Thursday, August 10, 2017

BOBBY DEOL’S ‘SHUDDH HINDI’ WORKSHOP STARTED WITH THE GAYATRI MANTRA!

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The recently released trailer of Poster Boys starring Sunny and Bobby Deol along with Shreyas Talpade in the lead, was a rage amongst audiences who absolutely loved the light hearted comedy it showcased.
One of the most interesting aspects to watch out for, is Bobby Deol’s ‘shuddh hindi’ rant against the people who put up their posters all around the city.
A source close to the makers of the film told us that Shreyas Talpade and writer Bunty Rathod had personally taken an initiative to coach Bobby. It was a process that Bobby had to follow, which would start off with him reciting the Gayatri Mantra in the morning followed by reading authentic Hindi newspapers on a daily basis in order to improve his diction.
The workshop was extensive and went on for a fortnight, the outcome as we saw in the trailer is definitely applaud worthy.
Inspired by a real-life incident, Poster Boys is a story about three men, who are shocked to find their pictures being used as part of a vasectomy campaign and how they decide to fight against the system.
Dharmendra, Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Sunny Sounds Pvt.Ltd. & Affluence Movies presents Poster Boys – a light hearted comedy-drama starring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade. Directed by Shreyas Talpade, the film is slated to release on September 8th, 2017.
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EICHER MOTORS BEST EVER PERFORMANCE

Eicher Motors Limited announces its best ever performance for quarter ended June 30th, 2017
~ For the  quarter ended June 30, 2017, EML recorded its highest ever total income from operations at Rs 2,001  crores (net of excise duty), highest ever EBITDA at Rs 621 crores and Total Comprehensive Income at Rs 458 crores~

New Delhi, August 09, 2017: Eicher Motors Limited (EML)today announced the unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.
The Board of Directors at Eicher Motors Limited approved the results with the performance highlights as follows:
EML’s consolidated results for Q1 ended June 30, 2017 as compared to corresponding period ended June 30, 2016

ParticularsQ1 2017-18Q1 2016-17% growth
Total Income from operations (Net of Excise Duty)2001155628.6%
EBITDA62147032.1%
EBITDA %
(as a % of  Income from operations (Net of Excise Duty)
31.0%30.2%
EBIT57543133.6%
EBIT %28.8%27.7%
Profit After Tax43533031.9%
PAT (%)21.7%21.2%
Share of EML in profit/(loss) of Joint ventures2547-46.4%
Total Comprehensive Income45837522.3%

Note:·                        All figures are Rs. Crores except where specified
 VE Commercial Vehicles’ consolidated results for Q1 ended June 30, 2017 as compared to corresponding period ended June 30, 2016

ParticularsQ1 2017-18Q1 2016-17% growth
Total Income from operations (Net of Excise Duty)18032139-15.7%
EBITDA149194-23.0%
EBITDA %8.3%9.1%
(as a % of  Income from operations (Net of Excise Duty)
Total Comprehensive Income65106-38.4%
Total Comprehensive Income (%)3.6%5.0%

