Wednesday, February 26, 2014

press meet of veteran actor of Hindi films & Marathi Theatre, “Mohan Agashe”

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Hi,
You are cordially invited to attend the press meet of veteran actor of Hindi films & Marathi Theatre, Mohan Agasheworked in some of the classic films like “Trimoorti” &  ”Astu” and recently seen in “Apharan” & Jolly LLb”.
 
Venue: Delhi Film Festival Office, E-294, East of Kailash, Near Kailash Colony Metro Station
Time: 4 pm
Date: 27th February 2014 (Today)







Fastest car hits 435km per hour in US

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World
United States engineers have developed the world’s fastest car with a top speed of an incredible 435 kilometres per hour.
US firm Hennessey’s Venom GT set the new record for the fastest car in the world during a test run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.Venom beat the previous best record of 431km/h set by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Venom GT is a stretched Lotus Exige with a 7.0-litre, 927kW twin-turbo V8 wedged between its axles.






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India, China agree on host of defence cooperation measures

Posted on February 26, 2014 by 
India, China agree on host of defence cooperation measures
Pushing their defence engagement, India and China on Monday agreed on a slew of measures, including holding of joint Army exercise this year and strengthening maritime security cooperation while maintaining peace and tranquility on the dispute border.
At the 6th Annual Defence Dialogue here, the two sides discussed increasing the number of interactions between them at multiple levels along with the setting up of hotlines between the two Armies at brigade, corps and command levels along with a similar setup at their respective Army headquarters, Defence Ministry sources said.The two sides agreed to continue to expand the exchanges between their armed forces to foster mutual trust and understanding.
“Both sides took note of the successful conduct of the Joint Army exercise in China in 2013 and agreed to conduct the next joint Army exercise in India in 2014,” a Defence Ministry statement said.
Other agreed measures include strengthening of maritime security cooperation between Navies and officer exchanges and professional interactions at various levels of all Services, it said.
During the Dialogue, led by Defence Secretary R K Mathur from Indian side and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the PLA Lt Gen Wang Guanzhong from the Chinese side, the two countries also agreed on increasing “exchanges in the areas of peacekeeping, counter terrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”
The two sides agreed that maintenance of peace and tranquility on the border was an important guarantor for the development and growth of the bilateral relationship between both countries.
It was decided that both sides should continue to take suitable measures in this direction, the statement said.
India and China noted that 2014 was being celebrated as the Year of Friendly Exchanges. In this backdrop, the Chinese Defence Minister will visit India later this year.
It was also decided that a senior level exchange between the Directorates General of Military Operations would be conducted in India in 2014, during which both sides would discuss practical measures for management of border issues, the ministry statement said.
The two sides also discussed a proposal to set up more Border Personnel Meeting points for their troops to interact along the Line of Actual Control.
At the moment, there are four such points and Indian side has proposed three more of them for enhancing coordination between formations facing each other along the over 4,000 km-long boundary.
During the meeting, the two sides are understood to have discussed the issue of incursions by the Chinese troops into the Indian territory despite the signing of the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) last year in October.
At the meeting, “both sides exchanged views on a number of regional and global security issues of mutual concern.
In particular, issues concerning the security situation in South Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean region were discussed.”
The issue came up for discussion against the backdrop of China’s growing presence in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and Beijing’s troubles with its neighbours including Japan over the setting up of air defence identification zones over the South and East China Sea.
“Both sides agreed that strengthening of strategic consultation and communication would facilitate sharing of perspectives and mutual understanding in the evolving regional security situation,” the Ministry said.
After the meeting, the Chinese delegation also called on the Defence Minister AK Antony and the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh.






