Saturday, February 11, 2017

Honey Baisoya canters to four-shot win in Noida, continues his hot streak

Shamim Khan is runner-up

Noida, February 10, 2017: Honey Baisoya continued his golden run from 2016 as he bagged his third title in a span of three months on the PGTI. The Delhi golfer delivered a resolute three-under-69 in round four of the PGTI Players Championship at Noida Golf Course to win the season-opener with a comfortable four-shot margin at 13-under-275.

Shamim Khan (74), Ajeetesh Sandhu (74) and Shankar Das (77), all contenders coming into the final round, couldn’t break par on Friday. While Shamim finished second at nine-under-279, Ajeetesh and Shankar shared third place at seven-under-281.

Honey Baisoya (70-67-69-69), lying two shots back in third place ahead of the final day, had a quiet first 13 holes with two birdies and three bogeys but then went on to wrest the initiative with four birdies on the last five holes.

On an extremely windy day that didn’t see too many low scores, Baisoya ran away with it after the 13th thanks to some excellent ball-striking. He closed the tournament in style with a 15-feet birdie conversion on the 18th.

Honey said, “It was an up and down round in the initial stages as I felt the pressure. But I kept myself calm and just worked towards achieving my target of two-under. The important thing was that I was more aggressive in my approach than the previous rounds. I used the driver on more occasions than before and drove really well.

“I guess my two wins last year have given me the confidence to fight back from tough situations and believe in myself even when I’m not the frontrunner on the final day. Earlier when I hadn’t tasted victory I could never convert my opportunities in the latter stages of a tournament. But that is not the case anymore.

“Among the my three wins so far, I rate this one as the best as I had some very experienced players like Shamim Khan and Shankar Das competing against me for the title till the very end,” said Baisoya, who had set a PGTI record by making 19 eagles in the 2016 season.

Shamim Khan (66-71-68-74), lying one off the pace in second after round three, wasn’t at his best in the fourth round as he scrambled through the day. He was three-over through 13 after finding the trees on two occasions and the water hazard once. The Delhi golfer’s only consolation was the 15 feet birdie conversion on the 18th.

“This is one of my favourite courses but today I kept landing it in the wrong places. My round just didn’t take off. My putting average was poor as I missed a lot of eight to 12 feet putts. The only long putt I sank was on the final hole and by then it was too late.

“Nonetheless, it’s a solid start to the season and I feel I’m getting back to my best slowly but surely,” said Shamim.

Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu (68-69-70-74), who started the day in fourth, three off the lead, was in the race till he made the turn at one-under on Friday. However, a three-over on the back-nine dashed his hopes as he secured tied third.

Kolkata’s Shankar Das (67-68-69-77), the overnight leader by one, dropped out of contention early as he was three-over through 13 holes courtesy some erratic tee shots. He conceded three more strokes on the last four holes to close the week with a forgettable 77.

Sanjeev Kumar of Lucknow shot the day’s best score of 67 to finish tied fifth at six-under-282 along with Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta (71).

Gaurav Pratap Singh in tied 14th at one-over-289 was the highest-placed Noida golfer.

Book Launch, “Fearless in Opposition”

PC Book Launch, “Fearless in Opposition” at NMML with  A panel discussion :
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Barkha anchored panel discussion with dignitaries,  P C, Kapil Sibal , Nitesh Kunar, Sitaram Yachury. Matters cam for discussion were,  Let not fear, be fearless, the opposition must unite part of strengthening democracy and  to undo, expose the authoritarian ruler.Instead of reflexive common programme, the need of the hour to have common agenda.
CM Bihar , Nitesh and Kapil talked of sordid affair of fifth pillar in shabby state.
Implicit one could sense the Media gag and ostentatiously their work as drum beater for One Person. Kapil added,Republic to be added in the List in bandwagon to which anchored soft touch to Kapil may tell the tale of her next media venture interest.
On the Subject of Demonetization, the execution of the same by  government shortcoming were discussed in threadbare deliberation  the demonetization lead massive scam.But the outcome is under the jury scrutiny with we the people , in follow up of assembly polls.
Former PM Mr Man Mihan Singh, Vice President, Congress Rahul Gandhi, Mani Shankar and Ahmed Patel  were present with others politicians.The book launch by Rupa publication was attended by media, researchers, students and important administrative officials.