Note:·            All figures are Rs.crores except where specified
Eicher Motors Limited (EML) recorded following sales volume and market share (MS) across both its businesses- Royal Enfield and EML’s joint venture with the Volvo Group – VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV)
Royal Enfield
Q1 2017-18Q1 2016-17Growth (%)
Total motorcycle sales183,731147,34924.7%
VE Commercial Vehicles Limited
Q1 2017-18Q1 2016-17MS Q1 2017-18MS Q1 2016-17
Eicher Cargo Trucks (3.5-5 tonne)57830724%14.8%
Eicher Light & Medium Duty Trucks (5-14 tonne)4490587133.3%34.2%
Eicher Heavy Duty Trucks (16 tonne & above)140732053.9%6.1%
Eicher Buses (5 tonne and above)3438421920.9%20%
Total Domestic Sales- Eicher Trucks and Buses
(3.5 tonne and above)
99131360214.5%14.6%
Exports1588231213%17.4%
Volvo Trucks82157
Total115831607114.4%15.1%
 Royal Enfield posted its best ever performance in Quarter ended June 2017. In this quarter, Royal Enfield sold 183,731 motorcycles, registering its best ever quarterly sales volume and posting a growth of 24.7% over 147,349 motorcycles sold in the same period last year. Royal Enfield also posted its highest ever quarterly income from operations at Rs  2,001 crores (net of excise duty) for Q1 2017-18, a growth of  28.6% over the corresponding period last year. 
Commenting on Royal Enfield’s performance, Siddhartha Lal Managing Director and CEO  Eicher Motors Ltd said, “Royal Enfield has performed extremely well in the first quarter of FY 2017-18 despite a number of issues in the domestic market like BS-IV transition and GST rollout that affected the industry. In the face of these challenges, Royal Enfield transitioned to the BS-IV norms with no BS-III inventory. We smoothly transitioned to GST regime without any disruptions”
Gaining popularity across the globe, the 14th edition of Himalayan Odyssey was flagged off from India Gate, New Delhi on July 08, 2017. This year Himalayan Odyssey witnessed a participation of 61 riders including 6 women. Considered as the holy grail of motorcycle rides across the world, the participants on the Himalayan Odyssey rode from Delhi all the way to Khardung-La – one of the world’s highest motorable roads over 18 days covering 2300 kilometres.
“Royal Enfield has been investing in building capacity and capabilities. In May 2017, Royal Enfield moved into its technical centre located at Leicester, UK. The area for office and testing is spread over 36,000 square feet and currently have more than 100 employees working on developing our upcoming platforms. Our immediate business outlook remains strong and Royal Enfield continues to grow consistently, competitively and profitably towards leading and expanding the mid-sized motorcycle segment globally”he added.
Commenting on VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV)’s performanceSiddhartha said, “The CV industry was affected by the transition from BS-III to BS-IV emission norms and the implementation of GST  The industry grappled with the large BS-III inventory. The actual impact to the CV segment will be known only after the channel stocks normalise. However, as a result of all these issues in Q1 2017-18 VECV declined by 27.9% against an industry decline of 24.2% with a sale of 11583 units over 16071 units same period last year. In the month of June 2017, we reduced the channel stocks by more than 1000 units that could give us an advantage in the coming months when the channel stocks become normal.”
“Our joint venture with Eicher Polaris Pvt Ltd (EPPL) continues to be on track as we expand our network. We opened our first dealership outside India – in Nepal in July 2017. ” Siddhartha further added.
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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT CORDIALLY PC OF ‘PARTITION: 1947’

PRESS INVITATION

Reliance Entertainment cordially invites you to attend the Press Conference & to share with you the uniqueness of their latest film



‘Partition: 1947’
(Film based on British accountability for the humanitarian disaster triggered by the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947.)





To be addressed by:

  • Huma Qureshi
  • Gurinder Chadha (Director)


Time: 11:30 a.m.
Date: 11th August 2017 (Friday)
Venue: The Junkyard Cafe, N-91, CP


You are requested to send correspondents/ photographers/ camera crew for the Press Conference.
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N.KOREA WARNS US

