and Kiran Diamonds.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at www.basketballfederationindia.org

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