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Bagheli ‘Anand Raghunandan’

Ø  NSD Graduate & famous Film & Theatre personality Piyush Mishra on his personal visit to National School of Drama during Bharat Rang Mahotsav interacted with students and theatre aficionados  
New Delhi, 10th February, 2017: Today for the first time in the history of National School of Drama’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav a play in Bagheli ‘Anand Raghunandan’was performed at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. The play of 1 hour 40 minutes duration was performed by Bhopal’s Madhya Pradesh Natya Vidyalayaand was directed by Sanjay Upadhyay. Apart from this, today during the 19thedition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, 4 more plays were performed including Sohini Sengupta’s Panchajanya in bengali, Bijyendra Kumar Tank’s GundaGuru Gourang Barik play in OdiaMoghul Tamasha and by Fool’s Cap Theatre, UK – The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall, directed by Vini Carvalho & Ramon Ayres.

As part of Advitiya 2017, first time for this year’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav a musical performance by Aligarh Muslim University’s famous Music Band rendered soulful renditions in Hindi and Urdu. 4 teams from various Institutes & Colleges including Aligarh Muslim University, Hansraj College, Gargi College and Maharaja Surajmal Institute out of the total 53 teams enacted Street Plays at NSD Lawns under Ambience Performance as well. Also, Bamboo Dance, Chau Dance andLight Dance were performed in the NSD campus today.

Piyush Mishra, NSD graduate and famous film & theatre personality on his personal visit to NSD, met and freely interacted with NSD students and theatre lovers and shared his views on 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, “At NSD I have learnt a lot which is helping me today. When I was a student here there was no such Drama Festival during those days. Bharat Rang Mahotsav is a great initiative and it gives theatre lovers a very nice opportunity to interact with all varied people working in theatre in India and abroad. I love Delhi and National School of Drama where I graduated from, since my work demands that I stay in Mumbai, every year during Bharat Rang Mahotsav I want to reconnect with my days here and that is the reason that I always visit my alma mater. After being an active theatre practitioner in Delhi for 20 years, I went to Mumbai to work in the Hindi Film Industry since in India we do not have a vibrant and paying theatre industry like in America. I also believe that in films there should be some lessons, some great story intermingled with a loads of entertainment, rather than stress on realism or charaterisation, etc.”

Today, during the Meet the Director – face to face at National School of Drama, renowned theatre personality Aditi Desai, Director ofSamudraManthan said when questioned why she chose the story of a female protagonist, “the play is actually based on a true story of a female merchant sailors wife who captained a ship and made two round trips from Africa because her husband had tuberculosis. It is very interesting that we don’t have much about women sailors in our history even though our country has one of the longest coastlines in the world.” Playwright and the Lead Actor of SamundraManthan, Devaki Bharat Dave also added “in Gujarat theatre drama is very static and drawing room like we wanted to change that and do something new and bring an awe factor by adding sets that are more grand and represent an open space like the sea”

Amitava Dutta, Director of Tomar Ami when asked his inspiration for the play said, “I took inspiration from a Slovenian play called Take Me Into Your Hands, I tried to portray the relationship between the new world of ever changing technology and the old school world of book lovers and this play is dedicated to all the book lovers like me who thinks book lovers are left behind in this age of eBooks.”

The 6- part Katha Workshop Series in Performance & Craft of 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav today had its last workshop on Marsiya. Marsiya means a lamentation for a great departed soul, an elegy. lt is a poem of mourning now mainly associated with the valour and martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain in the battle of Karbala. The Marsiya adopted different formats till it finally favored the musaddas, a six-line verse of a rhyming quatrain followed by a couplet with a separate rhyme scheme. The first four lines extend the story, while the couplet provides pause for reflection on the discourse. While many have written marasi, the masters who brought the Marsiya to epic perfection were Mir Babar Ali Anees and Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer, the two nineteenth-century Urdu poets of Lucknow. Urdu Marsiya is unique in its imagery, vocabulary and sentiment, and with its musical base has reached great heights of religious, cultural and intellectual expression.

‘Initiatives in Exploration Regime’ and ‘Mine Safety in Coal Mines’