Indo-Canadian cooperation set for further rise

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Indo-Canadian cooperation set for further rise
India and Canada held talks on a range of bilateral and international issues on Monday and decided to expand ties in diverse sectors including health, audio-visual co-production and skill development.
Canada’s Governor General David Johnston held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and discussed ways to further enhance ties between the two countries.India’s relations with Canada are on an upswing. It had signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Canada in 2010 that allowed them to initiate negotiations for uranium supply from Canada.
India is also keen on buying crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada on long-term basis to meet its vast and growing energy needs. After his meeting with the Prime Minister, both countries inked three pacts including the India-Canada Audio-Visual Co-production Agreement.
This agreement between the Ministry of Information and the Broadcasting and Heritage, Canada, will open doors for audio-visual collaborations between the two countries. As per the pact, co-productions will receive national treatment in both the countries.
Another pact for collaboration between the Department of Biotechnology and Grand Challenges, Canada, was signed to address health and development needs.
The ‘Programme of Cooperation’ will pave the way for a collaborative roadmap for addressing global health challenges, especially relating to women and child health, early child development and mental health.
An MoU between National Skill Development Corporation and Association of Canadian Community Colleges was also inked.
Trade between India and Canada surpassed USD 5.8 billion last year. This represents a 12 per cent increase over 2012 and a 39 per cent increase since 2010.
Besides, Canadian investment in India totals USD 644 million, whereas Indian investment in that country is valued at USD 3.7 billion.
Johnston arrived on Saturday on a eight-day visit to India.






Egypt’s new prime minister

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Outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab, a former official in the deposed Hosni Mubarak government, was today named as Egypt’s new prime minister, a day after the military-backed cabinet resigned unexpectedly.
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Mahlab said he was “officially tasked with forming a new government” by interim president Adly Mansour, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.He said he would immediately start consultations on the appointment of a new cabinet. Mahlab, who resigned as housing minister on Monday, was a member of the National Democratic Party of Mubarak, whose 30-year reign came to an end with the 2011 popular uprising.
Now in his sixties, Mahlab is a civil engineer who formerly served as chairman and chief executive of the Arab Contractors Company, a large Egyptian civil engineering firm. Egypt’s military-installed interim government led by Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi resigned in a surprise move ahead of presidential polls that may bring the country’s powerful army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to power.
Beblawi announced the decision after a cabinet meeting attended by Sisi, also the Defence Minister.
Beblawi gave no particular reason for the Cabinet’s resignation, but it comes amid a series of strikes, including one by public sector workers. Sisi is widely tipped to win the poll if he stands.
He has not yet announced his candidacy but media reports said he has decided to run and will make an announcement soon.
Sisi, who ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July, is required to resign from the government and the army before he can officially announce his presidential bid.
A reshuffle to allow Sisi to step aside was on the cards but the mass resignation of the entire cabinet caught everyone by surprise including officials.






UDIT NARAYAN AND MIKA IN A WAR OF SONGS

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Star Plus’ ‘Mad in India- 100 Desi Show’ has been spreading the madness since its launch and there is surely more craziness expected.  But what happens when the music industry’s two completely opposite personalities share the same stage? One is bound to witness a war and that is exactly what happened. When the singing sensation Udit Natayan, who has managed to draw a connect with his brilliant voice and the Punjabi heartthrob Mika Singh, who sang his way through many hearts  decided to get down on the floor to compete with each other it left the audience in a laughter riot.
Yes, this was some serious business which eventually turned into a laughter gas. When Manish Paul requested the two to sing, Udit and Mika got into a fun war of songs, where the two sang the same songs in many languages. To everyone’s surprise they sang in Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati and more!
We wonder if this was all in the name of fun or the two were trying to hint at something else. All we say is War chhod na yaar!






Daler Mehndi launched ‘Jawani Express’

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Daler Mehndi launched ‘Jawani Express’, a full-length Hindi music album by Jasbeer Singh through his home label DRecords at hotel Lalit, Barakhamba Road. The launch of Jasbeer gains in significance as it not just marks the fulfillment of Indi-Pop King Daler Mehndi’s public commitment of launching Jasbeer and new talent.
 
Commenting on the launch Daler Mehndi said: “I was lucky enough to come from a family and legacy of music and thanks to God and my fans, my music journey has been one of fulfillment and fun. I had decided very early on itself that I would use my position to help newer talent especially those from across the country who are not so privileged get a good platform to not just get noticed and launch their music but to also in the process help enrich the industry with these young prodigies”.
 
“I had met Jasbeer many years ago on the sidelines of a concert at Gulbarga where he had approached me and taken me up on my public commitment to launching new talent. At the time I had given him a host of tips and had told him to perfect his art. ‘Jawani Express’ and Jasbeer have both not just pleasantly surprised me but have also well surpassed my expectations. Jasbeer is not just a very talented artist, author and composer, but ‘Jawani Express’ is also a fabulous album,” added Daler Ji.
 
