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Khushali Kumar’s transformation for her upcoming project with Guru Randhawa shocked everyone!

Khushali Kumar’s transformation for her upcoming project with Guru Randhawa shocked everyone!
   The beautiful fashionista turned lead actor, Khushali Kumar is better known for her soulful performances in hit music video’s like ‘Mainu Ishq Da’, ‘ Mere Papa’ ‘Ik Yaad Purani’ Etc.. And yet again she proved her dedication when she lost 5 to 6 kg’s in a week’s time for an upcoming music video with singer and composer Guru Randhawa, her preparations surprised the whole team. Khushali’s first look from the talked about shoot are out and she is looking gorgeously beautiful, the music video is due to release soon.
  Well Guru himself is looking awestruck by his lead in the first images. And why not??
   The talented Khushali achieved never before success in the field of fashion when she dressed international megastar Shakira, two times Grammy award winner singer Leann Rimes, Carman Electra, spice girl Melanie B and styled for Justin Bieber’s music video ‘Wait for a minute’. Her work has recently been recognized and rewarded by an award affiliated with Govt. of India’s Child and woman welfare ministry.
   But her creative aspirations have always been to be an actor which keeps getting her back to the silver screen, she has already teamed up with IFFA award winner singer and sister Tulsi Kumar and featured in hit singles. And now she is all set to make her Bollywood debut as few projects are already in pipeline.

​Mahurat of Esha Deol’s Cakewalk in Mumbai

 

On Gudi Padwa, Dhoom girl starts shooting for her short feature film Cakewalk, directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty. 
The shooting of Esha Deol Takhtani’s comeback venture Cakewalk started on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa, marking the first day of the year in Marathi calendar. She officially announced the teaser poster of the film, followed by birthday celebration of producer Shailendra Kumar at the shoot.
Produced by Assorted Motion Pictures and SS 1 Entertainments, the film is directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty.
Story and Screenplay by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Chandrodoy Pal, the film revolves around the life of a chef, played by Esha.
“It’s an auspicious day to start anything new. Today is Cheti Chand also, and being married to a Sindhi family, it’s an auspicious day,” says Esha. They started the shoot in a Mumbai suburban studio with traditional puja, followed by a series of montages which will be an important part of the film.
Esha had her scenes with male lead Tarun Malhotra. And they had an instant “buddy bonding” which created magic on screen.
The film is produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das. “I come from a small town like Jhansi, and it was my dream to make a film that people will be happy to see. I personally like makers like Mani Ratnam, Shoojit Sircar, Gauire Shinde, R. Balki and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. I am happy that my friend Dinesh Gupta believed our project,” says Shailendra, who also happens to be the music director of the film. Aritra Das, from Assorted Motion Pictures says, “I am thankful to Esha Deol for making it possible. We all have worked hard on this project, and we are doing everything that one generally does with a feature film.”
Television actor Tarun Malhotra who makes his Bollywood debut in Cakewalk says, “There is a scene where I had to recite few verses written by Elliot. I was thoroughly impressed with the homework Ram Kamal did. When he explained me the prelude of the text and mentioned the reason why co-director Abhra had included the scene in the film, I realized that they have worked a lot on the character.” The film also stars popular Bengali actress Anindita Bose.
After completion of Mumbai schedule, Esha will be shooting in Kolkata for the last schedule of the film. “I have never shot any films in Kolkata. But I am deeply connected to Dakhineshwari Kali Ma, she is so powerful. I am looking forward to visit the city,” shares Esha
During the pack up hubby Bharat Takhtani came with little Radhya to give mommy Deol a little surprise. Jokingly she added, “Balancing dance, films and family is definitely not a cakewalk.”  Incidentally, Esha started her solo recital and will also be seen in dance ballets soon. The teaser launch of Cakewalk received good response from media and film fraternity.  ​


  Notable turn around in Mining sector under NDA Govt- Tomar

   
Govt launches a ‘Sand Mining Framework’ to check illegal mining.