Shri Piyush Goyal Chairs Meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Coal on ‘Initiatives in Exploration Regime’ and ‘Mine Safety in Coal Mines’ 
New Delhi: February 10, 2017
Magha 21, Saka 1938
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines chaired a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee attached to the Ministry of Coal and the Ministry of Mines on the issues of “mines safety in coal mines’ and ‘initiatives in exploration regime’ respectively in New Delhi last evening. The Secretary Mines Shri Balvinder Kumar and the Secretary Coal Shri Susheel Kumar presented their reports for the information of the members on the respective subjects of their ministries.
The Members of the Committee were apprised of the ‘Initiatives in Exploration Regime’ in the Mines Ministry after it brought about far reaching changes in the mining sector since January 2015 when the Amendment Act of 2015 made the amendments to the MMDR Act 1957. The most important feature of this amendment is the grant of Mining Leases (ML) and Prospecting License-cum-Mining Lease (PL-cum-ML) only through an auction process. The Rule also specifies that for auction of mining lease, at least general exploration (G2) is required to be completed and for auction of composite license, at least preliminary exploration (G3) is to be completed. The Amendment Act removed the earlier provision of Reconnaissance Permit (RP) and provided for Non-Exclusive Reconnaissance Permits (NERP). The holder of such NERP would not be entitled to make any claim for the grant of any PL-cum-ML or a ML. To encourage exploration, the amended Act abolished the restriction on lease transferability and allowed the transfer of mineral concessions held by leaseholders to any person eligible to hold such lease.
Further, amended MMDR Act has established National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) and the holder of a Mining Lease or PL-cum-ML would pay to the Trust, a sum equivalent to 2% of the royalty paid in terms of the second schedule. The Trust is aimed to support regional and detailed exploration and related activities for development of exploration.  The Act also has provisions for notifying organizations by the Central Government for exploration without licences. As of today, 13 such organizations and PSUs have been notified under this provision. The Act further has provisions for easy transferability of concessions obtained through auctions so as to attract private investment and FDI.
The compelling need to provide an impetus to exploration activity in the country at this juncture has prompted a thorough review of the Government’s Exploration Policy and strategy. Keeping in view the immense untapped mineral potential of the country, it was realised that there are many areas that need further facilitation and added emphasis is required for attracting investments and private exploration agencies in regional exploration. Accordingly, the new National Mineral Exploration Policy has been notified in July 2016 with a view to provide a new set of objectives, sense of purpose and direction within the amended legal framework. It is aimed at attracting private exploration agencies, and has the following main features:
(i)     The Government will make available pre-competitive baseline geoscientific data free of charge. Geological, geochemical and geophysical data and maps on 1:50K will be provided in public domain.
(ii)  Aero-geophysical survey of the country with a flight height of 80m and line spacing of 300m will be carried out in a mission mode under the National Aerogeophysical Mapping Project (NAGMP). Initially, the potential areas will be covered in three years and the data placed in public domain.
(iii)    A National Geoscientific Data Repository (NGDR) will be set up.  It will comprise all baseline and mineral exploration information generated by diverse exploration agencies.
(iv)  Regional exploration of identified blocks by private exploration agencies through competitive bidding on an attractive revenue sharing basis.
(v)   Government will launch a special initiative to probe deep-seated/concealed mineral deposits in the country aimed at characterizing India’s geological cover, resolving the metallogenic evolution, and detecting the distal footprints of deep-seated ore deposits.
The organizations under the Ministry of Mines engaged in mineral exploration viz. the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (MECL) are actively working towards fulfilling these objectives.
On the issue of ‘Mines Safety in Coal Mines’, Mines Act 1952 is the mother Act to ensure regulation of labour and safety in mines. To match the pace of technological advancement in various aspects of mining and related safety issues the Directorate General of Mine Safety (DGMS) takes care by issuing circulars and emphasising incorporation of Risk Management process in the mining activity. The members were informed about the measures taken by the Coal Ministry after the recent accident in Rajmahal Open Cast project of Eastern Coalfields Limited on 29.12.2016. A number of issues concerning safety in coalmines were deliberated upon and members contributed their useful suggestions.
The Members of Lok Sabha who participated in the meeting included Shri Hari Manjhi, Shri Kaushlendra Kumar, Shri Lakhan Lal Sahu, Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Shri Midhun Reddy, Shri Ram Tahal Choudhary, Shri Ramchandra Paswan, Shri Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Shri Santosh Kumar and Shri Vishnu Dayal Ram.              The Members of Rajya Sabha present in the meeting were Dr. Anil Kumar Sahani           , Dr. Bhushan Lal Jangde, Smt. Chhaya Verma and Smt. M.C. Mary Kom.