On the occasion Daler Mehendi announced that He is searching for “Sufi sultan”, for which he will audition sufi singers but also added that only those singer will be able to participate or audition who will plant a tree because greenery is what we are losing day by day. If greenery is prevailed again on the earth the sweetness in voice of the singer will be much more inspired and is what I am searching for one to become “Sufi Sultan”







64TH SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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64TH SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN 

 
 
BASKETBALL FEDERATION OF INDIA
64TH  SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN ORGANISED BY BASKETBALL FEDERATION OF INDIA AT THYAGARAJA INDOOR STADIUM, NEW DELHI FROM 26TH FEBRUARY 2014 TO 5THMARCH 2014
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
1.                   Venue: Thyagarja Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
2.                   Dates: 26th February 2014 to 5th March 2014
3.                   Format: League cum knockout. Classification upto 10th place. Loser knockout.
4.                   Groups: Level 1 – A & B Groups
   Level 2 – C, D, E &F Groups
5.                   Team Bench The First Named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the left side of the scorers table/ The second named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the right side of the scorer’s table.
6.                   Uniform: The first named team in the programme shall wear WHITE uniform.  The second named team in the programme shall wear DARK colour uniform.
7.                   Protest: As per the rules of the BFI along with a fee of Rs 2000/- (Rupees Two thousand only)
8.                   Teams Walkout: A TEAM LOSES THE GAME BY “FORFEIT”. If a team refuses to play after being instructed to come in and play by the official, “the game is awarded to the opponents and the score will be recorded as 20-0”.
9.                   Managers meeting: 25th February 2014 at 06.00 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor stadium)
10.               Referees Clinic: 25th February 2014 at 06.30 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor Stadium)
 
 
 