On Tuesday, the KPA Strategic Force through a statement of its spokesman fully warned the U.S. against its all-round sanctions on the DPRK and moves of maximizing military threats to it. But the U.S. president at a golf links again let out a load of nonsense about “fire and fury,” failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA.
It seems that he has not yet understood the statement.
Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.
The military action the KPA is about to take will be an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the U.S. in the southern part of the Korean peninsula and its vicinity.
The Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA Strategic Force are replete with a strong determination to fully demonstrate once again the invincible might of the force, which has developed into a reliable nuclear force of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the world’s strongest strike service, through the planned enveloping strike targeting the U.S. imperialist bases of aggression.
The Strategic Force is also considering the plan for opening to public the historic enveloping fire at Guam, a practical action targeting the U.S. bases of aggression.
This unprecedented step is to give stronger confidence in certain victory and courage to the Korean people and help them witness the wretched plight of the U.S. imperialists.
The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi Prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.
The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK nuclear force and wait for his order.
We keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S. -0-
North Korea has warned the United States that it will complete its plan by mid-August to fire ballistic missiles toward waters off Guam.
The Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army on Wednesday issued a spokesperson’s statement that it is considering implementing the plan.
On Thursday, the commander of the Force announced concrete details of the plan via the state-run media.
He said the Force is considering firing 4 Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles simultaneously. He said they will travel over Japan’s prefectures of Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi before falling into waters 30 to 40 kilometers off Guam.
He said the trajectories will travel a distance of 3,356.7 kilometers, taking 1,065 seconds.
The commander added the Force will wait for an order from leader Kim Jong Un after reporting the completed plan by the middle of this month.
US and South Korean forces plan to conduct annual joint drills in South Korea from August 21st.
A sense of alert is growing in the international community over possible test-launches of missiles by the North coinciding with the drills.
North Korea website kcnawatch.co reports .
A Pyongyang city mass rally was held at Kim Il Sung Square on Wednesday to fully support the statement of the DPRK government.
Attending it were Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Ri Su Yong and others, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the C.C., Korean Social Democratic Party, officials of the Cabinet, public organizations, ministries and national institutions and institutions and industrial establishments in the city of Pyongyang and working people and youth and students.
The DPRK government statement was read out by Ri Su Yong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK.
Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, addressed the meeting.
Noting that the U.S. and its vassal forces recently cooked up “sanctions resolution” over the DPRK’s test-launch of ICBM by abusing the name of the UN again, the speaker condemned it as an unprecedented unethical deed and an intolerable hideous state terrorism aimed to completely violate the DPRK’s sovereignty and rights to existence and development.
He said:
The U.S., the most shameless gangster-like state, framed up the “sanctions resolution” with dastards acting as voting machine without any principle. This is no more than desperate efforts of those frightened at the might of the DPRK which rose to the high strategic position as a nuclear power of Juche and world-level military power.
The DPRK’s access to the strongest nukes and rockets is a legitimate step to defend the destiny of the country and nation and ensure the right to the independent development. The imperialistic U.S. styling itself as the “only superpower in the world” would cook up such dirty criminal documents, daring not to provoke the DPRK though it mobilize all its vassal forces. Such reality clearly proves that our Party’s line of simultaneously developing the two fronts is the eternal banner and invincible weapon for peace and prosperity.
The hostile forces have so far cooked up UN “sanctions resolutions” several times, faulting the DPRK’s exercise of just rights. But any sanctions and pressure could not browbeat the DPRK but hardened its independent faith and resulted in increasing the might of its self-development.
We will further increase the might of justice to wipe out the source of all injustice and evils now that the gangster-like acts of the U.S. have reached the height, and clearly show what miserable and wretched fate those standing in the way of the DPRK will have to face.
The neighboring countries which blindly followed the U.S. as its puppets, away with elementary justice and etiquettes, will never be able to evade the responsibility for having coiled up the situation on the Korean peninsula and endangered peace and security in the region.
Though the U.S. and the groups counting on it are getting so frantic, the DPRK remains unshaken as it is possessed of the strongest nuclear weapons and ICBM, the speaker said, calling on all the people to staunchly struggle for the final victory in standoff with the U.S.-led imperialists and building a powerful socialist nation under the ever-victorious guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Then, representatives of various circles made speeches.
Speaking on behalf of the Korean working class, Pak Hyong Ryol, manager of the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory, expressed fully support for the DPRK government statement which categorically rejects the “sanctions resolutions” cooked up by the U.S. and other hostile forces over the DPRK’s ICBM test-launch.
On behalf of the agricultural workers, Jong Yong Suk, chairwoman of the Ryokpho District Cooperative Farm Management Committee, expressed the resolve to foil the enemies’ vicious sanctions and blockade with increased agricultural production, bearing in mind that rice just means socialism and bullets and bombs for wiping out the enemies.
Representing the intellectuals, Kim Chol Ho, dean of faculty of Kim Chaek University of Technology, said that the intellectuals would smash the enemies’ iron net of sanctions with world-startling sci-tech achievements in keeping with the present situation where the U.S. imperialists made such unprecedented provocation as totally checking the DPRK’s normal trade and economic exchanges.
Speaking on behalf of the youths, Mun Chol, first secretary of the Pyongyang City Youth League Committee, said that the young people in the country would become five million human bullets and bombs and nuclear warheads to blow the U.S. from this planet.
Then, followed a mass demonstration.
Its participants marched in fine array to the tune of brass band music, holding placards with such slogans as “Let’s become bullets and bombs devotedly defending respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un!” and “We fully support the statement of the DPRK government categorically rejecting the ‘sanctions resolution’ against the DPRK!” -0- reports kcnawatch.co
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AUSTRIA BEEFS UP BORDER CONTROLS