Ontario ICT Mission In India

DataWind Inc.,
Company Profile (brief):
Datawind is a leading manufacturer of low-cost smartphones and tablet computers. Its products are offered/ bundled with free internet access. Bundled-in access is provided in partnership with mobile operators and DataWind’s patented breakthrough web delivery platform, delivering the most user-centric and smart-budgeted devices.
With 1100 employees globally DataWind is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DW: TSX). HQ – Mississauga, Canada. Other offices are in UK and India (Gurgaon & Amritsar).
Datawind’s team is highly passionate about technology. Insistently pursuing to break conventional boundaries and ensuring that Datawind’s products remain unique and offer an unparalleled user experience. The mission and vision of the company is to bring low-cost internet access to billions of people across the globe.
Competitive Advantages/ Value Proposition:
Datawind is a leading provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products. We break the affordability barrier with the most affordable tablets, phablets and smartphones. When Most of the world still has obsolete mobile networks unable to deliver access to internet, our patented technology allows for a fast, rich and affordable experience on the existing networks without any new infrastructure. Our products are easily affordable even for people with low income range and we provide them access to world class technology. When we launched our products in India, our dream was to reach out to those who are not even able to get proper education and their teachers didn’t have proper knowledge either. And then there are those who don’t even have the facilities of schools. Our goal is to reach out to those neglected billions and give them an experience of world class technology. We are also offering one year of free internet browsing with our smartphones and tablets now.
Ideal Partner:
Distributors, Cellphone Operators, Educational Institutes, IT, Gov’t Organizations etc.
Key Contact:
Suneet Singh Tuli, Chief Executive Officer
7895 Tranmere Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5S1V9
Phone: + 905-671-0202
Company Profile (brief):
EION Wireless, a division of EION Inc., is a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access products that enable effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. The company’s licensed and unlicensed frequency products are used by wireless ISPs, private network operators, and remote rural networks and in voice and data backhaul applications to solve last mile challenges. EION Wireless works with more than 165 local partners to support its diverse global customer base and provide innovative and reliable solutions.
Value Proposition:
Broadband Wireless Solutions: EION’s Broadband Wireless portfolio delivers 4G LTE, WiMAX, Gigabit Wireless, Broadband Wireless and Smart City Outdoor Wi-Fi solutions for enterprises, service providers, defense and security agencies, and remote communities. A wide range of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio systems, coupled with robust and scalable broadband gateways enable multiple applications to be supported and deployed.
Ideal Partner:
Partner with existing experience in Broadband Wireless products including LTE. They should have enterprise customers who has a requirement for building private networks
Key Contact
Dr. Kalai S Kalaichelvan, CEO
320 march Road, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K2K 2E3
Phone: + 613 271 4400 x225
Excelocity Inc.
Company Profile (brief):
Excelocity builds turnkey private label Analog Telephony Adapters (ATA) and VoIP Gateways for Telecom Equipment Vendors, Service Providers, and OEMs worldwide. Excelocity ATA and VoIP Gateways powered by its award winning XL-Gateway V2IP engine are the world’s smallest and the most cost-effective. The private label solutions are the next step in helping our customers to deploy almost ready-made solutions with their specific custom features and functionality. It is the new way of getting your own custom products to the market very fast.
Excelocity licenses its award winning XL-Gateway V2IP engine to its customers for helping them build VoIP product solutions such as Voice/Video IP Gateways and Multimedia IP Phones, with significantly improved time to market. The engine offers the best in class optimized gateway control and DSP adaptor software components and APIs in conjunction with pre-integrated and tested best in class OTS software.
Value Proposition:
Excelocity’s VoIP Analog Telephony Adapter and Gateways are world’s smallest, most feature rich, and most cost effective. It is the only vendor globally that offers an integrated WiFi solution with its adapters. The HW design is such that it can be expanded to cater for optionality such as support for 4G/LTE modules, DECT, and MMC with the help of optional modules without changing the base HW design
Ideal Partner:
Telecom (wireline/wireless) operator, Distributors
Key Contact:
Goutam Shaw, President
200 Colonnade Rd., unit 8, Ottawa, ON K2E7M1
Phone: + 6133219530
Imex Systems
Company Profile (brief):
Imex Systems helps governments to deliver citizen services efficiently and cost effectively through multiple channels to enhance citizen satisfaction with the government. Imex helps governments to achieve digital transformation and become smart digital governments.
Value Proposition:
Imex Systems Inc. is 100% focused on public sector and specializes in eGovernment/digital government. Imex provides iGov, a digital government technology platform and iCity, a smart city technology platform. Imex also helps governments manage revenue collection and disburse benefits to citizens through a powerful payment engine, iPay
Ideal Partners:
ICT firms working in the smart city, smart government sapace; Large consulting Firms; Telecoms; Hardware developers in the smart city space; smart lighting; smart street signals; smart parking.
Key Contact:
Damodar Arapakota, President and CEO
34 Greensboro Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1E1
Phone: + 647-352-7520
RANK Software Inc.
Company Profile (brief):
RANK is an enterprise grade security analytics and visualization platform focused on Real time Contextual & Behavioral Analytics and Comprehensive Malware Analysis. In an environment where 100% protection from cyber intrusions is not possible, Rapid Detection & Response becomes critical. RANK’s Threat Detection platform revolutionizes cyber security response through a unique Collaborative Discovery process that enables discovery of both known & unknown threats and enables Rapid Response. Combining Big Data Technologies, Machine Learning and proprietary Algorithms, RANK’s VASA platform helps discover insightful information and actionable intelligence around insider threats, targeted attacks and much more. The founding members of RANK have backgrounds in Big Data and Contextual Analytics, highly scalable and performant systems providing real time services at scale with previous experience at companies like Blackberry, Amazon, Microsoft, and Ericsson.
Value Proposition:
RANK’s Threat Detection platform revolutionizes cyber security response through a unique Collaborative Discovery process that enables discovery of both known & unknown threats and enables Rapid Response. Combining Big Data Technologies, Machine Learning and proprietary Algorithms, RANK’s VASA platform helps discover insightful information and actionable intelligence around insider threats, targeted attacks and much more.
Virtual Advisor to Security Analysts
VASA leverages Machine Intelligence 2.0 to bring together the best of Machine Learning with best of User Engagement in a single product. VASA comprises all of the features needed for an effective Security Analytics solution complete with unprecedented depth of analysis.
 High Velocity (>10Gbps) Real Time Analysis
 Non Appliance, Software solution
 Open Source Big Data Technologies – Kafka, Elastic Search, Spark, Hadoop
 Machine Learning Models
 Intelligent Algorithms
 Enterprise grade, Horizontally scalable architecture
 Integration with existing Security systems, including SIEMs, Firewalls & Endpoints
 Installation – On Premise and Cloud
Ideal Partner:
Our ideal client falls under 2 categories.
1. A medium to large enterprise with a sophisticated security posture, who have on staff security analysts to perform triage and security incident response in the verticals of Telcom, Financial, Govt and Healthcare
2. A Managed Security Software Provider, who provides managed security services to medium and large enterprises.
Key Contact:
Niranjan Mayya, CEO
17 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Phone: + 6479690847


Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu from as low as RM499*

OSAKA, 10 February 2017 – AirAsia X continues to lead the way with the launch today of its Hawaii route, the airline’s maiden service to the US.

The long-haul low-cost pioneer will operate a four times weekly service from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Honolulu, Hawaii via Osaka, Japan starting 28 June 2017.

To celebrate the launch, AirAsia X will be offering fares from as low asRM499* from 11 to 26 February 2017 for travel from 28 June 2017 to 6 February 2018. During this offer period, guests wanting to travel in greater comfort can experience AirAsia X’s award-winning Premium Flatbed from RM2,999* – one of the lowest fares to Hawaii from Asia.

Find these special introductory fares on Offer not available on AirAsia mobile app.

AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “This is the game-changing destination we have all been waiting for. By connecting Asean and North Asia to the US with our world-class low fares offering, we will make it possible for those who could only dream of a vacation across the Pacific to take that trip.”

“We wish to thank all relevant authorities and governments for their support. Their vote of confidence made today’s unique route launch possible and we will continue to work closely with all parties to ensure we can connect more people through this flagship intercontinental route.”

Also present at the press conference today were AirAsia X Berhad CEO Benyamin Ismail,Representative Director and Co-CEO of Kansai Airports Emmanuel Menanteau, Hawaii Tourism Japan Vice President Mitsue Varley and the incumbent Miss Hawaii Allison Chu.

Guests transiting in Osaka do not require a Japanese visa during the two-hour stopover, and can return to their seats on the flight after clearing security with any carry-on luggage or belongings.

Guests can also make use of AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service to connect seamlessly to Honolulu from other cities within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive flight network with just one additional stop.

Alternatively, guests who want greater flexibility in travel planning can opt for the Multi-City option, which allows them to spend a few days in Osaka (Japanese visa required) before travelling onwards to Honolulu.

Hawaii, nicknamed the Paradise of the Pacific, is formed by eight islands located right at the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Famed for its stunning natural beauty and unique indigenous culture, this tropical paradise is the only US state located in the Oceania. Honolulu, the capital city, located on the most populous island O’ahu, is a modern city that boasts island charms, including the world-renowned Waikiki Beach, once the site of vacation homes for the kings and queens of Hawaii.

Keep up-to-date with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Facebook ( and Twitter (

* One-way all-in fare inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to Japanese government approval.
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL) via Osaka, Japan (KIX)

Flight No.
Flight Schedule
D7 001
1400 hrs
2125 hrs
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
D7 001
2325 hrs
1230 hrs
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
D7 002
1600 hrs
2025 hrs
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
D7 002
2200 hrs
0400 hrs
Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
Note: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated.


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