GROUPINGS (MEN)
LEVEL – 1                                                              LEVEL – 2                                                                                                      
GROUP “A”
GROUP “B”
GROUP “C”
GROUP “D”
GROUP “E”
GROUP “F”
UTTARAKHAND
PUNJAB
HARYANA
KARNATAKA
MAHARASHTRA
GUJARAT
TAMIL NADU
SERVICES
GOA
CHANDIGARH
BIHAR
ASSAM
IND. RLYS
RAJASTHAN
H P
J & K
JHARKHAND
M P
CHHATTISGARH
KERALA
U.P
PUDUCHERRY
ODISHA
MIZORAM
DELHI
A.P
WEST BENGAL
WOMEN
LEVEL 1                                                                   LEVEL 2
GROUP “A”
GROUP “B”
GROUP “C”
GROUP “D”
GROUP “E”
GROUP “F”
IND. RLYS
TAMIL NADU
A P
U P
RAJASTHAN
BIHAR
DELHI
CHHATTISGARH
H P
HARYANA
CHANDIGARH
ASSAM
KERALA
MAHARASHTRA
J & K
JHARKHAND
ODISHA
PUDUCHERRY
KARNATAKA
PUNJAB
UTTARAKHAND
WEST BENGAL
M P
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Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
1
MADHYA PRADESH
Vs
PUNJAB
WB
08.00 AM
2
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
TAMIL NADU
WB
09.30 AM
3
SERVICES
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
11.00 AM
4
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
IND. RAILWAYS
MA
12.30 PM
5
PUNJAB
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
02.00 PM
6
IND. RAILWAYS
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
03.30 PM
      INAUGURATION AT 4.30 PM. MATCHES COMMENCE AFTER INAUGURATION
7
DELHI
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
8
DELHI
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
9
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
GOA
MC
08.00 AM
10
HARYANA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
MC
09.30 AM
11
HIMACHAL PRADESH
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
WC
11.00 AM
12
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
ODISHA
ME
12.30 PM
13
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HARYANA
WD
02.00 PM
14
PUDUCHERRY
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
03.30 PM
                           AFTER INAUGURATION
15
KARNATAKA
Vs
CHANDIGARH
MD
16
GUJARAT
Vs
ASSAM
MF
Court – 3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
17
RAJASTHAN
Vs
CHANDIGARH
WE
08.00 AM
18
BIHAR
Vs
JHARKHAND
ME
09.30 AM
19
MADHYA PRADESH
Vs
MIZORAM
MF
11.00 AM
20
BIHAR
Vs
ASSAM
WF
12.30 PM
21
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
02.00 PM
                            AFTER INAUGURATION
22
PUDUCHERRY
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
23
GOA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
MC
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Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
24
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
08.00 AM
25
KERALA
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
26
PUNJAB
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
01.00 PM
27
PUNJAB
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
WB
02.30 PM
28
KERALA
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
04.00 PM
29
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
TAMIL NADU
MA
05.30 PM
30
DELHI
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
07.00 PM
31
DELHI
Vs
IND. RAILWAYS
MA
08.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
32
HIMACHAL PRADESH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
WC
08.00 AM
33
JHARKHAND
Vs
UTTAR PRADESH
WD
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
34
HARYANA
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
01.00 PM
35
KARNATAKA
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
MD
02.30 PM
36
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
BIHAR
ME
04.00 PM
37
JHARKHAND
Vs
ODISHA
ME
05.30 PM
38
ASSAM
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
MF
07.00 PM
Court -3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
39
CHANDIGARH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
08.00 AM
40
GUJARAT
Vs
MIZORAM
MF
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
41
BIHAR
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
WF
01.00 PM
42
ASSAM
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
02.30 PM
43
WEST BENGAL
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
04.00 PM
44
RAJASTHAN
Vs
ODISHA
WE
05.30 PM
28.02.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
45
TAMIL NADU
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
WB
08.00 AM
46
SERVICES
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
09.30 AM
47
KERALA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
11.00 AM
48
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
12.30 PM
49
TAMIL NADU
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
50
PUNJAB
Vs
KERALA
MB
03.30 PM
51
DELHI
Vs
IND RAILWAYS
WA
05.00 PM
52
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
DELHI
MA
06.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
53
HARYANA
Vs
GOA
MC
08.00 AM
54
WEST BENGAL
Vs
UTTAR PRADESH
MC
09.30 AM
55
ANDHRA PRADESH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
WC
11.00 AM
56
HARYANA
Vs
JHARKHAND
WD
12.30 PM
57
KARNATAKA
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
02.00 PM
58
JHARKHAND
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
ME
03.30 PM
59
GOA
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
05.00 PM
60
GUJARAT
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
MF
06.30 PM
