1. Indian Coast Guard Ship “Shoor” the second ship in the series of six Off Shore Patrol Vessels (OPV) was commissioned at Goa by Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Hon’ble minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways on 11 Apr 16 in the presence of Director General Rajendra Singh PTM, TM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, CMD Goa Shipyard Limited and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Government. ‘Shoor’ meaning ‘Valiant’ is a projection of Indian Coast Guard’s will and commitment “To serve and protect” the maritime interest of the nation.

  1. This 105 meters OPV has been designed and built indigenously by M/s GSL and is fitted with most advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery. The features include 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS) and High Power External Fire Fighting System. The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high speed boats including two QRIBs for fast boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill contamination at sea.

  1. The ship draws 2350 tons (GRT) and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 23 Knots. It has an endurance of 6000 NM at economical speed. The sustenance and reach coupled with the latest and modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to perform the role of a command platform and accomplish all Coast Guard charter of duties.

  1. The ship on joining Coast Guard Fleet will be based at New Mangalore and deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in Coast Guard Charter, to safeguard the maritime interests of India. Presently, Indian Coast Guard has a Fleet of 120 Ships/boats, further 70 Ships/boats are at various stages of construction at different shipyards. With the commissioning of this vessel and other assets, the Indian Coast Guard will emerge as a stronger and potent force to address the emerging security challenges in our maritime zones.
  2. ICGS Shoor will be manned by 14 Officers and 98 men commanded by Deputy Inspector General Surendra Singh Dasila under the administrative and operation control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).

  1. The commissioning of ICGS Shoor will enhance the Indian Coast Guard’s operational capability to discharge the multifarious maritime tasks. The induction of a sophisticated and state-of-the-art Offshore Patrol Vessel will give a fillip to the maritime protection of our vast coastline of Western Seaboard in general and the Maritime State of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa in particular.

FICCI Business Delegation to Hungary & India-Hungary Joint Economic Commission,

FICCI Business Delegation to Hungary &
India-Hungary Joint Economic Commission,

June 2 & 3, 2016, Budapest
I am pleased to inform, to re-energise and extend renewed impetus to India’s trade and economic relations with Hungary, FICCI is organising a business delegation to coincide with scheduled India-Hungary Joint Economic Commission in Budapest on June 2 & 3, 2016.
Hungary remains one of the most promising Central European economy boasting of number of top end technologies across sectors.
Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP, GoI is leading the official Indian delegation to Hungary.
The delegation would have a focus on High-end Manufacturing, Services, especially IT & ITES, Smart Cities(Water Management, Urban Transport and Infrastructure), Automotive sector, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences (traditional medicines and Ayush registered companies), Renewable Energy, Food Processing, Machinery, Engineering, Textile, Innovations and S&T across sectors. The planned visit would extend an ideal opportunity for the Indian businesses to interact with Hungarian senior officials and business leaders.
In view of the importance of the visit, we would be delighted if you could kindly join the FICCI business delegation to Hungary. If, on account of any other engagement you are unable to join, we would be grateful if you could nominate a senior executive from your organization to be a part of this delegation.
To defray part of the Secretariat expenses, we are obliged to charge a delegation fee of Rs.30,000/- + 14.5% ST per delegate. The participants will have to bear their travel and accommodation expenses.
We look forward to receiving your kind concurrence, latest by April 22, 2016. Upon your interest, we shall send you the registration form to register for the event.
For registration form or any further details, please get in touch with my colleague Mr Amit Tyagi, Joint Director, FICCI at
Looking forward to receiving a positive response.
With best regards,
(Nirankar Saxena)



We cordially invite you to
attend the cover of the Press Conference of

(will be receiving the Padma Shri award tomorrow)

Time   :  5:15 p.m
Date    : 12th April (Tuesday)
Venue : Taj Man Singh, Mansingh road (near Khan Market)

You are requested to send correspondents/photographers/camera crew for the Press Conference.

