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Shahrukh Khan & Shahid Kapoor to co-host the 14th IIFA Awards in Macau

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Shahrukh Khan& Shahid Kapoor to co-host the 14th IIFA Awards in Macau As we draw closer to the Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend, the biggest superstar of Indian Cinema, Shahrukh Khan will play host at the upcoming 14th IIFA Awards at The Venetian Macao along with Shahid Kapoor. On the 6th of July, Shahrukh will bring his signature style to the IIFA stage along with Shahid to host the 14th edition of the prestigious Awards. The two stars will join forces as they enthrall audiences with their upbeat commentary leading fans into throes of laughter.Shahrukh Khan last hosted IIFA in the picturesque city of Amsterdam in 2005 Performances from Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit and Abhishek Bachchan will also be seen at the Awards while actor-director-choreographer Prabhudeva will perform with Sridevi in a dance off.
This year, the VIDEOCON D2H IIFA Weekend will return to the crown jewel of Cotai Strip Resorts - The VenetianMacao-Resort-Hotel, making it one of the fortunate few destinations to host t…

Ahana Deol gets engaged to Delhi based businessman Vaibhav Vora!

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Ahana Deol gets engaged to Delhi based businessman Vaibhav Vora!



Bollywood’s  original Dream girl Hema Malini and Superstar Dharmendra youngest daughter Ahana Deol has got engaged to Vaibhav Vora, a businessman from Delhi . Ahana Deol looked resplendent in a sari designed for her engagement. The private ceremony was held at their residence in Juhu Scheme. The ceremony was held in a very traditional manner and took place in the presence of the two families. Both Ahana and Vaibhav exchanged rings and took the blessings of the elderly and the almighty.


Incidentally both Vaibhav and Ahana had met at the wedding of her sister Esha Deol aound this time, last year and love blossomed between them. The two were very serious about each other and sensing their commitment with the relationship, both the families gave their consent.
Hema Malini was delighted to announce the engagement “I am glad that Ahana has found someone as her life partner. It is a joyous moment for all of us.Vaibhav is a very…

THE SMURFS 2 - trailer launch + SAB TV's Taarak Mehta cast members are Smurfs India Ambassadors!

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atest trailer of THE SMURFS 2 releasing in English and Hindi on 2nd August 2013: http://bit.ly/TheSmurfs2-Trailer2 Global Smurfs Day was held on 22nd June 2013 to mark Smurfs creator Peyo’s birthday. The day was highlighted by a worldwide Smurf Ambassadors initiative, which began in Brussels as Veronique Culliford, Peyo’s daughter, appointed Smurf Ambassadors from 28 different countries – including India - and dispatched them to Paris, where much of The Smurfs 2 takes place.  The ambassadors dressed as Smurfs and then boarded their Smurfs-themed Thalys train for Paris.
In Paris, a huge flash mob greeted them by dancing to Britney Spears’ song “Ooh La La” from the film’s soundtrack – with a little help from Silvia Notargiacomo, choreographer of the French version of “Dancing with the Stars.”  The ambassadors also got to take a goodwill tour of Paris. Ambassadors who travelled to Brussels and Paris included a wide range of Smurf fans, including television personalities, voice talent, chore…

The CTO completes a Quality of Service Survey of Nigeria

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The CTO completes a Quality of Service Survey of Nigeria
London, UK, 26 June 2013 - The Research and Consultancy team at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has completed a Nationwide Consumer Satisfaction Survey with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). More than 50,000 Nigerians responded to a detailed questionnaire that was designed to help the NCC understand consumers’ perceptions of the quality of ICT services provided by Nigerian ISPs, fixed line and mobile operators. Using the data derived from the survey, the CTO created a consumer satisfaction index that will ensure the NCC can continuously monitor and record levels consumer satisfaction and Quality of Service. This project was intended to help Nigerian service providers meet consumers’ expectations in the future and enable the Nigerian Communications Commission to continue striving for improved quality of service and higher levels consumer satisfaction. Amongst other things, the final reports for t…

Kashmiri actress in Ek Bura Aadmi

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Kashmiri actress in Ek Bura Aadmi




The film Ek Bura Aadmi is all set to release. The film stars a Kashmiri girl as the lead actress. The film is based on the politicians from the North Indian states of UP and Bihar. This realistic movie stars Arunoday Singh as the lead actor and Angira Dhar as the leading lady. Worked behind the camera for Channel V Angira Dhar is very happy and excited for her debut film. Srinagar born Angira wants to make her career in Direction. She tells how she got the film Ek Bura Aadmi, “I was shooting for Channel V and director Ishraq saw and asked me to give audition for the movie. I gave the audition and got the film.” On asking about the experience of her debut film she says, “The experience was very good. Director Ishraq and actor Arunoday Singh both were very nice and I got many acting tips from both of them.” On asking if she gets an offer for other films also, will she do it? She says, “If the offer is nice, I will definitely go for it.” The film is present…