Court -3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
61
ODISHA
Vs
CHANDIGARH
WE
08.00 AM
62
ODISHA
Vs
BIHAR
ME
09.30 AM
63
CHANDIGARH
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
MD
11.00 AM
64
MIZORAM
Vs
ASSAM
MF
12.30 PM
65
BIHAR
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
02.00 PM
66
ASSAM
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
WF
03.30 PM
67
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HARYANA
MC
05.00 PM
01.03.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
68
KARNATAKA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
08.00 AM
69
PUNJAB
Vs
TAMIL NADU
WB
09.30 AM
70
RAJASTHAN
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
11.00 AM
71
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
WB
12.30 PM
72
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
73
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
KERALA
WA
03.30 PM
74
DELHI
Vs
TAMIL NADU
MA
05.00 PM
75
SERVICES
Vs
KERALA
MB
06.30 PM
Court -2 (QUALIFYING  MATCHES)
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
76
C 1
Vs
F 1
WOMEN
08.00 AM
77
C 1
Vs
F 1
MEN
09.30 AM
LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)
78
C2
Vs
E3
WOMEN
11.00 AM
79
C 2
Vs
E 3
MEN
12.30 PM
80
F2
Vs
D3
WOMEN
02.00 PM
81
F2
Vs
D3
MEN
03.30 PM
Court – 3 (QUALIFYING MATCHES)
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
82
D 1
Vs
E 1
WOMEN
08.00 AM
83
D 1
Vs
E 1
MEN
09.30 AM
LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)
84
E 2
Vs
C 3
WOMEN
11.00 AM
85
E 2
Vs
C 3
MEN
12.30 PM
86
           F 3
Vs
D 2
WOMEN
02.00 PM
87
F 3
Vs
D 2
MEN
03.30 PM
02.03.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
88
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
PUNJAB
WB
08.00 AM
89
TAMIL NADU
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
09.30 AM
90
PUNJAB
Vs
SERVICES
MB
11.00 AM
91
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
12.30 PM
92
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
93
KERALA
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
03.30 PM
94
TAMIL NADU
Vs
IND RAILWAYS
MA
05.00 PM
95
DELHI
Vs
KERALA
WA
06.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
96
W/O (D 1 X E 1)
Vs
W/O (C 1 X F 1)
WOMEN
08.00 AM
97
W/O (D 1 X E 1)
Vs
W/O (C 1 X F 1)
MEN
09.30 AM
WINNERS WILL CHOOSE EITHER A 5 OR B 5 (WITHIN 30 MINUTES) AFTER THEIR MATCH
LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS
98
W/O (E 2 X C 3)
Vs
W/O (F 3 X D 2)
WOMEN
11.00 AM
Court – 3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS
99
W/O (C2 X E 3)
Vs
W/O (D3 X F 2)
WOMEN
08.00 AM
100
W/O (C 2 X E 3)
Vs
W/O (D 3 X F 2)
MEN
09.30 AM
101
W/O (E 2 X C 3)
Vs
W/O (F 3 X D 2)
MEN
11.00 AM
03.03.2014
Court – 1
QUARTER FINALS
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
102
A 3
Vs
B 2
WOMEN
08.00 AM
103
A 3
Vs
B 2
MEN
09.30 AM
104
B 3
Vs
A 2
WOMEN
11.00 AM
105
B 3
Vs
A 2
MEN
12.30 PM
106
A 1
Vs
W/O (B 4 X A 5)
WOMEN
02.00 PM
107
A 1
Vs
W/O (B 4 X A 5)
MEN
03.30 PM
108
B 1
Vs
W/O (A 4 x B 5)
WOMEN
05.00 PM
109
B 1
Vs
W/O (A 4 X B 5)
MEN
06.30 PM
Court – 2
 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
110
B 4
Vs
A 5
WOMEN
08.00 AM
111
B 4
Vs
A 5
MEN
09.30 AM
LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)
112
A 5
Vs
B 5
WOMEN
11.00 AM
Court – 3
 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
113
A 4
Vs
B 5
WOMEN
08.00 AM
114
A 4
Vs
B 5
MEN
09.30 AM
LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)
WOMEN
115
A 5
Vs
B 5
MEN
11.00 AM
04.03.2014
Court – 1
LOOSER  KNOCKOUT  FINALS
116
WOMEN
08.00 AM
117
MEN
09.30 AM
CLASSIFICATION FOR 9TH & 10TH PLACE
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
118
L/O (A 5 X B 4)
Vs
L/O (A 4 X B 5)
WOMEN
11.00 AM
119
L/O (A 5 X B 4)
Vs
L/O (A 4 X B 5)
MEN
12.30 PM
SEMI – FINALS  LEVEL 1 &2
120
W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4)
Vs
W/O (A 3 X B 2)
WOMEN
02.00 PM
121
W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4)
Vs
W/O (A 3 X B 2)
MEN
03.30 PM
122
W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4)
VS
W/O (A 2 X B 3)
WOMEN
05.00 PM
123
W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4)
VS
W/O (A 2 X B 3)
MEN
06.30 PM
Court – 2
FOR 5TH, 6TH, 7TH & 8TH CLASSIFICATION
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
124
L/O  GROUP “C”
Vs
L/O  GROUP “D”
WOMEN
08.00 AM
125
L/O  GROUP “C”
Vs
L/O  GROUP “D”
MEN
09.30 AM
126
L/O  GROUP “E”
Vs
L/O GROUP “F”
WOMEN
11.00 AM
127
L/O  GROUP “E”
Vs
W/O GROUP “F”
MEN
12.30 PM
Court -3
FOR 5TH & 6TH PLACE
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
128
W/O  GROUP (C x D)
Vs
W/O  GROUP (E x F)
WOMEN
4.00 PM
129
W/O  GROUP (C x D)
Vs
W/O  GROUP (E x F)
MEN
5.30 PM
FOR 7TH & 8TH PLACE
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
130
L/O GROUP (C X D)
VS
L/O GROUP (E X F)
WOMEN
4.00 PM
131
L/O GROUP (C X D)
VS
L/O GROUP (E X F)
MEN
5.30 PM
05.03.2014
Court – 1
No
Group
Timing
132
3RD AND 4TH PLACE
WOMEN
09.00 AM
133
3RD AND 4TH PLACE
MEN
10.30 AM
134
FINALS
WOMEN
135
FINALS
MEN
MRS ROOPAM HARISH SHARMA                                                               MR AJAY SUD
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, B F I                                                SECRETARY GENERAL, B F I
                                                MR G M SAMPATH KUMAR
                                                CHAIRMAN, TECHNICAL COMMISSION