Austria’s interior minister says police and soldiers are increasing controls on the country’s eastern and southern borders in response to what he says are increased numbers of migrants entering illegally. Wolfgang Sobotka says the measures will be in effect on border crossing points with Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Slovakia. He said Wednesday the move is necessary because larger than usual numbers of migrants have been intercepted along these borders. He says that some of the migrants were stopped at border crossings that were previously seldom used in attempts to enter Austria illegally
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GERMANY TO DEPORT SOME AFGHANS

German officials say a review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain Afghan asylum seekers back to the country. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry says a recent official report concluded that the conflict in Afghanistan doesn’t put all civilians at risk. Martin Schaefer said Wednesday that “the individual threat level for people who live in Afghanistan or return to Afghanistan depends on a multitude of factors.” Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said Germany would continue to deport Afghans who are considered a threat, have committed crimes or persistently refuse to reveal their identity. Germany suspended large-scale deportations after more than 100 people were killed in an attack near the German embassy in Kabul in May.RT
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20MN FACE WAR-LINKED FAMINE

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the UN warned on Wednesday. The Security Council officially declared for the first time that the threat was directly linked to the armed conflicts raging in the afflicted areas. “The Security Council notes the devastating impact on civilians of ongoing armed conflict and violence,” the 15-member UN body said. It went on to issue a call for all parties “to urgently take steps that would enable a more effective humanitarian response.” According to the UN’s humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, only $2.5 billion have so far been paid up by donors to tackle the crisis, out of a total of $4.9 billion urgently needed. RT
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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

:Nksagar Sagar
Aug 10 at 12:13 AM
Food Tank
The United Nations is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration is an international human rights instrument, recognizing a range of fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and affirming their right to follow their traditional ways of growing food. Over the centuries, indigenous peoples have provided a series of ecological and cultural services to humankind; preserving traditional farming knowledge and practices that maintain biodiversity, enhance food security, and protect the world’s natural resources.
To recognize the many contributions of indigenous peoples, Food Tank is spotlighting five indigenous farming practices that are enhancing food security: agroforestry, crop rotations, mixed/inter-cropping, polyculture, and water harvesting.

The preservation and continued evolving use of this knowledge is embedded in recognizing indigenous peoples’ fundamental right to follow their own traditional ways of growing food. Food Tank welcomes feedback and suggestions to help grow this list of traditional farming practices.
NYC Summit
The NYC Food Tank Summit is now SOLD OUT. You can still apply to the wait list or watch the event live on the Food Tank Facebook page on September 13, 2017. 
Indigenous Farmers
Launched in 2015, the United Kingdom-based Toast Ale is brewing beer from leftover bread and is using its profits to fund the nonprofit Feedback.
MIT Food Computers
A team of American researchers recently published a studyin BioScience challenging the assertion that “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.”
OSA MESA Program
In the first interview of Food Tank’s three-part series, GW sophomore Isabelle Moody discusses her future food security research.
Ethiopian Coffee Endangered
MicroGen Biotech: Tackling Pollutants in Soil
Irish biotech company MicroGen Biotech is developing products that use microbes to increase crop yield, improve food safety, and promote soil health.
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5THGLOBAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2017-SPORTS FOR ALL

PHD Chamber cordially invites you for the unveiling of knowledge report launch on the occasion of ​ 5thGlobal Sports Convention 2017-SPORTS FOR ALL with the theme “Empowering Youth through Sports” been scheduled to be held on August 12, 2017, 10:00am at LPS Auditorium, PHD House, New Delhi.
​PHD Chamber of commerce & Industry is celebrating international Youth Convention and also felicitating some sportsperson to encourage sports in India.
​Present on the occasion would be 
Mrs. Kiran Soni Gupta, IAS Additional Secretary & Financial advisor (Youth affair)   Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India
Shri Chetan Chauhan,Hon’ble Minister for Youth Welfare & Sports,   Govt. of Uttar Pradesh  
Ms. Anjum Chopra, Padma Shri,Former Cricketer, Indian National Women’s Cricket Team         
Mr. Om Pathak, Member- Olympic Task Force, Govt. Of India
Ms. Neelam Pratap Rudy, Chairperson, Sports Committee, PHD Chamber
H.E. Mr. Panos Kalogeropoulos, Ambassador, Embassy of Greece
Mr. Ravinder S. Naidu, Chairman, Army Sports Control BoarD
Mr. Ashwin Pogula, Mary Kom Foundation
Mr. Sudhanshu Fadnis, Managing Director, Sport seed 

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