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New Delhi: September 5, 2017. In a landmark development, the International Punjab Forum held its first meeting in the capital city yesterday. Brainchild of Dr Raju Chadha, Chairman Wave Group, this newly constituted Forum’s first meeting was attended by nearly 50 top Sikhs & Punjabis from varied fields. The International Punjab Forum under the presidentship of Dr Chadha has an impressive list of patrons & office bearers including Major General MS Chadha (Retd.), Justice RS Sodhi (Retd.), Former DGP Dr PS Pasricha, Former MP & Chairman of Minority Commission of India Tarlochan Singh, Former Diplomat & Vice Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala Dr Jaspal Singh, Padam Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney, amongst others.
Aimed at “Sarbat Da Bhalla” or common good of all, this initiative strives to work towards enhancing Punjabiyat or the Punjabi culture & way of life across the globe. Its mission statement further stipulates downsizing Punjabi weddings by doing away with printing expensive invitation cards & ostentatious functions. Using common technology like WhatsApp to invite people and doing plain simple weddings at the Gurudwara will be encouraged hence on.
The forum’s core agenda will be taking forward the great Sikh saint Guru Nanak’s message of  brotherhood, equality, upliftment of women, environment conservation,  education and dialogue forward as the Forum members feel that dialogue is an antidote to everything & can alone end international conflicts which are a menace to today’s society globally. It’s antidote to everything today.
President Delhi State Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Manjit Singh GK was a special invitee at the forum’s first meeting who promised to attend this forum’s all future meetings & endeavours. “When imminent personalities of society come on a common platform and take the agenda of good towards humanity forward, the effects will be far reaching and gives new direction to society,” said Manjit Singh Gk congratulating Dr Raju Chadha for this great endeavour.
“I pledge to work towards the upliftment of society & selfless service to humanity through various reforms that our forum will initiate,” thanked Dr Chadha to the visiting dignitaries.
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  • India_U16_SquadIndia wins 131-50 over Bhutan in its final game and were named the champions for the 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship.
  • Guard Binod Rajak and Centre Princepal Singh both led the team with 20 points each.
  • India had 7 players scoring in double figures.
  • India qualifies for the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.
Bengaluru/Kathmandu, 9th September 2017: The Indian U16 men’s team has beaten Bhutan 131-50 and are now the SABA U16 Zone Champions which was being held at the Dashrath Rangshala Stadium, Kathmandu. Guard Binod Rajak led the team with 20 points whereas the highest scorer in the tournament Centre Princepal Singh chipped in with 20 points of his own. Overall, seven Indian players scored in double digits.
Team India was a dominant force throughout the tournament, they scored more than 100 points on three different occasions and limited their opponents to 50 or lesser points on multiple occasions. The stats speak for themselves as India cruise into the FIBA U16 Asian Championships with ease. The 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian will be held in Malaysia later this year.
India (Princepal SIngh 20 pts, Binod Rajak 20 pts, Prashant Tomar 16 pts) bt Bhutan 131-50 [40-7, 20-21, 41-10, 30-12]
Jersey. No.NamePositionDOBPlace of BirthRepresenting StateHeight
(ft & inches)
4Princepal SinghC03/01/01Ferozepur, PunjabPunjab210 (6’ 10.6’’)95
5Binod RAJAKPG02/04/01Kolkata, West BengalPunjab171 (5’ 6’’)61
6Harshwardhan TOMARF/C01/02/01Gwalior, Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh199 (6’ 5’’)91
7Mani THAKURPG26/10/01Bhopal, Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh173 (5’ 6’’)63
8Ajmer SINGHC09/10/01DelhiChandigarh188 (6’ 1’’)70
9Gaurav SHEORANF10/02/02Hisar, HaryanaHaryana184 (6’)73
10PriyanshuF18/03/02Shabga, Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh183 (6’)68
11Jerom PRINCE GEORGEPG01/10/02Saudi ArabiaKerala174 (5’ 7’’)64
12Prashant TOMARPG05/03/01Baraut, Uttar PradeshKarnataka176 (5’ 7’’)64
13Nitish BENIWALPF15/02/01DelhiDelhi190 (6’ 2’’)85
14Vigneshwar UPADHYAYPF01/01/01Azamgarh, Uttar PradeshTelangana193 (6’ 3’’)75
15Rajveer Singh BHATIF26/05/02Bikaner, RajasthanRajasthan184 (6’)71
*PG – Point Guard / Feeder, G – Guard, F – Forward, G/F – Wing, PF – Power Forward, C – Centre, PF/C – Post
Team Manager: Kulvinder Gill
Coach: Vibhor Bhriguvanshi
Assistant Coach: Babu Davis
Referee: Tanmoy Das
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Indo-Brussels Road Show