New Delhi-20.03.2018

The Union Minister of Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that there has been a notable turn around in the mining sector ever since government has taken initiative for policy reforms. In the current year up to January, 2018 the mineral production in terms of volume has registered a growth of 6% when compared to same period last year, which he described is a robust one. Addressing the 3rd National Conclave on Mines & Minerals today in New Delhi, he emphasized the underlying importance of the mining sector as it provides basic raw materials to many important industries.
Shri Tomar said that to make the auction process less cumbersome and help states auction mineral blocks quickly, the Ministry of Mines has amended the Mineral Auction Rules 2015 in November 2017.  The amendment has facilitated the auctions in a big way. A record number of 41 mineral blocks have been put on auction within 3 months of the amendment, whereas 27 blocks were put up on auction earlier in 8 months from April to November 2017.  Total estimated revenue to the state government over the lease period from the blocks already auctioned is Rs.1,43,893/- crores.
The Portal for Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) monitoring along with Registration and Returns module of Phase I of the Mining Tenement System (MTS) was also launched by the Shri Tomar during the award function in the conclave. MTS primarily involves automating the entire mineral concession life-cycle, starting from identification of area and ending with closure of the mine; and connecting the various stakeholders for real-time transfer of electronic files and exchange of data. MTS will facilitate end to end national scale accounting of all the minerals produced in the country from the pithead to its end use, reducing the scope for illegal mining.
The PMKKKY scheme is to be implemented by the funds collected under District Mineral Foundations (DMF) to be utilized for the welfare and development of the mining affected areas. The module for monitoring portal of PMKKKY implementation captures from the collection and accrual of funds, to its utilization and monitoring for implementation of projects. Over Rs.17,000/- crores have been collected under PMKKKY and 56,000 projects launched.
A ‘Sand Mining Framework’ was also launched by the Shri Tomar. This Framework has been prepared by the Ministry of Mines from the study conducted on sand mining in various States and intensive consultations with institutions like National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), Cement Manufacture Association (CMA), Public and other stakeholders while preparing the sand mining framework. The suggestions in the Framework will provide a roadmap to the States helping them to frame their policies and act as a check on illegal mining of sand.
Shri Tomar and Minister of State for Mines Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary felicitated the 5 Star rated mines in the Conclave to the top 20 mines in the opening session and remaining 37 mines in the valedictory session. During last conclave held at New Delhi on 15th Feb 2017 total 32 mines were awarded with 5 stars on the basis of performance during 2015-16. The performance of mines during 2016-17 has improved and total 57 mines have been awarded 5 star ratings.  The star rating system has led to a self-driven mechanism for adoption of best practices and for exhaustive and universal implementation of Sustainable Development Framework in mining.  This would substantially address the ill ecological impacts associated with mining activities and will eventually result in ensuring the handing over of mining area to the community in a better ecological condition. The Hon’ble Minister also urged the states for adoption of the star rating system for minor minerals. The model template for the same has been circulated by the Union Mines Ministry on 30.01.2018.
The conclave will strengthen the efforts of the Ministry in enabling the mining sector to contribute its fullest to foster the rapid growth of national economy and employment generation. It will help the Central Government to further improve the policy environment to promote best practices and addressing various issues in the mining sector.
The last two conclaves were held at Raipur and New Delhi in 2016 & 2017 respectively. The representatives of State Governments, mining industries, industry associations, academic institutions and others participated in the conclave and raised various issues, challenges and opportunities in the mining sector to realize its optimum potential for the sustainable development.

BJP Prez Amit Shah ask its UP ally chief to meet

 Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Rajbhar, whose party is an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, yesterday, threatened to boycott voting for the Rajya Sabha elections if he is not allowed to speak Amit Shah.
Rajbhar had said yesterday, “If I don’t get to speak to BJP president Amit Shah, I will boycott the voting for Rajya Sabha elections.”
The BJP has the numbers to send its eight candidates to the Rajya Sabha, the SBSP, which has four MLAs in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, holds the key to the fate of its ninth nominee. The Rajya Sabha polls are scheduled for March 23.
There will be 59 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha in April, including 17 from the BJP and 12 from the Congress party.

Sasikala parole to attend husband’s funeral

Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader VK Sasikala, who is currently lodged in Bengaluru’s Parappanna Agrahara Jail, has applied for 15 days parole to attend her husband last rites.
Reportedly, Sasikala is expected to travel to Thanjavur directly by road for the funeral.
Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday around 1.35 am at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai.
Sasikala is currently serving a four-year imprisonment and is lodged in central prison in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case. She was sent to Parappana Agrahara central prison in February last year.

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