Rolta Announces Three Rapid-Deployment Solutions Based on SAP® Software-Johnson Thomas

Rolta Announces Three Rapid-Deployment Solutions Based on SAP® SoftwareMumbai,Rolta, a SAP software solution and technology partner, today announced three rapid-deployment solutionmodules of the Rolta OneView™ suite for the Process Manufacturing and Utility industries, enabling companies to get up and running faster and more efficiently. Rolta OneView Operations Insights, Asset Insights and Maintenance & Reliability Insights modules combine SAP software and content with software and services from Rolta for a pre-configured solution that delivers sophisticated Business Intelligence capabilities to operations managers, reducing risks and helping clients achieve benefits quickly and affordably. Rolta will rapidly install these OneView rapid-deployment modules within predetermined time, cost and service scope.  Rolta OneView brings together SAP and non-SAP data sources, and when used with the SAP HANA® platform, provides operational data insights previously unavailable due to an enterp…

“BEST SONG EVER” The brand new single Released 22nd July 2013 on download

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“BEST SONG EVER” The brand new single Released 22nd July 2013 on download Available to Pre-Order from Midnight Tonight (excluding US & Canada) www.onedirectionmusic.com
Global superstars One Direction will tease their forthcoming first movie, the 3D ‘This Is Us’, with the eagerly awaited release of their brand new single ‘Best Song Ever.’ The first song to be taken from their forthcoming third album, ‘Best Song Ever’ is available to pre-order frommidnight and released on 22nd July, with a physical CD release following on 19th August. On ‘Best Song Ever’ Niall, Louis, Harry, Liam and Zayn deliver yet another memorable modern-pop classic. Fans can get their first taste of ‘Best Song Ever’ when the new trailer for ‘This Is Us’ launches on their official Vevo channel today. With a sky scraping sing along chorus, One Direction’s new single expands their sound yet remains as irrepressibly infectious as ever. One Direction are currently on a worldwide tour in support of their second album ‘Take…

NFDC's National Award Winner The Good Road to release on July 19th - Johnson Thomas

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NFDC's National Award Winner The Good Road to release on July 19th

Mumbai, Thursday, June 27, 2013: NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) announces today, that its National Award Winner 2013- Best Feature Film - Gujarati, The Good Road, is scheduled to release on July 19th in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Baroda, and Gandhinagar, across PVR cinemas under the Director's Rare banner. 

The 60th National Film Awards ceremony of the Directorate of Film Festivals presented its annual National Film Awards to honor the best of Indian Cinema in 2012, on May 3, 2013. An Award in this Category has come to a Gujarati film after a gap of 20 years, after Manvini Bhavai by Upendra Trivedi, in 1993. 

A modern Gujarati tale, The Good Road, is directed by debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa. In its story based around Kachchh, Gujarat, The Good Road is a journey of three sets of people who are travelling on a highway, cutting through the Banni, bordering the Rann. They are all on a journey to ac…

14TH VIDEOCON D2H IIFA WEEKEND TO HOST AN ACTING AND MUSIC WORKSHOP- Johnson Thomas

14TH VIDEOCON D2H IIFA WEEKEND TO HOST AN ACTING AND MUSIC WORKSHOP

27th June, 2013, Hong Kong – This year the 14th VIDEOCON D2H IIFA Weekend 2013 celebrates a century of creativity, passion and excellence in Indian Cinema. In order to pay tribute to the various crafts behind our glamorous films, IIFA will host an Acting workshop and Music workshop on the 2nd and 3rd day respectively. The Acting Workshop (100 Years of Indian Cinema: An Actor Prepares) will be led by internationally renowned veteran actor, Anupam Kher with the aim to decode the great craft of acting and motivate the audience to tap into their creative side. The workshop will throw light on various topics like the evolution of Indian cinema and will provide guidance to those who seek a professional career within the acting fraternity. The workshop on day 2 (5th July) is an open invitation to students and film enthusiasts to participate. Anupam Kher speaking on the workshop said“It gives me immense pleasure to conduct an …

Arunoday in an item number with Chamiya-Johnson Thomas

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Arunoday’s item number With Chamiya
What? Arunoday Singh’s item number? Is he really dancing in a film and that too an item number? Is this some kind of gossip because he does not want to dance in the films?  During the shoot of the film Ek Bura Aadmi, we had a chance to talk with Arunoday Singh and when asked he says, “Dance is not my cup of tea and I am not made for the films which require me to dance in them.”

Looks like Aru noday is not sticking to his words. He is dancing in this film and that too in an item number!
Whatever it may be, the item song “Uchal gayi chamiya kavaro ke beech mein” from the film Ek Bura Aadmi is getting a tremendous response from the audience. It is sung byRuna Rizvi and the music is given by ‘Band of Bandagi’. The film Ek Bura Aadmi is directed by Ishraq.