We are happy to inform you that ASSOCHAM with the support of Embassy of Belgium, Consulate General of Belgium, Chennai and Brussels Invest and Export (via), is organizing a road show on 18th September, 2017 at Hotel Vivanta by Taj-Ambassador, Khan Market, New Delhi. The focus sector of this Road Show will be IT, Legal, Bio Technology and Education.
A high powered Business Delegation from Brussels will be a part of the Road Show.
This road show will consist of presentations by the members of the Belgian Delegation members.
Looking at the importance of this event, we request you to attend the Road Show and explore the opportunity with Brussels. The Officials from the Embassy of the Belgium will also be joining the Road Show.
Your confirmation of participation may please be sent to my colleague:
Mr. Abhishek Kumar
Phone: 011-46550555 (Ext. – 632), +91-9540067521

Thanking you,
With kind regards,
Ms. Shrabani Das
Joint Director and H.O.D. (Europe Division)
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 New Delhi, September 8th, 2017: Mr. Nirmal K. Minda – Chairman & Managing Director, Minda Industries Limited, the flagship company of UNO MINDA Group, has been elected as the new President of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex Industry body representing the interest of the Indian Auto Component Industry. ACMA has a membership of over 750 manufacturers and contributes to over 85% of the auto component industry’s turnover in the organized segment.
Mr. Nirmal K. Minda on becoming the New President for the ACMA said“I am honored to be appointed as the President of ACMA. Reinventing and working towards innovative & sustainable mobility will be the theme for the Association’s work over the next few years. Our goal is to be a catalyst for the Indian automobile & Component industry to be a preferred global manufacturing & Innovation base which will contribute to India’s economic development,”.
About Mr. Nirmal K. Minda
Mr. Nirmal K. Minda is the Chairman & Managing Director of UNO MINDA Group. He is an industrialist with a rich business experience of more than three decades in the Auto Components Sector. He has been instrumental in forging new alliances and joint venture partnership with globally renowned names.
Leading the USD 875 mn UNO MINDA Group, Mr. Nirmal K Minda, has various laurels to his name. “Haryana Ratna Award” has been bestowed upon him for his professional and social achievements. Under his dynamic leadership, the Group has grown manifold, established footprints across the globe and has received numerous awards and recognitions.
He held many offices in bodies like CII  as Ex. Vice Chairman, Haryana State Council & Special Invitee, Northern Regional Council. He has served as Vice President, ACMA for 2016-17 and prior to this as the Chairman of ACMA, Northern Region.
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Press Invite
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Kindly depute a reporter & photographer to cover the following event: 
Date : Saturday, 9 September, 2017
Time: 6pm
Venue : Kamladevi Chattopadhyaya Complex, 
India International Centre, 
Max Mueller Marg, new Delhi-110001
The Launch of
A Selection of Gauhar Raza’s poetry
Launch by Sharmila Tagore
Uday Prakash- eminent writer
Anamika- eminent poet
Ashok Vajpeyi-eminent writer & poet
Yours Sincerely
Meera Johri- 9810083896
Pranav- 9910019986
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Colors TV’s upcoming thriller revenge drama full of twists is a struggle of a free-spirited girl’s escape from her beloved’s trap. The show stars Arjun Bijlan-Aalisha Panwar in lead roles. The show will replace Sasural Simar Ka from the 7:30 pm slot from 20th September on Colors. Panwar plays a double role while Bijlani portrays a gray character. Recently, the leads were in The Lalit, Delhi for promotions and interacted with the media.
It is a suspense drama involving romance, betrayal, and murder. The plot of the serial involves Aleya and Deep Rai Chand as the protagonists. Aleya falls in love with a stranger and their picture perfect relationship comes to an end when she unveils the betrayal of her beloved. The meticulous planner used her love as a ladder to save his wife who is identical to Aleya. Aleya finds herself as the primary suspect for a series of murders and ends up behind bars.
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August Ka Khwab
(based on August Strindberg’s A DREAM PLAY)

Performance Text
Kuldeep Kunal
Scenography & Direction
Satyabrata Rout

10th to 13th Sept. 2017,  6.30 pm daily

Additional shows
10 & 12 September at 3.00 pm

Abhimanch Auditorium
Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road,
New Delhi

Waqt Guzar Jaata Hai
(based on “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov)

Design & Direction
Suman Mukhopadhyay

10th to 15th Sept. 2017 at 7.15 pm daily

Open Lawn, NSD Campus
Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road,
New Delhi

Director, NSD is happy to invite you for both the productions as per above schedule.
It is, therefore, requested that please spare some time from your busy schedule to witness both the productions as per your convenient date.
Please do inform me in advance about your requisition so that the necessary arrangement could be made accordingly.

With regards,

A.K. Barua
Public Relations Officer
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Spain’s constitutional court has suspended a referendum law passed by the Catalan Parliament to hold a vote on independence next month. The court says, it will consider whether the law breaches Spain’s Constitution.
Despite the decision, Catalan leaders say the vote will be held as planned on the 1st of next month. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he had appealed to the court to declare the referendum illegal, describing the law as an intolerable act of disobedience.
Spain’s wealthy north-eastern region already has autonomous powers but the regional government says it has popular support for full secession. Hours after the constitutional court’s decision, the Catalan Parliament approved the legal framework for a transition in the case of a victory for independence. The pro-independence majority in Catalonia’s parliament passed the referendum law on Wednesday. Mr Rajoy said that all local councils would be warned of their obligation to impede or paralyse any effort to carry out the vote.
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