Shailesh Giri

Har Har Mahadev! Bridging the old and new India:

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COVER 08-04-16Har Har Mahadev!
Bridging the old and new India:
A dialogue
with best selling author
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DATEWednesday, April 20, 2016
TIME7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM (Registration & Refreshments: 6:30 pm)
LOCATIONNational Gallery of Modern Art-NGMA, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M G Road, Fort, Mumbai
SPEAKERAmish – Best selling Author, The Shiva Trilogy, Scion of Ikshvaku
MODERATORGovindraj Ethiraj – Founder of Ping Digital Broadcast and IndiaSpend
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“The youth in India tend to be rebellious as with everywhere else and that makes Shiva exciting. He has the rebellious qualities that the youth like!” Author Amish has effortlessly blended into his writings, ancient history and historical facts that are unique to India and connected them to modern Indian lives. Amish is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions. “A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother’s womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev – All of us are Mahadev.” Amish, The Immortals of Meluha. You have ‘read’ his printed words on paper. Now you can hear him in person as we engage in a dialogue on take-aways from history and his writings for our modern Indian lives.

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Amish 08-04-16Amish – Author, The Shiva Trilogy, Scion of Ikshvaku
Described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by film director Shekhar Kapur,  Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him a publishing phenomenon. Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, four years in a row. Amish is an IIM (Kolkata) educated banker turned author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing.
He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions. Amish has written The Shiva Trilogy (The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) & The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013) and Scion of Ikshvaku (2015) have over 3.5 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 100 crores. Scion of Ikshvaku, the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, was the highest selling book of 2015. His books have been translated into 16 Indian and International languages.  He has received many accolades including the Society Young Achievers Award for literature, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India , Pride of India Award for Literature. Amish was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American program for outstanding leaders from around the world. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.
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Govindraj is a television & print journalist and Founder-Editor of Boom Live, a next generation television news initiative. Boom sits on Ping Digital Broadcast Network, a digital to satellite television network company co-founded by him in the news, utility and knowledge space. He is also Founder-Editor of the award-winning http://www.indiaspend.org, a twin public interest journalism effort that uses data to tell stories. IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).
He also anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television – the current one being the weekly `Policy Watch’ on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha or RS TV. And most recent being Bottom Line on Headlines Today – and writes for newspapers like Business Standard. Previously, he was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India, a 24-hours business news service launched out of Mumbai in 2008 and a partnership between Bloomberg LLP and the UTV Group in India. Prior to setting up Bloomberg TV, he worked with Business Standard newspaper as Editor (New Media) with a specific mandate of integrating the newspaper’s news operations with its digital or web platform. Before that, Govindraj spent five years with television channel CNBC-TV18 where he worked from near start-up point and actively drove most of the channels programming growth and expansion initiatives. Prior to television, he worked in print in The Economic Times, Business World and Business India magazines. He has been a career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian business for the last 24 years. He is a Fellow of the Inaugural Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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Traditional rivalry takes centre stage at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

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 Traditional rivalry takes centre stage at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

~ India play Pakistan tomorrow at 15:35  IST~

Ipoh, Malaysia, 11 April 2016: With medal hopes hanging in the balance, India take on Pakistan tomorrow, in an intense encounter in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Five-time winners India, finished with the bronze last year, and have already won two out of their three encounters in the tournament, beating Japan (2-1) and Canada (3-1).

Pakistan on the other hand, have won just one game, beating Canada 3-1 before losing to New Zealand and Australia. They are currently sixth in the standings. Pakistan haven’t qualified for the Olympics in Rio this year, but are high on motivation to edge past their sub-continent rivals in Malaysia.

The two teams last faced each other at the FIH level at the HWL Semi Finals in Antwerp, with the game ending 2-2. India went on to the semifinals of the event, while Pakistan’s hopes of Olympic qualification were dashed by a loss to Ireland.

As it is with India-Pakistan encounters, the latest edition promises fine, skilful, attractive hockey. India’s strengths lies in their penalty corner conversion, with youngster Harmanpreet Singh grabbing his debut chance for the senior team with both hands. The drag flicker already has two goals in the tournament.

A win for India will see them make a strong case to enter the medal rounds, while a loss for Pakistan will more or less knock them out of contention.

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