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Imphal International Short Film Festival

ENTERTAINMENT


Noted Manipuri filmmaker Mohen Naorem announces 2nd Imphal International Short Film Festival - IISFF 2013
North India’s biggest International Short Film Festival

November 30, 2012; Manipur:

Noted Manipuri filmmaker and Festival Organiser Mohen Naorem announced the 2nd IISFF 2013 - the second edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival that share a common theme - including social issues, public service messages, love, horror and experimental.
Open to all Indian and international filmmakers having made their film post January 2011 till December 2012 and up to 30 minutes long are eligible to apply and register at this Festival. To be independently adjudged by a panel of renowned Jury members, this festival has a competition section offering total prize money of close to Rs. 2 Lakhs in 17 award categories apart from a citation, medal and a certificate of participation.
“It is marvellous to see that Imphal International Short Film Festival has grown over the past one year …

SANCTUARY WILDLIFE AWARDS

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ENVIRONMENT


THE SANCTUARY WILDLIFE AWARDS 2012



Categories: OneLifetime Service Award, fiveWildlife Service Awards, oneGreen Teacher  Award, three Young Naturalist Awards, and two  Wind UndertheWings Awards  for organisations that have supported and encouraged their employees to be of service to wild nature.
This year, we have also instituted a special Best Tiger State Award. Maharashtra, under the  visionary leadership of its Chief Minister, Shri Prithviraj Chavan, and ably supported by Forest Minister, Dr. Patangrao Kadam, has been selected as Sanctuary’s Best Tiger State for 2012. This is in recognition of the dramatic improvement in tiger protection in Maharashtra over the past year. Tiger numbers have risen, vacant forest guard and frontline posts have been filled, a Tiger Protection Force has been established, tiger corridors have been strengthened and above all, in the process, the relationship between people and parks has significantly improved because of policies that recognise the contrib…

Essec's, International Luxury Brand Management

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CORPORATE/LIFESTYLE


ESSEC Luxury Round Table Conference held in Mumbai ~ Building Global Brands: Lessons from Emerging  Economies~
Mumbai 30th November 2012: Soon after its inception in 1995, Socialite and Luxury Marketing specialist Charisma Aggarwal collaborated with Essec International Luxury Brand Management from Paris hosted an evening in the name of luxury at Hotel The Leela Palace Mumbai. Reputed personalities such as Dean Essec Paris Prof Ashok Som, Bollywood Director and Producer Sawant Kumar and Charisma Aggarwal socialite from Delhi attended the luxury conference.
The focus of the evening was to aid and connect growing luxury customers of India to the new frontiers in automobiles, hotels, yachts, private jets companies which have been developing interesting strategies to harness the market. While some are developing products for these markets; others have already launched special brands. Essec International Luxury Brand Management provides a platform for building a global bran…

Central Bank of India

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BANKING

Central Bank of India in association with Kushal CREDAI took Urban Financial Inclusion 

Nov 30, 2012 by Prashant Kapadia / INS Central Bank of India took the initiative of opening saving accounts and distributed pass books to Kushal trained construction site workers in  association with Kushal at the hands of Shri M V Tanksale, Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India. Shri Rohit Gera, Vice President CREDAI, Shri J P Shroff, Chairman- Kushal, Shri Ranjit Naiknavre, Shri Shrikant Paranjape, Shri Anuj Bhandari, Shri Krushna Kumar Goel, Shri Atul Chordia, Shri Vineet Goel, Shri Shashank Paranjape and Shri B S Shekhawat, Zonal Manager,Central Bank Of India were also present on the site.
On this occasion Shri M V Tanksale said that it is a initiative of the Bank to provide the services for the workers at the site, take their deposits and providing ATM for withdrawal in due course.  He appealed the builders to transfer the salary of the workers by electronic mode in thei…

Employees Provident Fund Organization

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ECONOMY

EPFO launches e-Passbook portal for members

Nov 30, 2012 Employees Provident Fund Organization, EPFO, today launched its e- Passbook portal for its members to access their accounts online. The facility will be available on the website- www.epfindia.gov.in. The members will now be able to download their e-passbook each month, if they are active and Electronic Challan-cum-Return, ECR, is being uploaded by their employer. In the case of members who are not active or left service and have not settled their account, the facility to download the passbook on request basis, shall be available. Any EPFO member can register him on the portal by using his photo identification number such as PAN, Aadhar card, Driving license, passport and voter ID and use the mobile number as password. The member can also add multiple ID numbers after registration and can use any one for login. Once registered, a member can download the passbook by entering his or her account number. If available, the passb…

High Street Phoenix & Heroes Project

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CULTURE


High Street Phoenix & Heroes Project celebrate World AIDS Day on 1st December 

On 1st December 2012, High Street Phoenix& Heroes Project join hands to celebrate World AIDS Day with a host of activities that seek to propagate awareness about HIV. The day will begin with the setting-up of a condom box on the Aastha table, the “Pledge Your Support” machine where people can pledge their support and a doctor’s room for counselling  There will be a team from Aastha Parivaar and Heroes Project present at High Street Phoenix to speak to the visitors. Around 3 pm in the afternoon, veteran rangoli  artist Ramakant Shedge will start work on his 6ft X 4 ft live rangoli. Chocolate/book stall will beset up and volunteers will meet people and ask them to take a small quiz. This will be followed by 2 dance performances, one by Elizabeth Pereira & her dance troupe & another by kids from Aryan Dance Academy. Subhrima and Padmanav from the hit singing-reality show “Sa ReGa Ma Pa” w…

Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2012

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AUTOMOBILES/SPORTS

The Grand Finale of Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2012 to flag off on India’s F1 track, Buddh International CircuitVolkswagen Polo R Cup finale, part of Sidvin Festival of Speed, one of the biggest motorsports event in the country
The championship still open with 120 points on offer in the last round

Nov 27, 2012 by Prashant Kapadia/ INS


Polo R Cup has come a long way since its beginning in 2010. The first ever race took place in Pune in a first of its kind, street race format. This year, the season finale moves to one of the world’s best Formula 1 tracks, the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Volkswagen Motorsport has been successfully running the series and has produced some promising talents who have then gone on to participate in international racing series. This year, in contention of the title is Ameya Walavalkar (384 points). He is followed by Sandeep Kumar (307 points), Rahil Noorani (301 points), Avdumber Hede (277 points) and Saurav Bandyopadhay (237). W…