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Evening Workshop on
‘BOARDS THAT LEAD’
byWharton School Professor Michael Useem
on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi
Dear Professional Colleague,
Institute of Directors, India is organising a special evening workshop on “Boards That Lead’ on Wednesday , 5th March 2014 at 1830hrs at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi . It will be followed by a networking dinner.
I am writing to invite you to join us at this special evening workshop and dinner.
Is your firm’s board creating value–or destroying it ? Change is coming. Directors need a new road map–for when to lead, when to partner, and when to stay out of the way? There have been many attempts to understand better the ambiguous and changing world of the Boardroom and to determine what makes an ‘Effective’ Board. The recent global surveys suggest that ‘Board Performance Review’, is a powerful catalyst for increasing Board Effectiveness.
The evening session will have a special address on the above subject by our distinguished foreign expert Prof. Michael Useem,  Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist; The Leadership Moment; Investor Capitalism;andThe Go Point: When It’s Time to Decide.  He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes, and co-author of The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders Are Revolutionizing Managementand Boards That Lead.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘Leadership & Boardroom Challenges’ and distinguished panel members include Mr M. Damodaran, former Chairman, SEBI, Mr Vineet Nayar , Ex CEO , HCL and Mr Arun Maira , Member Planning Commission as Guest of Honour ,
“Boards That Lead”, authored by Mr Ram Charan, Prof Michael Useem, Mr. Dennis Carey, would tell us the inside story behind the successes, pitfalls of this new leadership model and would also explain how to:
(1) Define the central idea of the company
(2) Ensure that the right CEO is in place and potential successors are identified
(3) Recruit directors who add value
(4) Root out board dysfunction
(5) Select a board leader who deftly bridges the divide between management and the board
(6) Set a high bar on ethics and risk
As the seats are limited, registrations would be accepted on first-come-first-serve basis. For nomination of more than three officers from the same organisation should be reserved well in advance.  Further details are on www.iodonline.com
Looking forward to your positive response and to receiving registrations from you at the earliest possible.
With best wishes,  
Manoj
Manoj K Raut 
CEO & Director 
INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS




Marathon Man Of India

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Marathon Man Of India

 Dr. (Wg. Cdr.) Ashis Roy served in the Indian Air Force for 21 years and after retirement settled in New Delhi in 1978 as a Practicing Physician Cardiologist. At the age of 50 years Dr. Roy took up jogging and running to maintain good health. He ran his 1st Marathon at the age of 53 years and by the time he became 80 years old, he had completed 115 marathon races, which is a National record for men in India. His achievements in the field of most strenuous sports of running 42.2 Km. marathon, is the rarest example of extraordinary excellence in sports. His achievements are enumerated in the following paragraphs.
Roy’s 115 marathon races include 75 marathons in foreign countries like U.S.A (44 marathons), Canada (12 marathons), U.K. (2 marathons), and one each in Greece, Holland, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Pakistan.
Roy has run 40 marathons in India.
Roy holds the Indian National record of marathon for 55+ age group which he made in 1987 in a record time of 3 hrs 10 min. This record is still unbroken after 25 years.
Roy is the first Indian to have run a marathon race after attaining the age of 70 years as well as 80 years.
Roy is the first Indian to have run on the following occasions two marathons on two consecutive Sundays;
                In 1997 – 1. New York City Marathon – 2 November 1997.
                                      2. Rhode Island Marathon –  9 November 1997.
                In 1998 -  1. Rotterdam Marathon      — 19 April 1998.
                                      2. Wroclaw Marathon —-         26 April 1998.
                In 2003 -  1. Prague Marathon —            18 May 2003 (Age – 71 yrs).
                                 2. Vienna Marathon —             25 May 2003.
Roy is the only Asian to have run the following three Marathon Races in U.S.A. on three consecutive Sundays and stood first in all three races in his age group of 65 – 69 Years.
  1. Toledo Marathon – 25th April 1999.
  2. Cleveland Marathon – 2nd May 1999.
  3. Cincinnati Marathon – 9th May 1999.
Roy has run 13 Marathons in 2009 at the age of 77.
[1]   Mumbai Marathon[India]——————–2009.
[2]   Gurgaon Marathon[India]——————-22 February,2009.
[3]   Potomac Marathon[USA]——————–3 May,2009.
[4]   Delaware Marathon [USA]——————18 May,2009.
[5]   Bob Potts Marathon [USA]—————–31 May,2009.
[6]   Niagara Marathon [Canada]—————-20 June,2009.
[7]   Massey Marathon [Canada]—————-19 July,2009
[8]   Self Transcendence Marathon[USA]—-22 August,2009.
[9]   Rochester Marathon [USA]—————–13 September,2009.
[10] Baltimore Marathon [USA]——————10 October,2009.
[11] Marine Corps Marathon[USA]————-25 October,2009.
[12] Harrisburg Marathon [USA]—————–8 November,2009.
[13] Gurgaon Marathon [India]——————-9 December,2009.
Roy has also won medals in his age group in the following International Marathons:
  1. International Veterans Marathon, Athens (1986) – 3rd Position.
  2. Asian Veteran Marathon, Kuala Lumpur (1990) – 1st Position.
  3. Toledo Marathon USA – (1999) 1st Position.
  4. Cleveland Marathon USA – (1999) 1st Position.
  5. Cincinnati Marathon USA – (1999) 1st Position
  6. National Capital Marathon,Ottawa (2000) – 2nd Position.
  7. Pepsi Millennium MarathonBurlington (2000) – 1st Position.
  8. Midnight Sun Marathon,Tromso (2002) – 2nd Position.
  9. Prague International Marathon(2003)- 1st Position.
  10. San Diego Marathon (2004) – 3rd Position.
  11. Lahore International Marathon, Pakistan (2005) – 1st Position.
  12. Charlottesville Marathon, USA (2005) – 1st Position.
  13. Forest City Marathon, Canada (2005) – 1st Position.
  14. Frederick Marathon, USA (2006) – 2nd Position.
  15. Calgary Marathon, Canada- (2006) – 2nd Position.
  16. Nashville Marathon, USA (2007) – 3rd Position.
       17. Foot Traffic Flat Marathon,USA (2007) – 2nd Position
       18. Edmonton Marathon, Canada (2007) –2nd Position
         19. Grandmas Marathon, USA (2008) – 3rd Position
         20. Friendly Massey Marathon,Canada (2008) – 3rd Position
       21. Self-Transcendental Marathon,USA (2008) – 2nd Position
       22. Mumbai International Marathon,India (2009) – 2nd Position.
       23. Potomac River Marathon, USA (2009) – 2nd Position.
       24. Bob Potts Marathon, USA (2009) – 1st Position.
       25. Niagara-on-the-lake Marathon, Canada (2009) – 1st Position.
       26. Friendly Massey Marathon, Canada (2009) – 2nd Position
       27. Self Transcendence Marathon, USA (2009) – 2nd Position
         28.  Rochester Marathon, USA (2009) – 2nd Position.
       29. Baltimore Marathon, USA (2009) – 2nd Position
       30. Harrisburg Marathon, USA (2009) – 1st Position
       31. Gurgaon Marathon, India (2009) – 1st Position
       32. Mumbai Marathon, India (2010) – 1st Position
       33. Chandigarh Marathon, India (2010) – 1st Position
       34. Potomac River Marathon, USA (2010) – 1st Position
       35. Bob Potts Marathon, USA (2010) – 1st Position
       36. Sunburst Marathon, USA (2010) – 1st Position
       37. Self Transcendence Marathon (2010) – 2nd Position
       38. Gurgaon Marathon, India (2010) – 1st Position
       39.  Yakima Canyon River Marathon (2011) – 3rd Position
       40.   Potomac River Marathon [2011] – 1st Position.
       41.   Grant-Pierce Indoor Marathon[2011] – 1st Position
       42.   Self Transcendence Marathon [2011] – 1st Position
       43.   Gurgaon Marathon, India [2012] – 1st Position
Roy has written a book on running named “Joy of Running” which contains his experience of running 80 marathons in 20 countries and the scientific facts of the benefits of running along with advice on how to train for running marathons.
Roy is the First Indian to have been made a member of the Elite 100 Marathon Club of North America and 100 Marathon Club of UK.
Roy has been honoured by the Marathon Maniacs Club of USA by upgrading his status to Iridium [****] level.
Dr [Wing Commander] Ashis Roy                                                                       
Consultant Physician & Preventive Cardiologist                                                  
Phone: 91-11-26279922, Mobile: 09711475558.                                                                  
E-mail: ashisroy32@yahoo.com  
Website:www.marathonmanofindia.com                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                       

