ICTs play an enormous role in minimising the impact of disasters, across the entire disaster cycle, from preparedness and mitigation to relief, recovery and reconstruction. Policy, regulatory and technical interventions, have been refined over the last two decades, which has worked to reduce the impact of natural disasters.
Since the Tampere Convention, a key milestone that facilitates the provision of telecommunications to mitigate the impact of disasters by adjusting regulatory barriers, the Global ICT Community has marched on to find innovative ways to leverage the potential of ICTs to assist disaster relief work.The CTO has been at the forefront of bringing together stakeholders to craft partnerships that will build on the strengths of different players to minimise the impact of disasters. Having held seven workshops on this theme, the CTO has gained a wealth of knowledge it will impart at this workshop.
Mauritius has periodically suffered from natural disasters, the latest of which, a flood, has claimed 19 lives. The workshop therefore comes at an opportune time. It has drawn interest from key stakeholders; members of the National Disaster Committee; non state actors; and of course telecommunication operators. With some 130 participants expected to attend the workshop, who are directly involved in the field of disaster management, the workshop will examine the various ways in which ICTs could be used in disaster situations in Mauritius. Mr Trilock Dwarka, Chairman, ICTA, said “ICTA’s main objective is to contribute to the national efforts in minimising the effects of disasters, being the regulator of a highly ICT enabled country. This workshop will pave the way for our country to utilise our unique strengths to benefit the people and also become a beacon for the rest of the world, particularly other island nations to follow.” Adding his words, Mr Lasantha De Alwis, Director, Head of Operations Department of the CTO said “the CTO is proud to be associated with ICTA to conduct this workshop as a part of its membership services for Mauritius which is a strong supporter of the CTO. The outcomes of this workshop will become a part of the knowledge base of the organisation that will help all members of the Commonwealth.”
In a major setback for direct to home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has allowed Antrix Corporation to disconnect transponder service to the DTH operator if it fails to clear dues within the time frame set by the tribunal.
With the dues escalating to Rs 23.32 crore minus TDS till March, the tribunal has directed the DTH operator to deposit the first installment of 50% by 22 March and the balance by 31 March. The TDS of Rs. 2.60 crores will also have to be deposited in the proper account as per law by 31 March.
“The respondent would be at liberty to disconnect service to the petitioner if there is any default on the part of the petitioner in complying with the above directions within the time indicated,” the tribunal said in its order.
The DTH operator, which is now owned by Pantel Technologies and Veecon Television and Media, has pleaded for grant of one more opportunity on the assurance that it will abide by the time…
Eros International signs four film co-production deal with Drishyam Films
~Kaamyaab starring Sanjay Mishra goes on floor~
Mumbai, December 19, 2017: Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced a four-film co-production deal with leading production house, Drishyam Films.
Drishyam has over the years made a mark by producing content driven films that have received worldwide acclaim including Masaan, Rukh, Kadvi Hawa and India’s entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Film category this year, the highly celebrated Newton. In 2018, Eros and Drishyam will jointly produce four films to pave way for presenting a new wave of cinema that the companies have come to stand for.
The first of the four projects, titled Kaamyaab starring Sanjay Mishra along with Deepak Dobriyal and directed by National-Award winning filmmaker Hardik Mehta has already gone on floor and commenced shooting on Novembe…
Film ‘#MumbaiDreams’ Poster Unveiled by #FaaizAnwar, #RitikaGulati, #ShivomYadav, #HoneyLamba, #RajanBhan
Mumbai.The poster of FRV Big Entertainment Private Limited’s film ‘Mumbai Dreams’ was unveiled at a large gathering held at Andheri (West), Mumbai on Saturday, 9th December 2017. The first poster was launched by Faaiz Anwar, Ritika Gulati, Shivom Yadav,Honey Lamba, Rajan Bhan, Nivedita Chandel, Nagma Khan, Farzan Faaiz and others with great fanfare & made their presence felt and made it a memorable evening.
The film is produced by Faaiz Anwar, Prem Prakash Gupta, Rajan Bhan & it is written and directed by Shivom Yadav.The film with music by Farzan Faaiz. Film is scheduled for release in February 2018. The film stars young and talented faces like Honey Lamba, Ritika Gulati, Rajan Bhan, Nivedita Chandel and Pramod Moutho, Raju Mavani, Ahsaan Khan,Aashik Khan,Salim Ahmed and others. Meraj Ali is the Editor, Sujit Kumar is the choreographer,Lyrics by Faaiz Anw…