The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival to sport a New Look;- Johnson Thomas

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The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival; the premier film festival of the country organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), will sport a new look. Just as the ever evolving art and industry of cinema, Mumbai’s most eagerly awaited cultural event has grown in both size and power over the years. To represent this fact and the strong association with the most important centre of the Indian film industry, the festival has created a new visual identity.
The icon is a contemporary and edgy interpretation of the city’s iconic monument, the Gateway of India and is a carefully crafted homage to Mumbai’s art deco era of talkies. The new identity is fluid with a dazzling array of colours, each one representing a particular category at the festival while at the same time reflecting the diverse cultural mosaic of the financial capital of India. The logo by which the festival will be known is a rendition of the coveted Golden Gateway Award, the premier award recognizing the best f…

Yashpal Sharma at Launch of Rudralife Enxhibition

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Yashpal Sharma at Launch of Rudralife Enxhibition








i-sure from Piramal Enterprises’ receiving an extremely positive acceptance-Johnson Thomas

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i-sure from Piramal Enterprises’  receiving an extremely positive acceptance

Mumbai, June 2013: Indian lifestyle in the urban areas and to some extent in some rural areas has changed dramatically. Today an Indian woman enjoys all the rights, privileges and facilities that were privy only to men. But with increasing responsibilities, comes rising stress and various unavoidable health issues, like infertility. As per the Census results of India, childlessness in India has risen by 50% since 1981. Even some published research states that, in India, educated women have marked higher infertility rates than the uneducated.

Voicing this concern and addressing it with full priority, Piramal Healthcare introduced i-sure, India’s first ovulation detection kit which claims to maximize the chances of pregnancy. Most infertility cases reported by doctors are due to the wrong timing in intercourse and less because of any medical conditions, i-sure seems to be that one product which addresses this iss…

Rabba Main Kya Karoon to release on 2nd August 2013 -Johnson Thomas

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Rabba Main Kya Karoon to release on 2nd August 2013 After winning the national award for the film, 1971 Amrit Sagar is back with a bang with his next film “Rabba Main Kya Karoon” starring Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Raj Babbar, Akash Chopra, Tahira Kochhar, Riya Sen, Himani Shivpuri, Tinnu Anand, Sushmita Mukherjee and Shakti Kapoor. The story revolves around two brothers Arshad Warsi & his younger cousin brother Akash Chopra who is getting married lavishly in a typical Indian style in Delhi. Before the wedding, Akash’s elder brother Arshad Warsi and his three mama’s played by Paresh Rawal, Tinnu Anand and Shakti Kapoor teach him the key success to a happy married life and according to them that is “In Order to live a happy married life, one must cheat on his wife!". This film is a, characterized broad satire Rom-Com set in the heart of the backdrop of a great Indian “Punjabi” wedding. The film is entirely shot in Delhi. It is a wholesome film which is all set to capture the hear…

Rolta’s latest release of Rolta Geospatial Fusion OnPoint™ 8.0 and OnField™ 2.0 globally.

 Rolta’s latest release of Rolta Geospatial Fusion OnPoint™ 8.0 and OnField™ 2.0 globally.

Rolta Geospatial Fusion™ is a comprehensive platform and suite of solutions that helps organizations integrate geospatial and non-spatial data and exploit spatially enabled intelligence. Rolta OnPoint™, the core engine of Rolta Geospatial Fusion, allows users to publish GIS data quickly and securely over the web and connect to any dataset throughout the organization, turning web-GIS into a true enterprise solution. For more details kindly view the attached press release titled "Significant New Geospatial Capabilities Released in Rolta Geospatial Fusion OnPoint™".

Significant New Geospatial Capabilities Released in Rolta Geospatial Fusion OnPoint™ MUMBAI: Rolta, a market leader in providing innovative Geospatial (GIS) products, solutions and services, today announced its latest release of Rolta Geospatial Fusion OnPoint™ 8.0 and OnField™ 2.0 globally. Rolta Geospatial Fusion™ is a compreh…

Ministry of environment gives in-principle approval for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial in the Arabian Sea-Johnson Thomas

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Ministry of environment gives in-principle approval for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial in the Arabian Sea Mumbai / June 20, 2013 The Ministry of Environment and Forests has granted in-principal approval for the construction of Chatrapati Shivaji statue  in the Arabian Sea near Marine Drive. The Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Ms. Jayanti Natarajan and Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan made this announcement at a joint press conference in Mumbai today. The Government of Maharashtra has proposed to build a 309 feet statue four kms from Marine Drive on a 18 acre islet in the Arabian Sea. The site proposed by the state government falls under Coastal Regulation Zone-IV, where any of kind of construction activity is prohibited. Briefing media persons, Ms. Natarajan said the in-principal  approval was considered as a special case, keeping in mind the aspirations and emotions of people of Maharashtra. She said the Government of Maharashtra put forward convincing argume…