 
Best Regards,
Shakti Raj Vidyarthi





SAIL-SBI OPEN PRESENTED BY INCREDIBLE INDIA MINISTRY OF TOURISM

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SAIL-SBI OPEN PRESENTED BY INCREDIBLE INDIA MINISTRY OF TOURISM RETURNS FOR ITS SEVENTH EDITION
LAHIRI AND SIDDIKUR LEAD A STRONG FIELD
New Delhi, February 24, 2014: The SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India Ministry of Tourism returning for its seventh edition in India will mark the beginning of the 2014 Asian Tour season. The US$ 300,000 tournament will be staged at the venerable Delhi Golf Club from February 26 – March 1, 2014. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for February 25.
The Steel Authority of India Ltd and State Bank of India are the main sponsors of India’s second-longest running international tournament. The tournament is supported by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).
The strong field will feature five players from the top-10 of last year’s Order of Merit. The Indian contingent will be spearheaded by defending champion Anirban Lahiri who finished third on the Asian Tour last year. Bangladesh’s Md Siddikur Rahman, who bagged fourth place on the 2013 Order of Merit, will be the other top contender this year.
Last year, Lahiri defeated countryman Rashid Khan in a playoff to claim his third Asian Tour title at the SAIL-SBI Open. It was also his third victory at the Delhi Golf Club, which has proven to be a happy hunting ground for the talented Lahiri.
Former Order of Merit champions Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand and India’s Jyoti Randhawa, who finished in the top-20 last year, will also be back to challenge for the SAIL-SBI Open title at a venue where they have tasted victory in the past.
Besides Lahiri, the other past winners of the tournament competing at this year’s edition are Chapchai Nirat of Thailand and Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg.
Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng and Prom Meesawat along with Korean Baek Seuk-Hyun, all of whom finished in the top-10 in Asia last year, add further muscle to the field.
The Indian challenge will be strengthened by the presence of former Asian Tour winners SSP Chowrasia, Digvijay Singh, Rahil Gangjee and Himmat Singh Rai. Rashid Khan, the 2013 SAIL-SBI Open runner-up and reigning Rolex Rankings champion on the PGTI, will once again be a force to reckon with on his home course.
Mr. C S Verma, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), said, “We seek to promote Indian professional golf by staging tournaments such as the SAIL-SBI Open. With SAIL steadily increasing its global presence, we are happy to be associated with this event as it attracts participation from all over Asia and other countries. We wish the players all the best and look forward to a fascinating week of golf.”
Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India, said, “We enjoy a very strong relationship with our partner SAIL and are pleased to collaborate with them on the SAIL-SBI Open. The State Bank Group is committed towards promoting sports in India. We are proud to be associated with the SAIL-SBI Open, one of the biggest events on the Indian golfing calendar, which sees Indian professionals compete against the top names in Asia.”
Mr. Anand Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, said, “The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has committed itself to the development of sport in India. We support the growth of golf and golf tourism through active involvement under the “Incredible India” banner. The staging of international tournaments such as the SAIL-SBI Open, help us promote India as an international golfing destination.”
Mr. Kyi Hla Han, Chairman, Asian Tour, said, “On behalf of our players I would like to thanks SAIL and SBI for their sponsorship of this event. As the season opening event for our 2014 season, we look forward to a very successful launch of our new season. I am sure our talented players will put up a great show and compete well against players from the PGTI.”
Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The SAIL-SBI Open has been a strong week for Indian professionals on the Asian Tour schedule with the top names in Asia rubbing shoulders with India’s best talent. We are hopeful of good performances by the strong Indian contingent once again. We sincerely offer our appreciation and thanks to SAIL and SBI for continuing their valuable support to Indian professional golf. We also thank the Asian Tour for partnering with the PGTI and look forward to hosting another successful tournament in 2014.”

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